List of regions of China

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Administrative divisions of China


History of the political divisions of China

This is a list of the 31 provincial-level divisions of the People's Republic of China grouped by its former administrative areas from 1949 to 1952, which are now known as traditional regions.

Overview[edit]

Traditional regions[edit]

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Economic regions[edit]

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  East Coast
  Central China
  Northeast China
  Western China

Nationalist Era regions[edit]

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  Central China
  South China
  North China
  Northeast China
  Northern Frontier
  Western China

Traditional regions[edit]

Region Map Area Population
(2010)
Population
Density
Provinces Provincial seat
East China
华东
East China.svg 795,837 km² 384,364,968 483/km² Shanghai Huangpu District
Anhui Hefei
Fujian Fuzhou
Jiangsu Nanjing
Jiangxi Nanchang
Shandong Jinan
Zhejiang Hangzhou
North China
华北
North China.svg 1,556,061 km² 164,823,226 105/km² Beijing Dongcheng District
Tianjin Heping District
Hebei Shijiazhuang
Shanxi Taiyuan
Inner Mongolia Hohhot
Northeast China
东北
Northeast China.svg 793,300 km² 109,520,844 138/km² Heilongjiang Harbin
Jilin Changchun
Liaoning Shenyang
Northwest China
西北
Northwest China.svg 3,107,701 km² 96,644,038 60/km² Gansu Lanzhou
Qinghai Xining
Shaanxi Xi'an
Ningxia Yinchuan
Xinjiang Ürümqi
South Central China
中南
South Central China.svg 21,014,354 km² 2383,559,808 2378/km² Guangdong Guangzhou
Hainan Haikou
Henan Zhengzhou
Hubei Wuhan
Hunan Changsha
Guangxi Nanning
Hong Kong Hong Kong
Macau Macau
Southwest China
西南
Southwest China.svg 2,365,900 km² 192,979,243 82/km² Chongqing Yuzhong District
Guizhou Guiyang
Sichuan Chengdu
Yunnan Kunming
Tibet Lhasa

Other kinds of statistics[edit]

Region Area Population
(2010)
Population
Density
Provinces included & Notes
East China 832,028 km² 407,527,091 499/km² The seven entities above and the claimed Taiwan Province.
Taiwan is administered by the  ROC but claimed by the  PRC.
Central China 564,700 km² 216,945,029 384/km² Henan, Hubei, Hunan
South China 449,654 km² 166,614,779 371/km² Guangdong, Hainan, Guangxi, Hong Kong, Macau
Western China 3,978,700 km² 289,623,281 73/km² Chongqing, Gansu, Guizhou, Ningxia, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Tibet, Xinjiang, Yunnan
Northeast China
(with Eastern Inner Mongolia)
1,266,869 km² 121,163,770 96/km² Heilongjiang, Inner Mongolia (with Chifeng, Hulunbuir, Hinggan, Tongliao), Jilin, Liaoning
North China
(without Eastern Inner Mongolia)
1,082,492 km² 153,180,300 142/km² Beijing, Hebei, Inner Mongolia (without Chifeng, Hulunbuir, Hinggan, Tongliao), Shanxi, Tianjin

See also[edit]