List of Cities in the People's Republic of China
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List of Cities in the People's Republic of China
Cities in the People's Republic of China

According to the administrative divisions of the People's Republic of China including Hong Kong and Macau, there are three levels of cities, namely provincial-level[1] (consists of municipalities and SARs[2]), prefecture-level cities, and county-level cities. As of January 2019 the PRC has a total of 674 cities: 4 municipalities, 2 SARs, 293 prefectural-level cities (including the 15 sub-provincial cities) and 375 county-level cities (including the 38 sub-prefectural cities and 9 XXPC cities) not including any cities in the claimed province of Taiwan.

Four cities are centrally administered municipalities, which include dense urban areas, suburbs, and large rural areas: Chongqing (28.84 million), Shanghai (23.01 million), Beijing (19.61 million), and Tianjin (12.93 million).

According to 2017 research from the Demographia research group, there are 102 cities controlled by People's Republic of China with an "urban area" population of over 1 million.[3]

List

Contemporary cities

Types of cities
Name Chinese No.
Provincial-level city divisions
    municipality 4
Prefectural-level city divisions
    prefectural-level city
sub-provincial city
ordinary prefectural city
?
293
15
278
County-level city divisions
    county-level city
sub-prefectural city
ordinary county city
?
375
47
328
Special administrative regions (Provincial-level)
    special administrative region 2
City Chinese Province Prefecture Founded
(PRC)
Hong Kong ? ZZZ-SARautonomous ZZZZ-nonenone 1997-07-01
Macau ? ZZZ-SARautonomous ZZZZ-nonenone 1999-12-20
Beijing ZZZ-municipalitymunicipal ZZZZ-nonenone 1949-10-01
Chongqing ZZZ-municipalitymunicipal ZZZZ-nonenone 1997-03-14
Shanghai ZZZ-municipalitymunicipal ZZZZ-nonenone 1949-10-01
Tianjin ZZZ-municipalitymunicipal ZZZZ-nonenone 1967-01-02
Anqing Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-11-04
Bengbu Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Bozhou Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-05-21
Chaohu Anhui Hefei 2011-07-14
Chizhou Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-25
Chuzhou Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1992-12-20
Fuyang Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-01-01
Hefei Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Huaibei Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1960-04-16
Huainan Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1951-01-18
Huangshan Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1987-11-27
Jieshou Anhui Fuyang 1989-09-27
Lu'an Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-09-02
Ma'anshan ? Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1956-10-12
Mingguang Anhui Chuzhou 1994-05-31
Ningguo Anhui Xuancheng 1997-03-11
Qianshan Anhui Anqing 2018-07-02
Suzhou Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-12-06
Tianchang Anhui Chuzhou 1993-09-18
Tongcheng Anhui Anqing 1996-08-20
Tongling Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1971-12-11
Wuhu Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1972-12-30
Xuancheng Anhui ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-25
Fu'an Fujian Ningde 1989-11-13
Fuding Fujian Ningde 1995-10-13
Fuqing Fujian Fuzhou 1990-12-26
Fuzhou Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Jian'ou Fujian Nanping 1992-10-20
Jinjiang Fujian Quanzhou 1992-03-06
Longhai Fujian Zhangzhou 1993-05-12
Longyan Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-11-20
Nan'an Fujian Quanzhou 1993-05-12
Nanping Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-09-05
Ningde Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-11-14
Putian Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-09-09
Quanzhou Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-05-14
Sanming Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-04-28
Shaowu Fujian Nanping 1983-08-17
Shishi Fujian Quanzhou 1987-12-17
Wuyishan ? Fujian Nanping 1989-08-21
Xiamen Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Yong'an Fujian Sanming 1984-09-12
Zhangping Fujian Longyan 1990-08-15
Zhangzhou Fujian ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-05-14
Baiyin Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-05-14
Dingxi Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-04-04
Dunhuang Gansu Jiuquan 1987-08-21
Hezuo Gansu Gannan 1996-05-28
Huating Gansu Pingliang 2018-07-02
Jiayuguan ? Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1971-09-10
Jinchang Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1981-02-09
Jiuquan Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-18
Lanzhou Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Linxia Gansu Linxia 1983-08-31
Longnan Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2004-01-11
Pingliang Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-02
Qingyang Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-22
Tianshui Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-07-08
Wuwei Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-05-09
Yumen Gansu Jiuquan 1961-11-15
Zhangye Gansu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-03-01
Chaozhou Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1991-12-07
Dongguan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Enping Guangdong Jiangmen 1994-02-28
Foshan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Gaozhou Guangdong Maoming 1993-06-08
Guangzhou Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Heshan Guangdong Jiangmen 1993-11-08
Heyuan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Huazhou Guangdong Maoming 1994-07-04
Huizhou Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Jiangmen Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Jieyang Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1991-12-07
Kaiping Guangdong Jiangmen 1993-01-05
Lechang Guangdong Shaoguan 1994-04-28
Leizhou Guangdong Zhanjiang 1994-04-26
Lianjiang Guangdong Zhanjiang 1993-12-10
Lianzhou Guangdong Qingyuan 1994-04-22
Lufeng Guangdong Shanwei 1995-01-19
Luoding Guangdong Yunfu 1993-04-08
Maoming Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Meizhou Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Nanxiong Guangdong Shaoguan 1996-06-17
Puning Guangdong Jieyang 1993-04-06
Qingyuan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Shantou Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Shanwei Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Shaoguan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Shenzhen Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-03-05
Sihui Guangdong Zhaoqing 1993-11-25
Taishan Guangdong Jiangmen 1992-04-17
Wuchuan Guangdong Zhanjiang 1994-05-26
Xingning Guangdong Meizhou 1994-06-06
Xinyi Guangdong Maoming 1995-09-11
Yangchun Guangdong Yangjiang 1994-05-05
Yangjiang Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Yingde Guangdong Qingyuan 1994-01-12
Yunfu Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-04-05
Zhanjiang Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-22
Zhaoqing Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Zhongshan Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-07
Zhuhai Guangdong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-03-05
Baise Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-02
Beihai Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-10-08
Beiliu Guangxi Yulin 1994-04-18
Cenxi Guangxi Wuzhou 1995-09-11
Chongzuo Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-12-23
Dongxing Guangxi Fangchenggang 1996-04-29
Fangchenggang ? Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1993-05-23
Guigang Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1995-10-27
Guilin Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-11-25
Guiping Guangxi Guigang 1994-05-18
Hechi Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-18
Heshan Guangxi Laibin 1981-06-29
Hezhou Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-06-18
Jingxi Guangxi Baise 2015-08-01
Laibin Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-09-29
Lipu Guangxi Guilin 2018-07-02
Liuzhou Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-11-25
Nanning Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-12-23
Pingxiang Guangxi Chongzuo 1961-05-27
Qinzhou Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-06-28
Wuzhou Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-11-25
Yulin Guangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-04-22
Anshun Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Bijie Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2011-10-22
Chishui Guizhou Zunyi 1990-09-30
Duyun Guizhou Qiannan 1966-03-09
Fuquan Guizhou Qiannan 1996-12-02
Guiyang Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Kaili Guizhou Qiandongnan 1983-08-19
