A-Z of Places in China

Our comprehensive database of Chinese provinces, cities & towns

Places in China Starting With A

Places in China Starting With A

by Matt Slater

View our list of places in China starting with the letter A.


Including municipalities, autonomous regions and special administrative regions.

Name Classification Name in Chinese Name in Pinyin More Details
Anhui Province 安徽 Ānhuī View

Main Cities

These are Chinese cities which are classified at prefecture-level or above.

Name Type Province Name in Chinese Name in Pinyin More Details
Ankang Prefecture-level City Shaanxi 安康 Ānkāng View
Anqing Prefecture-level City Anhui 安庆 Ānqìng View
Anshan Prefecture-level City Liaoning 鞍山 Ānshān View
Anshun Prefecture-level City Guizhou 安顺 Ānshùn View
Anyang Prefecture-level City Henan 安阳 Ānyáng View

Other Places

Including county-level cities and other administrative divisions such as prefectures and leagues.
(Please note this list is not exhaustive.)

Name Type Province Name in Chinese Name in Pinyin
Aba Autonomous Prefecture Sichuan 阿坝 Ābà
Aksu Prefecture Xinjiang 阿克苏 Ākèsū
Aksu County-level City Xinjiang 阿克苏 Ākèsū
Alashankou County-level City Xinjiang 阿拉山口 Ālāshānkǒu
Altay Prefecture Xinjiang 阿勒泰 Ālēitài
Altay County-level City Xinjiang 阿勒泰 Ālètài
Alxa League Inner Mongolia 阿拉善 Ālāshàn
Anda County-level City Heilongjiang 安达 Āndá
Anguo County-level City Hebei 安国 Ānguó
Anlu County-level City Hubei 安陆 Ānlù
Anning County-level City Yunnan 安宁 Ānníng
Anqiu County-level City Shandong 安丘 Ānqiū
Aral Sub-prefecture-level City Xinjiang 阿拉尔 Ālāěr
Artux County-level City Xinjiang 阿图什 Ātúshí
Arxan County-level City Inner Mongolia 阿尔山 Āěrshān

Matt Slater
Matt Slater


Hi there, I'm Matt, the Founder & CEO of China Checkup. Originally from the UK, I am now based in Brisbane, Australia.

Frustrated by the scarcity of concise, high-quality and timely information about Chinese companies, I setup China Checkup whilst living in Shanghai in 2013.

My team are proud that China Checkup's company verification reports have now helped thousands of clients from all corners of the world to do business in China more safely.