What does the biggest human migration on earth look like on a map?
By CNN Staff
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8:42 AM EST, Wed February 18, 2015
Heading home —
During China's "chunyun" or "spring migration," triggered by homecoming trips for Lunar New Year celebrations, more than 10% of commuters will depart from the country's capital, Beijing, followed by Shanghai (9.2%) and Shenzhen (7.23%). All three cities have huge populations of migrant workers.
"Welcome back!" —
About 3% of commuters are heading toward Chongqing, near central China, making it the city with the most homecoming returnees.
Busiest airports —
On February 17, Beijing Capital International Airport will be the most frequently used airport, followed by Guangzhou's Baiyun International Airport and Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. This handy interactive map produced by popular Chinese webite Baidu also allows passengers to see flight status.
Busiest train stations —
Yellow lights indicate train stations, spanning as far as Xinjiang in northwest China. The busiest train station is Beijing's West Railway Station, followed by Shanghai's Hongqiao Railway Station and Guangzhou's South Railway Station.
How the biggest human migration on earth looks on a map