Liupanshui ? Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1978-12-18
Panzhou Guizhou Liupanshui 2017-04-09
Qingzhen Guizhou Guiyang 1992-11-06
Renhuai Guizhou Zunyi 1995-11-30
Tongren Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2011-10-22
Xingren Guizhou Qianxinan 2018-07-02
Xingyi Guizhou Qianxinan 1987-11-06
Zunyi Guizhou ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-06-10
Danzhou Hainan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2015-02-19
Dongfang Hainan ZZZZ-nonenone 1997-03-12
Haikou Hainan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1986-05-31
Qionghai Hainan ZZZZ-nonenone 1992-11-06
Sansha Hainan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2012-06-21
Sanya Hainan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1987-11-20
Wanning Hainan ZZZZ-nonenone 1996-08-05
Wenchang Hainan ZZZZ-nonenone 1995-11-07
Wuzhishan ? Hainan ZZZZ-nonenone 1986-06-12
Anguo Hebei Baoding 1991-05-06
Baoding Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Bazhou Hebei Langfang 1990-01-04
Botou Hebei Cangzhou 1982-12-13
Cangzhou Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Chengde Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Dingzhou Hebei Baoding 1986-03-05
Gaobeidian ? Hebei Baoding 1993-04-09
Handan Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Hengshui Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-05-31
Hejian Hebei Cangzhou 1990-10-18
Huanghua Hebei Cangzhou 1989-07-27
Jinzhou Hebei Shijiazhuang 1991-11-30
Langfang Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-09-13
Luanzhou Hebei Tangshan 2018-07-02
Nangong Hebei Xingtai 1986-03-05
Pingquan Hebei Chengde 2017-04-09
Qian'an Hebei Tangshan 1996-10-10
Qinhuangdao ? Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-03-03
Renqiu Hebei Cangzhou 1986-03-05
Sanhe Hebei Langfang 1993-03-03
Shahe Hebei Xingtai 1987-02-20
Shenzhou Hebei Hengshui 1994-07-04
Shijiazhuang ? Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1978-03-11
Tangshan Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1978-03-11
Xinji Hebei Shijiazhuang 1986-03-05
Wu'an Hebei Handan 1988-09-01
Xingtai Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Xinle Hebei Shijiazhuang 1992-10-08
Zhangjiakou ? Hebei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-11-15
Zhuozhou Hebei Baoding 1986-09-24
Zunhua Hebei Tangshan 1992-02-17
Anda Heilongjiang Suihua 1984-11-17
Bei'an Heilongjiang Heihe 1982-12-18
Daqing Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1965-12-28
Dongning Heilongjiang Mudanjiang 2015-12-15
Fujin Heilongjiang Jiamusi 1988-08-30
Fuyuan Heilongjiang Jiamusi 2016-01-13
Hailin Heilongjiang Mudanjiang 1992-07-28
Hailun Heilongjiang Suihua 1989-12-23
Harbin ? Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Hegang Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1966-02-08
Heihe Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1993-02-08
Hulin Heilongjiang Jixi 1996-10-11
Jiamusi ? Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-10-08
Jixi Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1966-02-08
Mishan Heilongjiang Jixi 1988-11-17
Mohe Heilongjiang Daxing'anling 2018-02-22
Mudanjiang ? Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-10-08
Muling Heilongjiang Mudanjiang 1995-03-07
Nehe Heilongjiang Qiqihar 1992-09-02
Ning'an Heilongjiang Mudanjiang 1993-02-12
Qiqihar Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1964-01-15
Qitaihe ? Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-10-08
Shangzhi Heilongjiang Harbin 1988-09-14
Shuangyashan ? Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1966-02-08
Suifenhe ? Heilongjiang Mudanjiang 1975-08-15
Suihua Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-12-28
Tieli Heilongjiang Yichun 1988-09-13
Tongjiang Heilongjiang Jiamusi 1987-02-24
Wuchang Heilongjiang Harbin 1993-06-01
Wudalianchi Heilongjiang Heihe 1983-10-08
Yichun Heilongjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-12-14
Zhaodong Heilongjiang Suihua 1986-09-08
Anyang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1982-03-10
Changge Henan Xuchang 1993-12-14
Dengfeng Henan Zhengzhou 1994-05-30
Dengzhou Henan Nanyang 1988-11-17
Gongyi Henan Zhengzhou 1991-06-12
Hebi Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1974-01-19
Huixian Henan Xinxiang 1988-10-11
Jiaozuo Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1974-01-19
Jiyuan Henan ZZZZ-nonenone 1988-06-25
Kaifeng Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-12-25
Lingbao Henan Sanmenxia 1993-05-12
Linzhou Henan Anyang 1994-01-24
Luohe Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1986-01-18
Luoyang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1964-04-30
Mengzhou Henan Jiaozuo 1996-04-29
Nanyang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-07-01
Pingdingshan ? Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1969-03-15
Puyang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-09-01
Qinyang Henan Jiaozuo 1989-09-27
Ruzhou Henan Pingdingshan 1988-06-25
Sanmenxia ? Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1986-01-18
Shangqiu Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-06-10
Weihui Henan Xinxiang 1988-10-08
Wugang Henan Pingdingshan 1990-09-04
Xiangcheng Henan Zhoukou 1993-12-16
Xingyang Henan Zhengzhou 1994-04-05
Xinmi Henan Zhengzhou 1994-04-05
Xinxiang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1982-03-10
Xinyang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-06-09
Xinzheng Henan Zhengzhou 1994-05-16
Xuchang Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1986-01-18
Yanshi Henan Luoyang 1993-12-15
Yima Henan Sanmenxia 1981-04-04
Yongcheng Henan Shangqiu 1996-10-11
Yuzhou Henan Xuchang 1988-06-25
Zhengzhou Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Zhoukou Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-08
Zhumadian ? Henan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-08
Anlu Hubei Xiaogan 1987-09-04
Chibi Hubei Xianning 1986-05-27
Dangyang Hubei Yichang 1988-10-22
Danjiangkou ? Hubei Shiyan 1983-08-19
Daye Hubei Huangshi 1994-02-18
Enshi Hubei Enshi 1981-11-07
Ezhou Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-19
Guangshui Hubei Suizhou 1988-10-11
Hanchuan Hubei Xiaogan 1997-03-12
Honghu Hubei Jingzhou 1987-07-31
Huanggang Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1995-12-23
Huangshi Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1950-08-30
Jingmen Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-19
Jingshan Hubei Jingmen 2018-02-22
Jingzhou Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-09-29
Laohekou ? Hubei Xiangyang 1979-11-16
Lichuan Hubei Enshi 1986-05-27
Macheng Hubei Huanggang 1986-05-27
Qianjiang Hubei ZZZZ-nonenone 1988-05-25
Shishou Hubei Jingzhou 1986-05-27
Shiyan Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1973-02-17
Suizhou Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-25
Songzi Hubei Jingzhou 1995-12-29
Tianmen Hubei ZZZZ-nonenone 1987-08-03
Wuhan Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Wuxue Hubei Huanggang 1987-10-23
Xiangyang Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-06-21
Xianning Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-12-06
Xiantao Hubei ZZZZ-nonenone 1986-05-27
Xiaogan Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1993-04-10
Yichang Hubei ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1979-06-21
Yicheng Hubei Xiangyang 1994-06-10
Yidu Hubei Yichang 1987-11-30
Yingcheng Hubei Xiaogan 1986-05-27
Zaoyang Hubei Xiangyang 1988-01-08
Zhijiang Hubei Yichang 1996-07-30
Zhongxiang Hubei Jingmen 1992-05-20
Changde Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-01-23
Changning Hunan Hengyang 1996-11-26
Changsha Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Chenzhou Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-12-17
Hengyang Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1980-02-20
Hongjiang Hunan Huaihua 1979-09-01
Huaihua Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-11-29
Jinshi Hunan Changde 1979-12-19
Jishou Hunan Xiangxi 1982-08-03
Leiyang Hunan Hengyang 1986-11-11
Lengshuijiang ? Hunan Loudi 1983-07-13
Lianyuan Hunan Loudi 1987-06-10
Liling Hunan Zhuzhou 1985-05-24
Linxiang Hunan Yueyang 1992-09-01
Liuyang Hunan Changsha 1993-01-16
Loudi Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-01-20
Miluo Hunan Yueyang 1987-09-23
Ningxiang Hunan Changsha 2017-04-09
Shaoshan Hunan Xiangtan 1990-12-26
Shaoyang Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1980-02-20
Wugang Hunan Shaoyang 1994-02-18
Xiangtan Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1980-02-20
Xiangxiang Hunan Xiangtan 1986-09-12
Yiyang Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-03-07
Yongzhou Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1995-11-21
Yuanjiang Hunan Yiyang 1988-10-11
Yueyang Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-02-08
