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  1. Prefectures of China - Wikipedia › wiki › Prefectures_of_China

    Prefectures, formally a kind of prefecture-level divisions as a term in the context of China, are used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. There are 333 prefecture-level divisions in China. They include 7 prefectures, 293 prefecture-level cities, 30 autonomous prefectures and 3 leagues. Other than provincial level divisions, prefectural level divisions are not mentioned in the Chinese constitution.

    • Ancient sense

      In the history of the political divisions of China, the word...

  2. List of prefectures in China - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_prefectures_in_China

    Main article: Prefectures of China. All provincial-level divisions of China are divided into ...

    Population ( 2010 )
  3. Autonomous prefecture - Wikipedia › Autonomous_prefectures_of_China

    Administrative prefecture level units with a population of 30% or more of ethnic minorities Hebei: Chengde (Han - 55.32%, Manchu - 39.87%) Liaoning: Benxi (Han - 66.84%, Manchu - 30.22%), Dandong (Han - 64.11%, Manchu - 32.99%) Hunan: Zhangjiajie (Tujia - 68.40%, Han - 22.81%), Huaihua (Han - ...

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    甘南藏族自治州 ...
    黔东南苗族侗族自治州 Qiánd ...
    Miao and Dong
    黔南布依族苗族自治州 Qi ...
    Bouyei & Miao
  4. List of fu prefectures of China - Wikipedia › List_of_Fu_prefectures_of_China

    Fu, sometimes translated as prefecture or superior prefecture, was a type of administrative division in historical China from Tang dynasty to Qing dynasty. Fu was a level between provinces or equivalent divisions and counties. The term was initially applied to larger or more important prefectures, while the name zhou was applied to common prefectures. By Ming and Qing dynasties, however, most prefectures under provinces had become known as fu. After the establishment of the Republic of China in

    Location of prefectural seat
    臨安府 ( 临安府)
    Suzhou, Jiading
    嘉興府 ( 嘉兴府)
  5. Provinces of China - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_Chinese_provinces

    "North China" Beijing: 北京: 1949–1954 Dongbei: 东北: Dōngběi "Northeast" Shenyang: 沈阳: 1949–1954 Huadong: 华东: Huádōng "East China" Shanghai: 上海: 1949–1954 Zhongnan: 中南: Zhōngnán "South Central" Wuhan: 武汉: 1949–1954 Xibei: 西北: Xīběi "Northwest" Xi'an: 西安: 1949–1954 Xinan: 西南: Xīnán "Southwest" Chongqing: 重庆: 1949–1954

  6. Administrative divisions of China - Wikipedia › wiki › Administrative_divisions
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    • Ambiguity of the word "city" in China
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    • Reform

    Due to China's large population and geographical area, the administrative divisions of China have consisted of several levels since ancient era. The constitution of China provides for three de jure levels of government. Currently, however, there are five practical levels of local government: the provincial, prefecture, county, township, and village. Since the 17th century, provincial boundaries in China have remained largely static. Major changes since then have been the reorganization of provin

    The Constitution of China provides for four levels: the provincial, the prefectural, county and township. The fifth level which is commonly known as “village level” is actually not an administrative level. The Constitution of China designs the fifth level as “basic level autonomy”. As of 2017, China administers 33 provincial-level regions, 334 prefecture-level divisions, 2,862 county-level divisions, 41,034 township-level administrations, and 704,382 basic level autonomies.

    The Chinese word "市" is usually loosely translated into English as "city". However, it has several different meanings due to the complexity of the administrative divisions used in China. Despite being urban or having urban centers, the SARs are almost never referred to as "Hong Kong City"/"Macau City" in contemporary Chinese, and thus are not covered by the description below. By its political level, when a "city" is referred to, it can be a: 1. LV 1: Municipality of China, literally ...

    Before the establishment of the Qin Dynasty, China was ruled by a network of kings, nobles, and tribes. The rivalry of these groups culminated in the Warring States period, and the state of Qin eventually emerged dominant. The Qin Dynasty was determined not to allow China to fall back into disunity, and therefore designed the first hierarchical administrative divisions in China, based on two levels: jùn commanderies and xiàn counties. The Han Dynasty that came immediately after added ...

    In recent years there have been calls to reform the administrative divisions and levels of China. Rumours of an impending major reform have also spread through various online bulletin boards. The district public offices is an ongoing reform to remove an extra level of administration from between the county and township levels. There have also been calls to abolish the prefecture level, and some provinces have transferred some of the power prefectures currently hold to the counties they govern. T

  7. List of counties in China - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_counties_in_the

    China Administrative divisions list; List of cities (all types) List of districts: List of prefectures (all types) List of counties (all types) List of township-level divisions

  8. Prefecture - Wikipedia › wiki › Prefecture

    They consist of 43 prefectures (県 ken) proper, two urban prefectures (府 fu, Osaka and Kyoto), one "circuit" or "territory" (道 dō, Hokkaido) and one "metropolis" (都 to, Tokyo). Before the end of World War II, the word was also used for overseas areas 庁 (chō)、州 (shu) and 道 (dō, in Korea). Korean equivalents of prefecture

  9. Xinjiang - Wikipedia › wiki › 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, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Hui minorities. At the end of the year 2017 ...

  10. Prefectures of Japan - Wikipedia › wiki › Prefectures_of_Japan

    They include 43 prefectures proper (県, ken) two urban prefectures (府, fu: Osaka and Kyoto), one "circuit" or "territory" (道, dō: Hokkaido) and one metropolis (都, to: Tokyo).

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