Capital region

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This article is about a term describing a national administrative division. For other uses, see Capital region (disambiguation).

A capital region, also called a national capital region, capital district or capital territory is a common term for the region or district surrounding the capital city of a country or any other administrative division. It is not always the official term for the region, but may sometimes be used as an informal synonym.

Country-level examples include:

Capital region name Country
Australian Capital Territory Australia
Brussels-Capital Region Belgium
National Capital Region Canada
Copenhagen Capital Region Denmark
Capital Region of Helsinki Finland
National District Dominican Republic
Capital Region Iceland
National Capital Region India
National Capital Region Japan
Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan
Metro Manila Philippines
Seoul Capital Area South Korea
Washington Metropolitan Area United States
Hanoi Capital Region Vietnam

The term is also used by some subnational entities as follows:

Capital region name Subnational entity
Edmonton Capital Region Alberta
Capital Regional District British Columbia
Capital District New York
National Capital Region Quebec
Winnipeg Capital Region Manitoba

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