Top 10 cities with worst smog in China

Many cities in China have been shrouded in smog for the past few days. This has reignited debate on how to reduce pollution and improve the air quality. Let's take a look at some of the most polluted cities in the country, based on real-time air quality monitoring by tianqi.2345.com.

No 1 Xingtai, Hebei province

The air quality index (AQI) of Xingtai city in Hebei province was 500 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 hitting 438 micrograms per meter cube.

No 2 Tangshan, Hebei province

The AQI of Tangshan city in eastern Hebei province was 492 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 hitting 456 micrograms per meter cube.

No 3 Hengshui, Hebei province

The AQI of Hengshui city in southeastern Hebei province was 457 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 265 micrograms per meter cube.

No 4 Langfang, Hebei province

The AQI of Langfang city in Central Hebei province was 453 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 hitting 421 micrograms per meter cube.

No 5 Handan, Hebei province

The AQI of Handan city, the third largest city in Hebei province, was 436 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 400 micrograms per meter cube.

No 6 Qinhuangdao, Hebei province

The AQI of Qinhuangdao city in northeastern Hebei province was 431 on Feb 25, with PM2.5 standing at 349 micrograms per meter cube.

No 7 Baoding, Hebei province

The AQI of Baoding city in central Hebei province was 418 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 348 micrograms per meter cube.

No 8 Shijiazhuang, Hebei province

The AQI of Shijiazhuang, capital city of Hebei province, was 417 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 351 micrograms per meter cube.

No 9 Beijing

The AQI of Beijing, capital of China, was 389 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 340 micrograms per meter cube.

No 10 Anyang, Henan province

The AQI of Anyang city in northern Henan province was 383 on Feb 25, with its PM2.5 standing at 325 micrograms per meter cube.

Top 10 cities with worst smog in China