List of administrative divisions by country

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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.

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 provinces (velaya'at)pro 398 districts (woleswali)dis
 Albania 12 counties (qarqe)count 61 municipalities (bashki)m 373 units of local governance (njësia administrative)div 2,972 villages (fshatrat)v
 Algeria 58 provinces (wilayas)pro 553 districts (daïras)dis 1,541 communes (baladiyahs)com
 Andorra 7 parishes (parròquies)pa
 Angola 18 provinces (províncias)pro 163 municipalities (municípios)m 618 communes (comunas)com
 Antigua and Barbuda 6 parishes
2 dependencies
 Argentina (federal state) 23 provincias p 379 departamentos dep[1]
135 partidos dis, m
 Buenos Aires 135 partidos dis, m ciudades ci and pueblos t
 Catamarca
 Entre Ríos
 Santa Fe
departamentos dep municipios m and comunas com
 Chaco
 Corrientes
 Misiones
 Salta
 San Luis
 Santiago del Estero
departamentos dep municipios m
 Chubut 15 departamentos dep 23 municipios, 4 comisiones de fomento,[2] 20 comunas rurales[3] m
 Córdoba 26 departamentos dep 145 pedanías dis 250 municipios m and 177 comunas com
 Formosa 9 departamentos dep 27 municipios m, 10 comisiones de fomento,[2] and 18 juntas vecinales[4]
 Jujuy 16 departamentos dep 39 municipios m and 23 comisiones municipales[5]
 La Pampa
 Neuquén
 Río Negro
 Santa Cruz
Tierra del Fuego Province, ArgentinaTierra del Fuego
departamentos dep municipios m and comisiones de fomento[2]
 La Rioja 18 departamentos dep, m delegaciones distritales[6]
 Mendoza 18 departamentos dep, m 105 distritos dis
 San Juan 19 departamentos dep, m comisiones vecinales[7]
 Tucumán 17 departamentos dep municipios m and comunas rurales[3]
1 Ciudad Autónoma a, ci, cap
Buenos Aires Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires a, ci, cap 15 comunas com 48 barrios[8]
 Armenia 10 marzerpro
 Yerevancap
503 municipalities (hamaynkner) m
 Australia (federal state) 6 states
9 territories
,[9] including:
- 2 internal territories:
Jervis Bay Territory
 Northern Territory
- 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
- Australian Capital Territory:
 Canberracap
539 local government areas[10]
Unincorporated Far West Region
Lord Howe Island
Northern Territory Rates Act Area
Unincorporated Top End Region
Pastoral Unincorporated Area
4 islands
6 alpine resorts
 Austria (federal state) 9 states (bundesländer)s

including  Viennacap

93 districts (bezirke)[11]dis 2,098 municipalites (gemeinden)m
 Azerbaijan (regional state or de facto federal state) 66 rayondis
12 şəhərci
1 autonomous republic
[12]
 Bahamas 31 districts
New Providencecap
 Bahrain 4 governorates (muhāfazāt)g
 Bangladesh 8 divisions (bibhag)div 64 districts (zila)dis 491 sub-districts (upazila)[13] 4554 union councils (union parishads)
327 municipal corporations (paurasabhas)
12 City corporations
 Barbados 11 parishes
 Belarus 6 regions (voblastsi)r
 Minskcap
118 districts (rajon)dis
 Belgium (federal state) 3 regions[14]

including  Brusselscap

10 provinces[15] 43 districts[16] 590 municipalities[17]
 Belize 6 districts city councils, town councils, village councils and community councils
 Benin 12 departments (départements)dep 77 communes (communes) 546 arrondissements
 Bhutan 20 districts (dzongkhag)]]dis 201 gewogsb
61 thromdesm
 Bolivia (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 departments (departamentos)dep 112 provinces (provincias)pro 339 municipalities (municipios)m
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (federal state)  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 cantons (kantona) can 79 municipalities (općine) m local community
 Republika Srpska 63 municipalities (opštine) m
Brčko District
 Botswana 10 rural districts
7 urban districts
21 sub-districts[18]
 Brazil (federal state) 26 states (estados)s 5,568 municipalities (municípios)m
1 distrito estadual:dis
 Fernando de Noronha
10,607 districts (distritos municipais)dis subdistritossd
 1 distrito federalcap 33 administrative regions (regiões administrativas)r
 Brunei 4 districts (daerah)dis 38 mukimw villages (kampung)v
 Bulgaria 28 provinces (oblasti)pro including

