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Administrative Divisions and Cities
Administrative Division System

China's administrative units are currently based on a three-tier system, dividing the nation into provinces, counties and townships:

The country is divided into provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities directly under the Central Government;

A province or an autonomous region is subdivided into autonomous prefectures, counties, autonomous counties and cities;

A county or an autonomous county is subdivided into townships, ethnic townships and towns.

Municipalities directly under the Central Government and large cities are subdivided into districts and counties; autonomous prefectures are subdivided into counties, autonomous counties and cities. Autonomous regions, autonomous prefectures and autonomous counties are all ethnic autonomous areas. The Constitution specifically empowers the state to establish special administrative regions when necessary. A special administrative region is a local administrative area directly under the Central Government.

The People's Republic of China has 23 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, 4 centrally administered municipalities and 2 special administrative regions (see the following table).

China's Provinces, Autonomous Regions, Centrally Administered Municipalities and Special Administrative Regions

Name
Seat of Government
Area(10,000 sq km)
Population* (10,000 persons)

Beijing Municipality
Beijing
1.68
1,538

Tianjin Municipality
Tianjin
1.13
1,043

Hebei Province
Shijiazhuang
19.00
6,851

Shanxi Province
Taiyuan
15.60
3,355

Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Hohhot
119.75
2,386

Liaoning Province
Shenyang
14.57
4,221

Jilin Province
Changchun
18.70
2,716

Heilongjiang Province
Harbin
46.90
3,820

Shanghai Municipality
Shanghai
0.62
1,778

Jiangsu Province
Nanjing
10.26
7,475

Zhejiang Province
Hangzhou
10.18
4,898

Anhui Province
Hefei
13.90
6,120

Fujian Province
Fuzhou
12.00
3,535

Jiangxi Province
Nanchang
16.66
4,311

Shandong Province
Jinan
15.30
9,248

Henan Province
Zhengzhou
16.70
9,380

Hubei Province
Wuhan
18.74
5,710

Hunan Province
Changsha
21.00
6,326

Guangdong Province
Guangzhou
18.60
9,194

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Nanning
23.77
4,660

Hainan Province
Haikou
3.40
828

Chongqing Municipality
Chongqing
8.20
2,798

Sichuan Province
Chengdu
48.80
8,212

Guizhou Province
Guiyang
17.00
3,730

Yunnan Province
Kunming
39.40
4,450

Tibet Autonomous Region
Lhasa
127.49
277

Shaanxi Province
Xi'an
20.50
3,720

Gansu Province
Lanzhou
45.00
2,594

Qinghai Province
Xining
72.00
543

Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region
Yinchuan
6.28
596

Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Urumqi
165.58
2,010

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Hong Kong
0.1103
694 (in mid-2005)

Macao Special Administrative Region
Macao
0.0027
48 (in mid-2005)

Taiwan Province

3.60
2,277 (at the end of 2005
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