List of political entities in the 5th century

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This is a list of political entities in the 5th century (401–500) AD.

Political entities[edit]

Map of the world in 500 AD
Name Capital(s) State type Existed Location
Sao civilisation Various Tribal city states 6th century BC – 16th century AD Africa: Central
Garamantes Garama Tribal Confederation/Empire 500 BC – 700 AD Africa: North
Vandal Kingdom Carthage Kingdom 435 – 534 AD Africa: North, Europe: South
Kingdom of Aksum Aksum Kingdom c.100 – c.940 AD Africa: Northeast
Blemmyes Tribal Kingdom 600 BC – 8th century AD Africa: Northeast
Makuria Dongola Kingdom 340 – 1312 AD Africa: Northeast
Nobatia Pachoras Kingdom 350 – 650 AD Africa: Northeast
Gaetulia Tribal confederation c. 350 BC – 550 AD Africa: Northwest
Mauretania Julia Caesara Kingdom/Client Kingdom 285 BC – 431 AD Africa: Northwest
Ghana Empire Koumbi Saleh Empire c. 400 – 1235 AD Africa: West
Maya Various Kingdom City States 2000 BC – 900AD Americas: Central
Zapotec Various Kingdom City States 700 BC – 1521 AD Americas: Central
Pueblo Various Tribal chiefdom's 12th century BC – 14th century AD Americas: North
Teotihuacan Empire Teotihuacan Empire 100 BC – 8th century AD Americas: North
Moche Moche-Trujillo. United Independent Polities 100 – 800 AD Americas: South
Nazca Various Tribal chiefdom's 100 BC – 800 AD Americas: South
Tiwanaku empire Tiwanaku Empire 300 – 1000 AD Americas: South
Byzantine Empire Constantinople Empire 395 – 1453 AD Europe: Balkans, Asia: West; Africa: Northeast
Gepids Sirmium Kingdom 454 – 567 AD Europe: Balkans
Paeonia Principality/Kingdom/Client 535 BC – 681 AD Europe: Balkans
Ailech Grianán Ailigh Kingdom 450 – 1283 AD Europe: British Isles
Airgíalla Clogher Tribal Federation/Kingdom 331 – 1590 AD Europe: British Isles
Bernicia Bamburgh Kingdom 420 – 634 AD Europe: British Isles
Brycheiniog Talgarth Kingdom 450 – 1045 AD Europe: British Isles
Cai Tribal kingdom 25 – 871 AD Europe: British Isles
Ce Tribal kingdom 1st century – 900 AD Europe: British Isles
Ceredigion Kingdom 475 – 680 AD Europe: British Isles
Connacht Tribal chiefdom/kingdom c. 10th century BC – 1474 AD Europe: British Isles
Dumnonia Isca Dumnoniorum Dukedom/principality 290 – 875 AD Europe: British Isles
Dyfed Kingdom 410 – 910 AD Europe: British Isles
Fortriu Tribal kingdom 1 – 850 AD Europe: British Isles
Glywysing Cardiff Kingdom 490 – 1063 AD Europe: British Isles
Gododdin Kingdom 5th – 8th century AD Europe: British Isles
Gwent Caerwent, Porth-is-Coed Kingdom 420 – 1081 AD Europe: British Isles
Gwynedd Various Kingdom 420 – 1261 AD Europe: British Isles
Kent Durovernum Kingdom 455 – 871 AD Europe: British Isles
Leinster Kingdom 436 – 1632 AD Europe: British Isles
Lindsey Lindum Kingdom/Client 410 – 775 AD Europe: British Isles
Meath Dublin Kingdom 1st century – 1173 AD Europe: British Isles
Osraige Kilkenny Kingdom 150 – 1185 AD Europe: British Isles
Pictland Kingdom 250 BC – 850 AD [3] Europe: British Isles
Powys Various Kingdom 488 – 1160 AD Europe: British Isles
Strathclyde Dumbarton, Govan Kingdom 450 – 1093 AD Europe: British Isles
Sussex Selsey Kingdom 477 – 860 AD Europe: British Isles
Tyrconnell Dun na nGall Kingdom 464 – 1607 AD Europe: British Isles
