Capital region

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This article is about a term describing a national administrative division. For other uses, see Capital region (disambiguation).

A capital region, also called a national capital region, capital district or capital territory is a common term for the region or district surrounding the capital city of a country or any other administrative division. It is not always the official term for the region, but may sometimes be used as an informal synonym.

Country-level examples include:

Capital region name Country
Australian Capital Territory Australia
Brussels-Capital Region Belgium
Federal District Brazil
National Capital Region Canada
Jingjinji China
Bogotá, Distrito Capital Colombia
Copenhagen Capital Region Denmark
Capital Region of Helsinki Finland
Distrito Nacional Dominican Republic
Tegucigalpa, Distrito Central Honduras
Capital Region Iceland
National Capital Region India
Special Capital Region of Jakarta Indonesia
National Capital Region Japan
México, Distrito Federal Mexico
Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan
Metro Manila Philippines
Seoul Capital Area South Korea
Madrid Metropolitan Area Spain
Washington Metropolitan Area United States
Hanoi Capital Region Vietnam

The term is also used by some subnational entities as follows:

Capital region name Subnational entity
Edmonton Capital Region Alberta
Capital Regional District British Columbia
Capital District (Albany) New York
Capitale-Nationale Québec
Winnipeg Capital Region Manitoba
Cardiff Capital Region Wales

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