Counties of China

Counties (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Xiàn), formally county-level divisions, are found in the third level of the administrative hierarchy in Provinces and Autonomous regions and the second level in municipalities and Hainan, a level that is known as "county level" and also contains autonomous counties, county-level cities, banners, autonomous banners and City districts. There are 1,355 counties in Mainland China out of a total of 2,851 county-level divisions.

formally
County-level divisions
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese县级行政区
Traditional Chinese縣級行政區
Alternative Chinese name
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Tibetan name
Tibetanརྫོང་
(formerly 宗 in Chinese)
Zhuang name
ZhuangYen
Korean name
Hangul
Mongolian name
Mongolian scriptᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
Uyghur name
Uyghurناھىيە

The term xian is sometimes translated as "district" or "prefecture" when put in the context of Chinese history.