Ulster Kingdom 465 – 1177 AD Europe: British Isles
Bulgars Balkh/Phanagoria Tribal confederation c. 5th century – 7th century AD Europe: East
Gelonia Gelonos Tribal kingdom 5th century BC – 5th century AD Europe: East
Kutrigurs Nomadic confederation/client 453 – 8th century AD Europe: East
Odoacer's Kingdom Ravenna Kingdom 476 – 493 AD Europe: South
Ostrogothic Kingdom Ravenna Kingdom 493 – 553 AD Europe: South
Hunnic Empire Tribal Empire 470s – 469 AD Europe: East, West, Central, Balkans
Magyar Tribal Confederation/Principality 1100 BC – 895 AD Europe: East
Venedae Tribal Confederation 400 BC – 7th century AD Europe: East
San Marino San Marino Republic 301 AD – present Europe: South
Alamannia Kingdom 213 AD – 496 AD Europe: West
Armorica Kingdom/dukedom 343 – 1532 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of the Burgundians Borbetomagus, Lugdunum Kingdom 410 – 534 AD Europe: West
Cornouaille Principality 430 – 1084 AD Europe: West
Franks Various Tribal Confederation 210 – 481 AD Europe: West
Frankish Empire Tournai, Paris Kingdom/Empire 481 – 843 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of Galicia Santiago de Compostela Kingdom 409 – 1833 AD Europe: West
Raetia Curiensis Chur Bishopric (religious state) 452 – 1160 AD Europe: West
Rugiland Vindobona Kingdom 467 – 487 AD Europe: West
Saxons (Continental) Tribal confederation 5th century BC – 754 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of Soissons Noviodunum Kingdom 457 – 486 AD Europe: West
Suebi Tribal Confederation 60 BC – 409 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of the Suebi Braga Kingdom 409 – 585 AD Europe: West
Vandals Tribal chiefdoms 2nd century BC – 409 AD Europe: West
Visigothic Kingdom Various Kingdom 418 – 720 AD Europe: West
Western Roman Empire Mediolanum, Ravenna Empire 395 – 476 AD Europe: South, West, Balkans, British Isles; Africa: North
Caucasian Albania Kabalak, Partav Kingdom/Client 65 BC – 628 AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Iberia Various Kingdom 302 BC – 580 AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Lazica Phasis Kingdom/client 1st century BC – 7th century AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Sarir Humraj Kingdom/Client 453 – 12th century AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Armenia Van Kingdom 553 BC – 428AD Asia: West
Carmania Kingdom/client 600 BC – 651 AD Asia: West
Corduene Principality/kingdom/client 800 BC – 653 AD Asia: West
Gardman Parisos Principality/Kingdom/Client 66 – 428 AD Asia: West
Ghassanid Balka, Harith, Petra, Sideir Kingdom/Client 220 – 712 AD Asia: West
Kindah Qaryat Dhāt Kāhil Tribal kingdom 2nd century BC – 525 AD Asia: West
Lakhmids Al-Hirah Kingdom 300 – 602 AD Asia: West
Sasanian Persian Empire Estakhr, Ctesiphon Empire 224 – 637 AD Asia: West, South
Zabdicene Principality/client 780 BC – 5th century AD Asia: West
Afrighids Kath Kingdom/Client 305 – 995 AD Asia: Central
Fergana Khokand Kingdom 220 BC – 590 AD Asia: Central
Hephthalite Empire Various Empire 408 – 670 AD Asia: Central
Kangju Tribal Federation 280 BC – 585 AD Asia: Central
Kingdom of Shule Kashgar Kingdom/Client 80 – 850 AD Asia: Central
Khotan Khotan Kingdom 56 – 1006 AD Asia: Central
Kucha Kucha Buddhist Kingdom 46 – 658 AD Asia: Central