Zhangjiajie ? Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-05-18
Zhuzhou Hunan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1956-11-30
Zixing Hunan Chenzhou 1984-12-20
Arxan ? Inner Mongolia Hinggan 1996-06-10
Baotou Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1950-02-13
Bayannur Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-12-01
Chifeng Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-10-10
Erenhot Inner Mongolia Xilingol 1966-01-18
Ergun Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir 1994-07-13
Fengzhen Inner Mongolia Ulanqab 1990-11-15
Genhe Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir 1994-04-28
Hohhot Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1950-01-18
Holingol Inner Mongolia Tongliao 1985-11-09
Hulunbuir Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-10-10
Manzhouli ? Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir 1954-05-21
Ordos Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-02-26
Tongliao Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-01-13
Ulanhot Inner Mongolia Hinggan 1980-07-26
Ulanqab Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-12-01
Wuhai Inner Mongolia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-08-30
Xilinhot Inner Mongolia Xilingol 1983-10-10
Yakeshi ? Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir 1983-10-10
Zhalantun ? Inner Mongolia Hulunbuir 1983-10-10
Changshu Jiangsu Suzhou 1983-01-18
Changzhou Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1962-06-25
Danyang Jiangsu Zhenjiang 1987-12-15
Dongtai Jiangsu Yancheng 1987-12-17
Gaoyou Jiangsu Yangzhou 1991-02-06
Hai'an Jiangsu Nantong 2018-02-22
Haimen Jiangsu Nantong 1994-04-26
Huai'an Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-01-18
Jiangyin Jiangsu Wuxi 1987-04-23
Jingjiang Jiangsu Taizhou 1993-07-14
Jurong Jiangsu Zhenjiang 1995-04-06
Liyang Jiangsu Changzhou 1990-08-15
Lianyungang ? Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1962-06-25
Kunshan Jiangsu Suzhou 1989-07-27
Nanjing Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1953-12-17
Nantong Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1962-06-25
Pizhou Jiangsu Xuzhou 1992-07-07
Qidong Jiangsu Nantong 1989-11-13
Rugao Jiangsu Nantong 1991-02-06
Suqian Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-07-19
Suzhou Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1962-06-25
Taicang Jiangsu Suzhou 1993-01-08
Taixing Jiangsu Taizhou 1992-09-21
Taizhou Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-07-19
Wuxi Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Xinghua Jiangsu Taizhou 1987-12-22
Xinyi Jiangsu Xuzhou 1990-02-05
Xuzhou Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1962-06-25
Yancheng Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-01-18
Yangzhong Jiangsu Zhenjiang 1994-05-18
Yangzhou Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-01-18
Yixing Jiangsu Wuxi 1988-01-09
Yizheng Jiangsu Yangzhou 1986-04-21
Zhangjiagang ? Jiangsu Suzhou 1986-09-16
Zhenjiang Jiangsu ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-01-18
Dexing Jiangxi Shangrao 1990-12-26
Fengcheng Jiangxi Yichun 1988-10-04
Fuzhou Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Ganzhou Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-12-24
Gao'an Jiangxi Yichun 1993-12-08
Gongqingcheng ? Jiangxi Jiujiang 2010-09-10
Guixi Jiangxi Yingtan 1996-05-28
Ji'an Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-05-11
Jingdezhen ? Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1953-06-15
Jinggangshan ? Jiangxi Ji'an 1984-12-13
Jiujiang Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1980-03-28
Leping Jiangxi Jingdezhen 1992-07-27
Lushan Jiangxi Jiujiang 2016-03-20
Nanchang Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Pingxiang Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1970-03-10
Ruichang Jiangxi Jiujiang 1989-12-20
Ruijin Jiangxi Ganzhou 1994-05-18
Shangrao Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Xinyu Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-07-27
Yichun Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-05-22
Yingtan Jiangxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-07-27
Zhangshu Jiangxi Yichun 1988-10-13
Baicheng Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1993-06-14
Baishan Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-04
Changchun Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Da'an Jilin Baicheng 1988-08-30
Dehui Jilin Changchun 1994-07-06
Dunhua Jilin Yanbian 1985-02-28
Fuyu Jilin Songyuan 2013-01-24
Gongzhuling ? Jilin Siping 1985-12-19
Helong Jilin Yanbian 1993-07-05
Huadian Jilin Jilin 1988-05-25
Hunchun Jilin Yanbian 1988-05-25
Ji'an Jilin Tonghua 1988-03-16
Jiaohe Jilin Jilin 1989-08-15
Jilin Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Liaoyuan Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-30
Linjiang Jilin Baishan 1993-11-28
Longjing Jilin Yanbian 1988-05-25
Meihekou ? Jilin Tonghua 1985-12-19
Panshi Jilin Jilin 1995-08-30
Shuangliao Jilin Siping 1996-04-29
Shulan Jilin Jilin 1992-10-08
Siping Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-30
Songyuan Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1992-06-06
Taonan Jilin Baicheng 1987-05-21
Tonghua Jilin ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-04
Tumen Jilin Yanbian 1965-03-27
Yanji Jilin Yanbian 1953-05-04
Yushu Jilin Changchun 1990-12-26
Anshan Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Benxi Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Beipiao Liaoning Chaoyang 1985-01-17
Beizhen Liaoning Jinzhou 1995-03-21
Chaoyang Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1984-06-30
Dalian Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Dandong Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Dashiqiao ? Liaoning Yingkou 1992-11-03
Dengta Liaoning Liaoyang 1996-08-27
Diaobingshan ? Liaoning Tieling 1986-09-12
Donggang Liaoning Dandong 1993-06-18
Fengcheng Liaoning Dandong 1994-03-08
Fushun Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Fuxin Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Gaizhou Liaoning Yingkou 1992-11-03
Haicheng Liaoning Anshan 1985-01-17
Huludao ? Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1989-06-12
Jinzhou Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Kaiyuan Liaoning Tieling 1988-12-27
Liaoyang Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1965-12-27
Linghai Liaoning Jinzhou 1993-11-16
Lingyuan Liaoning Chaoyang 1991-12-21
Panjin Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1984-06-05
Shenyang Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Tieling Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1984-06-30
Wafangdian ? Liaoning Dalian 1985-01-17
Xingcheng Liaoning Huludao 1986-09-12
Xinmin Liaoning Shenyang 1993-06-14
Yingkou Liaoning ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Zhuanghe Liaoning Dalian 1992-09-21
Guyuan Ningxia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-07-07
Lingwu Ningxia Yinchuan 1996-04-29
Qingtongxia ? Ningxia Wuzhong 1984-12-17
Shizuishan ? Ningxia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-11-23
Wuzhong Ningxia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-05-11
Yinchuan Ningxia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1958-08-11
Zhongwei Ningxia ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-12-31
Delingha ? Qinghai Haixi 1988-04-19
Golmud ? Qinghai Haixi 1980-06-14
Haidong Qinghai ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2013-02-08
Mangnai Qinghai Haixi 2018-02-22
Xining Qinghai ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1956-07-14
Yushu Qinghai Yushu 2013-07-04
Ankang Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Baoji Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1971-10-05
Binzhou Shaanxi Xianyang 2018-02-22
Hancheng Shaanxi Weinan 1983-09-09
Hanzhong Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-02-21
Huayin Shaanxi Weinan 1990-12-27
Shangluo Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-08-31
Shenmu Shaanxi Yulin 2017-04-09
Tongchuan Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1966-06-24
Weinan Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-09-09
Xi'an Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1954-06-19
Xianyang Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-09-09
Xingping Shaanxi Xianyang 1993-06-18
Yan'an Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-11-05
Yulin Shaanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-12-05
Anqiu Shandong Weifang 1994-01-18
Binzhou Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-10
Changyi Shandong Weifang 1994-06-10
Dezhou Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-12-17
Dongying Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1982-11-10
Feicheng Shandong Tai'an 1992-08-01
Gaomi Shandong Weifang 1994-05-18
Haiyang Shandong Yantai 1996-04-29
