Administrative divisions of Henan
Henan is located in the central part of the country, with an area of 64,500 sq mi (167,000 sq km).
Its one-character abbreviation is Yu, named after Yuzhou Province, a Han Dynasty province that included parts of Henan. The name Henan means "south of the (Yellow) River"((Huang He). Henan is often called Zhongyuan or Zhongzhou, literally "central plains" or "midland"; this name is also broadly applied to the entire North China Plain. Henan is traditionally regarded as the cradle of Chinese civilization.
Henan is divided into seventeen prefecture-level divisions – all prefecture-level cities – and one directly administered county-level city.The prefecture-level cities are:
• Xuchang Luohe
The directly administered county-level city (more accurately described as a sub-prefecture-level city) is:
The seventeen prefecture-level divisions and one directly administered county-level city of Henan are subdivided into 159 county-level divisions (50 districts, twenty-one county-level cities, and 88 counties; Jiyuan is counted as a county-level city here). Those are in turn divided into 2440 township-level divisions (866 towns, 1234 townships, twelve ethnic townships, and 328 subdistricts).
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