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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
and smaller
"Afghanistan "34 velaya'at p "399 woleswali d
"Albania "12 qarqe [1][2] "61 bashki
2,834 "fshatra [3][4]
njësi bashkiake, lagjje, rajone[5]
"Algeria "48 wilayas p "553 daïras [6] "1,541 baladiyahs m[7]
"Andorra "7 parròquies [8]m 17 quarts [9]

10 veïnats [10]
33 [villages]

"Angola "18 províncias p "163 municípios [11]m "618 comunas
"Antigua and Barbuda "6 parishesi
2 dependencies
"Argentina "23 provincias p "378 departamentos[12][13]
"135 partidos
 "Buenos Aires 135 partidos m cities and towns d
 "Catamarca
 "Entre Ríos
 "Santa Fe
departamentos d municipios[14] and comunas[15] m
 "Chaco
 "Corrientes
 "Misiones
 "Salta
 "San Luis
 "Santiago del Estero
departamentos d municipios m
 "Chubut 15 departamentos d 23 municipios, 4 comisiones de fomento,[16] 20 comunas rurales [17] m
 "Córdoba 26 departamentos d 145 pedanías d 250 municipios and 177 comunas m
 "Formosa 9 departamentos d 27 municipios, 10 comisiones de fomento, and 18 juntas vecinales[18] m
 "Jujuy 16 departamentos d 39 municipios and 23 comisiones municipales[19] m
 "La Pampa
 "Neuquén
 "Río Negro
 "Santa Cruz
"Tierra del Fuego Province, Argentina"Tierra del Fuego, Antártida e Islas del Atlántico Sur
departamentos d municipios and comisiones de fomento m
 "La Rioja 18 departamentos m delegaciones distritales d
 "Mendoza 18 departamentos m 105 distritos d
 "San Juan 19 departamentos m comisiones vecinales[20]d
 "Tucumán 17 departamentos d municipios and comunas rurales m
1 Ciudad Autónoma[21]
"Buenos Aires "Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires c m "15 comunas[15] "48 barrios[10]
"Armenia "10 marzer [22]p
 "Yerevanc
"915 hamaynkner m
"Australia "6 states
10 territories
, including:
- 6 external territories
"Australia "Ashmore and Cartier Islands
"Australia "Australian Antarctic Territory
 "Christmas Island
 "Cocos (Keeling) Islands
"Australia "Coral Sea Islands
"Australia "Heard Island and McDonald Islands

- 1 external autonomous territory[21]
 "Norfolk Island

562 "local government areas[23]
"Austria "9 Bundesländer p "94 Bezirke d "2,342 Gemeinden m[15] "7,800+ Katastralgemeinden [24]
"Azerbaijan "59 rayon d
11 şəhər [25]
2 700 communities
- 1 muxtar respublika [21]
 "Nakhchivan
"7 rayon d
"1 şəhər [25]
"The Bahamas "31 districtsm
"New Providence
"42 townships
"Bahrain "4 muhāfazāt [26]m
"Bangladesh "8 bibhag [27] "64 zilla d "490 upozilla [28] "11 City Corporations
"323 Municipal Corporations
"4,550 Union Parishads
"Barbados "11 parishesi
"Belarus "6 voblastsi p
 "Minskc
"127 raën d "1,448 syélski savyét[29]
"Belgium "3 regions [30]r "10 provinces [31]p "43 Arrondissements [32]d "589 Municipalities [33]m
"Belize "6 districts "31 constituencies 180+ local councils
"Benin "12 départements [12] "77 communes "546 arrondissements [villages] [3]
[city districts] d
"Bhutan "20 dzongkhag d "205 gewog [34][3]
"Bolivia "9 departamentos [12] "112 provincias p "314 municipios [35][36] (before 2009) "1,384 cantones [37]
"Bosnia and Herzegovina  "Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina "10 kantona [37] 79 općine m local community
 "Republika Srpska "63 opštine m
"Brčko District
"Botswana "16 districts m "19 sub-districts [38]
"Brazil "27 unidades federativas[39]
"26 estados [40]
"5565 municípios [14]
1 distrito federal: [41]
 "Distrito Federal
"31 regiões administrativas [42]
"Brunei "4 daerah-daerah d "38 mukim p kampung [3]
"Bulgaria "28 oblasti p "287 obshtini m[15] "Sofia: 24 city raions;
"Plovdiv: 6 city raions;
"Varna: 5 city raions
"Burkina Faso "13 régions "45 provinces "325 communes [15]
"Burundi "18 provinces "121 communes [15]d "2,639 collines [43]
"Cambodia
"24 khêt p "150+ srŏk d 1400+ khum [15] 14000+ phum[3]
"Phnom Penhc "khan[35] sangkat[9]
"Cameroon "10 regions "50+ départements [12] 310+ arrondissements [subdistricts] [38]
"Canada "10 provinces
"3 territories
"census divisions (counties)   "census subdivisions (municipalities) "wards
"Cape Verde "22 concelhos [1][44]m "30+ freguesias [8]
"Central African Republic "16 préfectures [45]
"Banguic[21]
60+ "sous-préfectures [46] 170+ communes
"Chad "23 régions r "61 départements [12] "sub-prefectures communautés rurales [29]
including "N'Djamenac
10 arrondissements communes
"Chile "15 regiones r "50+ provincias p "320+ comunas m
"China, People's Republic of "province" level:

"23 shěng p
"5 zìzhìqū [21]
"4 zhíxiáshì m

"prefecture" level:

"280+ dìjíshī [25]
"17 dìqū [45]
"30 zìzhìzhōu [21]

"county" level:

"1400+ xiàn [1]
"110+ zìzhìxiàn [21]
"850+ (shìxiá)qū d
"1 tèqū [47]
"370+ xiànjíshì [25]
"1 línqū [48]

"township" level:

"19500+ zhèn [49]
"14600+ xiāng [50]
1000+ mínzúxiāng [51]
"6100+ jiēbàn [38][52]
"11 qūgōngsuǒ [53]
then


Urban areas:
"shèqū [54] or "jūmínqū [10]


Rural areas: "cūnjí [3][55]

"Inner Mongolia
(one of the five zìzhìqū)
"3 méng [56] "40+  [57]
"3 zìzhìqí [21]
"180+ sūmù [50]
"1 mínzúsūmù [51]
then urban and rural divisions as above.
"2 tèbiéxíngzhèngqū [58] :
 "Hong Kong "18 districts
 "Macau "2 concelhos d "5+2 freguesias [8]
"Colombia "32 departamentos [12]
 "Bogotác
"1102  municipios m
"2000+ corregimientos [49]
"Comoros "3 îles autonomes [21] 16 préfectures 54 communes 318 villes or villages
"Democratic Republic of the Congo[59] "10 provinces
 "Kinshasac
"26 districts "territories "chiefdoms
sectors
"Republic of the Congo[60] "12 departments [12] "80+ [districts] d "communes
"Costa Rica "7 provincias p "81 cantones 450+ [districts] d
"Côte d'Ivoire[61] 2 districts autonomes
"12 districts "31 régions r "108 départements [12] "510 sous-préfectures
"Croatia "21 županije [1]
 "Zagrebc
127 gradovi [49]
429 "općine m
4117+ "mjesnih odbora (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6700+ "naselja
"Cuba "16 provincias p 160+ "municipios m
"Cyprus "6 eparchies d 610 communities m
"Czech Republic "13 krajů r "76 okresy d statistical only

205 obce s rozšířenou působností [62]

393 obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem [63] 6252 obcí [64]

5 vojenský újezd [65] special status

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

22 správní obvody [66]

57 městské části [67] 112 katastrální území [68]
"Denmark, the Kingdom of 1 senior member of the Kingdom:
 "Denmark
"5 regioner r "98 kommuner m
2 "self-governing territories within the Kingdom:[21]
 "Faroe Islands "7 sýsla [69]r "30+ kommunur m[15]
 "Greenland "4 kommuner m[70]
"Djibouti "5 régions r (15 "districts)[71]
"Djibouti Cityc 6 arrondissements
"Dominica "10 parishes m
"Dominican Republic "31 provincias p
"Distrito Nacionald
110+ "municipios m
40+ distritos municipales d
secciones [35]
"East Timor[72] "12 municipalities
1 special administrative region
"65 administrative posts "442 sucos [3]
"Ecuador "24 provincias p "221 cantones [37] 1000+ parroquias [8] m
"Egypt "27 muhāfazāt  "271 marakiz or aqsam "district or village, 4617 + villages "sheyakha
"El Salvador "14 departamentos [12] 262 "municipios m
"Equatorial Guinea "8 provincias p 32 distritos d
"Eritrea "6 zoba r "57 districts d
"Estonia[73] "15 maakonnad [1] "30 linnad [49]m linnaosad d asumid [38]
"183 vallad [15][8]m kandid [9]
17 linnad [49]
9 alevid [74]
173 alevikud[75]
4,430 külad [3]
"Ethiopia "9 kililoch r[40]
2 astedader akababiwach [25]
("zones?)
12 rasgez akababiwach [21]
600+ "woreda (wereda)d kebeles [10][5]
"Fiji "4 divisions
1 dependency
"15 provinces m +50 districts
"Finland "18 maakuntaa r "70+ seutukuntaa [76] d "317 kuntaa [77] m
"1 itsehallinnollinen maakunta[21] r:

 "Åland

"16 kommuner (kuntaa) m
"France "18 régions r (27 before 2016), including:

- 12 régions in mainland Europe 
- "1 sui generis collectivité territoriale:[78]
 "Corsica
- "5 régions d'outre-mer:
 "French Guiana
 "Guadeloupe
 "Martinique
 "Mayotte
 "Réunion

"101 départements [12] p [79]
+ 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 [80]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  "Clipperton Island
"5 collectivités d'outre-mer[81]
 "French Polynesia[82] "subdivisions administratives "40+ communes
 "Saint-Barthélemy
 "Saint-Martin
 "Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 "Wallis and Futuna 3 royaumes coutumiers [83] 3 [districts] d
"1 collectivité sui generis
"France  "New Caledonia "3 provinces "30+ communes
"1 territoire d'outre-mer[84][85]
 "French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4 [districts] d
"Gabon "9 provinces "50 départements [12] "152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements,
"Gambia "5 regions + Banjul; Additionally "8 Local Government Areas "43 districts
"Georgia (country) "Georgia "9 mkhare r
2 avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a
 [21]
 "Tbilisic
"53 raioni d
6 sak'alak'o t'erit'oria
 [25]
"Germany "16 Länder :[40][86] "19 Regierungsbezirke [87]
(only in 4 states)
"400+ Kreise d [88] "11000+ Gemeinden m
some areas also have a form of "Gemeindeverbände [89]
as an intermediary between Gemeinde and Kreis levels

 "Baden-Württemberg
 "Bavaria
 "Hesse
 "North Rhine-Westphalia

Regierungsbezirke [87] Landkreise or Kreise [90] Städte [49]
Gemeinden m,
Märkte (only in Bavaria)
Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise [91]

 "Brandenburg
 "Lower Saxony
 "Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 "Rhineland-Palatinate
 "Saarland
 "Saxony
 "Saxony-Anhalt
 "Schleswig-Holstein
 "Thuringia

Landkreise or Kreise [90] Städte [49]
Gemeinden m
Kreisfreie Städte [91]
 "Bremen (state) 2 Städte (cities):
""Bremen Wappen.svg "Bremen (city)
""Wappen Bremerhaven.png "Bremerhaven
 "Berlin
 "Hamburg
"Ghana "10 regions "120+ districts Communities "tema
8 municipal districts zones
3 metropolitan districts submetropolitan districts
"Greece "7 apokentroménes dioikíseis "13 peripheries "74 perifereiakés enóti̱tes p "325 dímoi m
1 aftonomi monastiki politeia :[21]  "Mount Athos
"Grenada "6 parishesi
"1 dependency:

 "Carriacou and Petite Martinique

"Guatemala "22 departamentos [12] "332 municipios m
"Guinea "8 régions r "33 préfectures [45] "330+ sous-préfectures [46] [districts] d
[sectors] [92]
"Conakryc 5 communes
"Guinea-Bissau "8 regiões r
"1 sector autónomo :[21]

 "Bissau

"30+ ?setores [92]
"Guyana "10 regions "27 neighborhood councils
"Haiti "10 départements [12] "30+ arrondissements d "communes m sections [93]
"Honduras "18 departamentos [12] "298 municipios m 3731 aldeas
"Hungary "19 megye [1]*
 "Budapestc
"197 districts "3154 settlements
"Iceland "74 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
"India "29 states
7 Union territories
"640 districts 5564 "tehsils (tahsilstahasils), taluks (talukas), mandal [1]
"Municipalities
"villages
"wards
"Indonesia "34 provinsi p
including "5 daerah istimewa [21]
including "Jakartac
"340+ kabupaten [94]
"90+ kota [25][95]
"kecamatan, distrik [38] "desa, kelurahan, kampung [3]
"Iran "31 ostanha p 310+ "shahrestan [1] bakhsh d shahr m
"dehestan
"Iraq "19 muhāfazāt [26](p) "130+ aqdyat d[96] "300+nahiyat [1]?  ?qaryat [3]
"Ireland "26 counties[1]
"3 cities[25]

