Chinese City Type

County-level City


Despite being the smallest and least well-known, county-level cities make up more than half of the cities in China. County-level cities are also the lowest rung of the ladder when it comes to city status in China, each being governed by a "parent" prefecture-level city. This leads to a common cause of confusion when it comes to Chinese addresses as a Chinese address can contain the names of 2 cities, which is not something most people can easily make sense of!

In total, there are 346 county-level cities in China.

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