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|Administrative divisions of China|
Administrative division codes
This is a list of traditional top-level regions of China.
See also: Republic of China (1912–1949)
See also: Nationalist government
For a more comprehensive list, see List of military regions of the National Revolutionary Army.
See also: Greater administrative area
This is a list of the 34 provincial-level divisions of the People's Republic of China grouped by its former greater administrative areas from 1949 to 1952.
South Central China
|1,556,061 km2||164,823,226||105/km2||Beijing||Dongcheng District|
|795,837 km2||384,364,968||483/km2||Shanghai||Huangpu District|
Zhongxing New Village (ROC)
|South Central China
|Hong Kong||Central and Western District|
|2,365,900 km2||192,979,243||82/km2||Chongqing||Yuzhong District|
|Provinces included & Notes|
(without Eastern Inner Mongolia)
|1,082,492 km2||153,180,300||142/km2||Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia (without Chifeng, Hinggan, Hulunbuir, and Tongliao)|
(with Eastern Inner Mongolia)
|1,266,869 km2||121,163,770||96/km2||Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, and Eastern Inner Mongolia (Chifeng, Hinggan, Hulunbuir, and Tongliao)|
|East China||832,028 km2||407,527,091||499/km2||The above-mentioned seven entities plus the claimed Taiwan Province.|
Taiwan and its surrounding island groups are administered by the Republic of China but claimed by the People's Republic of China.
|Central China||564,700 km2||216,945,029||384/km2||Henan, Hubei, and Hunan|
|South China||449,654 km2||166,614,779||371/km2||Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, and Macau|
|Western China||3,978,700 km2||289,623,281||73/km2||Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang|
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