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The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of "administrative divisions used by countries and their major "dependent territories. It is ordered alphabetically by country name in English.

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Administrative divisions by country[edit]

Member and observer states of the United Nations[edit]

Country Administrative divisions
"First-level "Second-level "Third-level "Fourth-level
"Afghanistan "34 velaya'atpro "398 woleswalidis
"Albania "12 qarqecount "61 bashkim
"Algeria "48 wilayaspro "1,541 baladiyahscom
"Andorra "7 parròquiespa
"Angola "18 provínciaspro "163 municípiosm
"Antigua and Barbuda "6 parishes
2 dependencies
"Argentina "23 provinciaspro
"1 ciudad autónomacap
"377 departamentos[1]dep
"134 partidospts
"Armenia "10 marzerpro
 "Yerevancap
"Australia "6 states
9 territories
,[2] including:
- 5 external territories:
"Ashmore and Cartier Islands
 "Christmas Island
 "Cocos (Keeling) Islands
"Coral Sea Islands
"Heard Island and McDonald Islands
- 1 external autonomous territory:
 "Norfolk Island
"539 local government areas[3]
"Unincorporated Far West Region
"Lord Howe Island
Darwin Rates Act Area
Unincorporated Top End Region
"Pastoral Unincorporated Area
"4 islands
6 alpine resorts
"Austria "9 bundesländers "93 bezirke[4]dis "2,098 gemeindenm
"Azerbaijan "66 rayondis
12 şəhərci
[5]
"The Bahamas "31 districts
"New Providencecap
"Bahrain "4 muhāfazātg
"Bangladesh "8 bibhagdiv "64 ziladis "491 upazila[6]sd
"Chittagong
"Dhakacap
"Khulna
"Rajshahi
"Barbados "11 parishes
"Belarus "6 voblastsir
 "Minskcap
"118 rajondis
"Belgium "3 regions[7] "10 provinces[8] "43 districts[9] "590 municipalities[10]
"Belize "6 districts
"Benin "12 départementsdep "77 communes
"Bhutan "20 dzongkhagdis "201 gewogsb
"61 thromdesm
"Bolivia "9 departamentosdep "112 provinciaspro "339 municipiosm
"Bosnia and Herzegovina "2 entities[11]
"1 distrikt
"10 kantona[12]can "142 općinem
"Botswana "10 rural districts
7 urban districts
"21 sub-districts[13]
"Brazil "26 estadoss
"1 distrito federalcap
"5,569 municípios[14]m
"Brunei "4 daerahdis "38 mukimw "kampungv
"Bulgaria "28 oblastipro "265 obshtinim
"Burkina Faso "13 régionsr "45 provinces "325 départements[15]dep
"Burundi "18 provinces "119 communes
"Cambodia "24 khêtpro
"Phnom Penhcap
"193 srŏkdis "1,621 khumcom
"Cameroon "10 régionsr "58 départementsdep "360 arrondissements[16]dis
"Canada "10 provinces
3 territories
"293 census geographic units[17] "3 572 municipalities
"Cape Verde "22 concelhos[18]count "32 freguesiaspa
"Central African Republic "16 préfecturespre
"Banguicap
"72 sous-préfecturessp
"Chad "23 régionsr "67 départements[19]dep 340 sous-prefectures
"Chile "15 regiones r "50+ provinciaspro "320+ comunas m
"China, People's Republic of "23 shěngpro
"5 zìzhìqūa
"4 zhíxiáshìm
"280+ dìjíshīci
"17 dìqūpre/
"30 zìzhìzhōua
"1400+ xiàncount
"110+ zìzhìxiàna
"850+ (shìxiá)qūd
"1 tèqū[20]
"370+ xiànjíshìci
"1 línqū[21]
"19500+ zhèn[22]
"14600+ xiāng[23]
1000+ mínzúxiāng[24]
"6100+ jiēbànsd[25]
"11 qūgōngsuǒ[26]
then

Urban areas:
"shèqū[27] or "jūmínqū[28]


Rural areas: "cūnjí[29][30]

"2 tèbiéxíngzhèngqū:[31]
 "Hong Kong
 "Macau
"18 districts (Hong Kong only)
"Colombia "32 departamentosdep
 "Bogotácap
"1102  municipios m
"2000+ corregimientos [22]
"Comoros "3 îles autonomesa 16 préfectures 54 communes 318 villes or villages
"Democratic Republic of the Congo[32] "25 provinces
 "Kinshasacap
"192 territories "chiefdoms
sectors
"Republic of the Congo[33] "12 departmentsdep "80+ [districts] d "communes
"Costa Rica "7 provinciaspro "81 cantones 450+ [districts] d
"Côte d'Ivoire[34] 2 districts autonomes
"12 districts "31 régions r "108 départementsdep "510 sous-préfectures
"Croatia "21 županije count
 "Zagrebcap
127 gradovi[22]
"429 općinem
"4117+ mjesnih odbora (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) "6700+ naselja
"Cuba "16 provinciaspro "160+ municipiosm
"Cyprus "6 eparchies d 610 communitiesm
"Czech Republic "13 krajůr "76 okresydstatistical only

