Subdistricts of China

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The subdistrict[1] (Chinese: 街道; pinyin: jiēdào,[2] literally "Street"[3]) (also abbreviated as 街(Jiē)) is one of the smaller political divisions of China. It is a form of township-level division which is typically part of a larger urban area, as opposed to a discrete town surrounded by rural areas, or a rural township known as a xiang (乡).

In general, urban areas are divided into subdistricts, and a subdistrict is sub-divided into several residential communities or neighbourhoods as well as into villagers' groups (居民区/居住区,小区/社区,村民小组).

The subdistrict's administrative agency is the subdistrict office (Chinese: 街道办事处; pinyin: jīedào bànshìchù)[4] or simply the jiedao ban (街道办,jiēdào bàn). Because of the influence of the literal meaning of the Chinese word for 'subdistrict' (street [街道, jiedao]), the term is prone to alternative translations like 'street community'.

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  1. ^ "街道 jiēdào (名)1 street 2 what concerns the neighborhood: ~ 办事处 subdistrict office. {...}" 精选汉英词典(第四版). Concise Chinese-English Dictionary (Fourth Edition). 牛津大学出版社与商务印书舘. Oxford University Press and The Commercial Press. 2011. p. 248.
  2. ^ "【街道】 jiēdào 名 {...} 2 指街道办事处: {...}" 現代漢語詞典(第七版). Contemporary Chinese Dictionary (Seventh Edition). 商務印書舘. The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 663. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.
  3. ^ "街道 jiēdào (名)1 street 2 what concerns the neighborhood: ~ 办事处 subdistrict office. {...}" 精选汉英词典(第四版). Concise Chinese-English Dictionary (Fourth Edition). 牛津大学出版社与商务印书舘. Oxford University Press and The Commercial Press. 2011. p. 248.
  4. ^ "【街道办事处】 jiēdào bànshìchù 市辖区、不设区的市的人民政府派出机关。 在上一级政府领导下,负责本辖区内的社区服务、经济发展、社会治安等工作。" 現代漢語詞典(第七版). Contemporary Chinese Dictionary (Seventh Edition). 商務印書舘. The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 663. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.