 Sofia City Provincecap

265 municipalities (obshtini)m
 Burkina Faso 13 regions (régions)r 45 provinces 325 departments (départements)[19]dep
 Burundi 18 provinces
Bujumbura Mairiecap
119 communes com 2,639 collines
 Cambodia 24 khêtpro
Phnom Penhcap
193 srŏkdis 1,646 khumcom
 Cameroon 10 régionsr 58 départementsdep 360 arrondissements[20]dis
 Canada (federal state) 10 provinces
3 territories
293 census geographic units[21] 3 572 municipalities
 Cape Verde 22 concelhos[22]count 32 freguesiaspa
 Central African Republic 16 préfecturespre
Banguicap
72 sous-préfecturessp
 Chad 23 régionsr including

N'Djamenacap

67 départements[23]dep 340 sous-prefectures
 Chile (regional state or de facto federal state) 16 regiones r 54 provincias pro 346 comunas com
 China, People's Republic of (regional state or de facto federal state) 23 shěngpro
5 zìzhìqūa
4 zhíxiáshìm
280+ dìjíshīci
17 dìqūpre
30 zìzhìzhōua
1400+ xiàncount
110+ zìzhìxiàna
850+ (shìxiá)qūdis
1 tèqū[24]
370+ xiànjíshìci
1 línqū[25]
19500+ zhèn[26]
14600+ xiāng[27]
1000+ mínzúxiāng[28]
6100+ jiēbànsd[29]
11 qūgōngsuǒ[30]
then

Urban areas:
shèqū[31] or jūmínqū[8]


Rural areas: cūnjí[32][33]

2 dahkbiht hàhngjingkēui:[34]
 Hong Kong
 Macau
18 districts (Hong Kong only)
 Colombia (regional state or de facto federal state) 32 departamentosdep
 Bogotácap
1102 municipios m
2000+ corregimientos [26]
 Comoros (federal state) 3 îles autonomesa 16 préfectures 54 communes 318 villes or villages
 DR Congo[35] 25 provinces
 Kinshasacap
145 territories
cities
264 chiefdoms
470 sectors

communes
groupings
quarters
 Congo[36] 12 departmentsdep

including Brazzavillecap

80+ [districts] dis communes
 Costa Rica 7 provinciaspro 81 cantones 450+ [districts] dis
 Ivory Coast[37]
12 districts 31 régions r 108 départementsdep 510 sous-préfectures
2 districts autonomes:
Yamoussoukrocap
 Abidjan
 Croatia 21 županije count
 Zagrebcap
127 gradovi[26]
429 općinem
4117+ mjesnih odbora (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6700+ naselja
 Cuba 16 provinciaspro

including  Havanacap

160+ municipiosm
 Cyprus 6 eparchies dis 610 communitiesm
 Czech Republic (regional state or de facto federal state) 13 krajůr 76 okresydisstatistical only

205 obce s rozšířenou působností [38]

393 obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem [39] 6254 obcí [40]

4 vojenský újezd [41] special status

Prague Hlavní město Praha cap 10 obvody dis judicial only

22 správní obvody [42]

