Administrative divisions of China

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Due to China's large population and area, the administrative divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient times.wikipedia
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Autonomous regions of China

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Major changes since then have been the reorganization of provinces in the northeast after the establishment of the People's Republic of China and the formation of autonomous regions, based on Soviet ethnic policies.
An autonomous region (AR; ) is a first-level administrative division of China.

Banners of Inner Mongolia

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A banner is an administrative division of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region in the People's Republic of China, corresponding to the county level.

Townships of China

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The Republic of China streamlined the levels to just provinces and counties in 1928, and made the first attempt to extend political administration beyond the county level by establishing townships below counties.
Townships, formally township-level divisions, are the basic level (fourth-level administrative units) of political divisions in China.

County-level city

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A county-level municipality, county-level city or county city, is a county-level administrative division of mainland China.

Autonomous prefecture

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Autonomous prefectures are one type of autonomous administrative divisions of China, existing at the prefectural level, with either ethnic minorities forming over 50% of the population or being the historic home of significant minorities.

Prefecture-level city

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Of the 22 provinces and 5 autonomous regions of the PRC, only 9 provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai, Heilongjiang, Sichuan, Gansu, Jilin, Hubei, Hunan) and 3 autonomous regions (Xinjiang, Tibet, Inner Mongolia) have at least one or more second level or prefectural level divisions that are not prefectural level cities.

Sum (country subdivision)

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In Inner Mongolia, a sumu (Mongolian:, сум, transliteration: sumu;, pinyin: sūmù) is a township-level political/administrative division.

Towns of China

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When referring to political divisions of China, town is the standard English translation of the Chinese 镇 (traditional: 鎮; ).

Leagues of China

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Today, leagues belong to the prefecture level of the Chinese administrative hierarchy.

Heilongjiang

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Among Chinese provincial-level administrative divisions, Heilongjiang is the sixth-largest by total area and the 15th-most populous.

Ethnic townships, towns, and sumu

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Ethnic townships, ethnic towns, and ethnic sumu are fourth-level administrative units designated for ethnic minorities of political divisions in China.

Tibet Autonomous Region

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The Tibet Autonomous Region is the second-largest province-level division of China by area, spanning over 1200000 km2, after Xinjiang, and mostly due to its harsh and rugged terrain, is the least densely populated provincial-level division of the PRC.

Guizhou

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Of the 22 provinces and 5 autonomous regions, only 3 provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai) and 1 autonomous region (Xinjiang) have more than three second-level or prefectural-level divisions that are not prefecture-level cities.
The area was first organized as an administrative region of a Chinese empire under the Tang, when it was named Juzhou (undefined), pronounced Kjú-jyuw in the Middle Chinese of the period.

Inner Mongolia

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The Constitution of China provides for four levels: the provincial (province, autonomous region, municipality, and special administrative region), the prefectural (prefecture-level city [officially "city with district-level divisions" and "city without district-level divisions" ], autonomous prefecture, prefecture [additional division] and league [the alternative name of “prefecture” which is used in Inner Mongolia]), county (district, county, county-level city [officially “city without district-level divisions”], autonomous county, banner [the alternative name of “county” which is used in Inner Mongolia], autonomous banner [the alternative name of “autonomous county” which is used in Inner Mongolia], special district [additional division], forestry area [additional division]) and township. Examples of sub-prefecture-level cities include Jiyuan (Henan province), Xiantao, Qianjiang and Tianmen (Hubei), Golmud (Qinghai), Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia), Shihanza, Tumushuk, Aral, and Wujiaqu (Xinjiang).
Inner Mongolia is divided into twelve prefecture-level divisions.

Civil Service of the People's Republic of China

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Each of the levels (except "special administrative regions") correspond to a level in the Civil service of the People's Republic of China.

Xinjiang

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Of the 22 provinces and 5 autonomous regions, only 3 provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai) and 1 autonomous region (Xinjiang) have more than three second-level or prefectural-level divisions that are not prefecture-level cities. Examples of sub-prefecture-level cities include Jiyuan (Henan province), Xiantao, Qianjiang and Tianmen (Hubei), Golmud (Qinghai), Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia), Shihanza, Tumushuk, Aral, and Wujiaqu (Xinjiang).
Xinjiang is divided into thirteen prefecture-level divisions: four prefecture-level cities, six prefectures, and five autonomous prefectures (including the sub-provincial autonomous prefecture of Ili, which in turn has two of the seven prefectures within its jurisdiction) for Mongol, Kyrgyz, Kazakh and Hui minorities.

Nanjing

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The city is also one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities in the People's Republic of China's administrative structure, enjoying jurisdictional and economic autonomy only slightly less than that of a province.

Neighbourhood

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Basic local divisions like neighborhoods and communities are not informal like in America, but have defined boundaries and elected heads (one per area):
(See Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China)

Qinghai

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Of the 22 provinces and 5 autonomous regions, only 3 provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai) and 1 autonomous region (Xinjiang) have more than three second-level or prefectural-level divisions that are not prefecture-level cities. Examples of sub-prefecture-level cities include Jiyuan (Henan province), Xiantao, Qianjiang and Tianmen (Hubei), Golmud (Qinghai), Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia), Shihanza, Tumushuk, Aral, and Wujiaqu (Xinjiang).
Qinghai is administratively divided into eight prefecture-level divisions: two prefecture-level cities and six autonomous prefectures:

Yunnan

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Of the 22 provinces and 5 autonomous regions, only 3 provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Qinghai) and 1 autonomous region (Xinjiang) have more than three second-level or prefectural-level divisions that are not prefecture-level cities.
Yunnan consists of sixteen prefecture-level divisions: eight prefecture-level cities and eight autonomous prefectures:

Dalian

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(see Administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China)

Hubei

Hubei ProvinceHupehHubei, China
Examples of sub-prefecture-level cities include Jiyuan (Henan province), Xiantao, Qianjiang and Tianmen (Hubei), Golmud (Qinghai), Manzhouli (Inner Mongolia), Shihanza, Tumushuk, Aral, and Wujiaqu (Xinjiang).
Hubei is divided into thirteen prefecture-level divisions (of which there are twelve prefecture-level cities (including a sub-provincial city) and one autonomous prefecture), as well as three directly administered county-level cities (all sub-prefecture-level cities) and one directly administered county-level forestry area.

Shanghai

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Examples are Pudong, Shanghai and Binhai, Tianjin.
Shanghai is one of the four municipalities under the direct administration of the Government of the People's Republic of China, and is divided into 16 county-level districts.

Guangdong

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Since 1989, Guangdong has topped the total GDP rankings among all provincial-level divisions, with Jiangsu and Shandong second and third in rank.