"2 cities and counties

"2 metropolitan districts
"4 borough districts[74]
"89 municipal districts[67]
"Israel "7 mehozot d 16 nafot [38][38] 76 "зarím[25] 
265 "moзacót meqomijót[97] 
53 "moзacót ëzorijót[98]
"Italy "15 regioni r
"5 regioni autonome [21]
"110 province p
"2+1 province autonome [21]
"7,998 comuni 37000+frazioni and cities' circoscrizioni [99]m
"Jamaica "14 parishes m**
"Japan "47 todōfuken [27][45][100] "28 shichō [46]
"15 seirei shitei toshi [25]
"1700+ shichōsonku m[101] ōaza, aza, chō, chōme
"Jordan "12 muhāfazāt [26] 50+ "nahia [38]
"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.[25]

"319 awdand
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
"Kenya 47 "Counties p 262 "Sub-Counties d
to be replaced by more effective administration
2400+ "mtaa [102] "Cities, Municipalities and Towns
vijiji [3]
"Kiribati "6 provinces
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
"North Korea "9 do p
"1 chikhalsi
2 t'ŭkpyŏlsi
 [25]
150+ "kun (gun[1]
"si [25]
kuyŏk [5]
ku (gu) and chigu d
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi [25]
tong [10]
ri [3]
rodongjagu d
"South Korea "8 do p "75 si [25]
"77 gun (kun) [1]
gu (kud[74]
dong [10]
eup [49]
myeon [50]
dong [10]
ri [3]
"6 gwangyeoksi [25] "44 gu (ku) d
5 gun (kun[1]
dong [10]
eup [49]
myeon [50]
ri [3]
"1 teukbyeol jachido :[21]

"Jeju Province

2 si dong [10]
eup [49]
myeon [50]
"1 teukbyeol jachisic:

"Sejong City

1 teukbyeolsic:
 "Seoul
25 gu (kud[74] dong [10]
"Kuwait "6 muhāfazāt [26]m "manāṭiq
"Kyrgyzstan "7 oblasttar p
"2 šaarlar (keneš) :[25]

 "Bishkek

 "Osh

"40+ rayon d
"14 gorkeneš [49]
aiyl okmotus [29]
"Laos "16 khoueng p
"Vientianec
140+ "muang [103]d baan [3]
"Latvia "110 novadi m
9 Republikas pilsētas [25]
"67 pilsētas [49]
470+ pagasti m[8]
"Lebanon "8 muhāfazāt [104] "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 [1] "43 rajono savivaldybė [105]m
"9 savivaldybės m
"8 miesto savivaldybė [106]m
"500+ seniūnijos [107]
"Luxembourg "12 cantons [108] "105 communes[109] [110]m "24 quartierën [111]
"Macedonia "8 regioni i "80 opštini m
"Madagascar "22 faritra r  ?departemanta [12] or 110+ ?fivondronana [112] 1200+ ?firaisana [113] or ?kaominina [15]
then 11000+ ?fokontany [3]
"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+ mukim [38] 5000+ kampung
 "Kelantan "10 jajahan 63 mukim [38] 500+ kampung
 "Sabah
 "Sarawak
"16 bahagian "54 daerah daerah kecil then kampung
"3 Wilayah Persekutuan:
 "Kuala Lumpur 11 mukim [38] 150+ kampung
 "Labuan 27 kampung
 "Putrajaya 21 presint"
"Maldives "7 provinces
"Maléc
"20 [atolls][114]m
"Maléc
"Mali "10 régions[115]
"Bamakoc
"40+ cercles [6] "1400+ arrondissements [116] "700+ communes
"Malta "5 reġjunir "68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
"Marshall Islands "24 municipalitiesm
"Mauritania "15 régions [117]r "50+ départements [12][118] "200+ communes
"Mauritius "4 islands "9 districts
14 zones
"120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
"Mexico "31 estados [40] "2400+ municipios m
"1 distrito federalc:

