List of political entities in the 6th century

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This is a list of political entities in the 6th century (501–600) AD.

Political entities[edit]

Map of the Old World in 565 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
Garmul Altava Kingdom 530 – 578 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
Cañari Tumebamba Tribal Confederacy 500 – 1533 AD Americas: South
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
Wari Empire Huari Empire 500 – 1100 AD Americas: South
Avar Khaganate Khaganate 567 – 804 AD Europe: Balkans
Byzantine Empire Constantinople Empire 395 – 1453 AD Europe: Balkans, Asia: West; Africa: Northeast
Gepids Sirmium Kingdom 454 – 567 AD Europe: Balkans
Narentines Tribal chiefdom/countship/dukedom 6th – 10th centuries AD Europe: Balkans
Paeonia Principality/Kingdom/Client 535 BC – 681 AD Europe: Balkans
Serbian Sklavinia Tribal kingdom 520 – 768 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
Dál Riata Dunadd Kingdom 501 – 878 AD Europe: British Isles
Deira York Kingdom 559 – 664 AD Europe: British Isles
Dumnonia Isca Dumnoniorum Dukedom/principality 290 – 875 AD Europe: British Isles
Dyfed Kingdom 410 – 910 AD Europe: British Isles
Kingdom of East Anglia Rendlesham, Dommoc Kingdom 6th century – 918 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
Haestingas Hastings Tribal kingdom 6th century – 771 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
Mercia Tamworth Kingdom 527 – 918 AD Europe: British Isles
Osraige Kilkenny Kingdom 150 – 1185 AD Europe: British Isles
Pictland Kingdom 250 BC – 850 AD[1] Europe: British Isles
Powys Various Kingdom 488 – 1160 AD Europe: British Isles
Rheged Kingdom 550 – 650 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
Uí Failghe Rathangan, Daingean Kingdom 507 – 1550 AD Europe: British Isles
Ulster Kingdom 465 – 1177 AD Europe: British Isles
Wessex Winchester Kingdom 519 – 1018 AD Europe: British Isles
Bulgars Balkh/Phanagoria Tribal confederation c. 5th century – 7th century AD Europe: East
Duchy of Benevento after 774, Principality of Benevento Benevento Dukedom/Principality/Client 571 – 1074 AD Europe: South
Kingdom of the Lombards Pavia Kingdom 568 – 774 AD Europe: South
Kutrigurs Nomadic confederation/client 453 – 8th century AD Europe: East
Ostrogothic Kingdom Ravenna Kingdom 493 – 553 AD Europe: South
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
Duchy of Tridentum Benevento Dukedom/Principality 574 – 1802 AD Europe: South
Armorica Kingdom/dukedom 343 – 1532 AD Europe: West
Austrasia Metz Kingdom 511 – 751 AD Europe: West
Bavaria Dukedom 508 – 788 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of the Burgundians Borbetomagus, Lugdunum Kingdom 410 – 534 AD Europe: West
Cornouaille Principality 430 – 1084 AD Europe: West
Frankish Empire Tournai, Paris Kingdom/Empire 481 – 843 AD Europe: West
Raetia Curiensis Chur Bishopric (religious state) 452 – 1160 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of Galicia Santiago de Compostela Kingdom 409 – 1833 AD Europe: West
Poher Vorgium Principality 520 – 936 AD Europe: West
Saxons (Continental) Tribal confederation 5th century BC – 754 AD Europe: West
Kingdom of the Suebi Braga Kingdom 409 – 585 AD Europe: West
Visigothic Kingdom Various Kingdom 418 – 720 AD Europe: West
Caucasian Albania Kabalak, Partav Kingdom/Client 65 BC – 628 AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Kingdom of Iberia Various Kingdom 302 BC – 580 AD Eurasian: Caucasus
Principality of Iberia Tbilisi Principality 580 – 891 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
Carmania Kingdom/client 600 BC – 651 AD Asia: West
Corduene Principality/kingdom/client 800 BC – 653 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
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
Turkic Khaganate Ordu Baliq Confederation 552 – 747 AD Asia: Central, East
Turpan Turpan Buddhist Kingdom 480 – 640 AD Asia: Central
Tuyuhun Fuqi Nomadic Kingdom 285 – 670 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
Gauda Kingdom Karnasuvarna Kingdom 590 – 626 AD Asia: South
Gupta Empire Pataliputra Empire 320 – 620 AD Asia: South
Kabul Shahi Kabul, Waihind Kingdom/Empire 6th century – 1026 AD Asia: South
Kamarupa Various Kingdom 350 – 1140 AD Asia: South
Maitraka Vallabhi Empire 475 – 767 AD Asia: South
Maukhari Kannauj Empire 550s – 8th century 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
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
Champa Various Kingdom 192 – 1832 AD Asia: Southeast
Chenla Kingdom Bhavapura, Isanapura Kingdom 550 – 706 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
Northern Wei Shengle Empire 386 – 585 AD Asia: East, China
Southern Qi Jiankang Kingdom 477 – 502 AD Asia: East, China
Japan Various Empire 660 BC – present Asia: East, Japan
Baekje Various Kingdom 18 BC – 660 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
Siljik Kingdom 102 – 6th century AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Silla Gyeongju Kingdom 55 BC – 935 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula
Usan Kingdom 512 – 930 AD Asia: East, Korean Peninsula

See also[edit]

List of political entities in the 6th century
Preceded by
5th century
Political entities
of the 6th century
Succeeded by
7th century

References[edit]

  1. ^ Salway, Peter. "Gaelic Kingdoms: Kingdoms of Caledonia". 2014. The History Files. Retrieved 13 June 2014.