57 městské části [43] 112 katastrální území [44]
 Denmark, the Kingdom of (regional state or de facto federal state) 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[45]r 29 kommunur[46]m
 Greenland 5 kommunerm[47]
 Djibouti 5 régionsr (15 districts)[48]
Djibouti Citycap 6 arrondissements
 Dominica 10 parishesm
 Dominican Republic 31 provinciaspro
Distrito Nacionaldis
110+ municipiosm 40+ distritos municipalesdis
 East Timor[49] 12 Municípios
1 região administrativa especial
65 postos administrativos 442 sucos [32]
 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 dis
 Eritrea 6 zoba r 57 districts dis
 Estonia[50] 15 maakonnadcount
15 linnad[26]m linnaosaddis asumidsd
64 valladm kandid[51]
17 linnad[26]
9 alevid[52]
173 alevikud[53]
4,430 külad[32]
 Eswatini 4 tifundzadis 50+ tinkhundla[54] 360+ imiphakatsi[55]
 Ethiopia (federal state) 9 kililochr, s
2 astedader akababiwachci
68 zonoch 600+ woreda (wereda)dis kebeles[8][56]
 Fiji 4 divisions 14 provinces + 50 districts
1 dependency
 Finland (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 maakuntaa r 70+ seutukuntaa [57] dis 317 kuntaa [58] m
1 itsehallinnollinen maakuntaa, r:
 Åland
16 kommuner (kuntaa)m
 France (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 régions r
101 départementsdep[59]
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
332 arrondissements dis
4,032 "cantons" (fourth-level), 12,159 "intercommunality" dis (fifth level), 35,357 communes (sixth-level) m [60]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  Clipperton Island
5 collectivités d'outre-mer[61]
 French Polynesia[62] subdivisions administratives 40+ communes
 Saint-Barthélemy
 Saint-Martin
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 Wallis and Futuna 3 royaumes coutumiers [63] 3 [districts] dis
1 collectivité sui generis
France  New Caledonia 3 provinces 30+ communes
1 territoire d'outre-mer[64][65]
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 5 districts dis
 Gabon 9 provinces 50 départementsdep 152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements,
 Gambia 5 regions + Banjulcap; Additionally 8 Local Government Areas 43 districts
Georgia (country) Georgia (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 mkharer
2 avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a
a
 Tbilisicap
53 raionidis
6 sak'alak'o t'erit'oria
ci
 Germany (federal state) 16 Länder s[66] 19 Regierungsbezirke [67]
(only in 4 states)
400+ Kreise dis [68] 11000+ Gemeinden m
some areas also have a form of Gemeindeverbände [69]
as an intermediary between Gemeinde and Kreis levels

 Baden-Württemberg
 Bavaria
 Hesse
 North Rhine-Westphalia

Regierungsbezirke [67] Landkreise or Kreise [70] Städte [26]
Gemeinden m,
Märkte (only in Bavaria)
Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise [71]

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

Landkreise or Kreise [70] Städte [26]
Gemeinden m
Kreisfreie Städte [71]
 Bremen 2 Städte (cities):
Bremen Wappen.svg Bremen (city)
Wappen Bremerhaven.png Bremerhaven
 Berlincap 12 bezirke 96 ortsteile
 Hamburg 7 bezirke 104 stadtteile 181 ortsteile
 Ghana 16 regions 216 districts Communities tema
8 municipal districts zones
3 metropolitan districts submetropolitan districts
 Greece (regional state or de facto federal state) 7 apokentroménes dioikíseis 13 peripheries

74 perifereiakés enótites

332 dímoi m

1 aftonomi monastiki politeiaa  Mount Athos
 Grenada 6 parishesi
1 dependency:

 Carriacou and Petite Martinique

 Guatemala 22 departamentosdep 332 municipios m
 Guinea 8 régionsr

including Conakrycap

33 préfecturespre 330+ sous-préfecturessp [districts] dis
[sectors] [72]
5 communes
 Guinea-Bissau 8 regiõesr
1 sector autónomo:a

 Bissaucap

39 setores[72]
 Guyana 10 regions 27 neighborhood councils
 Haiti 10 départementsdep 42 arrondissements dis 144 communes m 571 section communale [73]
 Honduras 18 departamentosdep 298 municipios m 3731 aldeas
 Hungary 19 megye count
 Budapestcap
197 Járás 3154 település
 Iceland 74 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
 India (federal state) 28 States
8 Union Territories
722 Districtsdis[74] 5,924 Tehsils sd
Municipal Corporationsci
Municipal Councilsm
Notified Area Councilst
Community Development Blocksb
Gram Panchayatsv
 Indonesia (regional state or de facto federal state) 34 provinces (provinsi)pro
including 5 special regions (daerah istimewa)a
including  Jakartacap
416 regencies (kabupaten)[75]
98 cities (kota, formerly ‘’kotamadya’’)
7,094 districts (kecamatan, distrik, kapanewon, kemantren) 83,447 villages (kelurahan , desa)[32]
 Iran 31 ostanhapro 324 shahrestan count bakhsh dis shahr m
dehestan
 Iraq (federal state) 18 muhāfazātg 120 aqdyat dis[76] 300+nahiyat count? ?qaryat [32]
 Ireland 26 counties
3 cities

2 cities and counties

2 metropolitan districts
4 borough districts[52]
89 municipal districts[43]
 Israel 6 mehozot dis [77]

