List of administrative divisions of Chongqing

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Chongqing is the largest of the four direct-controlled municipalities of China and is further divided into 23 districts, 11 counties, and 4 autonomous counties.

It had 17 counties until October 2011, when Qijiang County and Wansheng District were merged to form the new Qijiang District, and Dazu County and Shuangqiao District were merged to form the new Dazu District.[1]

From October 2011 to June 2014, Chongqing had 15 counties until Bishan and Tongliang Counties were upgraded into district status. Two further counties are upgraded into district Tongnan and Rongchang Counties were upgraded into districts.

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Central Chongqing
Yuzhong
Jiulongpo
Nan'an
Dadukou
Jiangbei
Shapingba
Banan
Yubei
Beibei
Bishan
Changshou
Hechuan
Jiangjin
Yongchuan
Dazu
Qijiang
Rongchang
Tongliang
Tongnan
Fuling
Nanchuan
Dianjiang
Fengdu
Wulong
Qianjiang
Pengshui
Shizhu
Xiushan
Youyang
Wanzhou
Chengkou
Fengjie
Kai
Liangping
Wushan
Wuxi
Yunyang
Zhong
Municipality of Chongqing
Direct-controlled municipality
Seat: Yuzhong District
County level divisions
Counties 11
Autonomous counties 4
Districts 23
Township level divisions
Towns / areas* 557
Townships / areas* 272
Ethnic townships 14
Subdistricts 160
     Central Chongqing

These six districts are collectively referred to as Central Chongqing (重庆市中心):

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Yuzhong District (渝中区: Yúzhōng Qū) 630,100 22 28,641
Dadukou District (大渡口区: Dàdùkǒu Qū) 301,000 103 2,922
Jiangbei District (江北区: Jiāngběi Qū) 738,000 221 3,339
Shapingba District (沙坪坝区: Shāpíngbà Qū) 1,000,000 383 2,611
Jiulongpo District (九龙坡区: Jiǔlóngpō Qū) 1,084,400 432 2,510
Nan'an District (南岸区: Nán'àn Qū) 759,600 274 2,772
Central Chongqing 4,513,100 1435 3,145
     The suburbs

The following areas are the near suburbs:

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Banan District (巴南区: Bānán Qū) 918,700 1,825 503
Beibei District (北碚区: Běibèi Qū) 680,400 755 901
Yubei District (渝北区: Yúběi Qū) 1,345,400 1,452 927
Bishan District (璧山区: Bìshān Qū) 586,000 912 642
The Suburbs 3,530,500 4,944 714

     Rural Chongqing

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Changshou District (长寿区: Chángshòu Qū) 770,000 1,415 544
Dazu District (大足区: Dàzú Qū)[4] 721,300 1,433 503
Hechuan District (合川区: Héchuān Qū) 1,293,000 2,356 549
Jiangjin District (江津区: Jiāngjīn Qū) 1,233,100 3,200 385
Qijiang District (綦江区: Qíjiāng Qū)[5] 1,026,800 2,748 374
Yongchuan District (永川区: Yǒngchuān Qū) 1,024,700 1,576 650
Tongliang District (铜梁区: Tóngliáng Qū) 600,100 1,342 447
Rongchang District (荣昌区: Róngchāng Qū) 661,300 1,079 613
Tongnan District (潼南区: Tóngnán Qū) 640,000 1,585 404
Rural Chongqing 8,000,300 16,734 478
     Fuling

Formerly Fuling City:

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Fuling District (涪陵区: Fúlíng Qū) 1,066,700 2,946 362
Nanchuan District (南川区: Nánchuān Qū) 534,300 2,602 205
Dianjiang County (垫江县: Diànjiāng Xiàn) 704,500 1,518 464
Fengdu County (丰都县: Fēngdū Xiàn) 649,200 2,896 224
Wulong County (武隆县: Wǔlóng Xiàn) 351,000 2,872 122
Fuling 3,305,700 12,834 258
     Wanzhou

Formerly Wanzhou City:

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Wanzhou District (万州区: Wànzhōu Qū) 1,563,100 3,457 452
Chengkou County (城口县: Chéngkǒu Xiàn) 193,000 3,286 59
Fengjie County (奉节县: Fèngjié Xiàn) 834,300 4,087 204
Kaixian (county) (开县: Kāi Xiàn) 1,160,300 3,959 293
Liangping County (梁平县: Liángpíng Xiàn) 687,500 1,890 364
Wushan County (巫山县: Wūshān Xiàn) 495,100 2,958 167
Wuxi County (巫溪县: Wūxī Xiàn) 414,100 4,030 103
Yunyang County (云阳县: Yúnyáng Xiàn) 912,900 3,634 251
Zhongxian (county) (忠县: Zhōng Xiàn) 751,400 2,184 344
Wanzhou 7,011,700 29,485 238
     Qianjiang

Formerly Qianjiang Prefecture:

