With a surface of 9 600 000 km2 at 70% mountainous,
from the arid desert of Gobi to the green hills of the Canton,
while passing by the immense plain of the North of China,
China is composed today of 34 administrative units on the level of the province.
Autonomous Region: 5,
Metropolitain City: 4,
Special Zone: 2
All these entities constitute the first layer of the Chinese Administration,
Equivalent Provinces, they are directly responsible for
the central government at Pekin (Beijing) except for the Island of Taiwan.
The 2 special zones HongKong and Macao ended with a peaceful decolonization
with a legislative supreme at a semi-democratic mode.
The 4 metropolitan cities are characterized by their small managed surface and
a strong urban and industrial concentration.
In the 5 autonomous areas the national minorities are in a majority in their respective area.
The remainder (a number of 23) are normal provinces whose population is primarily of Han - 95%
of the Chinese population.
China is a country on the continent Asia, her capital is Beijing . Here is the hierarchy of the China administrative divisions: China is subdivided into provinces, that are at their turn subdivided into region cities, that are at their turn subdivided into counties, cities counties, that are at their turn subdivided into townships, that are at their turn subdivided into villages.
In China, The Names of Chinese Metropolitan Cities or strategic localities have names since centuries:
LuoYang 洛阳, Ninghai 宁海, HangZhou 杭州, Liuzhou 柳州. It's regrettable that Chang An 长安, The Long Peace,
capitat of six chinese dynasties be renamed as Xi'An 西安, peace at the West.
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