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All provincial-level divisions of China are divided into prefectural-level divisions (second-level): prefectural-level cities, prefectures, autonomous prefectures and leagues. There are 333 prefecture level divisions in China as of January 2019.

Number of prefectures in each province

Note
Province City Pref. A. Pref. League
Anhui 16
Beijing none
Chongqing none
Fujian 9
Gansu 12 2
Guangdong 21
Guangxi 14
Guizhou 6 3
Hainan 4
Hebei 11
Heilongjiang 12 1
Henan 17
Hong Kong none [note 1]
Hubei 12 1
Hunan 13 1
Inner Mongolia 9 3
Jiangsu 13
Jiangxi 11
Jilin 8 1
Liaoning 14
Macau none [note 1]
Ningxia 5
Qinghai 2 6
Shaanxi 10
Shandong 16
Shanghai none
Shanxi 11
Sichuan 18 3
Taiwan (6) [note 2]
Tianjin none
Tibet 6 1
Xinjiang 4 5 [note 3] 5
Yunnan 8 8
Zhejiang 11

List

Note
Name Province Type Population (2010) Area (km²) Prefecture Seat
Hefei* Anhui City 7,457,027 11,323 Shushan District
Anqing City 5,311,000 15,398 Daguan District
Bengbu City 3,164,000 5,952 Bengshan District
Bozhou City 4,851,000 8,394 Qiaocheng District
Chizhou City 1,403,000 9,423 Guichi District
Chuzhou City 3,938,000 13,398 Langya District
Fuyang City 7,600,000 13,300 Yingzhou District
Huaibei City 2,114,000 2,725 Xiangshan District
Huainan City 3,342,000 5,533 Tianjia'an District
Huangshan City 1,359,000 9,807 Tunxi District
Lu'an City 4,610,000 15,447 Jin'an District
Ma'anshan City 1,366,000 1,686 Yushan District
Suzhou, Anhui City 5,353,000 9,939 Yongqiao District
Tongling City 724,000 1,113 Tongguanshan District
Wuhu City 2,263,000 3,317 Jiujiang District
Xuancheng City 2,533,000 12,340 Xuanzhou District
Fuzhou, Fujian* Fujian City 7,115,370 12,000 Gulou District
Xiamen City 3,531,347 1,573 Siming District
Longyan City 2,559,545 19,069 Xinluo District
Nanping City 2,645,549 26,300 Yanping District
Ningde City 2,821,996 13,452 Jiaocheng District
Putian City 2,778,508 4,200 Chengxiang District
Quanzhou City 8,128,530 11,015 Fengze District
Sanming City 2,503,388 22,929 Meilie District
Zhangzhou City 4,809,983 12,607 Xiangcheng District
Jiuquan Gansu City 1,095,947 191,342 Suzhou District
Jiayuguan City 231,853 1,133 Xiongguan District
Zhangye City 1,199,515 16,216 Ganzhou District
Jinchang City 464,050 8,896 Jinchuan District
Wuwei City 1,815,054 33,000 Liangzhou District
Baiyin City 1,708,751 8,185 Baiyin District
Lanzhou* City 3,616,163 13,100 Chengguan District
Gannan Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 689,132 40,898 Hezuo City
Dingxi City 2,698,622 7,837 Anding District
Linxia Autonomous prefecture (Hui) 1,946,677 8,169 Linxia City
Longnan City 2,567,718 27,000 Wudu District
Tianshui City 3,262,548 14,300 Qinzhou District
Pingliang City 2,068,033 11,325 Kongtong District
Qingyang City 2,211,191 10,470 Xifeng District
Qingyuan Guangdong City 3,698,394 19,000 Qingcheng District
Shaoguan City 2,826,612 18,645 Zhenjiang District
Heyuan City 2,953,019 15,478 Yuancheng District
Meizhou City 4,240,139 15,836 Meijiang District
Chaozhou City 2,669,844 3,614 Xiangqiao District
Zhaoqing City 3,918,085 22,322 Duanzhou District
Yunfu City 2,360,128 7,813 Yuncheng District
Foshan City 7,194,311 3,813 Chancheng District
Guangzhou* City 12,700,800 7,434 Yuexiu District
Dongguan City 8,220,237 2,465 Nancheng District
Huizhou City 4,597,002 11,158 Huicheng District
Shanwei City 2,935,717 5,271 Cheng District
Jieyang City 5,877,025 5,240 Rongcheng District
Shantou City 5,391,028 2,064 Jinping District
Zhanjiang City 6,993,304 12,490 Chikan District
Maoming City 5,817,753 11,458 Maonan District
Yangjiang City 2,421,812 7,813 Jiangcheng District
Jiangmen City 4,448,871 9,443 Pengjiang District
Zhongshan City 3,120,884 1,800 Dong District
Zhuhai City 1,560,229 1,653 Xiangzhou District
Shenzhen City 10,357,938 2,050 Futian District
Baise Guangxi City 3,466,800 36,252 Youjiang District
Hechi City 3,369,200 13,706 Jinchengjiang District
Liuzhou City 3,758,700 16,877 Liubei District
Guilin City 4,748,000 27,809 Lingui District
Hezhou City 1,954,100 11,854 Babu District
Chongzuo City 1,994,300 17,345 Jiangzhou District
Nanning* City 6,661,600 22,293 Qingxiu District
Laibin City 2,099,700 13,400 Xingbin District
Guigang City 4,118,800 10,595 Gangbei District
Wuzhou City 2,882,200 12,588 Changzhou District
Fangchenggang City 866,900 2,386 Gangkou District
Qinzhou City 3,079,700 5,250 Qinbei District
Beihai City 1,539,300 1,288 Haicheng District