"Mexico City

"16 delegaciones [74]
"Federated States of Micronesia "4 states "70+ municipalities
"Moldova "32 raioane d
3 municipiu [25]
"unitate teritorială autonomă :[21]

 "Gagauzia
"1 unitatea teritorială :[84]

"Transnistria autonomous territorial unit

15 [municipalities] m
50 [cities] [25]
60+ [city localities] [102]
660+ [villages] [15][3]
880+ [village localities] [102]
"Monaco 1 communei "10 quartiers [9]i
"Mongolia "21 aimags p "331 sums d 1538 bags
1 "khot m:

 "Ulaanbaatar

"9 düüregs d "132 khoroos
"Montenegro "21 opštine m
"Prijestonica Cetinje[119]
"Glavni Grad Podgorica c
"1256 naselja
"Morocco "12 regions r [120] 13 prefectures [45]
62 [provinces] p
cercles [6] communes rurales [15]
[municipalities] m
communes urbaines [15]
arrondissements
"Mozambique "10 provincias p
 "Maputoc
"120+ distritos d "400+ postos [urban districts] d
localidades [102]
"Myanmar 7 States "67 Districts "330 Townships
7 Regions
"1 Union Territory
"5 Self-Administered Zones
"1 Self-Administered Division
"Namibia "14 regions[121] "121 constituencies[121] "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 provincies p "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:[21]
 "Cook Islands "10+ island councils
 "Niue "14 villages
"1 self-administering territory:[21]
 "Tokelau 3 autonomous communities
"Nicaragua "15 departamentos [12]
"2 regiones autónomas [21]
150+ "municipios m
"Niger "7 régions 
"Communauté Urbaine de Niameyc
"36 départements "265 communes, communes urbaines,
communes rurales, postes administratifs
[122]
"Nigeria "36 states
"Abujac
"770+ Local Government Areas
"Norway "19 fylker [1]***
"429 kommuner m[15][123]
"2 integral overseas areas:
"Norway "Svalbard
"Norway "Jan Mayen
"1 [dependencie]:
"Norway "Bouvet Island
"Oman "11 muhāfazāt [26] "60+ wilaya'at p
"Pakistan "4 provinces
"1 territory
"Islamabadc
"1 self-administering state
"1 self-administering territory
131 "districts +7 "Tribal Agencies and 6 "Frontier Regions
596 tehsils [1][124] Almost 6000 "Union Councils
"Palau "16 states m
"State of Palestine "West Bank
"Gaza Strip
16 "governorates [26]
"Panama "10 provincias
3 comarcas indígenas
"79 distritos "666 corregimientos
"2 comarcas indígenas
10 provinciasp 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 departamentos [12]
"Asunciónc
"250 distritos or municipios m
"Peru "25 regiones r 190+ "provincias p 1800+ "distritos [125]d 84000+ centros poblados

1800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
"Philippines "18 rehiyon r[126] "81 lalawigan [127]p
"38 malayang lungsod [128]
"1 malayang bayan [129]
"84 bahaging lungsod [25] [130]
"1511 karaniwang bayan [131]m[49]
"42027 barangay [132]d
"Poland "16 voivodeships (województwa) [133]p "360+ powiaty [1][134] 2400+ "gminy [15] 40000+ sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
"Portugal "18 distritos d
"2 regiões autónomas [21]
 "Azores
 "Madeira
"308 concelhos [135]m "3092 freguesias [8]
"Qatar "7 baladiya'at m
"Romania "41 județe [1] "320 orașe [25] (including "103 municipii m)
"2,856 comune [15] (divided into 12,955 sate [3])
"Bucharestc "6 sectoare [92]
"Russia "85 federal subjects [136][137] :
"subject" level:[138]
"46 oblasts
"22 republics [21][137]
"4 autonomous okrugs [21]
"9 krais [84]
"1 autonomous oblast [21]
"district" level:

2,027 "districts

561 "cities and towns of federal subject significance

"rural" level:

"Towns of district significance (416), "urban-type settlements of district significance (767), and "selsoviets and equivalents (15,002)

