Autonomous Regions are provincial level of administrative division in China. They are like province. Autonomous region has its own local government with more legislative rights. Autonomous Region is an entity of minorities. These regions have higher population of a particular minority ethnic groups.
The Inner Mongolia autonomous region was established in the year 1947. Xinjiang was made autonomous in the year 1955. Guangxi and Ningxia in the year 1958. Tibet was added in the year 1965. Mongols are even less than a percentage of Inner Mongolia. It’s a first level administrative division of China.
There are five autonomous region.