Heze Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Jiaozhou Shandong Qingdao 1987-02-12
Jinan Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Jining Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-30
Laixi Shandong Qingdao 1990-12-18
Laiyang Shandong Yantai 1987-02-20
Laizhou Shandong Yantai 1988-02-24
Leling Shandong Dezhou 1988-09-01
Liaocheng Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-08-29
Linqing Shandong Liaocheng 1983-08-30
Linyi Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-12-17
Longkou Shandong Yantai 1986-09-23
Penglai Shandong Yantai 1991-11-30
Pingdu Shandong Qingdao 1989-07-27
Qingdao Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Qingzhou Shandong Weifang 1986-03-01
Qixia Shandong Yantai 1995-11-30
Qufu Shandong Jining 1986-06-02
Rizhao Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1989-06-12
Rongcheng Shandong Weihai 1988-11-01
Rushan Shandong Weihai 1993-07-17
Shouguang Shandong Weifang 1993-06-01
Tai'an Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-03-27
Tengzhou Shandong Zaozhuang 1988-03-07
Weifang Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-30
Weihai Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1987-06-15
Xintai Shandong Tai'an 1983-08-30
Yantai Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-30
Yucheng Shandong Dezhou 1993-09-09
Zaozhuang Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-09-12
Zhaoyuan Shandong Yantai 1991-12-21
Zhucheng Shandong Weifang 1987-04-20
Zibo Shandong ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1961-09-12
Zoucheng Shandong Jining 1992-10-04
Zouping Shandong Binzhou 2018-07-02
Changzhi Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1975-07-09
Datong Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1972-03-09
Fenyang Shanxi Lüliang 1996-08-20
Gaoping Shanxi Jincheng 1993-05-12
Gujiao Shanxi Taiyuan 1988-02-24
Hejin Shanxi Yuncheng 1994-01-12
Houma Shanxi Linfen 1971-06-05
Huairen Shanxi Shuozhou 2018-02-22
Huozhou Shanxi Linfen 1989-12-23
Jiexiu Shanxi Jinzhong 1992-02-10
Jincheng Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-04-30
Jinzhong Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-09-24
Linfen Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-23
Lüliang Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-10-23
Shuozhou Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1988-03-24
Taiyuan Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Xiaoyi Shanxi Lüliang 1992-02-10
Xinzhou Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-14
Yangquan Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1972-03-09
Yongji Shanxi Yuncheng 1994-01-12
Yuncheng Shanxi ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-14
Yuanping Shanxi Xinzhou 1993-06-17
Barkam ? Sichuan Ngawa 2015-11-02
Bazhong Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-14
Chengdu Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Chongzhou Sichuan Chengdu 1994-06-20
Dazhou Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1999-06-20
Deyang Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-08-18
Dujiangyan ? Sichuan Chengdu 1988-03-03
Emeishan ? Sichuan Leshan 1988-09-01
Guang'an Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1998-07-31
Guanghan Sichuan Deyang 1988-02-24
Guangyuan Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-08
Huaying Sichuan Guang'an 1985-02-04
Jiangyou Sichuan Mianyang 1988-02-24
Jianyang Sichuan Chengdu 1994-04-05
Kangding Sichuan Garzê 2015-02-17
Langzhong Sichuan Nanchong 1991-01-12
Leshan Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-11
Longchang Sichuan Neijiang 2017-04-09
Luzhou Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-03-03
Mianzhu Sichuan Deyang 1996-10-15
Meishan Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-10
Mianyang Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-08
Nanchong Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1993-07-02
Neijiang Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-11
Panzhihua ? Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1965-04-22
Pengzhou Sichuan Chengdu 1993-12-01
Qionglai Sichuan Chengdu 1994-06-19
Shifang Sichuan Deyang 1995-11-08
Suining Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-02-08
Wanyuan Sichuan Dazhou 1993-07-14
Xichang Sichuan Liangshan 1979-07-19
Ya'an Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-14
Yibin Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1996-10-05
Zigong Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Ziyang Sichuan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-06-14
Lhasa Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1960-01-07
Nagqu Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2017-07-18
Nyingchi Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2015-03-16
Qamdo Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2014-10-29
Shannan Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2016-01-07
Xigazê ? Tibet ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2014-06-26
Aksu ? Xinjiang Aksu 1983-08-19
Alashankou Xinjiang Bortala 2012-12-17
Altay ? Xinjiang Altay 1984-11-17
Aral ? Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2002-09-17
Artux ? Xinjiang Kizilsu 1986-06-07
Beitun Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2011-12-27
Bole Xinjiang Bortala 1985-06-24
Changji Xinjiang Changji 1983-07-21
Fukang Xinjiang Changji 1992-11-03
Hami Xinjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2016-01-07
Hotan Xinjiang Hotan 1983-09-09
Karamay Xinjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1982-02-16
Kashgar Xinjiang Kashgar 1952-05-22
Khorgas Xinjiang Ili 2014-06-26
Kokdala Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2015-03-16
Korla ? Xinjiang Bayingolin 1979-09-02
Kuytun Xinjiang Ili 1975-08-29
Kunyu Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2016-01-07
Shihezi ? Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 1976-01-02
Shuanghe Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2014-01-25
Tacheng Xinjiang Tacheng 1984-11-17
Tiemenguan ? Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2012-12-17
Tumxuk Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2002-09-17
Turpan ? Xinjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2015-03-16
ÜrümqiÜrümqi Xinjiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Wujiaqu ? Xinjiang (XPCC) ZZZZ-nonenone 2002-09-17
Wusu Xinjiang Tacheng 1996-07-10
Yining Xinjiang Ili 1952-05-22
Anning Yunnan Kunming 1995-10-13
Baoshan Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-12-30
Chuxiong Yunnan Chuxiong 1983-09-09
Dali Yunnan Dali 1983-09-09
Gejiu Yunnan Honghe 1958-09-16
Jinghong Yunnan Xishuangbanna 1993-12-22
Kaiyuan Yunnan Honghe 1981-01-18
Kunming Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Lincang Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-12-26
Lijiang Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2002-12-26
Lushui Yunnan Nujiang 2016-06-16
Mangshi Yunnan Dehong 1996-10-28
Mengzi Yunnan Honghe 2010-09-10
Mile Yunnan Honghe 2013-01-24
Pu'er Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2003-10-30
Qujing Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-05-06
Ruili Yunnan Dehong 1992-06-26
Shangri-La Yunnan Dêqên 2014-12-16
Shuifu Yunnan Zhaotong 2018-07-02
Tengchong Yunnan Baoshan 2015-08-01
Wenshan Yunnan Wenshan 2010-12-02
Xuanwei Yunnan Qujing 1994-02-18
Yuxi Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1997-12-13
Zhaotong Yunnan ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2001-01-13
Cixi Zhejiang Ningbo 1988-10-13
Dongyang Zhejiang Jinhua 1988-05-25
Haining Zhejiang Jiaxing 1986-11-22
Hangzhou Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-10-01
Huzhou Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-07-27
Jiande Zhejiang Hangzhou 1992-04-01
Jiangshan Zhejiang Quzhou 1987-11-27
Jiaxing Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-07-27
Jinhua Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-05-15
Lanxi Zhejiang Jinhua 1985-05-15
Linhai Zhejiang Taizhou 1986-03-01
Lishui Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 2000-05-20
Longquan Zhejiang Lishui 1990-12-26
Ningbo Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-12-20
Pinghu Zhejiang Jiaxing 1991-06-15
Quzhou Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1985-05-15
Ruian Zhejiang Wenzhou 1987-04-15
Shaoxing Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1983-07-27
Shengzhou Zhejiang Shaoxing 1995-08-30
Taizhou Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1994-08-22
Tongxiang Zhejiang Jiaxing 1993-03-26
Wenling Zhejiang Taizhou 1994-02-18
Wenzhou Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1949-11-06
Yiwu Zhejiang Jinhua 1988-05-25
Yongkang Zhejiang Jinhua 1992-08-24
Yueqing Zhejiang Wenzhou 1993-09-18
Yuhuan Zhejiang Taizhou 2017-04-09
Yuyao Zhejiang Ningbo 1985-07-16
Zhoushan Zhejiang ZZZ-direct administrationdirect administration 1987-01-23
Zhuji Zhejiang Shaoxing 1989-09-27