"3 federal cities[139]
"Moscowc
"12 administrative okrugs d Districts and settlements
"St. Petersburg
"18 districts d
"Sevastopol [140]
"4 districts d
"Rwanda "5 intara p "30 uturere [141]d
(umujyi m)
"410+ imirenge [92][142] 9100+ utugari [143]
(then akagari ?[3])
"Saint Kitts and Nevis "Saint Kitts "9 parishes
"Nevis "5 parishes
"Saint Lucia "11 quartiers [9]m
"Saint Vincent and the Grenadines "6 parishesa
"Samoa "11 itūmālō i
"San Marino 9 "castelli [15]m
"São Tomé and Príncipe "2 concelhos p "7 distritos 
"Saudi Arabia "13 manaţiq p "muhafazat r marakiz [38]
"Senegal "14 régions "30+ départements [12] "arrondissements communes
"Serbia "5 statistički regioni[144][145]
2 of these are also autonomous provinces [21]
"Kosovo declared independence in 2008.
"29 okruga d
"Grad "Beogradc
"150 opština m
"24 grada [25]
"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+ obce m,[15] from that "130+ mestá c[49][146] katastrálne územia [147]
"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 autónomas r [21] "50 provincias p [148] "477 comarcas "8122 municipios m
"2 ciudades autónomas [21] "2 municipios [149]
"3 plazas menores de soberanía[150]
"Sri Lanka "9 provinces p "25 districts d "320+ divisions
"Sudan "18 wilaya'at [40] "86 [districts]
"Suriname "10 districten d 60+ "ressorten [151]
"Swaziland "4 tifundza r "50+ tinkhundla[152] "360+ imiphakatsi[153]
"Sweden "21 län [1]
"20 landsting [154]
"290 kommuner m "2,523 distrikt
"Switzerland "26 cantons [155] "137 districts [156]d "2,324 communes [157]m
"Syria "14 muhāfazāt [26] 60 "manaţiq [158]d "nawahi [38] [villages] [3]
"Tajikistan "3 viloyatho p
"1 viloyat mukhtor [21]
"Dushanbec
60+ "Nohiya d
14 [cities] [25]
2 hukumati [159]
("jamoats) ([villages] [3])
"Tanzania "31 mkoa[160] r "120+ wilaya d [divisions] [27] [wards] [5]
then [villages] [3]
"Thailand "76 changwat p
"Bangkok [161]
"840+ amphoe [162]d "tambon;[27] in "Bangkok:169 "khwaengd chumchon or "muban;[3]
"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'at [26] "mutamadiyat d shaykhat m
"Turkey "81 il p 900+ "ilçe d 3200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [10]
[41000 villages] [3]
"Turkmenistan "5 welaýatlar p
"Aşgabatc
70+ ?"adyndaky etraplar d [163]
40+ ?etraplar d
15 [towns] [49]
"Tuvalu "9 island groupsm
"Uganda "111 districts
"Kampalac
"167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
"1106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
"Ukraine "24 oblasti p
"2 mista zi spetsial'nym statusom m[164]
"1 avtonomna respublika [21]
 "Crimea
"640+ raiony d
"mista rehional'noho znachennia
"raiony u mistakh
mista raionoho znachennia
selyshchni rady
sil's'ki rady
selyshcha
 "United Arab Emirates "7 imarat [165] local municipalities
"United Kingdom "1 constituent country with no devolution:
 "England
 ∟ "9 regions
"6 metropolitan counties "36 metropolitan districts "parishes[166]
"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[167] "10 parishes

3 dependencies: "Alderney, "Herm and "Sark

"Jersey[167] "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)

"3000+ counties[168]
"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[169]
 "Northern Mariana Islands "4 municipalities
 "Puerto Rico "78 municipalities m 900+ barrios [10]
"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 departamentos [12]m "89 municipios [14]m
"Uzbekistan "12 viloyatlar p
"1 respublika [21]
"Tashkentc[21]
"170+ tumanlar d
50+ shaharlar [25]
"Vanuatu "6 provinces municipalities, local councils
"Vatican City
"Venezuela "23 estados [40] "335 municipios m 1136 parroquias [8]
"dependencias federales [170]
"Caracasc
"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 muhāfazāt [26]
Sana City
"333 districts d 2210+ [subdistricts] [38] 38,284 [villages] [3]
"Zambia "10 provinces "89 districts
"Zimbabwe "8 provinces
2 cities
"60+ districts "1200+ municipalities

