List of national capitals serving as administrative divisions

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The table below lists capitals serving as administrative divisions by country.

Country Capital city Divisional unit Since date
Native term Translation or equivalent
 Argentina Buenos Aires ciudad autónoma autonomous city
 Armenia Yerevan kaghak city Unknown
 Australia Canberra capital territory 1913-03-12
 Austria Vienna Land / Bundesland state
 Azerbaijan Baku şəhər city
 Belarus Minsk horad municipality
 Belgium Brussels région / gewest region 1989-06-18
 Brazil Brasília distrito federal federal district 1960-04-21
 Bulgaria Sofia oblast province
 Cambodia Phnom Penh krong autonomous municipality
 Central African Republic Bangui commune autonome autonomous commune
 Chad N'Djamena région region
 China Beijing zhíxiáshì direct-controlled municipality
 Colombia Bogotá distrito capital capital district
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[1] Kinshasa ville neutre neutral city
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo[2] Brazzaville capital district
 Croatia Zagreb grad town/city
 Cuba Havana municipio especial special municipality
 Czech Republic Prague hlavní město
 Djibouti Djibouti City ville town/city
 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo distrito nacional national district
 Ethiopia Addis Ababa āstedader administration
 France Paris département department
 Gambia Banjul independent city
 Georgia Tbilisi k'alak'i city
 Germany Berlin Land state
 Guinea Conakry zone spéciale special zone
 Guinea-Bissau Bissau sector autónomo autonomous sector
 Hungary Budapest föváros capital city
 India Delhi Rajdhani National Capital Territory
 Indonesia Jakarta daerah khusus ibukota special capital region/territory
 Ireland Dublin comhairle cathrach city council
 Japan Tokyo to metropolis
 Kazakhstan Astana qalalar city
 Kenya Nairobi national capital area
 North Korea Pyongyang chikhalsi directly governed city
 South Korea Seoul teukbyeolsi special city
 Kyrgyzstan Bishkek shaar city
 Laos Vientiane kampheng nakhon prefecture 1989
 Latvia Riga lielpilsēta city
 Libya Tripoli shabiyah district
 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur wilayah persekutuan federal territory 1974
 Maldives Malé city
 Mali Bamako district
 Mauritania Nouakchott district
 Mexico Mexico City distrito federal federal district
 Moldova Chişinău municipiu municipality
 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar khot municipality 1924
 Mozambique Maputo cidade city
 Niger Niamey communauté urbaine capital district
 Nigeria Abuja capital territory
 Norway Oslo fylke county
 Pakistan Islamabad capital territory
 Papua New Guinea Port Moresby capital district
 Paraguay Asunción distrito capital capital district
 Peru Lima provincia province
 Philippines Manila capital region
 Romania Bucharest municipiu municipality
 Russia Moscow federalny gorod federal city
 Rwanda Kigali mairie town council
 Serbia Belgrade grad city
 Solomon Islands Honiara capital district
 Republic of China (Taiwan) Taipei shì special municipality
 Tajikistan Dushanbe independent city
 Thailand Bangkok maha nakhon municipality 1972-12-14
 Turkmenistan Aşgabat independent city
 Ukraine Kiev misto city
 Uganda Kampala city council
 United Kingdom London region 1965-04-01
 United States Washington, D.C. federal district 1790-07-16
 Uzbekistan Tashkent shahar autonomous city
 Venezuela Caracas distrito capital capital district
 Vietnam Hanoi thu do municipality
 Yemen Sana'a municipality
 Zimbabwe Harare province

Countries where the capital is not a subdivision[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  2. ^ Also known as Congo-Brazzaville.

See also[edit]