Yulin, Guangxi City 5,487,400 12,839 Yuzhou District
Bijie Guizhou City 6,536,370 26,853 Qixingguan District
Zunyi City 6,127,009 11,877 Huichuan District
Tongren City 3,092,365 18,006 Bijiang District
Liupanshui City 2,851,180 9,926 Zhongshan District
Anshun City 2,297,339 9,269 Xixiu District
Guiyang* City 4,324,561 8,034 Guanshanhu District
Qianxinan Autonomous prefecture (Buyei & Miao) 2,805,857 16,804 Xingyi City
Qiannan Autonomous prefecture (Buyei & Miao) 3,231,161 26,207 Duyun City
Qiandongnan Autonomous prefecture (Miao & Dong) 3,480,626 30,339 Kaili City
Danzhou Hainan City 932,362 3,400 Nada Town
Haikou* City 2,046,189 2,304 Longhua District
Sanya City 685,408 1,919 Jiyang District
Sansha City 444 13 Xisha District (Xisha Islands)
Shijiazhuang* Hebei City 9,547,869 14,771 Chang'an District
Baoding City 10,029,197 20,911 Xinshi District
Cangzhou City 7,134,053 14,383 Yunhe District
Chengde City 3,473,197 39,519 Shuangqiao District
Handan City 9,174,679 12,068 Congtai District
Hengshui City 4,340,773 8,815 Taocheng District
Langfang City 4,358,839 6,417 Guangyang District
Qinhuangdao City 2,987,605 7,812 Haigang District
Tangshan City 7,577,284 17,040 Lubei District
Xingtai City 7,104,114 12,486 Qiaodong District
Zhangjiakou City 4,345,491 36,947 Qiaoxi District
Harbin* Heilongjiang City 10,635,971 53,068 Songbei District
Daqing City 2,904,532 8,556 Sartu District
Hegang City 1,058,665 14,784 Xiangyang District
Heihe City 1,673,898 54,390 Aihui District
Jiamusi City 2,552,097 12,173 Qianjin District
Jixi City 1,862,161 22,351 Jiguan District
Mudanjiang City 2,798,723 40,435 Dong'an District
Qiqihar City 5,367,003 42,469 Jianhua District
Qitaihe City 920,419 6,221 Taoshan District
Shuangyashan City 1,462,626 10,225 Jianshan District
Suihua City 5,416,439 13,595 Beilin District
Yichun, Heilongjiang City 1,148,126 15,064 Yichun District
Daxing'anling Prefecture 511,564 46,755 Jiagedaqi District
Zhengzhou* Henan City 8,626,505 7,446 Zhongyuan District
Anyang City 5,172,834 7,355 Wenfeng District
Hebi City 1,569,100 2,182 Qibin District
Jiaozuo City 3,539,860 4,071 Jiefang District
Kaifeng City 4,676,159 6,444 Gulou District
Luohe City 2,544,103 2,617 Yancheng District
Luoyang City 6,549,486 15,208 Luolong District
Nanyang City 10,263,006 26,600 Wolong District
Pingdingshan City 4,904,367 7,882 Xinhua District
Puyang City 3,598,494 4,188 Hualong District
Sanmenxia City 2,233,872 10,496 Hubin District
Shangqiu City 7,362,472 10,704 Liangyuan District
Xinxiang City 5,707,801 8,169 Weibin District
Xinyang City 6,108,683 18,819 Shihe District
Xuchang City 4,307,199 4,996 Weidu District
Zhoukou City 8,953,172 11,959 Chuanhui District
Zhumadian City 7,230,744 15,083 Yicheng District
Wuhan* Hubei City 9,785,392 8,494 Jiang'an District
Ezhou City 1,048,672 1,504 Echeng District
Huanggang City 6,162,072 17,446 Huangzhou District
Huangshi City 2,429,318 4,630 Xialu District
Jingmen City 2,873,687 12,404 Dongbao District
Jingzhou City 5,691,707 14,067 Shashi District
Shiyan City 3,340,843 23,600 Maojian District
Suizhou City 2,162,222 9,636 Zengdu District
Xiangyang City 5,500,307 19,700 Xiangcheng District
Xianning City 2,462,583 9,861 Xian'an District
Xiaogan City 4,814,542 8,910 Xiaonan District
Yichang City 4,059,686 21,227 Xiling District
Enshi Autonomous prefecture (Tujia & Miao) 3,290,294 9,266 Enshi City
Changsha* Hunan City 7,044,118 11,820 Yuelu District
Changde City 5,747,218 18,189 Wuling District
Chenzhou City 4,581,778 19,317 Beihu District
Hengyang City 7,141,462 15,310 Zhengxiang District
Huaihua City 4,741,948 27,600 Hecheng District
Loudi City 3,785,627 8,107 Louxing District
Shaoyang City 7,071,826 20,829 Daxiang District
Xiangtan City 2,748,552 5,015 Yuetang District
Yiyang City 4,313,084 12,144 Heshan District
Yongzhou City 5,180,235 22,255 Lengshuitan District
Yueyang City 5,477,911 5,799 Yueyanglou District
Zhangjiajie City 1,476,521 9,516 Yongding District
Zhuzhou City 3,855,609 11,262 Tianyuan District
Xiangxi Autonomous Prefecture (Tujia & Miao) 2,547,833 15,486 Jishou City
Alxa Inner Mongolia League 231,334 267,574 Bayanhot Elute Subdistrict, Alxa Left Banner
Bayannur City 1,669,915 65,788 Linhe District
Wuhai City 532,902 1,754 Haibowan District
Ordos City 1,940,653 87,000 Dongsheng District
Baotou City 2,650,364 27,768 Hondlon District
Hohhot* City 2,866,615 17,224 Xincheng District
Ulanqab City 2,143,590 54,491 Jining District
Xilingol League 1,028,022 202,580 Xilinhot City