*replaced by provinces as per July 31, 2018
**replaced by provinces as per December 31, 2018
***replaced by provinces as per March 31, 2018

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) [25]
40 "Urban townships (zhèn) [50]
146 "Rural townships (xiāng) [50]
"Urban Villages () [3]
"Rural Villages (cūn) [3]
2 Provinces (shěng)(Streamlined) p 3 "Provincial cities (shì) [25]
13 "Counties (xiàn) [1]
"Kosovo[171] "7 rajone d[172][173] "35 komuna m[14][174]
 "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]

Numbers of divisions 
To simplify maintaining the table, numbers of divisions are only specified where a country has around thirty or fewer instances; for example, "as of 2010, the twelve qarqe (counties) of Albania. For numbers greater than thirty, the number rounded down to the nearest ten (or, in the case of thousands, the nearest hundred) is given, suffixed by a plus sign "+"; for example, the "300+" komuna ("communes) of Albania. More precise figures should be found in the articles linked by the table.
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 ( c d m p r ) 
These indicate, respectively, five common types of administrative division in English: "capitals; "districts; "municipalities; "provinces; and "regions. Other English terms appear among the numbered footnotes.

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.

Dependent territories[edit]

"Dependent territories are listed with their sovereign country. For more details, see "List of dependent territories.

Footnotes[edit]

