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 provinces (velaya'at) 421 districts (woleswali) subdistricts (alaqadari)
 Albania 12 counties (qarqe) 61 municipalities (bashki) 373 units of local governance (njësi të qeverisjes vendore) 2,972 villages (fshatra)
 Algeria 58 provinces (wilayas) 553 districts (daïras) 1,541 communes (baladiyahs)
 Andorra 7 parishes (parròquies)
 Angola 18 provinces (províncias) 163 municipalities (municípios) 618 communes (comunas)
 Antigua and Barbuda 6 parishes
2 dependencies
 Argentina (federal state) 23 provinces (provincias) 378 departments (departamentos)[1]
135 Partidos (Buenos Aires Province only)
Municipalities (municipios)
1 autonomous city (ciudad autónoma) 15 communes (comunas) 48 Neighbourhoods (barrios)
 Armenia 10 provinces (marzer)
1 autonomous city
503 municipalities (hamaynkner)
 Australia (federal state) 6 states
9 territories
[2]
539 local government areas[3]
Unincorporated areas
 Austria (federal state) 9 states (Bundesländer) 93 districts (Bezirke)[4] 2,098 municipalites (Gemeinden)
 Azerbaijan (regional state or de facto federal state) 59 districts (Rayonlar)
11 cities (Şəhərlər)[5]
+2600 municipalities (Bələdiyyələr) +4500 settlements (Yaşayış Məntəqələri)
1 autonomous republic (Muxtar Respublika) 7 districts (Rayonlar)
1 city (Şəhər)
218 settlements (Yaşayış Məntəqələri)
 Bahamas 32 districts

New Providence

 Bahrain 4 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)g
 Bangladesh 8 divisions (bibhag) 64 districts (zila) 491 sub-districts (upazila)[6]
12 City corporations
4,554 union councils (union parishads)
327 municipal corporations (paurasabhas)
 Barbados 11 parishes
 Belarus 6 regions (oblasti or voblastsi)
1 autonomous city
118 districts (raiony)
 Belgium (federal state) 3 regions[7] 10 provinces[8] 43 districts[9] 590 municipalities[10]
 Belize 6 districts city councils, town councils, village councils and community councils
 Benin 12 departments (départements) 77 communes (communes) 546 districts (arrondissements)
 Bhutan 20 districts (dzongkhag) 201 blocks (gewogs)b
61 thromdesm
 Bolivia (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 departments (departamentos) 112 provinces (provincias) 339 municipalities (municipios)
 Bosnia and Herzegovina (federal state)  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 cantons (kantona) 143 municipalities (općine or opštine) local community
 Republika Srpska 64 municipalities (opštine) local community
Brčko District
 Botswana 10 rural districts
7 urban districts
21 sub-districts[11]
 Brazil (federal state) 26 states (estados) 5,568 municipalities (municípios)
1 state district (distrito estadual)
10,607 municipal districts (distritos municipais) subdistricts (subdistritos)
1 federal district (distrito federal) 33 administrative regions (regiões administrativas)
 Brunei 4 districts (daerah) 38 subdistricts (mukim)w villages (kampung)
 Bulgaria 28 provinces or regions (oblasti, области) 265 municipalities (obshtini, общини)
 Burkina Faso 13 regions (régions) 45 provinces 325 departments (départements)[12]
 Burundi 18 provinces 119 communes 2,639 collines
 Cambodia 24 provinces (khêt)
1 autonomous municipality
193 districts (srŏk) 1,646 communes (khum)
 Cameroon 10 regions (régions) 58 departments (départements) 360 communes, or districts (arrondissements)
 Canada (federal state) 10 provinces:
 Alberta
6 specialized municipalities
63 municipal districts (counties) 264 urban muncipalities
8 Metis settlements
3 special areas
8 improvement districts
coterminous with a national or provincial park or federal military base
 British Columbia 27 regional districts
1 unincorporated area
162 municipalities
 Manitoba 98 rural municipalities
unincorporated areas[13] (mostly in Northern Manitoba)
37 urban municipalities
2 local government districts
 New Brunswick 15 counties (comtés)[14] 152 parishes (paroisses)[14] 104 municipalities (municipalités)
 Newfoundland and Labrador (unincorporated)[15] 277 municipalities
 Nova Scotia
18 counties:
3 regional municipalities
9 county municipalities 38 lower-tier municipalities
6 historic counties administered by district municipalities
 Ontario 173 single-tier municipalities
8 regional municipalities 241 lower-tier municipalities
46 local services boards
22 counties
10 districts[16]
 Prince Edward Island 3 counties[17] 14 parishes[17] 70 townships (fourth level)[17]
63 municipalities (fifth level)
 Quebec 87 regional county municipalities (municipalité régionale de comté)

