List of regions of the People's Republic of China

This is a list of the 31 provincial-level divisions of the People's Republic of China grouped by its former administrative areas from 1949 to 1952, which are now known as traditional regions.

Overview

Nationalist Era regions

  Northeast China
  North China
  Central China
  Northern Frontier
  Western China
  South China

People's Republic of China

  North China
  Northeast China
  East China
  South Central China
  Southwest China
  Northwest China
RegionMapAreaPopulation
(2010)
Population
Density
Provinces/RegionProvincial/Regional Seat
North China
North China (Huáběi)
1,556,061 km² 164,823,226 105/km² BeijingDongcheng District
TianjinHeping District
HebeiShijiazhuang
ShanxiTaiyuan
Inner MongoliaHohhot
Northeast China
Northeast China (Dōngběi)
793,300 km² 109,520,844 138/km² LiaoningShenyang
JilinChangchun
HeilongjiangHarbin
East China
East China (Huádōng)
795,837 km² 384,364,968 483/km² ShanghaiHuangpu District
JiangsuNanjing
ZhejiangHangzhou
AnhuiHefei
FujianFuzhou
JiangxiNanchang
ShandongJinan
South Central China
South Central China (Zhōngnán)
1,014,354 km² 383,559,808 378/km² HenanZhengzhou
HubeiWuhan
HunanChangsha
GuangdongGuangzhou
GuangxiNanning
HainanHaikou
 Hong KongCentral and Western District
 MacauMacau
Southwest China
Southwest China (Xīnán)
2,365,900 km² 192,979,243 82/km² ChongqingYuzhong District
SichuanChengdu
GuizhouGuiyang
YunnanKunming
TibetLhasa
Northwest China
Northwest China (Xīběi)
3,107,701 km² 96,644,038 31/km² ShaanxiXi'an
GansuLanzhou
QinghaiXining
NingxiaYinchuan
XinjiangÜrümqi


Economic regions

  East Coast
  Central China
  Northeast China
  Western China

Other kinds of statistics

RegionAreaPopulation
(2010)
Population
Density
Provinces included & Notes
North China
(without Eastern Inner Mongolia)
1,082,492 km²153,180,300142/km² Beijing, Tianjin, Hebei, Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia (without Chifeng, Hinggan, Hulunbuir, and Tongliao)
Northeast China
(with Eastern Inner Mongolia)
1,266,869 km²121,163,77096/km² Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, and Eastern Inner Mongolia (Chifeng, Hinggan, Hulunbuir, and Tongliao)
East China 832,028 km²407,527,091499/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 km²216,945,029384/km² Henan, Hubei, and Hunan
South China 449,654 km²166,614,779371/km² Guangdong, Guangxi, Hainan, Hong Kong, and Macau
Western China 3,978,700 km²289,623,28173/km² Chongqing, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Tibet, Shaanxi, Gansu, Qinghai, Ningxia, and Xinjiang

See also

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