Chifeng City 4,341,245 90,275 Hongshan District
Tongliao City 3,139,153 59,535 Horqin District
Hinggan League 1,613,250 59,806 Ulanhot City
Hulunbuir City 2,549,278 263,953 Hailar District
Nanjing* Jiangsu City 8,004,680 6,598 Xuanwu District
Changzhou City 4,591,972 4,385 Xinbei District
Huai'an City 4,799,889 10,072 Qinghe District
Lianyungang City 4,393,914 7,444 Xinpu District
Nantong City 7,282,835 8,001 Chongchuan District
Suqian City 4,715,553 8,555 Sucheng District
Suzhou, Jiangsu City 10,465,994 8,488 Gusu District
Taizhou, Jiangsu City 4,618,558 5,790 Hailing District
Wuxi City 6,372,624 4,787 Binhu District
Xuzhou City 8,580,500 11,258 Yunlong District
Yancheng City 7,260,240 16,920 Tinghu District
Yangzhou City 4,459,760 6,658 Guangling District
Zhenjiang City 3,113,384 3,847 Runzhou District
Nanchang* Jiangxi City 5,042,565 7,402 Donghu District
Fuzhou, Jiangxi City 3,912,312 7,258 Linchuan District
Ganzhou City 8,368,440 39,400 Zhanggong District
Ji'an City 4,810,340 25,300 Jizhou District
Jingdezhen City 1,587,477 5,256 Changjiang District
Jiujiang City 4,728,763 18,823 Xunyang District
Pingxiang City 1,854,510 1,477 Anyuan District
Shangrao City 6,579,714 22,791 Xinzhou District
Xinyu City 1,138,873 1,227 Yushui District
Yichun, Jiangxi City 5,419,575 7,208 Yuanzhou District
Yingtan City 1,124,906 7,208 Yuehu District
Changchun* Jilin City 7,677,089 20,532 Chaoyang District
Baicheng City 2,033,058 25,683 Taobei District
Baishan City 1,295,750 17,485 Hunjiang District
Jilin City 4,414,681 27,700 Chuanying District
Liaoyuan City 1,176,645 5,125 Longshan District
Siping City 3,386,325 14,323 Tiexi District
Songyuan City 2,881,082 22,000 Ningjiang District
Tonghua City 2,325,242 15,195 Dongchang District
Yanbian Autonomous Prefecture (Korean) 2,271,600 43,509 Yanji City
Shenyang* Liaoning City 8,106,171 12,924 Shenhe District
Dalian City 6,690,432 13,237 Xigang District
Anshan City 3,645,884 9,252 Tiedong District
Benxi City 1,709,538 8,411 Pingshan District
Chaoyang City 3,044,641 19,698 Shuangta District
Dandong City 2,444,697 14,981 Zhenxing District
Fushun City 2,138,090 10,816 Shuncheng District
Fuxin City 1,819,339 10,445 Xihe District
Huludao City 2,623,541 10,415 Longgang District
Jinzhou City 3,126,463 10,111 Taihe District
Liaoyang City 1,858,768 4,731 Baita District
Panjin City 1,392,493 4,071 Xinglongtai District
Tieling City 2,717,732 13,000 Yinzhou District
Yingkou City 2,428,534 5,402 Zhanqian District
Yinchuan* Ningxia City 1,993,088 4,467 Jinfeng District
Shizuishan City 725,482 5,209 Dawukou District
Wuzhong City 1,273,792 20,733 Litong District
Zhongwei City 1,080,832 16,986 Shapotou District
Guyuan City 1,228,156 14,412 Yuanzhou District
Haixi Qinghai Autonomous prefecture (Mongol & Tibetan) 489,338 325,785 Delingha
Haibei Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 273,304 34,700 Sanjiaocheng Town, Haiyan County
Xining* City 2,208,708 7,372 Chengzhong District
Haidong City 1,396,846 12,810 Ledu District
Hainan Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 441,689 46,000 Qabqa Town, Gonghe County
Huangnan Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 256,716 17,921 Rongwo Town, Tongren County
Yushu Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 378,439 188,794 Yushu City
Golog Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 181,682 76,312 Dawu Town, Maqên County
Xi'an* Shaanxi City 8,467,837 9,983 Weiyang District
Ankang City 2,629,906 23,529 Hanbin District
Baoji City 3,716,731 18,712 Jintai District
Hanzhong City 3,416,196 27,246 Hantai District
Shangluo City 2,341,742 19,292 Shangzhou District
Tongchuan City 834,437 3,882 Yaozhou District
Weinan City 5,286,077 13,000 Linwei District
Xianyang City 4,894,834 10,196 Qindu District
Yan'an City 2,187,009 37,000 Baota District
Yulin, Shaanxi City 3,351,437 43,578 Yuyang District
Jinan* Shandong City 6,814,000 8,177 Lixia District
Qingdao City 8,715,100 10,654 Shinan District
Binzhou City 3,748,500 9,444 Bincheng District
Dezhou City 5,568,200 10,356 Decheng District
Dongying City 2,035,300 7,923 Dongying District
Heze City 8,287,800 12,238 Mudan District
Jining City 8,081,900 10,685 Shizhong District
Liaocheng City 5,789,900 8,715 Dongchangfu District
Linyi City 10,039,400 17,251 Lanshan District
Rizhao City 2,801,100 5,310 Donggang District
Tai'an City 5,494,200 7,762 Taishan District
Weifang City 9,086,200 15,800 Kuiwen District
