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
and smaller
Afghanistan 34 velaya'at p 399 woleswali d
Albania 12 qarqe [1][2] 61 bashki
2,834 fshatra [3][4]
njësi bashkiake, lagjje, rajone[5]
Algeria 48 wilayas p 553 daïras [6] 1,541 baladiyahs m[7]
Andorra 7 parròquies [8]m 17 quarts [9]

10 veïnats [10]
33 [villages]

Angola 18 províncias p 163 municípios [11]m 618 comunas
Antigua and Barbuda 6 parishesi
2 dependencies
Argentina 23 provincias p:
 Buenos Aires 135 partidos m cities and towns d
 Catamarca
 Entre Ríos
 Santa Fe
departamentos[12] d municipios[13] and comunas[14] m
 Chaco
 Corrientes
 Misiones
 Salta
 San Luis
 Santiago del Estero
departamentos d municipios m
 Chubut 15 departamentos d 23 municipios, 4 comisiones de fomento,[15] 20 comunas rurales [16] m
 Córdoba 26 departamentos d 145 pedanías d 250 municipios and 177 comunas m
 Formosa 9 departamentos d 27 municipios, 10 comisiones de fomento, and 18 juntas vecinales[17] m
 Jujuy 16 departamentos d 61 municipios and comisiones municipales[18] m
 La Pampa
 Neuquén
 Río Negro
 Santa Cruz
 Tierra del Fuego
departamentos d municipios and comisiones de fomento m
 La Rioja 18 departamentos m delegaciones distritales d
 Mendoza 18 departamentos m 105 distritos d
 San Juan 19 departamentos m comisiones vecinales[19]d
 Tucumán 17 departamentos d municipios and comunas rurales m
Ciudad Autónoma:
 Buenos Aires c m[20] 15 comunas[14] 48 barrios[10]
Armenia 10 marzer [21]p
Yerevanc
915 hamaynkner m
Australia 6 states
10 territories
, including:

- 6 external territories
Australia Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australia Australian Antarctic Territory
 Christmas Island
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Australia Coral Sea Islands
Australia Heard Island and McDonald Islands
- 1 external autonomous territory[20]
 Norfolk Island

562 local government areas[22]
Austria 9 Bundesländer p 95 Bezirke d 2,342 Gemeinden m[14] 7,800+ Katastralgemeinden [23]
Azerbaijan 59 rayon d
11 şəhər [24]
2 700 communities
1 muxtar respublika [20] 7 rayon d
1 şəhər [24]
The Bahamas 31 districtsm
New Providence
42 townships
Bahrain 4 muhāfazāt [25]m
Bangladesh 8 bibhag [26] 64 zilla d 488 upozilla [27] 4,550 Union Parishads
Barbados 11 parishesi
Belarus 6 voblastsi p
Minskc
127 raën d 1,448 syélski savyét[28]
Belgium 3 regions [29]r 10 provinces [30]p 43 Arrondissements [31]d 589 Municipalities [32]m
Belize 6 districts 31 constituencies 180+ local councils
Benin 12 départements [12] 77 communes 546 arrondissements [villages] [3]
[city districts] d
Bhutan 20 dzongkhag d 205 gewog [33][3]
Bolivia 9 departamentos [12] 112 provincias p 314 municipios [34][35] (before 2009) 1,384 cantones [36]
Bosnia and Herzegovina  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 kantona [36] 79 općine m local community
 Republika Srpska 63 opštine m
Brčko District
Botswana 16 districts m 19 sub-districts [37]
Brazil 27 unidades federativas[38]
26 estados [39]
5565 municípios [13]
1 distrito federal: [40]
 Distrito Federal
31 regiões administrativas [41]
Brunei 4 daerah-daerah d 38 mukim p kampung [3]
Bulgaria 28 oblasti p 287 obshtini m[14] Sofia: 24 city raions;
Plovdiv: 6 city raions;
Varna: 5 city raions
Burkina Faso 13 régions 45 provinces 325 communes [14]
Burundi 18 provinces 121 communes [14]d 2,639 collines [42]
Cambodia
24 khêt p 150+ srŏk d 1400+ khum [14] 14000+ phum[3]
Phnom Penhc khan[34] sangkat[9]
Cameroon 10 regions 50+ départements [12] 310+ arrondissements [subdistricts] [37]
Canada 10 provinces
3 territories
census divisions (counties)   census subdivisions (municipalities) wards
Cape Verde 22 concelhos [1][43]m 30+ freguesias [8]
Central African Republic 16 préfectures [44]
Banguic[20]
60+ sous-préfectures [45] 170+ communes
Chad 23 régions r 61 départements [12] sub-prefectures communautés rurales [28]
including N'Djamenac
10 arrondissements communes
Chile 15 regiones r 50+ provincias p 320+ comunas m
China, People's Republic of "province" level:

