South Central China

Zhongnan (Chinese中南, Zhongnan Pinyin ) is the Chinese term for the greater central and southern China. The term is composed of the posterior elements of Huazhong and Huanan. It is Hua (Chinese华/华, Pinyin Huá ) a short word for China (Chinese中华/中华, pinyin Zhōnghuá ). The Greater Zhongnan includes the following administrative units at the provincial level:

Components of Zhongnan

The term Huazhong (Chinese华中/华中, Huazhong Pinyin ) in the meaning of " Central China " refers to the provinces of Henan, Hubei and Hunan.

The term Huanan (Chinese华南/华南, Pinyin Huanan ) in the meaning " southern China " means the provinces of Guangdong and Hainan, and the Guangxi Autonomous Region and the special administrative regions of Hong Kong and Macau.

Northeast China (东北) | North China (华北) | East China (华东) | central and southern China (中南) | Northwest China (西北) | Southwest China (西南)

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