Rouran Khaganate Confederation 330 – 555 AD Asia: Central, East
Sumpa Tribal chiefdom/client 1600 BC – 7th century AD Asia: Central
Turpan Turpan Buddhist Kingdom 480 – 640 AD Asia: Central
Tuyuhun Fuqi Nomadic Kingdom 285 – 670 AD Asia: Central
Xionites Tribal federation 320 – late 5th century AD Asia: Central
Anuradhapura Anuradhapura Kingdom 377 BC – 1017 AD Asia: South
Ay Aykudi Kingdom 4th century BC – 12th century AD Asia: South
Chera Kingdom Kingdom 5th century BC – 1102 AD Asia: South
Gupta Empire Pataliputra Empire 320 – 620 AD Asia: South
Kamarupa Various Kingdom 350 – 1140 AD Asia: South
Maitraka Vallabhi Empire 475 – 767 AD Asia: South
Pallava Empire Kanchi Empire 250 BC – 800 AD Asia: South
Pundra Pundravardhana Kingdom 1300 BC – 550 AD Asia: South
Rai dynasty Aror Empire 489 – 690 AD Asia: South
Rajarata Various Kingdom 377 BC – 1310 AD Asia: South
Ruhuna Magama Principality 200 BC – 450 AD Asia: South
Satavahana Empire Vatsagulma Empire 250 – 500 AD Asia: South
Vanga Gange Kingdom 1300 BC – 580 AD Asia: South
Vishnukundina Indrapalanagara Empire 420 – 624 AD Asia: South
Western Ganga dynasty Kolar, Talakad Kingdom 350 – 1000 AD Asia: South
Western Satraps Ozone, Barygaza Kingdom 35 – 405 AD Asia: South
Champa Various Kingdom 192 – 1832 AD Asia: Southeast
Chi Tu Kingdom 100 BC – 7th century AD Asia: Southeast
Funan Various Kingdom 60 – 550 AD Asia: Southeast
Gangga Negara Gangga Negara Kingdom 2nd – 11th centuries AD Asia: Southeast
Langkasuka Kedah, Pattani Kingdom 100 – 1516 AD Asia: Southeast
Lavo Kingdom Lavo, Ayodhaya Kingdom 450 – 1388 AD Asia: Southeast
Melayu Kingdom Jambi Kingdom 4th – 13th centuries AD Asia: Southeast
Pyu city-states Sri Ksetra Federated City States 250 BC – 1085 AD Asia: Southeast
Tarumanagara Sundapura Kingdom 358 – 669 AD Asia: Southeast
Thaton Kingdom Thaton Kingdom 300 BC – 1085 AD Asia: Southeast
Chouchi Lüeyang Principality 184 – 511 AD Asia: East, China
Khitans Shangjing Kingdom/Client 388 – 1211 AD Asia: East, China
Liu Song dynasty Jiankang Empire 420 – 479 AD Asia: East, China
Northern Liang Jiankang Kingdom/Client 397 – 460 AD Asia: East, China
Northern Wei Shengle Empire 386 – 585 AD Asia: East, China
Southern Qi Jiankang Kingdom 477 – 502 AD Asia: East, China
Western Qin Yongshicheng Kingdom 385 – 431 AD Asia: East, China
Japan Various Empire 660 BC – present Asia: East, Japan
Baekje Various Kingdom 18 BC – 660 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Buyeo Buyeoseong Kingdom 189 BC – 494 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Dongye Chiefdom 3rd century BC – 5th century AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Gaya confederacy Gaya Confederacy 42 – 562 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Goguryeo Various Kingdom 37 BC – 668 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Okjeo Tribal state 2nd century BC – 5th century AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Siljik Kingdom 102 – 6th century AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Silla Gyeongju Kingdom 55 BC – 935 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula

See also[edit]

List of political entities in the 5th century
Preceded by
4th century
Political entities
of the 5th century
Succeeded by
6th century

References[edit]