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Villages of China

Village-level divisions
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese村级行政区
Traditional Chinese村級行政區
Alternative Chinese name
Second alternative Chinese name
Tibetan name
Zhuang name
Mongolian name
Mongolian Cyrillicтосгон (typical villages, 村)
гацаа (gatsaa) translate as Gaqa(嘎查)
Mongolian scriptᠲᠣᠰᠬᠣᠨ
Uyghur name
Kazakh name
Kyrgyz name

Villages (Chinese: ; pinyin: Cūn), formally village-level divisions (村级行政区; Cūn Jí Xíngzhèngqū) in China, serve as a fundamental organizational unit for its rural population (census, mail system). Basic local divisions like neighborhoods and communities are not informal, but have defined boundaries and designated heads (one per area). In 2000, China's densely populated villages (>100 persons/square km) had a population greater than 500 million and covered more than 2 million square kilometers, or more than 20% of China's total area.[1] By 2020, all incorporated villages (with proper conditions making it possible) had road access, the last village to be connected being a remote village in Sichuan province's Butuo County.[2]

Types of villages


Urban village (Chinese: 城中村; pinyin: chéngzhōngcūn) one that spontaneously and naturally exists within urban area, which is not an administrative division.


A typical rural village in Hainan, China
The building housing the local village committee and other government offices and organizations in Baiwan Village, Xiqiuwan Township, Badong County, Hubei
Natural village (Chinese: 自然村; pinyin: zìráncūn) one that spontaneously and naturally exists within rural area, which is not an administrative division.

Lists of village-level divisions

Villages ()

List of villages in China

Autonomous areas
  • List of village-level divisions of Guangxi
  • List of village-level divisions of Inner Mongolia
  • List of village-level divisions of Ningxia
  • List of village-level divisions of the Tibet Autonomous Region
  • List of village-level divisions of Xinjiang
  • List of village-level divisions of Beijing
  • List of village-level divisions of Chongqing
  • List of village-level divisions of Shanghai
  • List of village-level divisions of Tianjin

See also


  1. ^ Ellis 2004.
  2. ^ "Paved road links China's "last village" with outside world - Xinhua |". Archived from the original on July 5, 2020.
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