22 shěng p
5 zìzhìqū [20]
4 zhíxiáshì m

"prefecture" level:

280+ dìjíshī [24]
17 dìqū [44]
30 zìzhìzhōu [20]

"county" level:

1400+ xiàn [1]
110+ zìzhìxiàn [20]
850+ (shìxiá)qū d
1 tèqū [46]
370+ xiànjíshì [24]
1 línqū [47]

"township" level:

19500+ zhèn [48]
14600+ xiāng [49]
1000+ mínzúxiāng [50]
6100+ jiēbàn [37][51]
11 qūgōngsuǒ [52]
then


Urban areas:
shèqū [53] or jūmínqū [10]


Rural areas: cūnjí [3][54]

Inner Mongolia
(one of the five zìzhìqū)
3 méng [55] 40+  [56]
3 zìzhìqí [20]
180+ sūmù [49]
1 mínzúsūmù [50]
then urban and rural divisions as above.
2 tèbiéxíngzhèngqū [57] :
 Hong Kong 18 districts
 Macau 2 concelhos d 5+2 freguesias [8]
Colombia 32 departamentos [12]
Bogotác
1102  municipios m
2000+ corregimientos [48]
Comoros 3 [autonomous islands] [20] municipalities
Democratic Republic of the Congo[58] 10 provinces
Kinshasac
26 districts territories chiefdoms
sectors
Republic of the Congo[59] 12 departments [12] 80+ [districts] d communes
Costa Rica 7 provincias p 81 cantones 450+ [districts] d
Côte d'Ivoire[60] 2 districts autonomes
12 districts 31 régions r 108 départements [12] 510 sous-préfectures
Croatia 21 županije [1]
Zagrebc
127 gradovi [48]
429 općine m
4117+ mjesnih odbora (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6700+ naselja
Cuba 16 provincias p 160+ municipios m
Cyprus 6 eparchies d 610 communities m
Czech Republic 13 krajů r 76 okresy d statistical only

205 obce s rozšířenou působností [61]

393 obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem [62] 6252 obcí [63]

5 vojenský újezd [64] special status

Hlavní město Praha c 10 obvody d judicial only

22 správní obvody [65]

57 městské části [66] 112 katastrální území [67]
Denmark, the Kingdom of 1 senior member of the Kingdom:
 Denmark
5 regioner r 98 kommuner m
2 autonomous countries within the Kingdom:[20]
 Faroe Islands 7 sýsla [68]r 30+ kommunur m[14]
 Greenland 4 kommuner m[69]
Djibouti 5 régions r (15 districts)[70]
Djibouti Cityc 6 arrondissements
Dominica 10 parishes m
Dominican Republic 31 provincias p
Distrito Nacionald
110+ municipios m
40+ distritos municipales d
secciones [34]
East Timor[71] 13 [districts] d 60+ [subdistricts] [37] (sulos, sucos [3])
Ecuador 24 provincias p 221 cantones [36] 1000+ parroquias [8] m
Egypt 27 muhāfazāt  271 marakiz or aqsam district or village, 4617 + villages sheyakha
El Salvador 14 departamentos [12] 262 municipios m
Equatorial Guinea 7 provincias p 30 distritos d
Eritrea 6 zoba r 57 districts d
Estonia[72] 15 maakonnad [1] 30 linnad [48]m linnaosad d asumid [37]
183 vallad [14][8]m kandid [9]
17 linnad [48]
9 alevid [73]
173 alevikud[74]
4,430 külad [3]
Ethiopia 9 kililoch r[39]
2 astedader akababiwach [24]
(zones?)
12 rasgez akababiwach [20]
600+ woreda (wereda)d kebeles [10][5]
Fiji 4 divisions
1 dependency
15 provinces m +50 districts
Finland 18 maakuntaa r 70+ seutukuntaa [75] d 317 kuntaa [76] m
1 itsehallinnollinen maakunta[20] r:

 Åland

16 kommuner (kuntaa) m
France 18 régions r (27 before 2016), including:

- 12 régions in mainland Europe 
- 1 sui generis collectivité territoriale [77]
- 5 régions d'outre-mer
 French Guiana
 Guadeloupe
 Martinique
 Mayotte
 Réunion

101 départements [12] p [78]
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
333 arrondissements d
[3], [4], [5]
4,032 "cantons" (fourth-level), 12159 "intercommunality" d (fifth level), 36781 communes (sixth-level) m [79]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government: Clipperton Island
5 collectivités d'outre-mer[80]
 French Polynesia[81] subdivisions administratives 40+ communes
 Saint-Barthélemy
 Saint-Martin
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 Wallis and Futuna 3 royaumes coutumiers [82] 3 [districts] d
1 collectivité sui generis
 New Caledonia 3 provinces 30+ communes
1 territoire d'outre-mer[83][84]
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4 [districts] d
Gabon 9 provinces 30+ départements [12] 152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements,
Gambia 5 regions + Banjul; Additionally 8 Local Government Areas 43 districts
Georgia (country) Georgia 9 mkhare r
2 avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a
 [20]
Tbilisic
53 raioni d
6 sak'alak'o t'erit'oria
 [24]
Germany 16 Länder :[39][85] 19 Regierungsbezirke [86]
(only in 4 states)
400+ Kreise d [87] 11000+ Gemeinden m
some areas also have a form of Gemeindeverbände [88]
as an intermediary between Gemeinde and Kreis levels

 Baden-Württemberg
 Bavaria
 Hesse
 North Rhine-Westphalia

Regierungsbezirke [86] Landkreise or Kreise [89] Städte [48]
Gemeinden m,
Märkte (only in Bavaria)
Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise [90]

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

Landkreise or Kreise [89] Städte [48]
Gemeinden m
Kreisfreie Städte [90]
 Bremen (state) 2 Städte (cities):
Bremen Wappen.svg Bremen (city)
Wappen Bremerhaven.png Bremerhaven
 Berlin
 Hamburg
Ghana 10 regions 120+ districts Communities tema
8 municipal districts zones
3 metropolitan districts submetropolitan districts
Greece 7 Decentralized Administrations and 1 aftonomi monastiki politeia [20] 13 Peripheries, Mount Athos 325 demoi m
Demotikes enotites [91] (Municipal units [14])
74 Regional Units p
Grenada 6 parishesi
1 dependency
Guatemala 22 departamentos [12] 332 municipios m
Guinea 8 régions r 33 préfectures [44] 330+ sous-préfectures [45] [districts] d
[sectors] [92]
Conakryc 5 communes
Guinea-Bissau 8 regiões r
1 sector autónomo [20]
30+ ?setores [92]
Guyana 10 regions 27 neighborhood councils
Haiti 10 départements [12] 30+ arrondissements d communes m sections [93]
Honduras 18 departamentos [12] 298 municipios m 3731 aldeas
Hungary 19 megye
23 megyei jogú város
 [1]
Budapestc
173 subregions 3100+ settlements
Iceland 74 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
India 29 states
7 Union territories
640 districts 5564 tehsils (tahsilstahasils), taluks (talukas), mandal [1]
Municipalities
villages
wards
Indonesia 34 provinsi p
including 5 daerah istimewa [20]
including Jakartac
340+ kabupaten [94]
90+ kota [24][95]
kecamatan, distrik [37] desa, kelurahan, kampung [3]
Iran 31 ostanha p 310+ shahrestan [1] bakhsh d shahr m
dehestan
Iraq 19 muhāfazāt [25](p) ? aqdyat d[96]  ?nahiyat [1]?  ?qaryat [3]
Ireland 28 counties[1]
3 cities[24]
2 metropolitan districts
4 borough districts[73]
89 municipal districts[66]
Israel 7 mehozot d 16 nafot [37][37] 76 зarím[24] 
265 moзacót meqomijót[97] 
53 moзacót ëzorijót[98]
Italy 15 regioni r
5 regioni autonome [20]
110 province p
2+1 province autonome [20]
7,998 comuni 37000+frazioni and cities' circoscrizioni [99]m
Jamaica 14 parishes m
Japan 47 todōfuken [26][44][100] 28 shichō [45]
15 seirei shitei toshi [24]
1700+ shichōsonku m[101] ōaza, aza, chō, chōme
Jordan 12 muhāfazāt [25] 50+ nahia [37]
Kazakhstan 14 oblys (regions)