Weihai City 2,804,800 5,436 Huancui District
Yantai City 6,968,200 13,739 Laishan District
Zaozhuang City 3,729,300 4,550 Shizhong District
Zibo City 4,530,600 5,938 Zhangdian District
Taiyuan* Shanxi City 4,201,591 6,956 Xinghualing District
Changzhi City 3,334,564 13,864 Cheng District
Datong City 3,318,057 14,176 Cheng District
Jincheng City 2,279,151 9,484 Cheng District
Jinzhong City 3,249,425 16,408 Yuci District
Linfen City 4,316,612 20,275 Yaodu District
Lüliang City 3,727,057 21,000 Lishi District
Shuozhou City 1,714,857 5,737 Shuocheng District
Xinzhou City 3,067,501 25,180 Xinfu District
Yangquan City 1,368,502 4,452 Cheng District
Yuncheng City 5,134,794 14,106 Yanhu District
Garzê Sichuan Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 1,091,872 151,078 Kangding City
Ngawa Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan & Qiang) 898,713 83,201 Barkam Town, Barkam County
Mianyang City 4,613,862 20,249 Fucheng District
Guangyuan City 2,484,123 16,313 Lizhou District
Nanchong City 6,278,622 12,479 Shunqing District
Bazhong City 3,283,771 12,301 Bazhou District
Dazhou City 5,468,092 16,591 Tongchuan District
Ya'an City 1,507,264 15,300 Yucheng District
Chengdu* City 14,047,625 12,390 Qingyang District
Deyang City 3,615,759 5,818 Jingyang District
Suining City 3,252,551 5,326 Chuanshan District
Guang'an City 3,205,476 6,344 Guang'an District
Meishan City 2,950,548 7,186 Dongpo District
Ziyang City 3,665,064 7,962 Yanjiang District
Leshan City 3,235,756 12,826 Shizhong District
Neijiang City 3,702,847 5,386 Shizhong District
Zigong City 2,678,898 4,372 Ziliujing District
Yibin City 4,472,001 13,283 Cuiping District
Luzhou City 4,218,426 12,247 Jiangyang District
Liangshan Autonomous prefecture (Yi) 4,532,809 60,423 Xichang City
Panzhihua City 1,214,121 7,440 Dong District
Ngari Tibet Prefecture 95,465 304,683 Sênggêzangbo Town, Gar County
Nagqu City 462,382 450,537 Nagqu Town, Nagqu County
Qamdo City 657,505 110,154 Karub District
Xigazê City 703,292 182,000 Samzhubzê District
Lhasa* City 559,423 31,662 Chingoin District
Lhoka City 328,990 79,699 Zêtang Town, Nêdong County
Nyingchi City 195,109 116,175 Bayi District
Altay[note 3] Xinjiang Prefecture 603,280 117,988 Altay City
Bortala Autonomous prefecture (Mongol) 443,680 24,896 Bole (Börtala) City
Tarbaĝatay[note 3] Prefecture 1,219,212 94,891 Tacheng (Qoqek) City
Karamay City 391,008 7,734 Karamay District
Changji Autonomous prefecture (Hui) 1,428,592 73,659 Changji (Sanji) City
Ürümqi*Ürümqi* City 3,110,280 14,217 Tianshan District
Turpan City 622,679 69,620 Gaochang District
Hami City 572,400 138,919 Yizhou District
Ili[note 3] Autonomous prefecture (Kazakh) 2,482,627 269,502 Yining (Ĝulja) City
Kizilsu Autonomous prefecture (Kirgiz) 525,599 70,916 Atux City
Kaxgar Prefecture 3,979,362 112,058 Kashi (Kaxgar) City
Aksu Prefecture 2,370,887 128,099 Aksu City
Hotan Prefecture 2,014,365 248,946 Hotan City
Bayingolin Autonomous prefecture (Mongol) 1,278,492 472,472 Korla City
Kunming* Yunnan City 6,432,000 21,473 Chenggong District
Qujing City 5,855,000 28,904 Qilin District
Yuxi City 2,304,000 15,285 Hongta District
Baoshan City 2,506,000 19,040 Longyang District
Zhaotong City 5,213,000 23,192 Zhaoyang District
Lijiang City 1,245,000 21,219 Gucheng District
Pu'er City 2,543,000 45,385 Simao District
Lincang City 2,430,000 24,469 Linxiang District
Dehong Autonomous prefecture (Dai & Jingpo) 1,211,000 11,526 Mangshi
Nujiang Autonomous prefecture (Lisu) 534,000 14,703 Liuku Town, Lushui County
Dêqên Autonomous prefecture (Tibetan) 400,000 23,870 Shangri-La City
Dali Autonomous prefecture (Bai) 3,456,000 29,459 Dali City
Chuxiong Autonomous prefecture (Yi) 2,684,000 29,256 Chuxiong City
Honghe Autonomous prefecture (Hani & Yi) 4,501,000 32,929 Mengzi City
Wenshan Autonomous prefecture (Zhuang & Miao) 3,518,000 32,239 Wenshan City
Xishuangbanna Autonomous prefecture (Dai) 1,134,000 19,700 Jinghong City
Hangzhou* Zhejiang City 8,700,400 16,847 Jianggan District
Ningbo City 7,605,700 9,365 Yinzhou District
Huzhou City 2,893,500 5,818 Wuxing District
Jiaxing City 4,501,700 3,915 Nanhu District
Jinhua City 5,361,600 10,918 Wucheng District
Lishui City 2,117,000 17,298 Liandu District
Quzhou City 2,122,700 8,846 Kecheng District
Shaoxing City 4,912,200 8,256 Yuecheng District
Taizhou, Zhejiang City 5,968,800 9,411 Jiaojiang District
Wenzhou City 9,122,100 11,784 Lucheng District
Zhoushan City 1,121,300 1,440 Dinghai District

