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Villages (), formally village-level divisions () in
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, 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. 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 Sichuan (, Standard Chinese, Standard Mandarin pronunciation: ; Postal romanization, alternatively romanized as Szechuan or Szechwan) is a landlocked Provinces of China, province in Southwest China occupying most of the Sichuan Basin and the ...
province's Butuo County.http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-07/01/c_139180923.htm


Types of villages


Urban

*
Residential community A residential community is a community, usually a small town or city, that is composed mostly of residency (domicile), residents, as opposed to commerce, commercial businesses and/or Industrial sector, industrial facilities, all three of which ar ...
() ** Residential committees () *** Residential groups ( ;Note: Urban village () one that spontaneously and naturally exists within urban area, which is not an administrative division.


Rural

* Administrative village or Village () * Gacha () only for
Inner Mongolia Inner Mongolia or Nei Mongol (; ''Öbür Monggol'', /ɵwɵr mɔŋɢɔɮ/, Mongolian Cyrillic: Өвөр Монгол), officially the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is a landlocked and Mongolic autonomous region An autonomous adminis ...

Inner Mongolia
. * Ranch () only for
Qinghai Qinghai (; alternately romanized as Tsinghai, Ch'inghai), also called Kokonur, is a landlocked province A province is almost always an administrative division within a country or state. The term derives from the ancient Roman '' provinci ...
. * Ethnic village () only for village populated by Ethnic minority. ** Village committees () *** Villager groups () ;Note: Natural village () 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 ;Provinces *List of village-level divisions of Anhui *List of village-level divisions of Fujian *List of village-level divisions of Gansu *List of village-level divisions of Guangdong *List of village-level divisions of Guizhou *List of village-level divisions of Hainan *List of village-level divisions of Hebei *List of village-level divisions of Heilongjiang *List of village-level divisions of Henan *List of village-level divisions of Hubei *List of village-level divisions of Hunan *List of village-level divisions of Jiangsu *List of village-level divisions of Jiangxi *List of village-level divisions of Jilin *List of village-level divisions of Liaoning *List of village-level divisions of Qinghai *List of village-level divisions of Shaanxi *List of village-level divisions of Shandong *List of village-level divisions of Shanxi *List of village-level divisions of Sichuan *List of village-level divisions of Yunnan *List of village-level divisions of Zhejiang ; 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 ;Municipalities *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

* Ethnic villages of China * Organic Law of Village Committees


References

;Bibliography * * *


External links


Chinese Village Government Information Network



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