3 qala (cities with region-rights) - Baikonur city has a special status because it is currently being leased to Russia with Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050.[24]

319 awdand
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
Kenya 47 Counties p 262 Sub-Counties d
to be replaced by more effective administration
2400+ mtaa [91] Cities, Municipalities and Towns
vijiji [3]
Kiribati 24 Island councilsm
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
North Korea 9 do p
3 [SARs] [57]
2 chikhalsi [24]
150+ kun (gun[1]
si [24]
kuyŏk [5]
ku (gu) and chigu d
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi [24]
tong [10]
ri [3]
rodongjagu d
South Korea 8 do p
1 teukbyeol jachido [20]
si [24]
gun (kun[1]
gu (kud[73]
eup [48]
dong [10]
ri [3]
6 gwangyeoksi [24] gu (kud
gun (kun[1]
dong [10]
eup [48]
myeon [49]
ri [3]
1 teukbyeol jachisic dong [10]
eup [48]
myeon [49]
Seoulc gu (kud[73] dong [10]
Kuwait 6 muhāfazāt [25]m
Kyrgyzstan 7 oblasttar p
2 šaarlar (keneš) [24]
40+ rayon d
14 gorkeneš [48]
aiyl okmotus [28]
Laos 16 khoueng p
Vientianec
140+ muang [102]d baan [3]
Latvia 110 novadi m
9 Republikas pilsētas [24]
67 pilsētas [48]
470+ pagasti m[8]
Lebanon 8 muhāfazāt [103] 26 qadya d
Lesotho 10 districts 80+ constituencies 120+ community councils
Liberia 15 counties 60+ districts
Libya 22 sha'biyat m Basic People's Congresses
Liechtenstein 11 Gemeinden m
Lithuania 10 apskritys [1] 43 rajono savivaldybė [104]m
9 savivaldybės m
8 miesto savivaldybė [105]m
500+ seniūnijos [106]
Luxembourg 12 cantons [107] 105 communes[108] [109]m 24 quartierën [110]
Macedonia 8 regioni i 80 opštini m
Madagascar 22 faritra r  ?departemanta [12] or 110+ ?fivondronana [111] 1200+ ?firaisana [112] or ?kaominina [14]
then 11000+ ?fokontany [3]
Malawi 3 regions 28 districts (130+ ["traditional authorities"]) (60+ ["subchiefdoms"])
Malaysia 13 negeri: 139 daerah 1000+ mukim 8000+ kampung
 Johor
 Kedah
 Melaka
 Negeri Sembilan
 Pahang
 Perak
 Perlis
 Penang
 Selangor
 Terengganu
75 daerah 800+ mukim [37] 5000+ kampung
 Kelantan 10 jajahan 63 mukim [37] 500+ kampung
 Sabah
 Sarawak
16 bahagian 54 daerah daerah kecil then kampung
3 Wilayah Persekutuan:
 Kuala Lumpur 11 mukim [37] 150+ kampung
 Labuan 27 kampung
 Putrajaya 21 presint"
Maldives 7 provinces
Maléc
20 [atolls][113]m
Maléc
Mali 10 régions[114]
Bamakoc
40+ cercles [6] 1400+ arrondissements [115] 700+ communes
Malta 5 reġjunir 68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
Marshall Islands 24 municipalitiesm
Mauritania 15 régions [116]r 50+ départements [12][117] 200+ communes
Mauritius 4 islands 9 districts
14 zones
120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
Mexico 31 estados [39] 2400+ municipios m
1 distrito federalc 16 delegaciones [73]
Federated States of Micronesia 4 states 70+ municipalities
Moldova 32 raioane d
3 municipiu [24]
unitate teritorială autonomă [20]
1 unitatea teritorială [83]
15 [municipalities] m
50 [cities] [24]
60+ [city localities] [91]
660+ [villages] [14][3]
880+ [village localities] [91]
Monaco 1 communei 10 quartiers [9]i
Mongolia 21 aimags p 331 sums d 1538 bags
1 khot m 9 düüregs d 132 khoroos
Montenegro 21 opštine m
Prijestonica Cetinje[118]
Glavni Grad Podgorica c
1256 naselja
Morocco 12 [regions] r [119] 13 prefectures [44]
62 [provinces] p
cercles [6] communes rurales [14]
[municipalities] m
communes urbaines [14]
arrondissements
Mozambique 10 provincias p
Maputoc
120+ distritos d 400+ postos [urban districts] d
localidades [91]
Myanmar 7 taing detha gyi (regions) [26][120]
7 pyi-neh (states) [39]
67 kayaing d 330 townships [49] [towns] [48]
[wards] [5]
[villages] [3]
Namibia 14 regions[121] 121 constituencies[121] citiesm
townsm
villagesm
settlements
Nauru 14 districtsi
Nepal 5 vikas kshetra r 14 anchal 75 jilla [districts] d ilaka, nagarpalikam, gaun vikas samiti, ward[122] [villages] [3]
Netherlands, the Kingdom of 4 landen:
 Netherlands 12 provincies p 393 gemeenten m
3 openbare lichamen
Aruba
Curaçao
Sint Maarten
New Zealand 11 non-unitary regions
5 unitary authorities
13 cities
53 districts

