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Overview of Hebei Province [ 河北]

Administrative divisions of Hebei

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Hebei is a northern province of the People’s Republic of China, which has an area of 78,200 sq mi (202,700 sq km).Its one-character abbreviation is Ji, named after Ji Province, a Han Dynasty province that included southern Hebei. The name Hebei means "north of the (Yellow) River".A common alternate name for Hebei is Yanzhao, after the state of Yan and state of Zhao that existed here during the Warring States Period of early Chinese history.
Zhili, meaning "Directly Ruled (by the Imperial Court)", was the name of Hebei before 1928.
Administrative divisions
Hebei is made up of 11 prefecture-level divisions, which are all prefecture-level cities:
• Shijiazhuang
• Tangshan
• Qinhuangdao
• Handan
• Xingtai
• Baoding
• Zhangjiakou
• Chengde
• Cangzhou
• Langfang
• Hengshui
These are subdivided into 172 county-level divisions (22 county-level cities, 108 counties, 6 autonomous counties and 36 districts). Those are, in turn, divided into 2207 township-level divisions (1 district public office, 937 towns, 979 townships, 55 ethnic townships, and 235 subdistricts).

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