Provinces of China
The People’s Republic of China or P.R.C. is commonly referred to as China.
The country is administered via 23 Provinces (includes Taiwan), 4 Municipalities (Beijing, Shanghai, Chongqing, Shenzhen), 5 Autonomous Regions
(Guangxi, Inner Mongolia, Ningxia, Xizang aka Tibet, Xinjiang), and 2 Special Administrative Regions (Hong Kong HKSAR and Macau MSAR).
Gansu (Chinese: 甘肃)
Gansu is in the northwestern region of China. Capital Lanzhou is pretty much in the center of China on the map.
Guangdong (Chinese: 广东)
Guangdong is better known as Canton. Hong Kong adjacent, Guangzhou and Shenzhen are the center of the Pearl River Delta area.
Guizhou (Chinese: 贵州）
Southwest China, known for stupendous terrace farming, mountain scenery, batik, embroidery.
Hainan (Chinese: 海南)
Tropical island in China, former exile spot: “furthest point South!”
Hebei (Chinese: 河北)
Hebei is next to Beijing and Tianjin (from which the 2 muncipalities were separated).
Hubei (Chinese: 湖北)
Hubei is home to Wuhan, famous for post secondary education and Budweiser beer. There’s even a brewing college in Wuhan.
Heilongjiang (Chinese: 黑龙江)
Part of China’s Northeast. Extremely cold in winter, famous for ice festival in Harbin.
Henan (Chinese: 河南)
South of the river, adjacent to Hebei. Capital Zhengzhou is an important rail hub.
Hunan (Chinese: 湖南)
South of the lake, adjacent to Hubei. Ancestral home of Chairman Mao, Shaoshan near the capital Changsha.
Jiangsu (Chinese: 江苏)
Borders Shanghai in the south, home to Nanjing, Wuxi, Yangzhou.
Jiangxi (Chinese: 江西)
Near enough to so many coastal provinces that people from Jiangxi are all over eastern China.
Jilin (Chinese: 吉林)
Part of China’s Northeast. Borders North Korea, lots of ethnic Koreans around Yanbian, an autonmous prefecture for one of China’s 56 ethnic nationalities.
Liaoning (Chinese: 辽宁)
Part of China’s Northeast. Home to Dalian and Changchun, large Chinese Rust Belt cities.
Qinghai (Chinese: 青海)
Home to largest salt lake in China, Qinghai Lake.
Shandong (Chinese: 山东)
Part of the agricultural basket of China and home to Tsingtao Beer from city of Qingdao.
Shaanxi (Chinese: 陕西)
Home to Xi’an, where the Terra Cotta Soldiers stand guard for first Emperor, Qin Shihuang.
Shanxi (Chinese: 山西)
Home to Taoyuan.
Sichuan (Chinese: 四川)
Famous for spicy food, pandas, and huge mountains.
Taiwan (Chinese: 台湾)
Island paradise once know as Formosa, ‘the beautiful island”.
Yunnan (Chinese: 云南)
Home to Kunming, the Spring City.
Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江)
Home to Hangzhou, Ningbo and many famous Chinese intellectuals such as Lu Xun.
Guangxi (Chinese: 广西)
Inner Mongolia (Chinese: 内蒙古)
Ningxia (Chinese: 宁夏)
Xinjiang (Chinese: 新疆)
Xizang (Chinese: 西藏)
Beijing (Chinese: 北京)
Chongqing (Chinese: 重庆)
Shanghai (Chinese: 上海)
Tianjin (Chinese: 天津)
Hong Kong (Chinese: 香港)
Macau (Chinese: 澳门)