Dissolved prefectures

Anhui

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Wudang 芜當专区 1949-10-01 1950-03-?? split among Xuancheng Pref. & Chizhou Pref. Prefecture
Huizhou 徽州地区 1949-10-01 1987-11-?? partially merged into Xuancheng Pref. & reorganized as Huangshan PLC Prefecture
Anqing 安庆地区 1949-10-01 1988-08-?? partially merged into Anqing & merged with Chizhou Pref. Prefecture
Chuxian 滁县地区 1949-10-01 1992-12-?? reorganized as Chuzhou PLC Prefecture
Fuyang 阜阳地区 1949-10-01 1996-01-?? reorganized as Fuyang PLC Prefecture
Suxian 宿县地区 1949-10-01 1998-12-?? reorganized as Suzhou PLC Prefecture
Chaohu 巢湖地区 1949-10-01 1999-07-09 reorganized as Chaohu PLC Prefecture
Lu'an 六安地区 1949-10-01 1999-09-?? reorganized as Lu'an PLC Prefecture
Chizhou 池州地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Chizou PLC Prefecture
Xuancheng 宣城专区 1949-10-01 1952-03-?? split among Wuhu Pref. & Huizhou Pref. Prefecture
Wuhu→Xuangcheng 芜湖→宣城地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Xuancheng PLC Prefecture
Bengbu 蚌埠专区 1956-01-?? 1961-04-?? split among Suxian Pref. & Chixian Pref. Prefecture
Chaohu 巢湖市 1999-07-09 2011-07-14 split among Hefei PLC, Wuhu PLC, Ma'anshan PLC PLC

Chahar (1949-1952)

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Chanan 察南专区 1949-10-01 1951-08-?? dissolved, later merged into Zhangjiakou Pref. Prefecture
Chabei 察北专区 1949-10-01 1952-11-?? reorganized as Zhangjiakou Pref. & Chahar Leag. Prefecture

Fujian

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
First→Jian'ou→Jianyang 第一→建瓯→建阳专区 1949-10-01 1971-06-?? merged into Nanping Pref. Prefecture
Second→Jianyang→Nanping 第二→建阳→南平地区 1949-10-01 1994-09-?? reorganized as Nanping PLC Prefecture
Third→Fu'an→Ningde 第三→福安地区 1949-10-01 1999-11-?? reorganized as Ningde PLC Prefecture
Fourth→Minhou→Putian 第四→闽侯→莆田地区 1949-10-01 1983-04-?? split among Fuzhou PLC & Jinjiang Pref. Prefecture
Fifth→Quanzhou→Jinjiang 第五→泉州→晋江地区 1949-10-01 1985-05-?? reorganized as Quanzhou PLC Prefecture
Sixth→Zhangzhou→Longxi 第六→漳州→龙溪地区 1949-10-01 1985-05-?? reorganized as Zhangzhou PLC Prefecture
Seventh→Yong'an→Sanming 第七→永安→三明地区 1949-10-01 1983004--?? reorganized as Sanming PLC Prefecture
Eighth→Longyan 第八→龙岩地区 1949-10-01 1996-11-?? reorganized as Longyan PLC Prefecture