Judea and Samaria Area

15 napotsd [77] 52 Natural regions r [77] 77 arimci [78]
124 moatzot mekomiot[79]
54 moatzot azoriot[80]
 Italy (regional state or de facto federal state) 20 regioni r 80 provincepro
2 province autonomea
7,998 comuni 37000+frazioni and cities' circoscrizioni[81]m
 Jamaica 14 parishes
 Japan (regional state or de facto federal state) 47 todōfukenpre[82] 28 shichōsp
15 seirei shitei toshici
1700+ shichōsonku m[83] ōaza, aza, chō , chōme
 Tokyo Metropoliscap 23 tokubetsu-kuw
26 toshici
1 gundis
4 shichōsp
 Jordan 12 muhāfazātg 50+ nahiasd
 Kazakhstan 14 oblys (regions)
3 qala (cities with region-rights) - Baikonurci[84]
319 awdandis
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
 Kenya (regional state or de facto federal state) 47 kaunti count including

 Nairobicap and Mombasaci

262 kaunti ndogo dis
to be replaced by more effective administration
2400+ mtaa [85] Cities , Municipalities and Towns
vijiji [32]
 Kiribati 24 local councils
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
 Kuwait 6 muhāfazātg manāṭiq
 Kyrgyzstan 7 oblastpro
2 šaar (keneš):ci

 Bishkekcap

 Osh

44 rayon dis
14 gorkeneš [26]
aiyl okmotu [86]
 Laos 16 khouengpro
Vientianecap
140+ muang [87]dis baan [32]
 Latvia 110 novadi m
9 Republikas pilsētasci
67 pilsētas [26]
470+ pagasti m, pa
 Lebanon 8 muhāfazāt [88] 26 qadya dis
 Lesotho 10 districts 80+ constituencies 120+ community councils
 Liberia 15 counties 60+ districts
 Libya 22 sha'biyat dis 99 baladiyat
 Liechtenstein 11 Gemeinden m
 Lithuania 10 apskritys count 43 rajono savivaldybė [89]m
9 savivaldybės m
8 miesto savivaldybė [90]m
500+ seniūnijos [91]
 Luxembourg 12 cantons [92] 105 communes[93] [94]m 24 quartierën [95]
 Madagascar 22 faritra r 114 districts 1,579 kaomininacom and 17,485 fokontany[32]
 Malawi 3 regions 28 districts (130+ ["traditional authorities"]) (60+ ["subchiefdoms"])
 Malaysia (federal state) 13 negeri:s 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 Lumpurcap 11 mukimsd 150+ kampung
 Labuan 27 kampung
 Putrajaya 21 presint"
 Maldives 19 atolls
2 cities
189 islands
 Mali 10 régions[96]
Bamakocap
40+ cercles [97] 1400+ arrondissements [98] 700+ communes
 Malta 5 reġjunir 68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
 Marshall Islands 24 municipalitiesm
 Mauritania
12 régions [99]r 50+ départementsdep[100] 200+ communes
Additionally Nouakchottcap:
Nouakchott-Nord Regionr 3 départementsdep[100]
Nouakchott-Ouest Regionr 3 départementsdep[100]
Nouakchott-Sud Regionr 3 départementsdep[100]
 Mauritius 4 islands 9 districts
14 zones
120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
 Mexico (federal state) 31 estadoss 2458 municipiosm
Mexico City cap 16 demarcaciones territoriales[101]
 F.S. Micronesia (federal state) 4 states 70+ municipalities
 Moldova (regional state or de facto federal state) 32 raioanedis
3 municipiuci
1 unitate teritorială autonomă:a

 Gagauzia
1 unitatea teritorială:[64]

15 [municipalities]m
50 [cities]ci
60+ [city localities][85]
660+ [villages][32]
880+[village localities][85]
 Monaco 10 quartiers [51]i
 Mongolia 21 aimagspro 331 sums dis 1538 bags
1 khot m:

