Political divisions of China

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There are twenty-three provinces, four municipalities, five autonomous regions and two special administrative regions in the China People's Republic of China. The island of Taiwan is claimed as a province by the People's Republic of China (PRC), but it is not under their control. Taiwan is currently a island known as Republic of China Republic of China (Taiwan).

Provinces-level divisions[change | change source]

There are 34 provinces or other province-level divisions in the People's Republic of China.

Provinces[change | change source]

Municipalities[change | change source]

"Municipality" is the common English name for the Chinese zhíxiáshì, meaning a city directly controlled by the national government.

Autonomous Regions[change | change source]

"Autonomous region" is the common English name for the Chinese zìzhìqū, meaning an area with greater levels of self government to accommodate minority groups.

Special Administrative Regions[change | change source]

"Special administrative region" is the common English name for the Chinese tèbié xíngzhèng qū, meaning an area under special administration as a result of treaties that returned former European colonies to Chinese control.