District Population (2010 census)[2] Area (km²)[3] Density (per km²)
Qianjiang District (黔江区: Qiánjiāng Qū) 445,000 2,397 186
Pengshui (Miao and Tujia) Autonomous County
(彭水苗族土家族自治县: Péngshuǐ Miáozú Tǔjiāzú Zìzhìxiàn)
545,100 3,903 140
Shizhu (Tujia) Autonomous County
(石柱土家族自治县: Shízhù Tǔjiāzú Zìzhìxiàn)
415,100 3,013 138
Xiushan (Miao and Tujia) Autonomous County
(秀山土家族苗族自治县: Xiùshān Tǔjiāzú Miáozú Zìzhìxiàn)
501,600 2,450 205
Youyang (Miao and Tujia) Autonomous County
(酉阳土家族苗族自治县: Yǒuyáng Tǔjiāzú Miáozú Zìzhìxiàn)
578,100 5,173 112
Qianjiang 2,484,900 16,936 147

Recent changes in administrative divisions[edit]

Date Before After Note
2000-06-25 Wanxian Migration Development Area see below dissolved
Zhong County reestablished
Kai County reestablished
Yunyang County reestablished
Fengjie County reestablished
Wushan County reestablished
Wuxi County reestablished
Qianjiang Migration Development Area see below dissolved
Xiushan Tujia and Miao Autonomous County reestablished
Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County reestablished
Pengshui Miao and Tujia Autonomous County reestablished
Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County reestablished
Qianjiang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County Qianjiang District upgraded
2001-12-25 Changshou County Changshou District upgraded
2006-10-22 Jiangjin (county-level city) Jiangjin District upgraded
Hechuan (county-level city) Hechuan District upgraded
Yongchuan (county-level city) Yongchuan District upgraded
Nanchuan (county-level city) Nanchuan District upgraded
2011-10-22 Dazu County Dazu District upgraded
Shuangqiao District Dazu District merged into
Qijiang County Qijiang District upgraded
Wansheng District Qijiang District merged into
2014-05-02 Bishan County Bishan District upgraded
Tongliang County Tongliang District upgraded
2015-04-29 Rongchang County Rongchang District upgraded
Tongnan County Tongnan District upgraded

Historical divisions[edit]

ROC (1911-1949)[edit]

County / City Present division
Chongqing City
重慶市
Yuzhong, Nan'an, Jiangbei
Wanxian City, Sichuan
萬縣市
Wanzhou
Ba County, Sichuan
巴縣
Jiulongpo, Shapingba, Dadukou, Ba'nan
Qijiang County, Sichuan
綦江縣
Qijiang
Tongliang County, Sichuan
銅梁縣
Tongliang
Dazu County, Sichuan
大足縣
Dazu
Bishan County, Sichuan
璧山縣
Bishan
Jiangjin County, Sichuan
江津縣
Jiangjin
Hechuan County, Sichuan
合川縣
Hechuan
Jiangbei County, Sichuan
江北縣
Yubei
Yongchuan County, Sichuan
永川縣
Yongchuan
Changshou County, Sichuan
長壽縣
Changshou
Nanchuan County, Sichuan
南川縣
Nanchuan
Qianjiang County, Sichuan
黔江縣
Qianjiang
Fuling County, Sichuan
涪陵縣
Fuling
Rongchang County, Sichuan
榮昌縣
Rongchang County
Wulong County, Sichuan
武隆縣
Wulong County
Fengjie County, Sichuan
奉節縣
Fengjie County
Wushan County, Sichuan
巫山縣
Wushan County
Yunyang County, Sichuan
雲陽縣
Yunyang County
Wuxi County, Sichuan
巫溪縣
Wuxi County
Chengkou County, Sichuan
城口縣
Chengkou County
Dianjiang County, Sichuan
墊江縣
Dianjiang County
Tongnan County, Sichuan
潼南縣
Tongnan County
Wan County, Sichuan
萬縣
Wanzhou
Kai County, Sichuan
開縣
Kai County
Zhong County, Sichuan
忠縣
Zhong County
Liangshan County, Sichuan
梁山縣
Liangping County
Pengshui County, Sichuan
彭水縣
Pengshui Miao and Tujia Autonomous County
Youyang County, Sichuan
酉陽縣
Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County
Xiushan County, Sichuan
秀山縣
Xiushan Tujia and Miao Autonomous County
Shizhu County, Sichuan
石砫縣
Shizhu Tujia Autonomous County
Beibei Management Bureau, Sichuan
北碚管理局
Beibei
Nongxiang Bureau, Sichuan
酆都縣
part of Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County

References[edit]

  1. ^ 重庆调整部分行政区划:4区(县)并为2区
  2. ^ a b c d e f 重庆市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报
  3. ^ a b c d e f 2010年重庆市行政区划
  4. ^ Dazu District's population and area are the sums of Dazu County and Shuangqiao District in sources.
  5. ^ Qijiang District's population and area are the sums of Qijiang County and Wansheng District in sources.