205 obce s rozšířenou působností [35]

393 obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem [36] 6252 obcí [37]

5 vojenský újezd [38] special status

"Prague Hlavní město "Praha cap "10 obvody d judicial only

22 správní obvody [39]

57 městské části [40] 112 katastrální území [41]
"Denmark, the Kingdom of 1 senior member of the Kingdom:
 "Denmark
"5 regioner r "98 kommuner m
2 "self-governing territories within the Kingdom:a
 "Faroe Islands "7 sýsla[42]r "30+ kommunurm
 "Greenland "5 kommunerm[43]
"Djibouti "5 régionsr (15 "districts)[44]
"Djibouti Citycap 6 arrondissements
"Dominica "10 parishesm
"Dominican Republic "10 regionesr "31 provinciaspro
"Distrito Nacionald
110+ "municipiosm 40+ distritos municipalesd
"East Timor[45] "12 municipalities
1 special administrative region
"65 administrative posts "442 sucos [29]
"Ecuador "24 provincias pro "221 cantonescan "1000+ parroquiaspa
"Egypt "27 muhāfazāt  "271 marakiz or aqsam "district or village, 4617 + villages "sheyakha
"El Salvador "14 departamentosdep "262 municipiosm
"Equatorial Guinea "8 provinciaspro 32 distritos d
"Eritrea "6 zoba r "57 districts d
"Estonia[46] "15 maakonnadcount*
"30 linnad[22]m linnaosadd asumidsd
"183 valladm kandid[47]
17 linnad[22]
9 alevid[48]
173 alevikud[49]
4,430 külad[29]
"Ethiopia "9 kililochrs
2 astedader akababiwachci
("zones?)
12 rasgez akababiwacha
600+ "woreda (wereda)d kebeles[28][50]
"Fiji "14 provinces
1 dependency
+50 districts
"Finland "18 maakuntaa r "70+ seutukuntaa [51] d "317 kuntaa [52] m
1 itsehallinnollinen maakuntaar:
 "Åland
"16 kommuner (kuntaa)m
"France "18 régions r (27 before 2016), including:

- 12 régions in mainland Europe 
- "1 sui generis collectivité territoriale:[53]
 "Corsica
- "5 régions d'outre-mer:
 "French Guiana
 "Guadeloupe
 "Martinique
 "Mayotte
 "Réunion

"101 départementsdep[54]
+ the "Metropolis of Lyon
"333 arrondissements d
[3], [4], [5]
"4,032 "cantons" (fourth-level), "12159 "intercommunality" d (fifth level), "36781 communes (sixth-level) m [55]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  "Clipperton Island
"5 collectivités d'outre-mer[56]
 "French Polynesia[57] "subdivisions administratives "40+ communes
 "Saint-Barthélemy
 "Saint-Martin
 "Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 "Wallis and Futuna 3 royaumes coutumiers [58] 3 [districts] d
"1 collectivité sui generis
"France  "New Caledonia "3 provinces "30+ communes
"1 territoire d'outre-mer[59][60]
 "French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4 [districts] d
"Gabon "9 provinces "50 départementsdep "152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements,
"Gambia "5 regions + Banjul; Additionally "8 Local Government Areas "43 districts
"Georgia (country) "Georgia "9 mkharer
2 avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a
a
 "Tbilisicap
"53 raionid
6 sak'alak'o t'erit'oria
ci
"Germany "16 Länders[61] "400+ Kreised[62] "11000+ Gemeindenm
"Ghana "10 regions "120+ districts Communities "tema
8 municipal districts zones
3 metropolitan districts submetropolitan districts
"Greece "13 peripheries "74 perifereiakés enóti̱tes "325 dímoim
1 aftonomi monastiki politeiaa  "Mount Athos
"Grenada "6 parishesi
"1 dependency:

 "Carriacou and Petite Martinique

"Guatemala "22 departamentosdep "332 municipios m
"Guinea "8 régionsr "33 préfecturespre/ "330+ sous-préfecturessp [districts] d
[sectors] [63]
"Conakrycap 5 communes
"Guinea-Bissau "8 regiõesr
"1 sector autónomo:a