17 territories equivalent to a regional county municipality (territoires équivalents) (TE):
14 urban aglomerations (agglomération)
3 other equivalent territories:

Jamésie
Eeyou Istchee
Kativik
1,108 municipalities (municipalités) 45 boroughs (arrondissements)
(only in 8 municipalities)
 Saskatchewan 296 rural municipalities
2 unincorporated areas:
Northern Saskatchewan Administration District
Prince Albert National Park
478 municipalities
(454 urban+24 northern municipalities)
3 territories:
 Northwest Territories 5 regions[18] 24 municipalities
 Nunavut 3 regions[19] 25 municipalities
 Yukon (unorganized) 8 municipalities
 Cape Verde 22 councils or municipalities (concelhos, also referred to as municípios) 32 parishes (freguesias)
 Central African Republic 16 prefectures (préfectures)

1 autonomous commune

72 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
 Chad 23 regions (régions) 67 departments (départements)[20] 340 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
 Chile (regional state or de facto federal state) 16 regions (regiones) 54 provinces (provincias) 346 communes (comunas)
 China, People's Republic of (regional state or de facto federal state) 23 provinces (shěng)
5 autonomous regions (zìzhìqū)
4 municipalities (zhíxiáshì)
280+ prefecture-level cities (dìjíshī)
17 prefectures (dìqū)
30 autonomous prefectures (zìzhìzhōu)
1,400+ counties (xiàn)
110+ autonomous counties (zìzhìxiàn)
850+ county-level districts ((shìxiá)qū)
1 special district (tèqū)
370+ county-level cities (xiànjíshì)
1 forestry district (línqū)
19,500+ towns (zhèn)
14,600+ townships (xiāng)
1,000+ ethnic townships (mínzúxiāng)
6,100+ subdistricts (jiēbàn or jiēdàobànshìchù)
11 district public offices (qūgōngsuǒ)
then

Urban areas:
(residential) communities (shèqū) or neighbourhoods (jūmínqū)


Rural areas: villages (cūnjí), village areas or village groups.[21]

2 special administrative regions (tèbié xíngzhèngqū/dahkbiht hàhngjingkēui) 18 districts (Hong Kong only)
 Colombia (regional state or de facto federal state) 32 departments (departamentos)

1 Capital District (Distrito Capital)

1,102 municipalities (municipios)
2,000+ corregimientos [22]
 Comoros (federal state) 3 autonomous islands (îles autonomes) 16 prefectures (préfectures) 54 communes 318 villes or villages
 DR Congo[23] 26 provinces 145 territories
cities
264 chiefdoms
470 sectors

communes
groupings
quarters
 Congo[24] 12 departments 80+ districts communes
 Costa Rica 7 provinces (provincias) 82 cantons (cantones) 450+ districts
 Croatia 21 counties (županije) 127 towns (gradovi)

429 municipalities (općine)

4,117+ local communities (mjesnih odbora) (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6,700+ settlements (naselja)
 Cuba 16 provinces (provincias) 160+ municipalities (municipios)
 Cyprus 6 districts (eparchies) 610 communities
 Czech Republic 13 regions (krajů) 76 districts (okresystatistical only

205 municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities) (obce s rozšířenou působností)

393 municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities) (obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem) 6,254 1st level municipalities (obcí)

4 military proving grounds (vojenský újezdspecial status

Capital City of Prague (Hlavní město Praha) 10 districts (obvodyjudicial only

22 administrative districts (správní obvody)

57 municipal districts (městské části) 112 cadastral communities (katastrální území)
 Denmark, the Kingdom of (regional state or de facto federal state) 1 senior member of the Kingdom:  Denmark
5 regions (regioner) 98 municipalities (kommuner)
2 self-governing territories within the Kingdom:
 Faroe Islands 7 regions (sýsla)[25] 29 municipalities (kommunur)[26]
 Greenland 5 municipalities (kommuner)
 Djibouti 6 regions (régions) 15 districts[27]