Renamed cities

Before Chinese After Chinese Renamed date
Weihaiwei ? Weihai 1949-11-01
Xingshan Hegang 1950-03-23
Xi'an Liaoyuan 1952-04-03
Nanzheng Hanzhong 1953-10-24
Dihua Ürümqi 1953-11-20
Guisui Hohhot 1954-04-20
Xinhailian ? Lianyungang ? 1961-09-02
Andong Dandong 1965-01-20
Suixi Huaibei 1971-03-30
Anda Daqing 1979-12-14
Sucheng Suzhou 1980-02-29
Lüda Dalian 1981-02-09
Dukou Panzhihua ? 1987-01-23
Meixian Meizhou 1988-01-07
Daxian Dazhou 1993-07-05
Hunjiang Baishan 1994-01-31
Dayong Zhangjiajie ? 1994-04-04
Jinxi Huludao ? 1994-09-20
Jingsha Jingzhou 1996-11-20
Puqi Chibi 1998-06-11
Zhicheng Yidu 1998-06-11
Huaiyin Huai'an 2000-12-21
Tongza Wuzhishan ? 2001-07-05
Tiefa Diaobingshan ? 2002-02-20
Beining Beizhen 2006-02-08
Simao Pu'er 2007-01-21
Luxi Mangshi 2007-12-30
Xiangfan Xiangyang 2010-11-26