1 special territorial authority
2 states in free-association:[20]
 Cook Islands 10+ island councils
 Niue 14 villages
1 self-administering territory:[20]
 Tokelau 3 autonomous communities
Nicaragua 15 departamentos [12]
2 regiones autónomas [20]
150+ municipios m
Niger 7 régions 
Communauté Urbaine de Niameyc
36 départements 265 communes, communes urbaines,
communes rurales, postes administratifs
[123]
Nigeria 36 states
Abujac
770+ Local Government Areas
Norway 19 fylker [1] 429 kommuner m[14][124]
2 integral overseas areas:
Norway Svalbard
Norway Jan Mayen
1 [dependencie]:
Norway Bouvet Island
Oman 11 muhāfazāt [25] 60+ wilaya'at p
Pakistan 4 provinces
1 territory
Islamabadc
1 self-administering state
1 self-administering territory
131 districts +7 Tribal Agencies and 6 Frontier Regions
596 tehsils [1][125] Almost 6000 Union Councils
Palau 16 states m
State of Palestine West Bank
Gaza Strip
16 governorates [25]
Panama 10 provincias p
3 comarcas indígena r
70+ distritos d corregimientos m
2 comarcas indígena r
Papua New Guinea 4 regionsi 20 provinces and 1 autonomous region, National Capital District districts Local-Level Government areas
Paraguay 17 departamentos [12]
Asunciónc
250 distritos or municipios m
Peru 25 regiones r 190+ provincias p 1800+ distritos [126]d 84000+ centros poblados

1800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
Philippines 18 rehiyon r[127] 81 lalawigan [128]p
38 malayang lungsod [129]
1 malayang bayan [130]
84 bahaging lungsod [24] [131]
1511 karaniwang bayan [132]m[48]
42027 barangay [133]d
Poland 16 voivodeships (województwa) [134]p 360+ powiaty [1][135] 2400+ gminy [14] 40000+ sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
Portugal 18 distritos d
2 regiões autónomas [20]
 Azores
 Madeira
308 concelhos [136]m 3092 freguesias [8]
Qatar 7 baladiya'at m
Romania 41 județe [1] 320 orașe [24] (including 103 municipii m)
2,856 comune [14] (divided into 12,955 sate [3])
Bucharestc 6 sectoare [92]
Russia 85 federal subjects [137][138] :
"subject" level:[139]
46 oblasts
21 republics [20][138]
4 autonomous okrugs [20]
9 krais [83]
1 autonomous oblast [20]
"district" level:

2,027 districts

561 cities and towns of federal subject significance

"rural" level:

Towns of district significance (416), urban-type settlements of district significance (767), and selsoviets and equivalents (15,002)