a "pseudo-municipalities (administration is appointed)
c "capital; see also "Capitals serving as administrative divisions.
d "districts.
i informals.
m "municipalities.
p "provinces.
r "regions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "counties.
  2. ^ or prefektura ("prefectures).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "villages, village areas or village groups.
  4. ^ http://aac-al.org/qarku.php?l=e&idr=19
  5. ^ a b c d e "wards.
  6. ^ a b c d "circles.
  7. ^ "Baladiyah, formerly the French word commune was used
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i "parishes.
  9. ^ a b c d e f "quarters.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m "neighbourhoods.
  11. ^ city councils
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u "departments.
  13. ^ Including 2 departments of disputed sovereignty in "Tierra del Fuego Province: "Antártida Argentina (in the "Antarctica), and Islas del Atlántico Sur (which includes the "Falkland Islands and "South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
  14. ^ a b c d "municipalities.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s "communes.
  16. ^ development committees
  17. ^ rural communes
  18. ^ neighborhood councils
  19. ^ municipal committees
  20. ^ neighborhood committees
  21. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai "Autonomous area or areas; see "List of autonomous areas by country.
  22. ^ or gavaṙ.
  23. ^ consisting of "shires, "boroughs, cities, rural cities, towns, district councils, community government councils, municipalities, community development trusts and an aboriginal council.
  24. ^ "cadastral municipalities".
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "cities.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Governorates of Bahrains.
  27. ^ a b c d e "divisions.
  28. ^ "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal. 
  29. ^ a b c d rural communities or rural districts.
  30. ^ "Dutch : Gemeenschap; "French: régions or "German: Regionen.
  31. ^ "Dutch: Provincies; "French: provinces or "German: Provinzen.
  32. ^ "Dutch: arrondissementen; "French: arrondissements or "German: Arrondissements.
  33. ^ "Dutch: gemeenten; "French: communes or "German: Gemeinden.
  34. ^ a b "blocks.
  35. ^ a b c d sections.
  36. ^ or municipios (municipalities).
  37. ^ a b c d "cantons.
  38. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o "subdistricts.
  39. ^ federative units
  40. ^ a b c d e f g "states.
  41. ^ federal district
  42. ^ administrative regions
  43. ^ lit. "hills"
  44. ^ or municípios (municipalities).
  45. ^ a b c d e f "prefectures.
  46. ^ a b c d "subprefectures.
  47. ^ special districts.
  48. ^ forestry district.
  49. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p "towns.
  50. ^ a b c d e f g h "townships.
  51. ^ a b ethnic townships.
  52. ^ or jiēdàobànshìchù.
  53. ^ "district public offices".
  54. ^ "(residential) communities.
  55. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  56. ^ "leagues"; "Mongolian:chuulghan.
  57. ^ "banners.
  58. ^ "special administrative regions.
  59. ^ "Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  60. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  61. ^ Also known as the Ivory Coast.
  62. ^ municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities)
  63. ^ municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities)
  64. ^ 1st level municipalities
  65. ^ military proving grounds
  66. ^ administrative districts
  67. ^ a b municipal districts
  68. ^ cadastral communities
  69. ^ or "Danish:syssel.
  70. ^ or [townships].
  71. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  72. ^ Timor-Leste.
  73. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  74. ^ a b c d e f "boroughs.
  75. ^ Small boroughs
  76. ^ a b subregions.
  77. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (rural communes).
  78. ^ "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)
  79. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of "Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  80. ^ 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).
  81. ^ a collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).
  82. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  83. ^ kingdoms.
  84. ^ a b c d "territories.
  85. ^ a "territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).
  86. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  87. ^ a b administrative districts.
  88. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): "Region Hannover, "Regionalverband Saarbrücken and "Städteregion Aachen
  89. ^ municipal associations. usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  90. ^ a b rural districts.
  91. ^ a b cities (urban districts).
  92. ^ a b c d e sectors.
  93. ^ sections communales (communal sections).
  94. ^ regencies.
  95. ^ formerly kotamadya (municipalities).
  96. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  97. ^ "Local Councils.
  98. ^ "Regional Councils.
  99. ^ fractions
  100. ^ todōfuken : to (metropolis, viz. "Tokyo) + (territory, viz. "Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. "Kyoto and "Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  101. ^ shichōsonku : "shi (city) + "chō (town) + "son (village) + "ku (wards, boroughs)
  102. ^ a b c d e localities.
  103. ^ or muong.
  104. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  105. ^ "district municipalities".
  106. ^ "city municipalities".
  107. ^ elderships, elderates.
  108. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Kantone.
  109. ^ http://www.luxembourg.public.lu/fr/tourisme/cartes/communes/index.html
  110. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Gemeinden.
  111. ^ "Luxembourgish; alternatively "French:quartiers, "German:Stadtvierteln.
  112. ^ or fivondronampokontany.
  113. ^ or firaisampokontany.
  114. ^ also known as "districts.
  115. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  116. ^ or communes.
  117. ^ or "wilaya'at.
  118. ^ or moughataas.
  119. ^ "Old Royal Capital.
  120. ^ some disputed; see "Regions of Morocco.
  121. ^ 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)
  122. ^ 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
  123. ^ 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.
  124. ^ or tehsils.
  125. ^ or partidos.
  126. ^ including "Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region.
  127. ^ or probinsya.
  128. ^ or siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  129. ^ or munisipyo; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  130. ^ or siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  131. ^ or munisipyo; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  132. ^ or "barrios.
  133. ^ voivodeships.
  134. ^ consisting of 300+ powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 60+ powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  135. ^ or municípios.
  136. ^ federal subjects, grouped into "7 federal districts
  137. ^ a b Including "Republic of Crimea which is "annexed territory of "Ukraine
  138. ^ Federal subjects of Russia are not considered to be administrative divisions
  139. ^ Including "Sevastopol which is "annexed territory of "Ukraine
  140. ^ "Annexed from "Ukraine in 2014 by the "Russian Federation
  141. ^ "sing. akarere.
  142. ^ or "French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  143. ^ or "French:cellules (cells).
  144. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
  145. ^ http://www.srbija.gov.rs/pages/article.php?id=20617
  146. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the "Wayback Machine.
  147. ^ "cadastral areas".
  148. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called "comarcas
  149. ^ "Ceuta and "Melilla
  150. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  151. ^ ?"resorts".
  152. ^ "constituencies
  153. ^ "Chiefdoms
  154. ^ "County councils
  155. ^ ("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.
  156. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, "Italian:distretti or "Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  157. ^ "French; alternatively "German:Gemeinden, "Italian:comuni or "Romansh:vischnancas.
  158. ^ or manatuq.
  159. ^ city councils.
  160. ^ 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. 
  161. ^ special governed districts
  162. ^ in "Bangkok:khet.
  163. ^ urban districts.
  164. ^ "cities with special status".
  165. ^ "emirates.
  166. ^ not all of England is parished - see "unparished area.
  167. ^ a b a "bailiwick.
  168. ^ or "boroughs in "Alaska and "parishes in "Louisiana.
  169. ^ also known as municipalities.
  170. ^ federal dependencies.
  171. ^ ^ "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 "111 out of 193 "United Nations "member states.
  172. ^ "Albanian; alternatively "Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  173. ^ "districts.
  174. ^ "Albanian; alternatively "Serbian:opstina.
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