To call a village is a county, and to call a city is a village.
There is a philosophy of life: if you look at a person, you will not be able to judge his personality only by clothes. In fact, it is same with people and regions, sometimes we want to see if a region is more prosperous, not only in its name, but also in its real understanding. Many names seem simple, but secrets lie behind them.
As an example, suppose there is a city called a city, but it may not be a town or even an urban area directly. So today I have briefly summarized some of most characteristic cities across country, let's see if they are counties, towns or villages?
(1) Sanqi City
I believe that when you first see these three words, you will have first impression that this is a city. Although I don't know what province it's located in, it's a relatively formal city. But this is not so, it is not only not a city, it is not even a county, but it belongs to village level according to administrative division. It is also one of most famous rice cake producing areas in China.
At same time, this place is rich in red blueberries. In fact, if we do not understand this, we may be a little surprised when we suddenly recognize this reality, and we will be surprised regardless. But everyone does not know that there is another village of Erliu around this village. Presumably, whoever named him first was also a genius.
This place should be familiar to everyone, right? Not only on Internet, but even in TV dramas and books, his name can be seen in many places.
Due to its long history, many people still want to go to this place to dig in secret to see if they can find some ancient fragments. Did you know, Actually, although it is called Jingdezhen, it is not a city, but a city-level administrative division that governs many counties.
So sometimes we can't easily take something literally, and we have to dig deep into mystery behind it.
Like here, many people might think it's just a small town and despise it. They don't want to come here to experience it for themselves, but they don't think it's a city with a relatively complete infrastructure.
(3) Maine Village
If we, ordinary people, understand this name, then this is a village with many people with surname Meng. Indeed, there are many such villages in China, and all of them are named after names of local aristocratic families.
Generally speaking, if there is a village with a surname, then most of inhabitants who live in this village most of all have this surname, but this does not force us to form habit of understanding it subconsciously.
Take this title as an example. Although it is called Mankun, it is not just a village, but even much more than this village in terms of status.
It belongs to administrative unit of county and is even an autonomous ethnic minority county. This place is located in Hebei Province, an area inhabited by ethnic minorities. The largest ethnic group living here is the Hui people.
Friends in Northeast may know that in Northeast, many places are named after Gowzy and Tun, which fully reflects local features, which are both simple and full of hometown flavor. So what do you think of name Sujiatun?
Do you also think that this is just a tun, that is, level of a village in our traditional sense? After reading this, I think everyone already knows that author's favorite is spread. Yes, that's right , Sujiatun is not a village, in terms of administrative planning it belongs to district level. That is, it is an area of a certain city.
This place is located in Shenyang City. At end of Qing Dynasty, people from many places wanted to go to northeast to try their luck, while many people from Shandong, Henan and other places were accepted here. When they first came here, they found that there are many rivers and many weeds grow in rivers.
There are also many ducks playing in it, which is why they call this place Water Yazitun. Later, because local accent in Henan province was difficult for others to understand, it was homonymized as Sun Yazitong and finally Sujiatun, which is where name of place comes from.
After reading above passages, you should be able to understand author's true meaning. This is not to test how well informed you are, but to show you that popularization of science in China has no name. behind it. It's a kind of administrative planning, and there are many exceptions.
Therefore, when we arrive at a place, we must fully understand its characteristics and not ignore many things that we should know through carelessness. Well, these four places are actually full of features, friends who want to see for themselves, you can act now!