3 federal cities[140]
Moscowc
12 administrative okrugs d Districts and settlements
St. Petersburg
18 districts d
Sevastopol [141]
4 districts d
Rwanda 5 intara p 30 uturere [142]d
(umujyi m)
410+ imirenge [92][143] 9100+ utugari [144]
(then akagari ?[3])
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts 9 parishes
Nevis 5 parishes
Saint Lucia 11 quartiers [9]m
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 parishesa
Samoa 11 itūmālō i
San Marino 9 castelli [14]m
São Tomé and Príncipe 2 concelhos p 7 distritos 
Saudi Arabia 13 manaţiq p muhafazat r marakiz [37]
Senegal 14 régions 30+ départements [12] arrondissements communes
Serbia 5 regions - Belgrade, Šumadija and Western Serbia, Southern and Eastern Serbia, Vojvodina, Kosovo and Metohija[145][146]
2 of these regions (Vojvodina and Kosovo and Metohija) are also autonomous provinces [20] Kosovo declared independence in 2008.
29 okruga d
Grad Beogradc
150 opština m
24 grada [24]
Seychelles 25 districtsa
Zil Elwannyen Sesel
Sierra Leone 3 provinces
1 area
15 districts chiefdoms
Singapore 5 Districts 29 constituenciesm 89 Divisions/Wards
Slovakia 8 kraje r 70+ okresy d 2890+ obce m,[14] from that 130+ mestá c[48][147] katastrálne územia [148]
Slovenia 12 statistične regije i 210 občine m
Solomon Islands 9 provincesm
Honiara
Somalia 18 gobolada r 75 [districts] d
South Africa 9 provinces 44 district municipalities 205 local municipalities 4392 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
South Sudan 28 states 85 counties Payams Bomas
Spain 17 comunidades autónomas r [20] 50 provincias p [149] 477 comarcas 8122 municipios m
2 ciudades autónomas [20] 2 municipios [150]
3 plazas menores de soberanía[151]
Sri Lanka 9 provinces p 25 districts d 320+ divisions
Sudan 18 wilaya'at [39] 86 [districts]
Suriname 10 districten d 60+ ressorten [152]
Swaziland 4 tifundza r 50+ tinkhundla[153] 360+ imiphakatsi[154]
Sweden 21 län [1] 290 kommuner m
Switzerland 26 cantons [155] 137 districts [156]d 2,324 communes [157]m
Syria 14 muhāfazāt [25] 60 manaţiq [158]d nawahi [37] [villages] [3]
Tajikistan 3 viloyatho p
1 viloyat mukhtor [20]
Dushanbec
60+ Nohiya d
14 [cities] [24]
2 hukumati [159]
(jamoats) ([villages] [3])
Tanzania 31 mkoa[160] r 120+ wilaya d [divisions] [26] [wards] [5]
then [villages] [3]
Thailand 76 changwat p
Bangkok [161]
840+ amphoe [162]d tambon;[26] in Bangkok:169 khwaengd chumchon or muban;[3]
Togo 5 régions 30 préfectures
Tonga 5 divisions 23 districts
Trinidad and Tobago 9 regions
Tobago (governed by Tobago House of Assembly)
3 boroughs
2 cities
Tunisia 24 wilaya'at [25] mutamadiyat d shaykhat m
Turkey 81 il p 900+ ilçe d 3200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [10]
[41000 villages] [3]
Turkmenistan 5 welaýatlar p
Aşgabatc
70+ ?adyndaky etraplar d [163]
40+ ?etraplar d
15 [towns] [48]
Tuvalu 9 island groupsm
Uganda 111 districts
Kampalac
167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
1106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
Ukraine 24 oblasti p
2 mista zi spetsial'nym statusom m[164]
1 avtonomna respublika [20]
 Crimea
640+ raiony d
mista rehional'noho znachennia
raiony u mistakh
mista raionoho znachennia
selyshchni rady
sil's'ki rady
selyshcha
 United Arab Emirates 7 imarat [165] local municipalities
United Kingdom 1 constituent country with no devolution:
 England
 ∟ 9 regions
6 metropolitan counties 36 metropolitan districts parishes[166]
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[167] 10 parishes

3 dependencies: Alderney, Herm and Sark

Jersey[167] 12 parishes vingtaines, cueillettes
Isle of Man 6 sheadings 15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
12 non-Antarctic civilian overseas territories:
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
2 sovereign base areas: Akrotiri and Dhekelia
United States 50 states

567 tribal entities
1 federal district
1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll (grouped by ISO 3166-1 as United States US Minor Outlying Islands)