Hebei

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Tongxian 通县专区 1949-10-01 1958-04-?? split among Beijing Muni., Tangshan Pref., Tianjin Pref., Chengde Pref. Prefecture
Tianjin→Langfang 天津→廊坊地区 1949-10-01 1988-09-?? reorganized as Langfang PLC Prefecture
Shijiazhuang 石家庄地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? merged into Shijiazhuang PLC Prefecture
Tangshan 唐山地区 1949-10-01 1983-03-?? partially merged into Tangshan PLC & reorganized as Qinhuangdao PLC Prefecture
Handan 邯郸地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? merged into Handan PLC Prefecture
Xingtai 邢台地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? merged into Xingtai PLC Prefecture
Baoding 保定地区 1949-10-01 1994-12-?? merged into Baoding PLC Prefecture
Dingxian 定县专区 1949-10-01 1954-04-?? split among Shijiazhuang Pref. & Cangxian Pref. Prefecture
Cangxian→Cangzhou 沧县→沧州地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? merged into Cangzhou PLC Prefecture
Hengshui 衡水地区 1949-10-01 1996-05-?? reorganized as Hengshui PLC Prefecture
Zhangjiakou 张家口地区 1952-11-01 1993-06-?? merged into Zhangjiakou PLC Prefecture
Chengde 承德地区 1955-07-01 1993-06-?? merged into Chengde PLC Prefecture
Tianjin 天津市 1958-02-11 1967-01-02 reorganized as Tianjin Muni. PLC

Heilongjiang

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Heihe 黑河地区 1949-10-01 1993-02-?? reorganized as Heihe PLC Prefecture
Nenjiang 嫩江地区 1954-07-?? 1984-12-?? merged into Qiqihar PLC Prefecture
Hejiang 合江地区 1954-07-?? 1984-12-?? merged into Jiamusi PLC Prefecture
Mudanjiang 牡丹江地区 1956-03-?? 1983-09-?? reorganized as Mudanjiang PLC Prefecture
Suihua 绥化地区 1956-03-?? 1999-12-?? reorganized as Suihua PLC Prefecture
Songhuajiang 松花江地区 1958-08-?? 1996-08-?? merged into Harbin PLC Prefecture
Yichun 伊春地区 1949-10-01 1979-12-?? reorganized as Yichun PLC Prefecture

Inner Mongolia

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Jirem 哲里木盟 1949-10-01 1999-01-?? reorganized as Tongliao PLC League
Hulunbuir-Nun'moron→Hulunbuir 呼伦贝尔纳文慕仁→呼伦贝尔盟 1949-10-01 2001-10-?? reorganized as Hulunbuir PLC League
Chahar 察哈尔盟 1952-11-?? 1958-04-?? merged into Xilingol Leag. League
Ulanqab 乌兰察布盟 1954-03-06 2003-12-?? reorganized as Ulanqab PLC League
Bayannur 巴彦淖尔盟 1954-03-06 2003-12-?? reorganized as Bayannur PLC League
Ih'ju 伊克昭盟 1954-03-06 2001-02-?? reorganized as Ordos PLC League
Hetao 河套行政区 1954-03-06 1958-04-?? merged into Bayannur Leag. Region
Pingdiquan 平地泉行政区 1954-03-06 1958-04-?? merged into Ulanqab Leag. Region
Ju'ud 昭乌达盟 1955-07-30 1983-10-?? reorganized as Chifeng PLC League

Jiangsu

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Huaiyin 淮阴地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? reorganized as Huaiyin PLC Prefecture
Yancheng 盐城地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? reorganized as Yancheng PLC Prefecture
Yangzhou 扬州地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? reorganized as Yangzhou PLC Prefecture
Nantong 南通地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? merged into Nantong PLC Prefecture
Zhenjiang 镇江地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? partially split among Nanjing PLC, Wuxi PLC, Changzhou PLC & reorganized as Zhenjiang PLC Prefecture
Changzhou 常州专区 1949-10-01 1959-07-?? split among Zhenjiang Pref. & Suzhou Pref. Prefecture
Songjiang 松江专区 1949-10-01 1958-03-?? split among Shanghai Muni. & Suzhou Pref. Prefecture
Suzhou 苏州地区 1949-10-01 1983-01-?? split among Suzhou PLC & Wuxi PLC Prefecture
Xuzhou 徐州地区 1953-03-?? 1983-01-?? split among Xuzhou PLC & Lianyungang PLC Prefecture
Luhe 六合地区 1966-03-?? 1971-02-?? split among Nanjing PLC, Yangzhou Pref., Huaiyin Pref. Prefecture

Jiangxi

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Nanchang→Yichun 南昌→宜春地区 1949-10-01 2000-05-?? reorganized as Yichuan PLC Prefecture
Yuanzhou 袁州专区 1949-10-01 1952-10-?? merged into Nanchang Pref. Prefecture
Jiujiang 九江地区 1949-10-01 1983-07-?? merged into Jiujiang PLC Prefecture
Leping→Fuliang→Yingtan 乐平→浮梁→鹰潭专区 1949-10-01 1952-12-06 merged into Shangrao Pref. Prefecture
Shangrao 上饶地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Shangrao PLC Prefecture
Ganzhou 赣州地区 1949-10-01 1998-12-?? reorganized as Ganzhou PLC Prefecture
Ruijin→Ningdu 瑞金→宁都专区 1949-10-01 1952-10-?? split among Ganzhou Pref. & Fuzhou Pref. Prefecture
Fuzhou 抚州地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Fuzhou PLC Prefecture
Ji'an→Jinggangshan→Ji'an 吉安→井冈山→吉安地区 1949-10-01 2000-05-?? reorganized as Ji'an PLC Prefecture