6 arrondissements (within Djibouti City)

 Dominica 10 parishes
 Dominican Republic 31 provinces (provincias)

1 National District (Distrito Nacional)

110+ municipalities (municipios) 40+ municipal districts (distritos municipales)
 East Timor[28] 12 municipalities (Municípios)

1 special administrative region (região administrativa especial)

65 administrative posts (postos administrativos) 442 sucos [29]
 Ecuador 24 provinces (provincias) 221 cantons (cantones) 1,000+ parishes (parroquias)
 Egypt 27 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 271 marakiz or aqsam 4,617+ villages or districts sheyakha or residential districts
 El Salvador 14 departments (departamentos) 262 municipalities (municipios)
 Equatorial Guinea 8 provinces (provincias) 32 districts (distritos)
 Eritrea 6 regions (zoba) 57 districts Communes (Kebabis) Villages and towns
 Estonia[30] 15 counties (maakonnad) 15 towns (linnad) linnaosaddis asumidsd
64 parishes (vallad) kandid[31]
17 linnad[22]
9 alevid[32]
173 alevikud[33]
4,430 külad[29]
 Eswatini 4 regions (tifundza) 50+ tinkhundla[34] 360+ imiphakatsi[35]
 Ethiopia (federal state) 10 regions (kililoch)

2 chartered cities (astedader akababiwach)

68 zones (zonoch) 600+ districts (woreda) kebeles[36][37]
 Fiji 4 divisions 14 provinces + 50 districts
1 dependency
 Finland (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 regions (maakuntaa) 70+ subregions (seutukuntaa) 317 municipalities (kuntaa[38]
1 autonomous region (Åland) (itsehallinnollinen maakunta) 16 municipalities (kommuner (kuntaa))
 France (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 regions (régions) 101 departments (départements[39]
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
332 arrondissements 4,032 cantons (fourth-level), 12,159 intercommunalities (fifth level), 35,357 communes (sixth-level) [40]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  Clipperton Island
5 overseas collectivities (collectivités d'outre-mer)
 French Polynesia[41] 5 administrative subdivisions (subdivisions administratives) 40+ communes
 Saint-Barthélemy
 Saint-Martin
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 Wallis and Futuna 3 traditional kingdoms (royaumes coutumiers) 3 districts (Uvea only)
1 sui generis collectivity (collectivité sui generis)
 New Caledonia 3 provinces 30+ communes
1 overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer)
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 5 districts
 Gabon 9 provinces 50 departments (départements) 152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements
 Gambia 5 regions
1 city
(The country is alternatively split between 8 Local Government Areas)
43 districts
Georgia (country) Georgia (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 regions (mkhare)

2 autonomous republics (avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a)

5 cities (k'alak'i)

67 communities (temi)

 Germany (federal state) 16 states (Länder[42] 19 Regierungsbezirke [43]
(only in 4 states)
400+ districts (Kreise[44] 11,000+ municipalities (Gemeinden)
some areas also have a form of Gemeindeverbände [45]
as an intermediary between Gemeinde and Kreis levels

 Baden-Württemberg
 Bavaria
 Hesse
 North Rhine-Westphalia

Regierungsbezirke [43] rural districts (Landkreise or Kreise) towns (Städte)
municipalities (Gemeinden)

Märkte (only in Bavaria)

cities (urban districts) (Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise)

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

rural districts (Landkreise or Kreise) towns (Städte)
municipalities (Gemeinden)
cities (urban districts) (Kreisfreie Städte)
 Bremen 2 cities (Städte):
Bremen (city)
Bremerhaven
 Berlin 12 boroughs (Bezirke) 96 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
 Hamburg 7 boroughs (Bezirke) 104 quarters (Stadtteile) 181 neighbourhoods (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 decentralized administrations (apokentroménes dioikíseis) 13 administrative regions (peripheries) 74 regional units (perifereiakés enótites)

332 municipalities (dímoi)

1 autonomous monastic state (aftonomi monastiki politeia)::  Mount Athos
 Grenada 6 parishesi
1 dependency
 Guatemala 22 departments (departamentos) 332 municipalities (municipios)
 Guinea 8 regions (régions) 33 prefectures (préfectures) 330+ sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures) [districts]

