List of terms for administrative divisions

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This is a list of English and non-English terms for administrative divisions.

English[edit]

Non-English[edit]

This is an alphabetical list of native non-English terms for administrative divisions; some, such as arrondissement and okrug, have become English loanwords. Terms in italics are prefixes or suffixes.

Name Countries English
equivalents
amphoe  Thailand district
Amt  Germany county
apskritis  Lithuania county
anakhett  Cambodia prefecture
arrondissement Flag of La Francophonie.svg French-speaking countries
 Netherlands
borough
district
autónoma Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries autonomous
autônomo, autónoma Portuguese-speaking countries autonomous
avtonomny  Russia autonomous
aimag  Mongolia province
baladiyah (baladiyat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries municipality
barangay  Philippines village (rural) or ward
bairro  Brazil
 Portugal
 Mozambique
neighbourhood
district
barrio Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries neighbourhood
district
bharat  India country
Bezirk  Austria district
Bundesland  Austria
 Germany (colloquial)
federal state
Bibhag  Bangladesh Division
bwrdeistref  Wales borough county
canton (French)
cantone (Italian)
chantun (Rumantsch)
Kanton (German)
  Switzerland canton
changwat  Thailand province
chef-lieu  France Chief Town/City
comarca Portuguese-speaking countries (judicial system)
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
county
comuna  Angola
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
commune; division of município in Angola
comună  Romania rural commune
comunidad  Spain community
comunidade intermunicipal  Portugal intermunicipal community
comunidade urbana  Portugal urban community
concelho  Cape Verde
 Portugal
municipality; synonym of município
corregimiento  Panama subdivision of a distrito
id:Daerah Tingkat I (Daerah Tingkat Satu or Dati Satu)  Indonesia First level administrative division
id:Daerah Tingkat II (Daerah Tingkat Dua or Dati Dua)  Indonesia Second level administrative division
id:Daerah Istimewa  Indonesia Special District, all are first level (provincial level)
id:Daerah Khusus Ibukota  Indonesia Exclusive Capital District, refers to DKI Jakarta only.
dào (Mandarin) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China
circuit
deelgemeente  Belgium submunicipality
departamento Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) department
département Flag of La Francophonie.svg French-speaking countries department
desa  Indonesia village
district  Suriname district
distrik  Indonesia subdistrict
distrito  Philippines
 Portugal
 São Tomé and Príncipe
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
district /
(group of municipalities in Portugal)
(municipality in São Tomé and Príncipe)
distrito, distritu  East Timor municipality
distrito federal  Brazil federal district
(Japanese)
do (Korean)
 Japan
Flag of North Korea.svg Flag of South Korea.svg Korea (North and South)
circuit
dombon  Cambodia area or region
dzongkhag  Bhutan district
estado  Brazil
 Mexico
 Venezuela
federal state
freguesia  Cape Verde
 Portugal
civil parish
fylke  Norway county
gemeente Flag of Flanders.svg Flanders (Belgium)
 Netherlands
municipality
Gemeinde German-speaking countries municipality
gewog  Bhutan block
gmina  Poland commune
municipality
gobolka  Somalia
gouvernorat  Guinea governorate
grande área metropolitana  Portugal greater metropolitan area
guberniya Russian Empire governorate
hameau  France hamlet
hanua  Papua New Guinea village
iduhu  Papua New Guinea clan
hindustan  India country
il  Turkey province
ilçe  Turkey district
imarah  United Arab Emirates
Flag of the Arab League.svg also formerly by other Arab countries
emirate
judeţ  Romania
 Moldova (formerly)
county
jurydyka  Poland village
kabupaten  Indonesia regency
Kanton   Switzerland (German-speaking) canton
kanton  Bosnia and Herzegovina canton
kasselrij  Netherlands county or burgraviate
kecamatan  Indonesia subdistrict
kelurahan  Indonesia village
ken  Japan prefecture
khan  Cambodia district or section
khett  Cambodia province
khoueng  Laos province
khum  Cambodia commune
kilil  Ethiopia region
kommun  Finland (Swedish)
 Sweden