 Ulaanbaatarcap

9 düüregs dis 132 khoroos
 Montenegro 22 opštine m
Prijestonica Cetinje[102]
Glavni Grad Podgorica cap
1256 naselja
 Morocco 12 regionsr [103] 13 prefectures
62 [provinces]pro
cercles [97] communes ruralescom
[municipalities] m
communes urbainescom
arrondissements
 Mozambique 10 provinciaspro
 Maputocap
128 distritos dis 405 postos [urban districts] dis
localidades [85]
 Myanmar 7 States 67 Districts 330 Townships
7 Regions
1 Union Territory
5 Self-Administered Zones
1 Self-Administered Division
 Namibia 14 regions[104] 121 constituencies[104] citiesm
townsm
villagesm
settlements
 Nauru 14 districtsi
 Nepal (federal state) 7 Pradesh pro 77 jilla dis 6 mahanagarpalikam
11 upamahanagarpalikam
241 nagarpalikam
486 gaupalikam
ward
 Netherlands (regional state or de facto federal state) 4 landen:
 Netherlands 12 provinciespro 355 gemeenten m
3 openbare lichamen:
 Bonaire
 Saba
 Sint Eustatius
 Aruba
 Curaçao
 Sint Maarten
 New Zealand (regional state or de facto federal state) Realm of New Zealand:
 New Zealand 11 non-unitary regions 13 cities
53 districts
1 special territorial authority:
5 unitary authorities
3 outlying islands:
 Ross Dependency
1 self-administering territory:a
 Tokelau 3 autonomous communities
2 states in free-association:a
 Cook Islands 10 island councils
 Niue 14 villages
 Nicaragua (regional state or de facto federal state) 15 departamentosdepm
2 regiones autónomasa
150+ municipiosm
 Niger 7 régions 
Communauté Urbaine de Niameycap
36 départements 265 communes, communes urbaines, communes rurales, postes administratifs[105]
 Nigeria (federal state) 36 states
1 Federal Capital Territorycap
774 Local Government Areas
 North Korea 9 dopro
1 chikhalsi
2 t'ŭkpyŏlsi
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi
ci
150+ kun (guncount
sici
kuyŏk [56]
ku (gu) and chigu dis
1 t'ŭkkŭpsici
tong [8]
ri [32]
rodongjagu dis
 North Macedonia 80 opštini m
 Norway 11 fylker count

including  Oslocap

356 kommunerm
2 integral overseas areas:
Norway Svalbard
Norway Jan Mayen
3 dependencies:
Norway Peter I Island
Norway Bouvet Island
Norway Queen Maud Land
 Oman 11 muhāfazātg 61 wilaya'atpro
 Pakistan (federal state) 4 provinces
2 autonomous territories
1 federal capital territory
36 divisions 154 districts
1 federal territorycap 5 zones 27 union councils
 Palau 16 statesm
 Palestine West Bank
Gaza Strip
16 governoratesg
 Panama 10 provincias pro
3 comarcas indígenas
79 distritos dis 666 corregimientos
2 comarcas indígenas
10 provincias pro 68 distritos dis 587 corregimientos m
2 comarcas indígenas m
3 comarcas indígenasr 11 distritosdis 79 corregimientosm
 Papua New Guinea (regional state or de facto federal state) 20 provinces and 1 autonomous region

 National Capital Districtcap

districts Local-Level Government areas
 Paraguay 17 departamentosdep
 Asuncióncap
250 distritos or municipios m
 Peru (regional state or de facto federal state) 25 regiones r 190+ provinciaspro 1800+ distritos [106]dis 84000+ centros poblados

1800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
1 provinciapro:
 Limacap
43 distritos[106]dis
 Philippines (regional state or de facto federal state) 16 rehiyong pampangasiwaan r
1 awtonomong rehiyona, r:
 Bangsamoro
81 lalawigan[107]pro
38 malayang lungsod [108]
1 malayang bayan [109]
107 bahaging lungsodci [110]
1489 karaniwang bayan [111]m[26]
42027 barangay [112]v
 Poland 16 voivodeships (województwa) [113]pro 360+ powiaty count[114] 2478 gminycom 40,000+ sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
 Portugal (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 distritosdis
2 regiões autónomas:a
 Azores
 Madeira
308 concelhos[115]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 [32])
 Bucharestcap 6 sectoare [72]
 Russia (federal state) 85 federal subjects:[116][117]
46 oblasts
22 republicsa[117]
4 autonomous okrugsa
9 krais[64]
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[118]
 Moscowcap 12 administrative okrugsdis Districts and settlements
 St. Petersburg 18 districtsdis
 Sevastopol[119] 4 districtsdis
 Rwanda 5 intarapro
Kigalicap
30 uturere [120]dis
(umujyi m)
410+ imirenge [72][121] 9100+ utugari [122]
(then akagari ?[32])
 Saint Kitts and Nevis (federal state) Saint Kitts 9 parishes
Nevis 5 parishes
 Saint Lucia 11 quartiers [51]m
 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 parishesa
 Samoa 11 itūmālō i
 San Marino 9 castellim
 São Tomé and Príncipe 6 distritosdis
Autonomous Region of Príncipea
 Saudi Arabia 13 manaţiq 118 muhafazat r marakizsd
 Senegal 14 régions 45 départementsdep arrondissements communes
 Serbia (regional state or de facto federal state) 29 okrugadis
 Grad Beogradcap
150 opštinam
24 gradaci
 Seychelles 25 districtsa
Zil Elwannyen Sesel
 Sierra Leone 4 provinces
1 area
14 districts 149 chiefdoms
 Singapore 5 Districts 29 Constituencies
 Slovakia 8 kraje r 79 okresy dis 2891 obcem, from that 130+ mestá cap[26][123] katastrálne územia [124]
 Slovenia 212 občine m
 Solomon Islands (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 provincesm
 Honiaracap
 Somalia (federal state) 18 gobolada r 75 [districts] dis
 South Africa (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 provinces 44 district municipalities 205 local municipalities 4392 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
 South Korea (regional state or de facto federal state) 8 dopro 75 sici
77 gun (kun)count
gu (ku)dis[52]
dong[8]
eup[26]
myeon[27]
dong[8]
ri[32]
6 gwangyeoksici 44 gu (ku)dis
5 gun (kun)count
dong[8]
eup[26]
myeon[27]
ri[32]
1 teukbyeol jachido:a

