The municipality level follows in the administrative structure of the People's Republic of China under the district level (districts, banners, autonomous districts, autonomous banners, urban districts, urban districts, special areas). At this level there are currently 40,497 units (December 31, 2013), of which 7,566 are street districts (18.68%).
- Meyer's Atlas China. On the way to world power. Bibliographisches Institut AG, Mannheim 2010, ISBN 978-3-411-08281-0 , pp. 92-93.