Dissolved cities

City Chinese Founded Dissolved Merged division Former status
Acheng 1987-02-24 2006-08-15 merge into Harbin County-level city
Anjiang 1961-07-09 1962-10-20 merge into Huaihua Prefecture
Bayangol 1960-01-07 1964-07-20 merge into Bayannur League
Bayanhot 1954-06-19 1956-04-03 merge into Alxa League
Beibei 1951-11-05 1953-03-13 merge into Chongqing
Boshan 1949-10-01 1950-05-09 merge into Zibo Prefecture
Changle 1994-02-18 2017-07-18 merge into Fuzhou, Fujian County-level city
Chaohu 1999-07-09 2011-07-14 merge into Hefei Prefecture-level city
Chaoyang 1993-04-09 2003-01-29 merge into Shantou County-level city
Chenghai 1994-04-18 2003-01-29 merge into Shantou County-level city
Conghua 1994-03-26 2014-02-12 merge into Guangzhou County-level city
Dafeng 1996-08-01 2015-07-23 merge into Yancheng County-level city
Da Qaidam ? 1960-11-17 1964-06-05 merge into Haixi Prefecture
Dêwolu ? 1958-12-20 1961-12-15 merge into Gannan Prefecture
Dongchuan 1958-10-20 1998-12-06 merge into Kunming Prefecture-level city
Dongjiang 1961-07-09 1962-10-20 merge into Binzhou
Dongsheng 1983-10-10 2001-02-26 merge into Ordos County-level city
Echeng 1960-11-17 1961-12-15 merge into Huanggang Prefecture
Fengfeng 1955-05-06 1956-10-12 merge into Handan
Fenghan 1988-10-13 2016-09-14 merge into Ningbo County-level city
Fengnan 1994-04-05 2002-02-01 merge into Tangshan County-level city
Fuling 1995-11-05 1997-03-14 merge into Chongqing Prefecture-level city
Fuyang 1994-01-18 2014-12-13 merge into Hangzhou County-level city
Gaocheng 1989-07-02 2014-09-09 merge into Shijiazhuang County-level city
Gaoming 1994-04-18 2002-12-08 merge into Foshan County-level city
Gaoyao 1993-09-28 2015-05-07 merge into Zhaoqing County-level city
Haibowan ? 1961-07-09 1975-08-30 merge into Wuhai
Hailar ? 1949-10-01 2001-10-10 merge into Hulunbuir County-level city
Hangu 1953-11-06 1958-06-06 merge into Tianjin
Hankou 1949-10-01 1949-10-01 merge into Wuhan
Hanyang 1949-10-01 1949-10-01 merge into Wuhan
Hechuan 1952-04-04 2006-10-22 merge into Chongqing County-level city
Hekou 1950-06-10 1955-01-03 merge into Honghe Prefecture
Huadu 1993-06-18 2000-05-21 merge into Guangzhou County-level city
Huangyan 1989-09-27 1994-08-22 merge into Taizhou, Zhejiang County-level city
Huangzhou 1990-12-26 1995-12-23 merge into Huanggang County-level city
Huiyang 1994-05-06 2003-03-06 merge into Huizhou County-level city
Jiangdu 1994-04-26 2011-11-14 merge into Yangzhou County-level city
Jiangjin 1992-08-04 2006-10-22 merge into Chongqing County-level city
Jiangyan 1994-07-17 2012-12-20 merge into Taizhou, Jiangsu County-level city
Jiaojiang 1981-07-21 1994-08-22 merge into Taizhou, Zhejiang County-level city
Jianyang 1994-03-04 2014-05-15 merge into Nanping County-level city
Jiaonan 1990-12-18 2012-12-01 merge into Qingdao County-level city
Jimo 1989-07-27 2017-07-18 merge into Qingdao County-level city
Jintan 1993-11-10 2015-04-29 merge into Changzhou County-level city
Jingpohu ? 1986-07-01 1987-11-27 merge into Mudanjiang
Jining 1954-06-19 2003-12-01 merge into Ulanqab County-level city
Jiutai 1988-08-30 2014-11-02 merge into Changchun County-level city
Jizhou 1993-09-22 2016-06-08 merge into Hengshui County-level city
Laiwu 1992-11-22 2019-01-09 merge into Jinan Prefecture-level city
Lenghu 1960-11-17 1964-06-05 merge into Haixi Prefecture
Lengjiang 1961-07-09 1962-10-20 merge into Loudi
Lengshuitan ? 1961-07-09 1962-10-20 merge into Yongzhou Prefecture
Lin'an 1996-10-28 2017-07-18 merge into Hangzhou County-level city
Linchuan 1987-08-22 2000-06-23 merge into Fuzhou, Jiangxi County-level city
Linhe 1984-12-11 2003-12-01 merge into Bayannur County-level city
Lishi 1996-04-02 2003-10-23 merge into Lüliang County-level city
Liuzhi 1960-05-26 1962-10-20 merge into Anshun Prefecture
Lucheng 1994-04-26 2018-06-18 merge into Changzhi County-level city
Luquan 1989-07-02 2014-09-09 merge into Shijiazhuang County-level city
Lüshun 1949-10-01 1960-01-07 merge into Lüda
Malipo ? 1950-06-10 1955-01-03 merge into Wenshan Prefecture
Miquan 1996-12-30 2007-06-30 merge into Ürümqi County-level city
Nanchuan 1994-06-10 2006-10-22 merge into Chongqing County-level city
Nanhai 1992-09-02 2002-12-08 merge into Foshan County-level city
Nankang 1995-03-07 2013-10-18 merge into Ganzhou County-level city
Panyu 1992-05-20 2000-05-21 merge into Guangzhou County-level city
Pulandian ? 1991-11-30 2015-10-13 merge into Dalian County-level city
Qingjiang 1950-12-18
1964-08-18
1958-09-05
1983-01-18
rename as Huaiyin
Qiongshan 1994-01-24 2002-10-16 merge into Haikou County-level city
Runan 1950-05-09 1951-04-26 merge into Xinyang Prefecture
Sanshui 1993-03-29 2002-12-08 merge into Foshan County-level city
Shangyu 1992-08-24 2013-10-18 merge into Shaoxing County-level city
Shangzhou 1988-05-24 2001-08-31 merge into Shangluo County-level city
Shanhaiguan ? 1949-10-01 1953-01-02 merge into Qinhuangdao
Shashi 1979-06-21 1994-09-29 merge into Jingsha Prefecture-level city
Shayang 1960-11-17 1961-12-15 merge into Jingzhou
Shuangcheng 1988-09-14 2014-05-15 merge into Harbin County-level city
Shidao 1949-10-01 1950-05-09 merge into Rongcheng
Shiqi 1953-03-12 1959-03-20 merge into Zhongshan
Shude 1992-03-26 2002-12-08 merge into Foshan County-level city
Taishan 1958-06-01 1958-11-01 merge into Tai'an
Tongguanshan ? 1956-07-02 1958-09-05 merge into Tongling
Tongzhou 1953-11-06 1958-03-07 merge into Beijing
Tongzhou 1993-01-08 2009-03-31 merge into Nantong County-level city
Tunxi 1975-12-19 1987-11-27 merge into Huangshan
Wanding 1985-01-31 1999-01-02 merge into Dehong Prefecture County-level city
Wanxian 1992-12-11 1997-03-14 merge into Chongqing Prefecture-level city
Wuchang 1949-10-01 1949-10-01 merge into Wuhan
Wendeng 1988-10-24 2014-03-18 merge into Weihai County-level city
Wuda 1961-07-09 1975-08-30 merge into Wuhai
Wujiang 1992-02-17 2010-09-01 merge into Suzhou, Jiangsu County-level city
Wujin 1995-06-08 2002-04-03 merge into Changzhou County-level city
Wutongqiao ? 1952-04-04 1985-02-11 merge into Leshan
Wuxian 1995-06-08 2000-12-31 merge into Suzhou, Jiangsu County-level city
Xiaguan 1951-03-14
1962-03-27
1960-09-13
1983-09-09
merge into Dali Prefecture
Xiaoshan 1987-11-27 2001-02-02 merge into Hanzhou County-level city
Xifeng 1986-01-01 2002-06-22 merge into Qingyang County-level city
Xinhui 1992-10-08 2002-06-22 merge into Jiangmen County-level city
Xinwen 1960-03-28 1983-08-30 merge into Xintai
Xishan 1995-06-08 2000-12-21 merge into Wuxi County-level city
Xuanhua 1952-11-05 1955-08-08 merge into Zhengjiakou
Yangkou 1949-10-01 1950-05-09 merge into Qinghe
Yanzhou 1992-08-01 2013-10-18 merge into Jining County-level city
Yizhou 1993-09-09 2016-11-24 merge into Hechi County-level city
Yongchuan 1992-03-09 2006-10-22 merge into Chongqing County-level city
Yuci 1954-04-09 1999-09-24 merge into Jinzhong County-level city
Yuhang 1994-04-05 2001-02-02 merge into Hangzhou County-level city
Zengcheng 1993-12-08 2014-02-12 merge into Guangzhou County-level city
Zhangqiu 1992-08-01 2016-09-14 merge into Jinan County-level city
Zhangzhou 1950-11-18 1954-12-09 merge into Zibo
Zhuji 1949-10-01 1951-08-03 merge into Shangqiu