Jilin

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Tonghua 通化地区 1949-10-01 1985-02-?? reorganized as Tonghua PLC, Hunjiang PLC, Meihekou PLC Prefecture
Yanbian 延边专区 1949-10-01 1952-08-?? converted into Autonomous Pref. Prefecture
Baicheng 白城地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? reorganized as Baicheng PLC Prefecture
Huaide→Gongzhuling→Siping 怀德→公主岭→四平地区 1949-10-01 1983-08-?? reorganized as Siping PLC & Liaoyuan PLC Prefecture
Dehui 德惠地区 1949-10-01 1983-08-?? merged into Changchun PLC Prefecture
Yongji 永吉地区 1949-10-01 1983-08-?? merged into Jilin PLC Prefecture
Meihekou 梅河口市 1985-02-04 1985-12-19 merged into Tonghua PLC PLC
Gongzhuling 公主岭市 1985-02-04 1985-12-19 merged into Siping PLC PLC

Liaodong (1949-1954)

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Tongliao 通辽专区 1949-10-01 1950-04-21 dissolved, later reorganized as Tonghua Pref. & Andong Pref. Prefecture

Liaoning

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Jinzhou 锦州专区 1955-11-?? 1968-??-?? merged into Jinzhou PLC Prefecture
Andong 安东专区 1956-01-?? 1959-01-?? split among Lüda PLC, Andong PLC, Benxi PLC Prefecture
Liaonan 辽南专区 1966-01-?? 1968-06-?? split among Lüda PLC & Yingkou PLC Prefecture
Liaoyang 辽阳专区 1956-01-?? 1959-01-?? split among Lüda PLC, Shenyang PLC, Anshan PLC, Yingkou PLC, Liaoyang PLC Prefecture
Tieling 铁岭地区 1956-01-?? 1984-06-?? reorganized as Tieling PLC Prefecture
Shenyang 沈阳专区 1964-02-?? 1968-??-?? merged with Tieling Pref. Prefecture
Chaoyang 朝阳地区 1954-02-?? 1984-06-?? reorganized as Chaoyang PLC Prefecture
Panjin 盘锦地区 1970-01-?? 1975-11-?? split among Anshan PLC & Yingkou PLC Prefecture

Rehe (1949-1955)

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Redong 热东专区 1949-10-01 1955-07-30 reorganized as Chaoyang Pref. & Jinzhou Pref. Prefecture
Rezhong 热中专区 1949-10-01 1955-07-30 dissolved, later merged into Chengde Pref. Prefecture
Reliao 热辽专区 1949-10-01 1955-07-30 reorganized as Chaoyang Pref. & Jinzhou Pref. Prefecture
Ju'ud 昭乌达盟 1949-10-01 1955-07-30 transfer to Inner Mongolia AR League

Shandong

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Changwei→Weifang 昌潍→潍坊地区 1949-10-01 1983-08-?? reorganized as Weifang PLC Prefecture
Donghai→Wendeng 东海→文登专区 1949-10-01 1956-02-?? merged into Laiyang Pref. Prefecture
Xihai 西海专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Laiyang Pref. & Changwei Pref. Prefecture
Nanhai 南海专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Laiyang Pref. & Jiaozhou Pref. Prefecture
Beihai 北海专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Laiyang Pref. & Wendeng Pref. Prefecture
Binbei→Jiaozhou 滨北→胶州专区 1949-10-01 1956-02-?? split among Laiyang Pref. Wendeng Pref., Linyi Pref. Prefecture
Cangnan 沧南专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? merged into Dezhou Pref. Prefecture
Luobei 泺北专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? merged into Dezhou Pref. Prefecture
Qinghe 清河专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Zibo Pref., Huimin Pref., Changwei Pref. Prefecture
Kenli→Huimin→Binzhou 垦利→惠民→滨州地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Binzhou PLC Prefecture
Yimeng→Yishui 沂蒙→沂水专区 1949-10-01 1953-07-?? split among Linyi Pref. & Jiaozhou Pref. Prefecture
Nishan 尼山专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Tengxian Pref. & Tai'an Pref. Prefecture
Taizao 台枣专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Tengxian Pref. & Linyi Pref. Prefecture
Binhai 滨海专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? split among Linyi Pref. & Yishui Pref. Prefecture
Taishan→Tai'an 泰山→泰安地区 1949-10-01 1985-03-?? partially split among Jinan PLC & Jining PLC & reorganized as Tai'an PLC Prefecture
Taixi 泰西专区 1949-10-01 1950-05-?? merged into Tai'an Pref. Prefecture
Liaocheng 聊城地区 1949-10-01 1997-08-?? reorganized as Liaocheng PLC Prefecture
Heze 菏泽地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Heze PLC Prefecture
Huxi 湖西专区 1949-10-01 1951-11-?? merged into Heze Pref. Prefecture
Zibo 淄博专区 1950-05-?? 1961-05-?? partially merged into Huimin Pref. & reorganized as Zibo PLC Prefecture
Tengxian→Jining 滕县→济宁地区 1950-05-?? 1983-03-?? partially merged into Tai'an Pref. & reorganized as Jining PLC Prefecture
Laiyang→Yantai 莱阳→烟台地区 1950-05-?? 1983-08-?? reorganized as Yantai PLC Prefecture
Linyi 临沂地区 1950-05-?? 1994-12-?? reorganized as Linyi PLC Prefecture
Dezhou 莱芜 1950-05-?? 1994-12-?? reorganized as Dezhou PLC Prefecture
Laiwu 莱芜市 1992-11-22 2019-01-09 merged into Jinan PLC PLC