3000+ counties[168]
41 independent cities
Municipalities and minor civil divisions (including plantations, towns, townships, villages, etc.) 35,930 municipal bodies
4 unincorporated organized territories:
 Guam 19 villages[169]
 Northern Mariana Islands 4 municipalities
 Puerto Rico 78 municipalities m 900+ barrios [10]
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; undisputed are by ISO 3166-1 as 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 departamentos [12]m 89 municipios [13]m
Uzbekistan 12 viloyatlar p
1 respublika [20]
Tashkentc[20]
170+ tumanlar d
50+ shaharlar [24]
Vanuatu 6 provinces municipalities, local councils
Vatican City
Venezuela 23 estados [39] 335 municipios m 1136 parroquias [8]
dependencias federales [170]
Caracasc
Vietnam 58 tỉnh
67 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 47 quận 1400+ phường
Yemen 21 muhāfazāt [25]
Sana City
333 districts d 2210+ [subdistricts] [37] 38,284 [villages] [3]
Zambia 10 provinces 89 districts
Zimbabwe 8 provinces
2 cities
60+ districts 1200+ 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  d
12 County-controlled cities (xiànxiáshì) [24]
40 Urban townships (zhèn) [49]
146 Rural townships (xiāng) [49]
Urban Villages () [3]
Rural Villages (cūn) [3]
2 Provinces (shěng)(Streamlined) p 3 Provincial cities (shì) [24]
13 Counties (xiàn) [1]
Kosovo[171] 7 rajone d[172][173] 35 komuna m[13][174]
 Northern Cyprus 5 kaza
Transnistria Tiraspol m 5 raions r
Western Sahara 3 régions r [municipalités] m [communes] 7 [arrondissements] d

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Numbers of divisions 
To simplify maintaining the table, numbers of divisions are only specified where a country has around thirty or fewer instances; for example, as of 2010, the twelve qarqe (counties) of Albania. For numbers greater than thirty, the number rounded down to the nearest ten (or, in the case of thousands, the nearest hundred) is given, suffixed by a plus sign "+"; for example, the "300+" komuna (communes) of Albania. More precise figures should be found in the articles linked by the table.
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 ( c d m p r ) 
These indicate, respectively, five common types of administrative division in English: capitals; districts; municipalities; provinces; and regions. Other English terms appear among the numbered footnotes.

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.

Dependent territories[edit]