Tier system

The Chinese central government introduced a ranking system in the 1980s to facilitate the staged rollout of infrastructure and urban development throughout the country. Cities were ranked by tier according to the government's development priorities.[4] The tier system began as a bureaucratic classification, but has since the later 1990s acquired new salience from the perspectives of real estate development, commercial vitality and cosmopolitanness, besides the old notions of population, economic size, and political ranking. It has now become a proxy for demographic and social segmentation in China, especially relevant to those college-educated seeking non-governmental employment.[5][6][7]

It is the general consensus that four cities, namely Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, belong to the first tier, while tier II includes other major cities. Small and medium cities are grouped into tier III or IV.[8]


Republic of China (1912-1949)

Note: All names are transliterated in pinyin.
Fu (?) cities
City Chinese Province Administration period
Nanjing Nanjing 1914-1927
Shuntian () Shuntian 1914-1921
Shi (?) cities
Type No.
    Special/Yuan/Direct-controlled* 16
    Province-controlled 70
City Chinese Province Type Administration period Founded
(ROC)
Guangzhou () Guangdong



Guangzhou

Province-controlled (de facto)

Ordinary (de jure)


Yuan-controlled


Direct-controlled

15 Feb. 1921 - Jan. 1930; 20 June 1930 - 7 June 1947

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928


Jan. 1930 - 20 June 1930


Jan. 1930 - 20 June 1930; 7 June 1947 - 1 October 1949

1921-02-15
Shantou () Guangdong Province-controlled Mar. 1921 - 1 October 1949 1921-03-
Beiping

Jingdu


Beiping



Hebei

Jingdu


Beiping

Province-controlled (claimed)

Special (de jure)


Yuan-controlled


Direct-controlled

Apr 1921 - 20 June 1928; 20 June 1930 - Dec. 1930

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928


20 June 1928 - 30 May 1930


30 May 1930 - 20 June 1930; Dec. 1930 - 1 October 1949

1921-04-
Chengdu Sichuan Province-controlled June 1921 - 1 October 1949 1921-06-
Qingdao () Qingdao Special

Yuan-controlled


Direct-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

July 1929 - 30 May 1930


30 May 1930 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Harbin ? (?) Harbin Special

Direct-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

5 June 1947 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Wuxi () Jiangsu Ordinary

Province-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

1929 - Apr. 1930

1921-07-03
Hangzhou Zhejiang Ordinary (de jure)

Province-controlled (de facto)

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

Apr. 1927 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Ningbo () Zhejiang Ordinary (de jure)

Province-controlled (de facto)

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

Apr. 1927- Feb. 1931

1921-07-03
Anqing () Anhui Ordinary (de jure)

Province-controlled (de facto)

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

1927 - Sep. 1930

1921-07-03
Wuchang Hubei Ordinary

Province-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

July 1935 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Nanchang Jiangxi Ordinary

Province-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

July 1935 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Wuzhou Guangxi Ordinary (de iure)

Province-controlled (de facto)