 "Bissau

"30+ ?setores[63]
"Guyana "10 regions "27 neighborhood councils
"Haiti "10 départementsdep "30+ arrondissements d "communes m sections [64]
"Honduras "18 departamentosdep "298 municipios m 3731 aldeas
"Hungary "19 megye count*
 "Budapestcap
"197 districts "3154 settlements
"Iceland "74 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
"India "29 states
7 Union territories
"640 districts 5,924 "tehsils (tahsilstahasils), taluks (talukas), mandal count
"Municipalities
"villages
"wards
"Indonesia "34 provinsipro
including "5 daerah istimewaa
including "Jakartacap
"340+ kabupaten[65]
"90+ kotaci[66]
"kecamatan, distriksd "desa, kelurahan, kampung[29]
"Iran "31 ostanhapro 310+ "shahrestan count bakhsh d shahr m
"dehestan
"Iraq "19 muhāfazātg "130+ aqdyat d[67] "300+nahiyat count? ?qaryat [29]
"Ireland "26 countiescount
"3 citiesci

"2 cities and counties

"2 metropolitan districts
"4 borough districts[48]
"89 municipal districts[40]
"Israel "7 mehozot d 16 nafotsd 76 "зarímci 
265 "moзacót meqomijót[68] 
53 "moзacót ëzorijót[69]
"Italy "15 regioni r
"5 regioni autonomea
"110 provincepro
"2+1 province autonomea
"7,998 comuni 37000+frazioni and cities' circoscrizioni[70]m
"Jamaica "14 parishes m**
"Japan "47 todōfukenpre/[71] "28 shichōsp
"15 seirei shitei toshici
"1700+ shichōsonku m[72] ōaza, aza, chō, chōme
"Jordan "12 muhāfazātg 50+ "nahiasd
"Kazakhstan "14 oblys (regions)


3 qala (cities with region-rights) - "Baikonur city has a special status because it is currently being leased to "Russia with "Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050.ci

"319 awdand
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
"Kenya 47 "Counties 262 "Sub-Counties d
to be replaced by more effective administration
2400+ "mtaa [73] "Cities, Municipalities and Towns
vijiji [29]
"Kiribati "none
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
"North Korea "9 dopro
"1 chikhalsi
2 t'ŭkpyŏlsi
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi
ci
150+ "kun (guncount
"sici
kuyŏk [50]
ku (gu) and chigu d
1 t'ŭkkŭpsici
tong [28]
ri [29]
rodongjagu d
"South Korea "8 dopro "75 sici
"77 gun (kun)count
gu (ku)d[48]
dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
dong[28]
ri[29]
"6 gwangyeoksici "44 gu (ku)d
5 gun (kun)count
dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
ri[29]
"1 teukbyeol jachido:a

"Jeju Province

2 si dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
"1 teukbyeol jachisicap:

"Sejong City

1 teukbyeolsicap:
 "Seoul
25 gu (ku)d[48] dong[28]
"Kuwait "6 muhāfazātg "manāṭiq
"Kyrgyzstan "7 oblasttarpro
"2 šaarlar (keneš)ci

 "Bishkek

 "Osh

"40+ rayon d
"14 gorkeneš [22]
aiyl okmotus [74]
"Laos "16 khouengpro
"Vientianecap
140+ "muang [75]d baan [29]
"Latvia "110 novadi m
9 Republikas pilsētasci
"67 pilsētas [22]
470+ pagasti mpa
"Lebanon "8 muhāfazāt [76] "26 qadya d
"Lesotho "10 districts 80+ constituencies "120+ community councils
"Liberia "15 counties "60+ districts
"Libya "22 sha'biyat m "Basic People's Congresses
"Liechtenstein "11 Gemeinden m
"Lithuania "10 apskritys count "43 rajono savivaldybė [77]m
"9 savivaldybės m
"8 miesto savivaldybė [78]m
"500+ seniūnijos [79]
"Luxembourg "12 cantons [80] "105 communes[81] [82]m "24 quartierën [83]
"Macedonia "8 regioni i "80 opštini m
"Madagascar "22 faritra r ?departemantadep or 110+ ?fivondronana [84] 1200+ ?firaisana [85] or ?kaomininacom
then 11000+ ?fokontany [29]
"Malawi "3 regions "28 districts (130+ ["traditional authorities"]) (60+ ["subchiefdoms"])
"Malaysia "13 negeri: "139 daerah 1000+ mukim 8000+ kampung
 "Johor
 "Kedah
 "Melaka
 "Negeri Sembilan
 "Pahang
 "Perak
 "Perlis
 "Penang
 "Selangor
 "Terengganu
"75 daerah 800+ mukimsd 5000+ kampung
 "Kelantan "10 jajahan 63 mukimsd 500+ kampung
 "Sabah
 "Sarawak
"16 bahagian "54 daerah daerah kecil then kampung
"3 Wilayah Persekutuan:
 "Kuala Lumpur 11 mukimsd 150+ kampung
 "Labuan 27 kampung
 "Putrajaya 21 presint"
"Maldives "7 provinces
"Malécap
"20 [atolls][86]m
"Malécap
"Mali "10 régions[87]
"Bamakocap
"40+ cercles [88] "1400+ arrondissements [89] "700+ communes
"Malta "5 reġjunir "68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
"Marshall Islands "24 municipalitiesm
"Mauritania "15 régions [90]r "50+ départementsdep[91] "200+ communes
"Mauritius "4 islands "9 districts
14 zones
"120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
"Mexico "31 estadoss "2400+ municipiosm
"1 distrito federalcap:

"Mexico City

"16 delegaciones[48]
"Federated States of Micronesia "4 states "70+ municipalities
"Moldova "32 raioaned
3 municipiuci
"1 unitate teritorială autonomă:a

 "Gagauzia
"1 unitatea teritorială:[59]

15 [municipalities]m
50 [cities]ci
60+ [city localities][73]
660+ [villages][29]
880+[village localities][73]
"Monaco 1 communei "10 quartiers [47]i
"Mongolia "21 aimagspro "331 sums d 1538 bags
1 "khot m:

 "Ulaanbaatar

"9 düüregs d "132 khoroos
"Montenegro "21 opštine m
"Prijestonica Cetinje[92]
"Glavni Grad Podgorica cap
"1256 naselja
"Morocco "12 regionsr [93] 13 prefectures
62 [provinces]pro
cercles [88] communes ruralescom
[municipalities] m
communes urbainescom
arrondissements
"Mozambique "10 provinciaspro
 "Maputocap
"120+ distritos d "400+ postos [urban districts] d
localidades [73]
"Myanmar "7 daysamyarrr
7 pyinaalmyarrs

"Naypyidaw Union Territorycap
"74 hkarinedis "330 myahoetnaalmyarrt
"Namibia "14 regions[94] "121 constituencies[94] "citiesm
"townsm
"villagesm
settlements
"Nauru "14 districtsi
"Nepal "7 pradesh r "75 jilla d "6 mahanagarpalikam
"11 upamahanagarpalikam
"241 nagarpalikam
"486 gaupalikam
ward
"Netherlands, the Kingdom of "4 landen:
 "Netherlands "12 provinciespro "393 gemeenten m
"3 openbare lichamen:

 "Bonaire

 "Saba

 "Sint Eustatius

"Aruba
"Curaçao
"Sint Maarten
"New Zealand "11 non-unitary regions
5 "unitary authorities
"13 cities
53 districts

1 "special territorial authority:

"Chatham Islands Council

"2 states in free-association:a
 "Cook Islands "10+ island councils
 "Niue "14 villages
"1 self-administering territory:a
 "Tokelau 3 autonomous communities
"Nicaragua "15 departamentosdep
"2 regiones autónomasa
150+ "municipiosm
"Niger "7 régions 
"Communauté Urbaine de Niameycap
"36 départements "265 communes, communes urbaines,
communes rurales, postes administratifs
[95]
"Nigeria "36 states
"Abujacap
"770+ Local Government Areas
"Norway "19 fylker count***
"429 kommunerm[96]
"2 integral overseas areas:
"Norway "Svalbard
"Norway "Jan Mayen
"1 [dependencie]:
"Norway "Bouvet Island
"Oman "11 muhāfazātg "60+ wilaya'atpro
"Pakistan "4 provinces
"1 territory
"Islamabadcap
"1 self-administering state
"1 self-administering territory
131 "districts +7 "Tribal Agencies and 6 "Frontier Regions
596 tehsils count[97] Almost 6000 "Union Councils
"Palau "16 statesm
"State of Palestine "West Bank
"Gaza Strip
16 "governoratesg
"Panama "10 provincias
3 comarcas indígenas
"79 distritos "666 corregimientos
"2 comarcas indígenas
10 provinciaspro 68 distritos d 587 corregimientos m
2 comarcas indígenas m
3 comarcas indígenasr 11 distritosd 79 corregimientosm
"Papua New Guinea "4 regionsi "20 provinces and 1 autonomous region, National Capital District "districts "Local-Level Government areas
"Paraguay "17 departamentosdep
"Asuncióncap
"250 distritos or municipios m
"Peru "25 regiones r 190+ "provinciaspro 1800+ "distritos [98]d 84000+ centros poblados

