Shenzhen is a major sub-provincial city on the east bank of the Pearl River estuary on the central coast of southern province of Guangdong, China. It forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis.
Shenzhen is rated Alpha − by the Globalization and World Cities Research Network (GaWC) which evaluates and ranks the relationships between world cities in the context of globalisation. Alpha level cities are linked to major economic states and regions and into the world economy.
Shenzhen is the #9 city in the world according to the Global Financial Centres Index (GFCI) which evaluates and ranks the competitiveness of the major financial centres of the world according to a wide range of criteria – Human Capital, Business, Finance, Infrastructure and Reputation.
Shenzhen is ranked #4 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Shenzhen is rated C+ by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. C+ cities are strong international gateway cities. Shenzhen was ranked #1085 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Shenzhen has a population of over 12,530,000 people. Shenzhen also forms part of the wider Pearl River Delta metropolitan area which has a population of over 63,724,157 people.