Administrative divisions of Hunan
Hunan locates in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River (Changjiang River) and south of Lake Dongting, it has an area of 80,000 sq mi (207,254 sq km).Hunan is sometimes called “Xiang” for short, for the Xiang River which runs through the province. The capital is Changsha.
Hunan is divided into fourteen prefecture-level divisions, of which thirteen are prefecture-level cities and the remaining division an autonomous prefecture. The prefecture-level cities are:
The autonomous prefecture:
• Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture
The fourteen prefecture-level divisions of Hunan are subdivided into 122 county-level divisions (34 districts, sixteen county-level cities, 65 counties, seven autonomous counties). Those are in turn divided into 2587 township-level divisions (1098 towns, 1158 townships, 98 ethnic townships, 225 subdistricts, and eight district public offices).
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