1800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
"Philippines "17 rehiyon or region r[99] "81 lalawigan or provincias [100]pro
"38 malayang lungsod or ciudades autónomas [101]
"1 malayang bayan or municipio autónoma [102]
"84 bahaging lungsod or ciudadci [103]
"1511 karaniwang bayan or municipio [104]m[22]
"42027 barangay [105]d
"Poland "16 voivodeships (województwa) [106]pro "360+ powiaty count[107] 2400+ "gminycom 40000+ sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
"Portugal "18 distritosd
"2 regiões autónomas:a
 "Azores
 "Madeira
"308 concelhos[108]m "3092 freguesiaspa
"Qatar "7 baladiya'at m
"Romania "41 județe count "320 orașeci (including "103 municipii m)
"2,856 comunecom (divided into 12,955 sate [29])
"Bucharestcap "6 sectoare [63]
"Russia "85 federal subjects:[109][110]
"46 oblasts
"22 republicsa[110]
"4 autonomous okrugsa
"9 krais[59]
"1 autonomous oblasta
"2,027 districts
"561 cities and towns of federal subject significance
"416 Towns of district significance
"767 urban-type settlements of district significance
"15,002 selsoviets and equivalents
"3 federal cities[111]
"Moscowcap "12 administrative okrugsd Districts and settlements
"St. Petersburg "18 districtsd
"Sevastopol[112] "4 districtsd
"Rwanda "5 intarapro "30 uturere [113]d
(umujyi m)
"410+ imirenge [63][114] 9100+ utugari [115]
(then akagari ?[29])
"Saint Kitts and Nevis "Saint Kitts "9 parishes
"Nevis "5 parishes
"Saint Lucia "11 quartiers [47]m
"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines "6 parishesa
"Samoa "11 itūmālō i
"San Marino 9 "castellim
"São Tomé and Príncipe "2 concelhospro "7 distritos 
"Saudi Arabia "13 manaţiq "muhafazat r marakizsd
"Senegal "14 régions "30+ départementsdep "arrondissements communes
"Serbia "5 statistički regioni[116][117] "29 okrugad
"Grad "Beogradcap
"150 opštinam
"24 gradaci
"Seychelles "25 districtsa
"Zil Elwannyen Sesel
"Sierra Leone "3 provinces
1 area
"14 districts "149 chiefdoms
"Singapore "5 Districts "29 constituenciesm 89 Divisions/Wards
"Slovakia "8 kraje r "70+ okresy d "2890+ obcem, from that "130+ mestá cap[22][118] katastrálne územia [119]
"Slovenia "12 statistične regije i "212 občine m
"Solomon Islands "9 provincesm
"Honiara
"Somalia "18 gobolada r "75 [districts] d
"South Africa "9 provinces "44 district municipalities "205 local municipalities "4392 wards
"8 metropolitan municipalities
"South Sudan "28 states "85 counties Payams Bomas
"Spain "17 comunidades autónomasra "50 provinciaspro[120] "477 comarcas "8122 municipiosm
"2 ciudades autónomasa "2 municipios[121]
"3 plazas menores de soberanía[122]
"Sri Lanka "9 provinces "25 districts d "320+ divisions
"Sudan "18 wilaya'ats "86 [districts]
"Suriname "10 districten d 60+ "ressorten [123]
"Swaziland "4 tifundza r "50+ tinkhundla[124] "360+ imiphakatsi[125]
"Sweden "21 län count
"20 landsting [126]
"290 kommuner m "2,523 distrikt
"Switzerland "26 cantons [127] "137 districts [128]d "2,324 communes [129]m
"Syria "14 muhāfazātg 60 "manaţiq [130]d "nawahisd [villages] [29]
"Tajikistan "3 viloyathopro
"1 viloyat mukhtora
"Dushanbecap
60+ "Nohiyad
14 [cities]ci
2 hukumati[131]
("jamoats) ([villages][29])
"Tanzania "31 mkoa[132] r "120+ wilaya d [divisions]div [wards] [50]
then [villages] [29]
"Thailand "76 changwatpro
"Bangkok [133]
"840+ amphoe [134]d "tambondiv in "Bangkok: 180 "khwaengd chumchon or "muban;[29]
"Togo "5 régions "30 préfectures
"Tonga "5 provinces "23 districts
"Trinidad and Tobago 9 "regions
Tobago (governed by "Tobago House of Assembly)
3 boroughs
2 cities
"Tunisia "24 wilaya'atg "mutamadiyat d shaykhat m
"Turkey "81 ilpro 900+ "ilçe d 3200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [28]
[41000 villages] [29]
"Turkmenistan "5 welaýatlarpro
"Aşgabatcap
70+ ?"adyndaky etraplar d [135]
40+ ?etraplar d
15 [towns] [22]
"Tuvalu "9 provincesm
"Uganda "111 districts
"Kampalacap
"167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
"1106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
"Ukraine "24 oblastipro
"2 mista zi spetsial'nym statusomm[136]
"1 avtonomna respublikaa
"640+ raionyd
"mista rehional'noho znachennia
"raiony u mistakh
mista raionoho znachennia
selyshchni rady
sil's'ki rady
selyshcha
 "United Arab Emirates "7 imarat [137] local municipalities
"United Kingdom "1 constituent country with no devolution:
 "England
 ∟ "9 regions
"6 metropolitan counties "36 metropolitan districts "parishes[138]
"75 non-metropolitan counties "201 non-metropolitan districts
 ∟ "55 unitary authorities
"32 London boroughs
"City of London
"3 constituent countries with devolution:
"Northern Ireland "Northern Ireland "(6 counties)
"11 districts
 "Scotland "32 council areas "communities
 "Wales "10 county boroughs
9 counties
3 cities
"communities
"3 crown dependencies:
"Guernsey[139] "10 parishes