[sectors]

5 communes
 Guinea-Bissau 8 regions (regiões)

1 autonomous sector (sector autónomo)

39 sectors (setores)
 Guyana 10 regions 27 neighborhood councils
 Haiti 10 departments (départements) 42 arrondissements 144 communes 571 communal sections (sections communales)
 Honduras 18 departments (departamentos) 298 municipalities (municipios) 3,731 aldeas
 Hungary 19 counties (megye) 197 districts (Járás) 3,154 cities and towns (városok)
1 autonomous city
 Iceland 72 municipalities
 India (federal state) 28 states (rājya)

8 union territories (sangh shāsit pradesh)

722 districts (zile)[46] 5,924 tahsīlen

municipal corporations (cities) 13 Municipal corporations (nagar nigam)
Municipal councils (nagar pālika)
Notified area council (nagar panchāyat)

Community development block (sāmudāyik vikās khand)

village council (grām panchāyat)
Village (gaanv) 664,339 Villages

 Indonesia (regional state or de facto federal state) 34 provinces (provinsi)
including 5 special regions (daerah istimewa)
416 regencies (kabupaten)

98 cities (kota, formerly ‘’kotamadya’’)

7,094 districts (kecamatan, distrik, kapanewon, kemantren) 83,447 villages (kelurahan, desa)
 Iran 31 provinces (ostanha) 324 counties (shahrestan) districts (bakhsh) dehestan
municipalities (shahr)
 Iraq (federal state) 19 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 120 districts (aqḍyat)[47] 300+ subdistricts (naḥiyat) villages (qaryat)
 Ireland 26 counties (contaetha)
3 cities (cathracha)

2 cities and counties

2 metropolitan districts
4 borough districts
89 municipal districts
 Israel 6 districts (mehozot) [48]

Judea and Samaria Area

15 sub-districts (nafot) [48] 52 Natural regions [48] 77 cities (arim) [49]

124 local councils (moatzot mekomiot) [50]
54 regional councils (moatzot azoriot) [51]

 Italy (regional state or de facto federal state) 20 regions (regioni) 80 provinces (province)

2 autonomous provinces (province autonome)