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

Dec. 1927 - June 1932

1921-07-03
Jingu

Tianjin


Jingu

Hebei


Tianjin

Special (de jure)

Province-controlled (claimed)


Yuan-controlled


Direct-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

6 Oct. 1923 - 20 June 1928; Dec. 1930 - June 1935


20 June 1928 - 30 May 1930


30 May 1930 - Dec. 1930; June 1935 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Jiangmen () Guangdong Province-controlled Aug. 1925 - Feb. 1931 1925-08-
Foshan Guangdong Province-controlled 1925 - 1927 1925- -
Jiujiang Guangdong Province-controlled 1925 - 1936 1925- -
Beihai Guangdong Province-controlled 1925 - May 1930 1925- -
Hankou

Wuhan


Hankou

()

()


()

Hankou

Hubei


Wuhan


Hankou

Special (de jure)

Province-controlled (de facto)


Yuan-controlled
 
 


Direct-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

Oct. 1926-10 - Apr. 1927; Jan. 1929 - Apr. 1929; July 1931 - 7 June 1947


Apr. 1927 - Jan. 1929


Apr. 1929 - 30 May 1930


30 May 1930 - July 1931; 7 June 1947 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Haikou Guangdong Province-controlled Dec. 1926 - Feb. 1931; Apr. 1949 - 1 October 1949 1926-12-
Chencun () Guangdong Province-controlled 1926 (failed) (failed)
Meilu Guangdong Province-controlled 1926 - 1932 1926- -
Wuhu () Anhui Province-controlled 1927 - Mar. 1930 1927- -
Songhu

Shanghai

()

Songhu

Shanghai

Special (de jure)

Yuan-controlled (de facto)


Direct-controlled

3 July 1921 - 29 December 1928

Mar. 1927 - 30 May 1930


30 May 1930 - 1 October 1949

1921-07-03
Jiujiang Jiangxi Province-controlled Mar. 1927 - Sep. 1930 1927-03-
Zigong () Sichuan Province-controlled Mar. 1927 - 1 October 1949 1927-03-
Chongqing () Sichuan Province-controlled

Direct-controlled

Mar. 1927 - 5 May 1939

5 May 1939 - 1 October 1949

1927-03-
Nanjing Nanjing Yuan-controlled

Direct-controlled

May 1927 - 30 May 1930

30 May 1930 - 1 October 1949

1927-05-
Shilong () Guangdong Province-controlled Aug. 1927 (failed) (failed)
Zhengzhou () Henan Province-controlled 1928 - 1931 1928- -
Xijing / Xi'an

Shannxi

Xijing


Xi'an

Province-controlled

Direct-controlled

1928 - 7 June 1947

1933 (failed)


7 June 1947 - 1 October 1949

1928- -
Changsha () Hunan Province-controlled Jan. 1928 - 1 October 1949 1928-01-
Liuzhou Guangxi Province-controlled Apr. 1928- Oct. 1928 1928-04-
Nanning () Guangxi Province-controlled Apr. 1928 - Oct. 1932 1928-04-
Kunming Yunnan Province-controlled Aug. 1928 - 1 October 1949 1928-08-
Wanxian () Sichuan Province-controlled Nov. 1928 - 1935 1928-11-
Suzhou () Jiangsu Province-controlled Nov. 1928 - Apr. 1930 1928-11-
Kaifeng () Henan Province-controlled 1929 - 1930 1929- -
Guilin Guangxi Province-controlled Nov. 1932 (failed); June 1940 - 1944; 1945 - 1 October 1949 1940- -
Baotou () Suiyuan Province-controlled Apr. 1933 - 1 October 1949 1933-04-
Fuzhou Fujian Province-controlled May 1933 - July 1934; Jan. 1946 - 1 October 1949 1933-05-
Lianyun () Jiangsu Province-controlled Feb. 1935 - 1 October 1949 1935-02-
Xiamen () Fujian Province-controlled Apr. 1935 - 1 October 1949 1935-04-
Lanzhou () Gansu Province-controlled May 1941 - 1 October 1949 1941-05-
Hengyang () Hunan Province-controlled July 1941 - 1 October 1949 1941-07-
Guiyang () Guizhou Province-controlled July 1941 - 1 October 1949 1941-07-
Taiyuan Shanxi Province-controlled Nov. 1941 - 1 October 1949 1941-11-
Shanba () Suiyuan Province-controlled Mar. 1943 - 1 October 1949 1943-03-
Shaoguan () Guangdong Province-controlled Oct. 1943 - 1944 1943-10-
Yinchuan () Ningxia Province-controlled Jan. 1944 - 1 October 1949 1944-01-
Weihaiwei ? (?) Shandong Province-controlled 1945 - 1 October 1949 1945- -
Dihua Xinjiang Province-controlled Aug. 1945 - 1 October 1949 1945-08-
Zhanjiang Guangdong Province-controlled Sep. 1945 - 1 October 1949 1945-09-
Xuzhou Jiangsu Province-controlled Oct. 1945 - 1 October 1949 1945-10-
Xining Qinghai Province-controlled Nov. 1945 - 1 October 1949 1945-11-
Jilong Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Xinzhu Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Taizhong () Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Jiayi () Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Tainan () Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Zhanghua Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Pingdong () Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Taibei () Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 - ... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Gaoxiong Taiwan Province-controlled 25 Oct. 1945 -... (List of cities in Taiwan) 1945-10-25
Tangshan Hebei Province-controlled Apr. 1946 - 1 October 1949 1946-04-
Shimen () Hebei Province-controlled Apr. 1946 - 1 October 1949 1946-04-
Jinan () Shandong Province-controlled Sep. 1946 - 1 October 1949 1946-09-
Yantai () Shandong Province-controlled 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947- -
Bengbu Anhui Province-controlled Apr. 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-04-
Zhangyuan () Qahar Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Yingkou () Liaoning Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Lüshun () Liaoning Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Tonghua Andong Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Andong () Andong Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Siping Liaobei Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Jilin Jilin Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Changchun () Jilin Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Mudanjiang ? Songjiang Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Yanji Songjiang Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Jiamusi ? Hejiang Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Bei'an Heilongjiang Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Qiqihar () Nenjiang Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Hailar ? (?) Xing'an Province-controlled June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-
Dalian () Dalian Direct-controlled 5 June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-05
Shenyang () Shenyang Direct-controlled 5 June 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-06-05
Jinzhou () Liaoning Province-controlled July 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-07-
Guisui () Suiyuan Province-controlled Nov. 1947 - 1 October 1949 1947-11-

See also

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