3 dependencies: "Alderney, "Herm and "Sark

"Jersey[139] "12 parishes "vingtaines, cueillettes
"Isle of Man "6 sheadings 15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
"12 non-Antarctic civilian overseas territories:
"Anguilla "14 districts
"Bermuda "9 parishes
2 municipalities
 "British Indian Ocean Territory
"British Virgin Islands "5 districts
"Cayman Islands "7 districts
 "Falkland Islands
 "Gibraltar
"Montserrat "3 parishes
 "Pitcairn Islands
"Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 3 parts of the territory:

"Saint Helena
"Ascension Island
"Tristan da Cunha

Saint Helena has "8 districts
 "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
"Turks and Caicos Islands "6 districts
"2 sovereign base areas: "Akrotiri and Dhekelia
"United States "50 states

567 tribal entities
"1 federal district
"1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll (grouped by "ISO 3166-1 as "United States "US Minor Outlying Islands)

"3,103 counties[140]
"41 independent cities
Municipalities and "minor civil divisions (including plantations, towns, townships, villages, etc.) 35,930 municipal bodies
"4 unincorporated organized territories:
 "Guam "19 villages[141]
 "Northern Mariana Islands "4 municipalities
 "Puerto Rico "78 municipalities m 900+ barrios [28]
"United States Virgin Islands "Virgin Islands "3 districts "20 subdistricts
"1 unincorporated unorganized self-governing territory:
 "American Samoa "3 districts
1 region
15 counties
"10 unincorporated unorganized territories; undisputed are by "ISO 3166-1 as "United States "US Minor Outlying Islands: "Baker Island, "Howland Island, "Jarvis Island, "Johnston Atoll, "Kingman Reef, "Midway Islands, "Wake Island, "Navassa Island, "Bajo Nuevo Bank (disputed), and "Serranilla Bank (disputed)
"Uruguay "19 departamentosdep "112 municipios [142]m
"Uzbekistan "12 viloyatlar
"1 respublikaa
"Tashkentcapa
"170+ tumanlard
50+ shaharlarci
"Vanuatu "6 provinces municipalities, local councils
"Vatican City
"Venezuela "23 estadoss "335 municipiosm 1136 parroquiaspa
"dependencias federales [143]
"Caracascap
"Vietnam "58 tỉnh
"67 thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh
"51 thị xã
"595 huyện
8 đảo
"693 thị trấn
"1100+ phường
"10000+
"5 thành phố trực thuộc trung ương "47 quận "1400+ phường
"Yemen "21 muhāfazātg
Sana City
"333 districts d 2210+ [subdistricts]sd 38,284 [villages] [29]
"Zambia "10 provinces "89 districts
"Zimbabwe "8 provinces
2 cities
"60+ districts "1200+ municipalities

*replaced by provinces as per December 31, 2018
**replaced by provinces as per March 31, 2019
***replaced by provinces as per January 31, 2019

Other states[edit]

Country Administrative divisions
"First-level "Second-level "Third-level "Fourth-level
and smaller
"Taiwan (Republic of China) 6 "Special municipalities (zhíxiáshì) m 170 "Districts  d
12 "County-controlled cities (xiànxiáshì)ci
40 "Urban townships (zhèn) [23]
146 "Rural townships (xiāng) [23]
"Urban Villages () [29]
"Rural Villages (cūn) [29]
2 Provinces (shěng)(Streamlined) p 3 "Provincial cities (shì)ci
13 "xiàn count
"Kosovo[144] "7 rajone d[145][146] "35 komuna m[142][147]
 "Northern Cyprus "5 kaza
"Transnistria 5 raions r
"Tiraspol m
"Western Sahara 3 régions r [municipalités] m [communes] 7 [arrondissements] d

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Terms in italics 
Terms in italics are terms in languages other than English. They should be in plural form, followed by a footnote or footnotes indicating the generally accepted English equivalent or translation. Known alternative spellings are given in brackets following a term.
Terms in brackets 
Entries in standard brackets either indicate that the term used is informal or that its use is yet to be confirmed. An English term in square brackets indicates that the local name for the term is not yet known or confirmed; when confirmed, it is replaced by the local name in italics.
Footnote letters (cap dis m pro r
These indicate, respectively, five common types of administrative division in English: "capitals; "districts; "municipalities; "provinces; and "regions. Other English terms are also footnoted.