municipality
kommune  Denmark municipality
kota  Indonesia chartered city
kozhuun  Russia[1] rural council
krai  Russia region
kraj  Czech Republic
 Slovakia
region
Kreis  Germany district
krom  Cambodia group
krong  Cambodia municipality
kunta  Finland municipality
Lääni  Finland province
lalawigan  Philippines province
Län
 Sweden county (Sweden)
Land  Austria (official)
 Germany
state
lieu-dit  France place name
linn  Estonia town/city
lugar  Cape Verde
 Portugal
division of zona in Cape Verde /
hamlet
lungsod  Philippines city
maakond  Estonia county
megye  Hungary county
mahoz  Israel district
mancomunidad  Spain association of municipalities, commonwealth
merindad Pendon del Reino de Castilla.svg Medieval Spain county
mesorregião  Brazil mesoregion (division of estado)
mintaqah (mintaqat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries province, region
microrregião  Brazil microregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)
muban  Thailand village
muhafazah (muhafazat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries governorate
municipalidad Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) municipality
município
municipio
Flag of the CPLP.svg Portuguese-speaking countries
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
municipality
nafa  Israel subdistrict
negeri  Malaysia state
nomos  Greece prefecture
novads  Latvia municipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)
NUTS  Europe Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
oblast
oblast'
Slavic countries province
region
община (obshtina)  Bulgaria municipality
okres  Czech Republic
 Slovakia
district
okrug  Russia
 Serbia
district
opština  Montenegro
 Republika Srpska
 Serbia
municipality
ostan (ostan-e)  Iran province
pagasts  Latvia parish
paróquia  Cape Verde
 Portugal
parish (religious division)
parroquia  Spain (Flag of Galicia.svg Galicia)
 Andorra
parish
pedanía  Spain county
periféreia (Περιφέρειες)  Greece periphery
phum  Cambodia village
phumpheak  Cambodia zone
pilseta  Latvia town/city
powiat  Poland county
pradesh  India state
probinsya  Philippines province
provinsi  Indonesia province
provincia  Italy
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
province
província  Angola
 Portugal (formerly)
 São Tomé and Príncipe
province
prowincja  Poland province
райо́н (raion)  Moldova
Russian-speaking countries
district
rajons  Latvia district
região  Brazil
 Guinea-Bissau
 Portugal
region /
(group of estados in Brazil; also macrorregião)
região autónoma  Portugal
 São Tomé and Príncipe
autonomous region
Regierungsbezirk  Germany district
Region  Denmark region
sangkat  Cambodia commune or quarter
sector  Guinea-Bissau sector (municipality)
sector autónomo  Guinea-Bissau autonomous sector (municipality)
selsoviet  Russia rural council
srŏk  Cambodia district
sum  Mongolia district
subdistrito, subdistritu  East Timor subdistrict (submunicipality)
subregião  Portugal subregion
suco, suku  East Timor division of submunicipality
-stan Central Asian countries
 Iran
 Pakistan
 Russia (regions)
"land" (denotes high level of autonomy)
sýsla  Iceland
 Faroe Islands
district
tambon  Thailand subdistrict
thesaban  Thailand municipality
tinh  Vietnam province
todōfuken  Japan prefectural level divisions (collectively)
ulus  Russia[2] district
Upzila  Bangladesh Subdistrict
vald  Estonia (rural) municipality
volost  Russia, Russian Empire
wojewodztwo  Poland voivodeship
waterschap  Netherlands water board
wilayah
velayah
Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries
 Malaysia
province, territory
zona  Cape Verde zone (division of freguesia)
ziemia  Poland land
Zillah  Bangladesh
 India
 Pakistan
district
županija  Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian speaking)
 Croatia
county
maahaanam  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) province
maavattam  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) District
Pirathesam/koattam  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) Division
palaatha  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) province
Dhisthrikaya  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) District
Kottahsha  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) Division

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