Jeju Province

2 si dong[8]
eup[26]
myeon[27]
1 teukbyeol jachisicap:

Sejong City

1 teukbyeolsicap:
 Seoul
25 gu (ku)dis[52] dong[8]
 South Sudan (federal state) 32 States
183 counties 540 Payams 2500 Bomas
 Spain (regional state or de facto federal state) 17 comunidades autónomasr, a 50 provinciaspro[125] 477 comarcas 8122 municipiosm
2 ciudades autónomasa 2 municipios[126]
3 plazas menores de soberanía[127]
 Sri Lanka (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 provinces 25 districts dis 320+ divisions
 Sudan (federal state) 18 wilaya'ats 86 [districts]
 Suriname 10 districten dis 62 ressorten [128]
 Sweden 21 län count
20 landsting [129]
290 kommuner m 2,523 distrikt
 Switzerland (federal state) 26 cantons [130] 137 districts [131]dis 2,324 communes [132]m
 Syria 14 muhāfazātg 60 manaţiq [133]dis nawahisd [villages] [32]
 Tajikistan (regional state or de facto federal state) 3 viloyathopro
1 viloyat mukhtora
Dushanbecap
60+ Nohiyadis
14 [cities]ci
2 hukumati[134]
(jamoats) ([villages][32])
 Tanzania (regional state or de facto federal state) 31 mkoa[135] r 120+ wilaya dis [divisions]div [wards] [56]
then [villages] [32]
 Thailand 76 changwat[136]pro

76 PAO[137]

878 amphoe [138]dis 7255 tambon[139]sub

30 Thesaban nakhon[140]m
178 Thesaban mueang[141]m
2232 Thesaban tambon[142]m
City of Pattaya[143]

74,944 muban[144]vil

5,335 SAO[145]sub
Chumchon[146]com

 Bangkokcap
BMA[147]
50 khet[148]dis 180 kwaeng[149]sub
 Togo 5 régions 30 préfectures
 Tonga 5 provinces 23 districts
 Trinidad and Tobago (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 regions
Tobago (governed by Tobago House of Assembly)
3 boroughs
2 cities
 Tunisia 24 wilaya'atg mutamadiyat dis shaykhat m
 Turkey 81 ilpro 957 ilçe dis 3200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [8]
[41000 villages] [32]
 Turkmenistan 5 welaýatlarr
Aşgabatcap
70+ ?adyndaky etraplar dis [150]
40+ ?etraplar dis
15 [towns] [26]
 Tuvalu 9 municipalitiesm
 Uganda 121 districts
Kampalacap
167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
1106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
 Ukraine (regional state or de facto federal state) 24 oblastipro
2 mista zi spetsial'nym statusomm[151]
1 avtonomna respublikaa
490 raionydis
mista rehional'noho znachennia
raiony u mistakh
mista raionoho znachennia
selyshchni rady
sil's'ki rady
selyshcha
 United Arab Emirates (federal state) 7 imarat [152] local municipalities
 United Kingdom (regional state or de facto federal state) 1 constituent country with no devolution:
 England
 ∟ 9 regions
6 metropolitan counties 36 metropolitan districts parishes[153]
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[154] 10 parishes