Administrative divisions with ISO 3166-1[edit]

Administrative divisions with "ISO 3166-1 are cited for "statistics matters even when they do not have a special status (for example, the overseas regions of "France).

Antarctic claims[edit]

Administrative divisions that are entirely "Antarctic claims suspended under the "Antarctic Treaty are not listed.

Autonomous areas[edit]

Not all the "autonomous areas are part of the formal hierarchy of the administrative division system of a country (for example, "the autonomous region of Zanzibar comprises 5 "regions of Tanzania, the first tier on administrative divisions on that country). For more details, see "List of autonomous areas by country.

Footnotes[edit]

a "autonomous areas.
b "blocks.
can "cantons.
cap "capital; see also "Capitals serving as administrative divisions.
ci "cities.
com "communes.
count "counties.
dep "departments.
dis "districts.
div "divisions.
g "governorates.
m "municipalities.
pa "parishes.
pre "prefectures.
pro "provinces.
pts "parts[disambiguation needed].
r "regions.
s "states.
sd "Subdistricts.
sp "subprefectures.
t "townships.
w "wards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not counting "Argentine Antarctica. Including 1 department of disputed sovereignty in "Tierra del Fuego Province: Islas del Atlántico Sur (which includes the "Falkland Islands and "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands). The "barrios of Buenos Aires are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  2. ^ Not counting the "Australian Antarctic Territory.
  3. ^ Consisting of shires, boroughs, cities, rural cities, towns, district councils, community government councils, municipalities, community development trusts, and aboriginal councils. "Jervis Bay Territory and all 6 of Australia's external territories (not counting the "Australian Antarctic Territory), are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions. The "suburbs of Canberra are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  4. ^ The "districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  5. ^ Including 8 districts ("Jabrayil, "Kalbajar, "Lachin, "Qubadli, "Shusha, "Khojaly, "Khojavend, and "Zangilan) and 2 cities ("Shusha and "Khankendi) under complete control of the de facto independent state of  "Artsakh. 7 districts and "1 city form the  "Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (not an administrative subdivision unit).
  6. ^ "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal. 
  7. ^ "Dutch : Gemeenschap; "French: régions or "German: Regionen.
  8. ^ "Dutch: Provincies; "French: provinces or "German: Provinzen. The Brussels-Capital Region is not divided into second-level subdivisions.
  9. ^ "Dutch: arrondissementen; "French: arrondissements or "German: Arrondissements.
  10. ^ "Dutch: gemeenten; "French: communes or "German: Gemeinden.
  11. ^ There is no official term for the de facto first-level administrative subdivision units of  "Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  "Republika Srpska.
  12. ^  "Republika Srpska and "Brčko District are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  13. ^ "Chobe District and all six of Botswana's urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  14. ^ The "Administrative regions of the Federal District (Brazil) are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  15. ^ Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  16. ^ Also referred to as communes.
  17. ^ Consisting of territories, regions, districts, counties, and regional municipalities.
  18. ^ Also referred to as municípios.
  19. ^ The districts of "N'Djamena are not considered to administrative subdivisions of any level.
  20. ^ special districts.
  21. ^ forestry district.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "towns.
  23. ^ a b c d e f "townships.
  24. ^ ethnic townships.
  25. ^ or jiēdàobànshìchù.
  26. ^ "district public offices".
  27. ^ "(residential) communities.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "neighbourhoods.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "villages, village areas or village groups.
  30. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  31. ^ "special administrative regions.
  32. ^ "Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  33. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  34. ^ Also known as the Ivory Coast.
  35. ^ municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities)
  36. ^ municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities)
  37. ^ 1st level municipalities
  38. ^ military proving grounds
  39. ^ administrative districts
  40. ^ a b municipal districts
  41. ^ cadastral communities
  42. ^ or "Danish:syssel.
  43. ^ or [townships].
  44. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  45. ^ Timor-Leste.
  46. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  47. ^ a b c "quarters.
  48. ^ a b c d e "boroughs.
  49. ^ Small boroughs
  50. ^ a b c "wards.
  51. ^ subregions.
  52. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (rural communes).
  53. ^ "Corsica is not a region per se but assumes such a role and is often considered like one. It is a "collectivité territoriale" with a special status as defined by article 72 of the Constitution. See [2] (in French)
  54. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of "Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  55. ^ The 3 communes (municipalities) of "Paris, "Lyon and "Marseilles are further subdivided into arrondissements municipaux ("municipal arrondissements), not to be confused with the arrondissements (districts) subdividing each département (department).
  56. ^ a collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).
