County-level City

County-level city is one of the administrative divisions in China, which belongs to the same administrative divisions as municipal districts, counties, autonomous counties, banners, autonomous banners, forest districts and special zones. Because its administrative status is the same as that of the county, it is called “county-level city”. These cities are usually governed by prefecture-level cities or regions, autonomous prefectures and leagues. There are also some county-level cities directly under the jurisdiction of provinces and autonomous regions, which enjoy the same political, economic and social management powers as the prefecture-level cities.