2 dependencies: Alderney and Sark

 Jersey[154] 12 parishes vingtaines , cueillettes
 Isle of Man 6 sheadings 15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
14 British Overseas Territories:
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia
 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
 United States (federal state) 50 states

567 tribal entities
 1 federal districtcap
1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll (United States US Minor Outlying Islands)

3,142 counties and county-equivalents (including 41 independent cities) Municipalities and minor civil divisions (including cities, plantations, towns, townships, villages, etc.): 35,930 municipal bodies

(Note that municipalities and cities can exist in multiple counties.)

4 unincorporated organized territories:
 Guam 19 villages[155]
 Northern Mariana Islands 4 municipalities
 Puerto Rico 78 municipalitiesm 900+ barrios[8]
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; 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 municipiosm
 Uzbekistan (regional state or de facto federal state) 12 viloyatlar
1 respublikaa
Tashkentcap
174 tumanlardis
120 shaharlarci
 Vanuatu 6 provinces municipalities, local councils
 Vatican City None
 Venezuela (federal state) 23 estadoss 335 municipiosm 1136 parroquiaspa
dependencias federales [156]
 Caracascap
 Vietnam 58 tỉnh
69 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 49 quận 1400+ phường
 Yemen 21 muhāfazātg
Sana'a Citycap
333 districtsdis 2210+ [subdistricts]sd 38,284 [villages] [32]
 Zambia 10 provinces 89 districts
 Zimbabwe 8 provinces
2 cities
59 districts 1,200 municipalities

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  dis
12 County-controlled cities (xiànxiáshì)ci
40 Urban townships (zhèn) [27]
146 Rural townships (xiāng) [27]
Urban Villages () [32]
Rural Villages (cūn) [32]
2 Provinces (shěng) (de facto defunct)[157] p 3 Provincial cities (shì)ci
13 xiàn count
 Kosovo[158] 7 rajone dis[159][160] 35 komuna m[101][161]
 Northern Cyprus 5 kaza
 Transnistria 5 raions r
Tiraspol m
 Western Sahara 4 wilaya dis [municipalités] m [communes]  [arrondissements] dis