  57. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  58. ^ kingdoms.
  59. ^ a b c "territories.
  60. ^ a "territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).
  61. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  62. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): "Region Hannover, "Regionalverband Saarbrücken and "Städteregion Aachen
  63. ^ a b c d sectors.
  64. ^ sections communales (communal sections).
  65. ^ regencies.
  66. ^ formerly kotamadya (municipalities).
  67. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  68. ^ "Local Councils.
  69. ^ "Regional Councils.
  70. ^ fractions
  71. ^ todōfuken : to (metropolis, viz. "Tokyo) + (territory, viz. "Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. "Kyoto and "Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  72. ^ shichōsonku : "shi (city) + "chō (town) + "son (village) + "ku (wards, boroughs)
  73. ^ a b c d localities.
  74. ^ rural communities or rural districts.
  75. ^ or muong.
  76. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  77. ^ "district municipalities".
  78. ^ "city municipalities".
  79. ^ elderships, elderates.
  80. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Kantone.
  81. ^ http://www.luxembourg.public.lu/fr/tourisme/cartes/communes/index.html
  82. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Gemeinden.
  83. ^ "Luxembourgish; alternatively "French:quartiers, "German:Stadtvierteln.
  84. ^ or fivondronampokontany.
  85. ^ or firaisampokontany.
  86. ^ also known as "districts.
  87. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  88. ^ a b "circles.
  89. ^ or communes.
  90. ^ or "wilaya'at.
  91. ^ or moughataas.
  92. ^ "Old Royal Capital.
  93. ^ some disputed; see "Regions of Morocco.
  94. ^ a b Nakale, Albertina (9 August 2013). "President divides Kavango into two". "New Era. archived via allafrica.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014.  External link in |publisher= ("help)
  95. ^ FONDS AFRICAIN DE DEVELOPPEMENT: ETUDE DE MOBILISATION DES EAUX DANS LA REGION DE MARADI NIGER. DEPARTEMENT AGRICULTURE ET DEVELOPPEMENT RURAL, OCAR. "African Development Bank Group, MARCH 2003
  96. ^ Mosvik and Inderøy kommune (two mulcipalties of Norway) merged by 1 January 2012, making the total number of communes in Norway 429. Mosvik kommune: Referendum. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  97. ^ or tehsils.
  98. ^ or partidos.
  99. ^ including "Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region.
  100. ^ or probinsya.
  101. ^ or siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  102. ^ or munisipyo; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  103. ^ or siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  104. ^ or munisipyo; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  105. ^ or "barrios.
  106. ^ voivodeships.
  107. ^ consisting of 300+ powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 60+ powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  108. ^ or municípios.
  109. ^ federal subjects, grouped into "7 federal districts
  110. ^ a b Including "Republic of Crimea which is "annexed territory of "Ukraine
  111. ^ Including "Sevastopol which is "annexed territory of "Ukraine
  112. ^ "Annexed from "Ukraine in 2014 by the "Russian Federation
  113. ^ "sing. akarere.
  114. ^ or "French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  115. ^ or "French:cellules (cells).
  116. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
  117. ^ http://www.srbija.gov.rs/pages/article.php?id=20617
  118. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the "Wayback Machine.
  119. ^ "cadastral areas".
  120. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called "comarcas
  121. ^ "Ceuta and "Melilla
  122. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  123. ^ ?"resorts".
  124. ^ "constituencies
  125. ^ "Chiefdoms
  126. ^ "County councils
  127. ^ ("French; alternatively "German:Kantone, "Italian:cantoni or "Romansh:chantuns). Six cantons, formerly called demi-cantons (French; alternatively German:Halbkantone or Romansh:mez-chantuns, have only one representative in the "Council of States instead of two.
  128. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, "Italian:distretti or "Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  129. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Gemeinden, "Italian:comuni or "Romansh:vischnancas.
  130. ^ or manatuq.
  131. ^ city councils.
  132. ^ Mwakyusa, Alvar (4 February 2016). "Songwe is new region - with four districts". "Daily News. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  133. ^ special governed districts
  134. ^ in "Bangkok:khet.
  135. ^ urban districts.
  136. ^ "cities with special status".
  137. ^ "emirates.
  138. ^ not all of England is parished - see "unparished area.
  139. ^ a b a "bailiwick.
  140. ^ or "boroughs in "Alaska and "parishes in "Louisiana.
  141. ^ also known as municipalities.
  142. ^ a b "municipalities.
  143. ^ federal dependencies.
  144. ^ ^ "Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the "Republic of Kosovo and the "Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo "unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but "Serbia continues to claim it as part of its "own sovereign territory. The two governments "began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the "Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from "113 out of 193 "United Nations "member states.
  145. ^ "Albanian; alternatively "Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  146. ^ "districts.
  147. ^ "Albanian; alternatively "Serbian:opstina.
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