7,998 communes (comuni) 37,000+ fractions (frazioni) and circumscriptions (circoscrizioni)
 Ivory Coast 12 districts 31 regions (régions) 108 departments (départements)
1 unincorporated area
510 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
2 autonomous districts (districts autonomes)
 Jamaica 14 parishes
 Japan (regional state or de facto federal state) 47 prefectures (todōfuken)[52] 28 sub-prefectures (shichō)
15 designated cities (seirei shitei toshi)
1,700+ municipalities (shichōsonku) [53] ōaza, aza, chō, chōme
Tokyo Metropolis 23 special wards (tokubetsu-ku)
26 cities (toshi)
1 district (gun)
4 subprectures (shichō)
 Jordan 12 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 52 Districts (Alwia'a) 89 Subdistricts (Nahiya) qurah
 Kazakhstan 14 regions (oblys)
3 cities with region rights (qala)
Baikonur[54]
319 raions (awdan)
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
 Kenya (regional state or de facto federal state) 47 counties (kaunti) 262 sub-counties (kaunti ndogo) 2,400+ locations (mtaa) Cities, Municipalities and Towns
villages (vijiji)
 Kiribati 24 local councils
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
 Kuwait 6 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 132 areas (manāṭiq)
 Kyrgyzstan 7 provinces (oblast)
2 independent cities (šaar (keneš))
44 raions (rayon)
14 towns (gorkeneš)
rural communities or rural districts (aiyl okmotu)
 Laos 17 provinces (khoueng)
1 prefecture
140+ districts (muang or muong) villages (baan)[29]
 Latvia 110 municipalities (novadi)
9 republic cities (Republikas pilsētas)
 Lebanon 8 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt[55] 26 districts (qaḍya)
 Lesotho 10 districts 80+ constituencies 120+ community councils
 Liberia 15 counties 60+ districts
 Libya 22 districts (sha'biyat) 99 baladiyat
 Liechtenstein 11 municipalities (Gemeinden)
 Lithuania 10 counties (apskritys) 60 municipalities (savivaldybės) 500+ elderships (seniūnijos)
 Luxembourg 12 cantons [56] 105 communes[57] [58] 24 quarters [59]
 Madagascar 22 faritra r 114 districts 1,579 kaomininacom and 17,485 fokontany[29]
 Malawi 3 regions 28 districts (130+ ["traditional authorities"]) (60+ ["subchiefdoms"])
 Malaysia (federal state) 13 states (negeri) 139 districts (daerah)
(Grouped into divisions in Sabah and Sarawak)
1,000+ subdistricts (mukim) 8,000+ villages (kampung)
3 federal territories (Wilayah Persekutuan)
 Kuala Lumpur 11 sub-districts (mukim) 150+ villages (kampung)
 Labuan 27 villages (kampung)
 Putrajaya 21 presint
 Maldives 19 atolls
2 cities
189 islands
 Mali 10 régions[60]
1 capital district
40+ cercles [61] 1,400+ arrondissements [62] 700+ communes
 Malta 5 reġjunir 68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
 Marshall Islands 24 municipalitiesm
 Mauritania 12 régions [63]r 50+ départementsdep[64] 200+ communes
Additionally Nouakchott:
Nouakchott-Nord Regionr 3 départementsdep[64]
Nouakchott-Ouest Regionr 3 départementsdep[64]
Nouakchott-Sud Regionr 3 départementsdep[64]
 Mauritius 4 islands 9 districts
14 zones
120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
 Mexico (federal state) 31 estadoss 2,458 municipiosm
1 autonomous city 16 demarcaciones territoriales[65]
 F.S. Micronesia (federal state) 4 states 70+ municipalities
 Moldova (regional state or de facto federal state) 32 raioanedis
3 municipiuci
1 unitate teritorială autonomăa
1 unitatea teritorială:[66]
15 [municipalities]m
50 [cities]ci
60+ [city localities][67]
660+ [villages][29]
880+[village localities][67]
 Monaco 10 quartiers [31]i
 Mongolia 21 aimagspro 331 sums dis 1,538 bags
1 khot m 9 düüregs dis 132 khoroos
 Montenegro 24 opštine m 1,256 naselja
 Morocco 12 regionsr [68] 13 prefectures
62 [provinces]pro
cercles [61] communes ruralescom
[municipalities] m
communes urbainescom
arrondissements
 Mozambique 11 provinciaspro 128 distritos dis 405 postos [urban districts] dis
localidades [67]
 Myanmar 7 States 67 Districts 330 Townships
7 Regions
1 Union Territory
5 Self-Administered Zones
1 Self-Administered Division
 Namibia 14 regions[69] 121 constituencies[69] citiesm
townsm
villagesm
settlements
 Nauru 14 districtsi
 Nepal (federal state) 7 provinces (Pradesh) 77 districts (jilla) 6 metropolitan cities (mahānagarpālikā)
11 sub-metropolitan cities (upa-mahānagarpālikā)
276 municipalities (nagarpālikā)

486 rural municipalities (gāunpālikā)

6743 wards (wadā)
 Netherlands (regional state or de facto federal state) 4 countries (landen):
 Netherlands 12 provinces (provincies) 355 municipalities (gemeenten)
3 public bodies (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 Niamey
36 départements 265 communes, communes urbaines, communes rurales, postes administratifs[70]
 Nigeria (federal state) 36 states
1 Federal Capital Territory
774 Local Government Areas
 North Korea 9 dopro
1 chikhalsi
2 t'ŭkpyŏlsi
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi
ci
150+ kun (guncount
sici
kuyŏk [37]
ku (gu) and chigu dis
1 t'ŭkkŭpsici
tong [36]
ri [29]
rodongjagu dis
 North Macedonia 80 opštini m
 Norway 11 counties (fylker) 356 municipalities (kommuner)
2 integral overseas areas: Svalbard, Jan Mayen
3 dependencies: Peter I Island, Bouvet Island, Queen Maud Land
 Oman 11 muḥāfaẓātg 61 wilaya'atpro
 Pakistan (federal state) 4 provinces
2 autonomous territories
36 divisions 154 districts
  • 596 counties (tehsils) (4th-level)
1 federal capital territory 5 zones 27 union councils
 Palau 16 statesm
 Palestine West Bank
Gaza Strip
16 governoratesg
 Panama 10 provincias pro 68 distritos dis 587 corregimientos m
2 comarcas indígenas m
4 comarcas indígenasr 11 distritosdis 79 corregimientosm
 Papua New Guinea (regional state or de facto federal state) 20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 National Capital District
districts Local-Level Government areas
 Paraguay 17 departamentosdep
1 capital district (distrito capital)
250 distritos or municipios m
 Peru (regional state or de facto federal state) 25 regiones r 190+ provinciaspro 1,800+ distritos [71]dis 84,000+ centros poblados