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ a b c development committees
  3. ^ a b rural communes
  4. ^ neighborhood councils
  5. ^ municipal committees
  6. ^ neighborhood delegations
  7. ^ neighborhood committees
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k neighbourhoods.
  9. ^ Not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ The districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  12. ^ 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).
  13. ^ "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal.
  14. ^ Dutch : Gewesten; French: Régions or German: Regionen.
  15. ^ Dutch: Provincies; French: Provinces or German: Provinzen. The Brussels-Capital Region is not divided into provinces.
  16. ^ Dutch: Arrondissementen; French: Arrondissements or German: Arrondissements.
  17. ^ Dutch: Gemeenten; French: Communes or German: Gemeinden.
  18. ^ Chobe District and all six of Botswana's urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  19. ^ Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  20. ^ Also referred to as communes.
  21. ^ Consisting of territories, regions, districts, counties, and regional municipalities.
  22. ^ Also referred to as municípios.
  23. ^ The districts of N'Djamena are not considered to administrative subdivisions of any level.
  24. ^ special districts.
  25. ^ forestry district.
  26. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o towns.
  27. ^ a b c d e f townships.
  28. ^ ethnic townships.
  29. ^ or jiēdàobànshìchù.
  30. ^ "district public offices".
  31. ^ (residential) communities.
  32. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u villages, village areas or village groups.
  33. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  34. ^ special administrative regions.
  35. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  36. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  37. ^ Also known as the Ivory Coast.
  38. ^ municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities)
  39. ^ municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities)
  40. ^ 1st level municipalities
  41. ^ military proving grounds
  42. ^ administrative districts
  43. ^ a b municipal districts
  44. ^ cadastral communities
  45. ^ or Danish:syssel.
  46. ^ "Húsar fara undir Klaksvík". KVF.fo (in Faroese). 25 February 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  47. ^ or [townships].
  48. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  49. ^ Timor-Leste.
  50. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  51. ^ a b c quarters.
  52. ^ a b c d boroughs.
  53. ^ Small boroughs
  54. ^ constituencies
  55. ^ Chiefdoms
  56. ^ a b c wards.
  57. ^ subregions.
  58. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (communes).
  59. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  60. ^ 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).
  61. ^ a collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).
  62. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  63. ^ kingdoms.
  64. ^ a b c territories.
  65. ^ a territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).
  66. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  67. ^ a b administrative districts.
  68. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): Region Hannover, Regionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  69. ^ municipal associations. usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  70. ^ a b rural districts.
  71. ^ a b cities (urban districts).
  72. ^ a b c d sectors.
  73. ^ sections communales (communal sections).
  74. ^ "Districts | Government of India Web Directory". Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2019-10-18.
  75. ^ regencies.
  76. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  77. ^ a b c "ביאור סמלי החלוקות הגאוגרפיות".
  78. ^ "רשימת היישובים לפי מעמד מוניציפאלי" (PDF).
  79. ^ "הרשויות המקומיות בישראל 2017". www.cbs.gov.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  80. ^ "רשימת המועצות האזוריות | ברוכים הבאים לאתר המועצות האיזוריות" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  81. ^ fractions
  82. ^ todōfuken : to (metropolis, viz. Tokyo) + (territory, viz. Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. Kyoto and Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  83. ^ shichōsonku : shi (city) + chō (town) + son (village) + ku (wards, boroughs)
  84. ^ The city has a special status because it is currently being leased to Russia with Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050
  85. ^ a b c d localities.
  86. ^ rural communities or rural districts.
  87. ^ or muong.
  88. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  89. ^ "district municipalities".
  90. ^ "city municipalities".
  91. ^ elderships, elderates.
  92. ^ French; alternatively German:Kantone.
  93. ^ "Cartes du Luxembourg".
  94. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden.
  95. ^ Luxembourgish; alternatively French:quartiers, German:Stadtvierteln.
  96. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  97. ^ a b circles.
  98. ^ or communes.
  99. ^ or wilaya'at.
  100. ^ a b c d or moughataas.
  101. ^ a b municipalities.
  102. ^ Old Royal Capital.
  103. ^ some disputed; see Regions of Morocco.
  104. ^ 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)
  105. ^ 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
  106. ^ a b or partidos.
  107. ^ or probinsya.
  108. ^ or malayang siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  109. ^ or munisipalidad; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  110. ^ or bahaging siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  111. ^ or munisipalidad; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  112. ^ or barrios.
  113. ^ voivodeships.
  114. ^ consisting of 300+ powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 60+ powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  115. ^ or municípios.
  116. ^ federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  117. ^ a b Including Republic of Crimea which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  118. ^ Including Sevastopol which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  119. ^ Annexed from Ukraine in 2014 by the Russian Federation
  120. ^ sing. akarere.
  121. ^ or French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  122. ^ or French:cellules (cells).
  123. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  124. ^ "cadastral areas".
  125. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called comarcas
  126. ^ Ceuta and Melilla
  127. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  128. ^ ?"resorts".
  129. ^ County councils
  130. ^ (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.
  131. ^ French; alternatively German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, Italian:distretti or Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  132. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden, Italian:comuni or Romansh:vischnancas.
  133. ^ or manatuq.
  134. ^ city councils.
  135. ^ 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.
  136. ^ Changwat is a province
  137. ^ PAO - Provincial Administrative Organisation
  138. ^ Amphoe is a district
  139. ^ Tambon is a subdistrict
  140. ^ Thesaban nakhon is a City-municipality
  141. ^ Thesaban mueang is a Town-municipality
  142. ^ Thesaban tambon is a Subdistrict-municipality
  143. ^ City of Pattaya is a Special local government
  144. ^ Muban is a village
  145. ^ SAO/TAO - Subdistrict Administrative Organization
  146. ^ Chumchon is a Community Association
  147. ^ BMA - Bangkok Metropolitan Administration
  148. ^ Khet is a district in Bangkok
  149. ^ Kwaeng is a subdistrict in Bangkok
  150. ^ urban districts.
  151. ^ "cities with special status".
  152. ^ emirates.
  153. ^ not all of England is parished - see unparished area.
  154. ^ a b a bailiwick.
  155. ^ also known as municipalities.
  156. ^ federal dependencies.
  157. ^ "赖清德拍板!省政府将解散,省级预算全部清零".
  158. ^ ^ 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 2013 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo is currently recognized as an independent state by 97 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 112 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  159. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  160. ^ districts.
  161. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:opstina.