Subdistricts of China

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A subdistrict[1] (Chinese: 街道 / ; pinyin: jiēdào / jiē[2]; lit.: 'streets[note 1] and avenues[note 2] / streets')[3] is one of the smaller political divisions of China. It is a form of township-level division which is typically part of a larger urban area, as opposed to a discrete town surrounded by rural areas, or a rural township known as a xiang (乡).

Subdistrict (Jiedao)
Chinese name
Chinese街道
Tibetan name
Tibetanདོན་གཅོད་ཁྲུའུ་
Zhuang name
ZhuangGailoh
Mongolian name
Mongolian scriptᠵᠡᠭᠡᠯᠢ ᠶᠢᠨ ᠬᠡᠷᠡᠭ ᠡᠷᠬᠡᠯᠡᠬᠦ ᠭᠠᠵᠠᠷ
Uyghur name
Uyghurكوچا باشقارمىسى

In general, urban areas are divided into subdistricts and a subdistrict is sub-divided into several residential communities or neighbourhoods as well as into villagers' groups (居民区/居住区, 小区/社区, 村民小组).

The subdistrict's administrative agency is the subdistrict office (Chinese: 街道办事处; pinyin: jīedào bànshìchù)[4] or simply the jiedao ban (街道办, jiēdào bàn). Because of the influence of the literal meaning of the Chinese word for 'subdistrict' (street [街道, jiedao]), the term is prone to alternative translations like 'street community'.

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  1. ^ Chinese: ; pinyin: jiē; lit.: 'east-west public thoroughfare'
  2. ^ Chinese: ; pinyin: dào; lit.: 'north-south public thoroughfare'

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 精选汉英词典(第四版). [Concise Chinese-English Dictionary (Fourth Edition).] (in English and Chinese). 牛津大学出版社与商务印书舘. Oxford University Press and The Commercial Press. 2011. p. 248. 街道 jiēdào (名)1 street 2 what concerns the neighborhood: ~ 办事处 subdistrict office. {...}
  2. ^ "【街道】 jiēdào 名 {...} 2 指街道办事处: {...}" 現代漢語詞典(第七版). Contemporary Chinese Dictionary (Seventh Edition). 商務印書舘. The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 663. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.
  3. ^ "街道 jiēdào (名)1 street 2 what concerns the neighborhood: ~ 办事处 subdistrict office. {...}" 精选汉英词典(第四版). Concise Chinese-English Dictionary (Fourth Edition). 牛津大学出版社与商务印书舘. Oxford University Press and The Commercial Press. 2011. p. 248.
  4. ^ "【街道办事处】 jiēdào bànshìchù 市辖区、不设区的市的人民政府派出机关。在上一级政府领导下,负责本辖区内的社区服务、经济发展、社会治安等工作。" 現代漢語詞典(第七版). Contemporary Chinese Dictionary (Seventh Edition). 商務印書舘. The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 663. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.