Dependent territories are listed with their sovereign country. For more details, see List of dependent territories.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u counties.
  2. ^ or prefektura (prefectures).
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad villages, village areas or village groups.
  4. ^ http://aac-al.org/qarku.php?l=e&idr=19
  5. ^ a b c d e f wards.
  6. ^ a b c d circles.
  7. ^ Baladiyah, formerly the French word commune was used
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i parishes.
  9. ^ a b c d e f quarters.
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l neighbourhoods.
  11. ^ city councils
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u departments.
  13. ^ a b c d municipalities.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t communes.
  15. ^ development committees
  16. ^ rural communes
  17. ^ neighborhood councils
  18. ^ municipal committees
  19. ^ neighborhood committees
  20. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai Autonomous area or areas; see List of autonomous areas by country.
  21. ^ or gavaṙ.
  22. ^ consisting of shires, boroughs, cities, rural cities, towns, district councils, community government councils, municipalities, community development trusts and an aboriginal council.
  23. ^ "cadastral municipalities".
  24. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab cities.
  25. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Governorates of Bahrains.
  26. ^ a b c d e f divisions.
  27. ^ "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal. 
  28. ^ a b c d rural communities or rural districts.
  29. ^ Dutch : Gemeenschap; French: régions or German: Regionen.
  30. ^ Dutch: Provincies; French: provinces or German: Provinzen.
  31. ^ Dutch: arrondissementen; French: arrondissements or German: Arrondissements.
  32. ^ Dutch: gemeenten; French: communes or German: Gemeinden.
  33. ^ a b blocks.
  34. ^ a b c d sections.
  35. ^ or municipios (municipalities).
  36. ^ a b c d cantons.
  37. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p subdistricts.
  38. ^ federative units
  39. ^ a b c d e f g h states.
  40. ^ federal district
  41. ^ administrative regions
  42. ^ lit. "hills"
  43. ^ or municípios (municipalities).
  44. ^ a b c d e f prefectures.
  45. ^ a b c d subprefectures.
  46. ^ special districts.
  47. ^ forestry district.
  48. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q towns.
  49. ^ a b c d e f g h townships.
  50. ^ a b ethnic townships.
  51. ^ or jiēdàobànshìchù.
  52. ^ "district public offices".
  53. ^ (residential) communities.
  54. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  55. ^ "leagues"; Mongolian:chuulghan.
  56. ^ banners.
  57. ^ a b special administrative regions.
  58. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  59. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  60. ^ Also known as the Ivory Coast.
  61. ^ municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities)
  62. ^ municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities)
  63. ^ 1st level municipalities
  64. ^ military proving grounds
  65. ^ administrative districts
  66. ^ a b municipal districts
  67. ^ cadastral communities
  68. ^ or Danish:syssel.
  69. ^ or [townships].
  70. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  71. ^ Timor-Leste.
  72. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  73. ^ a b c d e f boroughs.
  74. ^ Small boroughs
  75. ^ a b subregions.
  76. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (rural communes).
  77. ^ Corsica is not a region per se but assumes such a role and is often considered like one. It is a "collectivité territoriale" with a special status as defined by article 72 of the Constitution. See [2] (in French)
  78. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  79. ^ 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).
  80. ^ a collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).
  81. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  82. ^ kingdoms.
  83. ^ a b c d territories.
  84. ^ a territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).
  85. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  86. ^ a b administrative districts.
  87. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): Region Hannover, Regionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  88. ^ municipal associations. usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  89. ^ a b rural districts.
  90. ^ a b cities (urban districts).
  91. ^ a b c d e f localities.
  92. ^ a b c d e sectors.
  93. ^ sections communales (communal sections).
  94. ^ regencies.
  95. ^ formerly kotamadya (municipalities).
  96. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  97. ^ Local Councils.
  98. ^ Regional Councils.
  99. ^ fractions
  100. ^ todōfuken : to (metropolis, viz. Tokyo) + (territory, viz. Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. Kyoto and Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  101. ^ shichōsonku : shi (city) + chō (town) + son (village) + ku (wards, boroughs)
  102. ^ or muong.
  103. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  104. ^ "district municipalities".
  105. ^ "city municipalities".
  106. ^ elderships, elderates.
  107. ^ French; alternatively German:Kantone.
  108. ^ http://www.luxembourg.public.lu/fr/tourisme/cartes/communes/index.html
  109. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden.
  110. ^ Luxembourgish; alternatively French:quartiers, German:Stadtvierteln.
  111. ^ or fivondronampokontany.
  112. ^ or firaisampokontany.
  113. ^ also known as districts.
  114. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  115. ^ or communes.
  116. ^ or wilaya'at.
  117. ^ or moughataas.
  118. ^ Old Royal Capital.
  119. ^ some disputed; see Regions of Morocco.
  120. ^ Formerly divisions, until August 2010.
  121. ^ 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)
  122. ^ http://planetnepal.org/wiki/Administrative_divisions
  123. ^ 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
  124. ^ Mosvik and Inderøy kommune (two mulcipalties of Norway) merged by 1 January 2012, making the total number of communes in Norway 429. Mosvik kommune: Referendum. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  125. ^ or tehsils.
  126. ^ or partidos.
  127. ^ including Muslim Mindanao, an autonomous region.
  128. ^ or probinsya.
  129. ^ or siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  130. ^ or munisipyo; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  131. ^ or siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  132. ^ or munisipyo; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  133. ^ or barrios.
  134. ^ voivodeships.
  135. ^ consisting of 300+ powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 60+ powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  136. ^ or municípios.
  137. ^ federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  138. ^ a b Including Republic of Crimea which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  139. ^ Federal subjects of Russia are not considered to be administrative divisions
  140. ^ Including Sevastopol which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  141. ^ Annexed from Ukraine in 2014 by the Russian Federation
  142. ^ sing. akarere.
  143. ^ or French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  144. ^ or French:cellules (cells).
  145. ^ Statistical Office of the Republic of Serbia
  146. ^ http://www.srbija.gov.rs/pages/article.php?id=20617
  147. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  148. ^ "cadastral areas".
  149. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called comarcas
  150. ^ Ceuta and Melilla
  151. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  152. ^ ?"resorts".
  153. ^ constituencies
  154. ^ Chiefdoms
  155. ^ (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.
  156. ^ French; alternatively German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, Italian:distretti or Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  157. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden, Italian:comuni or Romansh:vischnancas.
  158. ^ or manatuq.
  159. ^ city councils.
  160. ^ 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. 
  161. ^ special governed districts
  162. ^ in Bangkok:khet.
  163. ^ urban districts.
  164. ^ "cities with special status".
  165. ^ emirates.
  166. ^ not all of England is parished - see unparished area.
  167. ^ a b a bailiwick.
  168. ^ or boroughs in Alaska and parishes in Louisiana.
  169. ^ also known as municipalities.
  170. ^ federal dependencies.
  171. ^ ^ 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 Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 111 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  172. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  173. ^ districts.
  174. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:opstina.