Shanxi

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Yanbei 雁北地区 1949-10-01 1993-06-?? merged into Datong PLC & Shuozhou PLC Prefecture
Xinxian→Xinzhou 忻县→忻州地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Xinzhou PLC Prefecture
Changzhi→Jindongnan 长治→晋东南地区 1949-10-01 1985-04-?? reorganized as Changzhi PLC & Jincheng PLC Prefecture
Yuci→Jinzhong 榆次→晋中地区 1949-10-01 1999-09-?? reorganized as Jinzhong PLC Prefecture
Yuncheng 运城地区 1949-10-01 2000-06-?? reorganized as Yuncheng PLC Prefecture
Linfen 临汾专区 1949-10-01 1954-04-?? merged into Jinnan Pref. Prefecture
Fenyang 汾阳专区 1949-10-01 1951-03-?? split among Datong PLC, Linfen Pref., Xingxian Pref., Yuci Pref. Prefecture
Xingxian 兴县专区 1949-10-01 1952-06-?? split among Xinxian Pref. & Yuci Pref. Prefecture
Jinnan 晋南地区 1954-04-?? 1970-03-?? partially merged into Yuncheng Pref. & reorganized as Linfen Pref. Prefecture
Jinbei 晋北专区 1958-06-?? 1961-06-?? split among Yanbei Pref. & Xinxian Pref. Prefecture
Linfen 临汾地区 1970-03-?? 2000-06-?? reorganized as Linfen PLC Prefecture
Lüliang 吕梁地区 1971-04-?? 2003-10-?? reorganized as Lüliang PLC Prefecture

Songjiang (1949-1954)

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Hejiang 合江专区 1949-10-01 1954-07-?? transfer to Heilongjiang Prov. Prefecture

Suiyuan (1949-1954)

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Suidong→Jining 绥东→集宁专区 1949-10-01 1952-11-?? reorganized as Pingdiquan Reg. Prefecture
Helin 和林专区 1949-10-01 1952--?? split among Prefecture
Baotou→Suizhong→Saxian 包头→绥中→萨县专区 1949-10-01 1952-11-?? merged into Jining Pref. Prefecture
Suixi→Shanba 绥西→陕坝专区 1949-10-01 1952-11-?? reorganized as Hetao Reg. Prefecture
Ih'ju 伊克昭盟 1949-10-01 1954-03-06 transfer to Inner Mongolia AR League
Ulanqab 乌兰察布盟 1949-10-01 1954-03-06 transfer to Inner Mongolia AR League

Zhejiang

Prefecture Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Lin'an 临安专区 1949-10-01 1953-01-?? split among Jinhua Pref. & Jiaxing Pref. Prefecture
Jiande 建德专区 1949-10-01 1958-12-?? split among Hangzhou PLC, Jinhua Pref., Jiaxing Pref. Prefecture
Ningbo 宁波地区 1949-10-01 1983-07-?? merged into Ningbo PLC Prefecture
Wenzhou 温州地区 1949-10-01 1981-09-?? merged into Wenzhou PLC Prefecture
Jiaxing 嘉兴地区 1949-10-01 1981-09-?? reorganized as Jiaxing PLC & Huzhou PLC Prefecture
Shaoxing 绍兴地区 1949-10-01 1983-07-?? reorganized as Shaoxing PLC Prefecture
Jinhua 金华地区 1949-10-01 1985-05-?? reorganized as Jinhua PLC & Quzhou PLC Prefecture
Quzhou 衢州专区 1949-10-01 1954-11-?? split among Jinhua Pfre. & Jiande Pref. Prefecture
Taizhou 台州地区 1949-10-01 1994-08-?? reorganized as Taizhou PLC Prefecture
Lishui 丽水地区 1949-10-01 2000-05-?? reorganized as Lishui PLC Prefecture
Zhoushan 舟山地区 1953-06-01 1987-01-?? reorganized as Zhoushan PLC Prefecture

See also

Notes

  1. ^ a b Currently China has 2 provincial-level special administrative regions: Hong Kong and Macau. Although both of them are not divided into prefectural-level divisions within PRC laws both regions does have a third-level division system (Districts of Hong Kong and Parishes of Macau). Parishes in Macau are purely symbolic entries, it no longer has any legal status.
  2. ^ As Taiwan is currently administered by the Republic of China, its administrative divisions differ from those in provinces administered by the People's Republic of China. The claimed official borders and divisions of the Taiwan Province of People's Republic of China mirror those of the ROC Taiwan Province before 1949. The PRC has not acknowledged any changes made post-1949 by the ROC. PRC once treated Taipei (still regarded as capital city, instead of Zhongxing New Village) and Kaohsiung as prefecture-level cities (they are actually Special municipality of Republic of China at that time), all other cities and counties as county-level cities and counties, and display them on maps as such. This is analogous to the previous practice of the ROC in producing maps depicting mainland administrative boundaries the way they were in 1949. However, this practice has also declined.
  3. ^ a b c d Ili (itself a prefecture with sub-provincial status) contains 2 other prefectures: Tacheng and Altay. Ili also directly controls 2 county-level cities, 7 counties, and 1 autonomous county, like a normal prefecture does. Tacheng and Altay is counted in Xinjiang's total number of prefectures here.
  4. ^ A combination of 4 former prefectures:Chongqing, Fuling, Wanxian (now Wanzhou) and Qianjiang, all of them belonged to Sichuan Province.