China is a vast country with varied geography. It is made up of 22 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and 2 municipalities. There are also over 100 other minor administrative divisions.
China is divided into provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities. There are currently 29 provinces, 5 autonomous regions, and a municipality directly under the Central Government. The provinces are further subdivided into prefecture-level divisions, which are in turn subdivided into county-level divisions. There are a total of 1,921 prefecture-level divisions, 568 county-level divisions, and 3,142 villages.
The political status of Taiwan Province along with a small fraction of Fujian Province remain in dispute; those are under separate rule by the Repu. The two provinces have been part of China for over 50 years, but their political status is still an issue that has yet to be resolved. China claims both provinces as its own, while Taiwan insists they are a part of its sovereign republic. The dispute has led to military conflicts on several occasions, and it is uncertain when or if the issue will be resolved.
Every province in mainland China, including the island province of Hainan, has a Chinese Communist Party provincial committee. There are 22 provinces in mainland China. The following table lists all of the provinces and their party committees:
Table 1: Party Committee Locations for All 22 Provinces in Mainland China
The table above lists the party committees for all 22 provinces in mainland China. The table also lists the name of each province, its location on the mainland, and its population as of 2010 census data.
What is the biggest province in China?
China is a huge country with a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It has over 33 provinces, which are divided into municipalities and autonomous regions. Beijing, the national capital, is also an administrative region.
China is a large country with a diverse geography. It is made up of 23 provinces and two autonomous regions. The largest province is Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, with a population of over 27 million. There are also 19 other provinces with over 10 million people each. These provinces are located in the north, south, east, and west of China.
Types of provincial-level divisions
In China, provinces are the most common level of division. There are 23 provinces in total. Each province has its own government, laws, and economy.
The government of each standard province (Chinese; pinyin sh ng) is nominally led by a provincial committee, headed by a secretary. The committee consists of equal numbers of officials from the provincial governor’s office and the Communist Party of China. The secretary is responsible for carrying out decisions made by the committee. In practice, however, the secretary generally has a much greater role in decision-making than his or her official title would suggest.
China is a republic with a single administrative system. The country is divided into provinces, which are then divided into municipalities. There are 23 provinces, 2 autonomous regions, and 5 municipalities directly under the Central Government.
Following will be the Top 10 biggest provinces in China by area
China is the second-largest country in the world by land area after Russia, and is the third-largest by total area, after Russia and Canada. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) has a total land area of 9,596,960 square kilometers (3,795,208 square miles). It is made up of 23 provinces and five autonomous regions. The PRC has a coastline on the East China Sea and the Yellow Sea. There are also several island groups on these seas.
Top 1 Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region
Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region is one of the nine autonomous regions in China. It has a total area of about 23,000,000 square kilometers and a population of over 31 million. The region has a diverse culture and linguistic heritage. It was established in 1955 and comprises the easternmost area of China. The region is bordered by the Tibetan autonomous region to the south and the Xinjiang Autonomous Region to the east.
Permanent resident population: 24,867,600 (2020)
Top 2 Tibet Autonomous Region
Tibet Autonomous Region is one of the provinces in China. It has a total area of 2,200,000 square kilometers and a population of about 10 million people. The region has an autonomous status, which gives it certain political and legal benefits not enjoyed by other provinces in China. The province is divided into seven prefectures and two counties.
• Permanent resident population: 3,438,200 (2020)
Top 3 Inner Mongolia Minority Autonomous Region
China is a vast country with over 1,200 provinces. Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, which spans about 1,200,000 square kilometers and ranks third in size among China’s provinces, is a part of the People’s Republic of China but has its own autonomous status. The region has a population of about 10.7 million people who are mainly Mongolian herders and farmers. The economy of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region is largely based on livestock ranching and agriculture.
Top 4 Qinghai Province
Qinghai Province is the fourth largest province of China named after the largest saltwater lake Qinghai Lake. The provincial capital is Xining, located in the northwest of the province. The province has an area of 2,236,000 square kilometers and a population of around 34 million people. Qinghai is renowned for its natural beauty, with attractions including the world’s highest peak Everest (8,850 meters), and the largest saltwater lake in China, Qinghai Lake.
Top 5 Sichuan Province
Sichuan Province is one of the 31 provinces of the People’s Republic of China. It borders Chongqing Municipality to the west, Hubei Province to the north and northwest, Shaanxi Province to the east and southeast, and Jiangxi Province to the south. The provincial capital is Chengdu.
Top 6 Heilongjiang Province
China is a country with an area of approximately 9,600,000 square kilometers. It is made up of 23 provinces and five autonomous regions. Heilongjiang Province is one of the 29 provinces in China. It has an area of 2,586,500 square kilometers and a population of 38.5 million people.
• Permanent resident population: 37,731,000 (2020)
Top 7 Gansu Province
Gansu Province is the largest province in China, with a total area of 1,098,000 square kilometers. The province has a population of over 32 million people, making it the most populous province in China. Gansu is also the most rural province in China. There are only 20 cities and towns in Gansu Province, while there are over 4,000 counties in China.
• Permanent resident population: 26,372,600 (2020)
Top 8 Yunnan Province
China is a vast country with 29 provinces, two autonomous regions, and five directly administered municipalities. A further four are considered Special Administrative Regions. The map below shows the provinces and their approximate population.
• Permanent resident population: 48,295,000 (2020)
Top 9 Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is one of the five autonomous regions in China. It occupies a total area of 36,000 square kilometers and has a population of over 53 million people, making it the most populous autonomous region in China. Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region comprises nine provinces: Guizhou, Hunan, Yunnan, Guangxi, Ningxia, Sichuan, Chongqing, and Tibet.
• Permanent resident population: 49,260,000 (2020)
Top 10 Hunan Province
The province of Hunan is the most populous and the largest province in China. It has an area of over 1,000,000 square kilometers and a population of over 100 million. The province is made up of 22 counties.
• Permanent resident population: 68,988,000 (2020)
In conclusion, China is a large country with numerous provinces. Counting them all is a daunting task, but it is important to remember that the number of provinces does not always reflect the size and importance of each region. Knowing the different names and locations of China’s provinces can help you better understand the country and its people.