1,800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
810,00+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
1 provinciapro 43 distritos[71]dis
 Philippines (regional state or de facto federal state) 16 rehiyong pampangasiwaan r
1 awtonomong rehiyona, r
81 lalawigan[72]pro
38 malayang lungsod [73]
1 malayang bayan [74]
107 bahaging lungsodci [75]
1,489 karaniwang bayan [76]m[22]
42,027 barangay [77]v
 Poland 16 voivodeships (województwa) [78]pro 380 powiaty count[79] 2,478 gminycom 40,740 sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
 Portugal (regional state or de facto federal state) 18 distritosdis
2 regiões autónomasa
308 concelhos[80]m 3,091 freguesiaspa
 Qatar 7 baladiya'at m 98 Zones
 Romania 41 județe count 320 orașeci (including 103 municipii m)
2,856 comunecom (divided into 12,955 sate [29])
1 autonomous municipality 6 sectoare [81]
 Russia (federal state) 85 federal subjects:[82][83]
46 oblasts
22 republicsa[83]
4 autonomous okrugsa
9 krais[66]
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[84]
 Moscow 12 administrative okrugsdis Districts and settlements
 St. Petersburg 18 districtsdis
 Sevastopol[85] 4 districtsdis
 Rwanda 5 intarapro 30 uturere [86]dis
(umujyi m)
410+ imirenge [81][87] 9,100+ utugari [88]
(then akagari ?[29])
 Saint Kitts and Nevis (federal state) Saint Kitts 9 parishes
Nevis 5 parishes
 Saint Lucia 10 Districts [31]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 manaṭiq 118 muḥafaẓat r marakizsd
 Senegal 14 régions 45 départementsdep arrondissements communes
 Serbia (regional state or de facto federal state) 29 okrugadis
1 autonomous city
150 opštinam
24 gradaci
 Seychelles 26 districtsa
 Sierra Leone 4 provinces
1 area
14 districts 149 chiefdoms
 Singapore 5 districtsr 31 constituencies 93 wards
1 Central Business Districtdis
 Slovakia 8 kraje r 79 okresy dis 2,891 obcem, from that 130+ mestá[22][89] katastrálne územia [90]
 Slovenia 212 občine m
 Solomon Islands (regional state or de facto federal state) 9 provincesm
1 capital territory
 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 4,392 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
 South Korea (regional state or de facto federal state) 8 dopro 75 sici
77 gun (kun)count
gu (ku)dis[32]
dong[36]
eup[22]
myeon[91]
dong[36]
ri[29]
6 gwangyeoksici 44 gu (ku)dis
5 gun (kun)count
dong[36]
eup[22]
myeon[91]
ri[29]
1 teukbyeol jachidoa 2 si dong[36]
eup[22]
myeon[91]
1 teukbyeol jachisi
1 teukbyeolsi 25 gu (ku)dis[32] dong[36]
 South Sudan (federal state) 10 States
2 Administrative Areas
1 Area with Special Administrative Status

183 counties 540 Payams 2,500 Bomas
 Spain (regional state or de facto federal state) 17 comunidades autónomasr, a 50 provinciaspro[92] 477 comarcas 8,122 municipiosm
2 ciudades autónomasa 2 municipios[93]
3 plazas menores de soberanía[94]
 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 [95]
 Sweden 21 län count
20 landsting [96]
290 kommuner m 2,523 distrikt
 Switzerland (federal state) 26 cantons [97] 137 districts [98]dis 2,197 communes [99]m
 Syria 14 muḥāfaẓātg 60 manaṭiq [100]dis nawaḥisd [villages] [29]
 Tajikistan (regional state or de facto federal state) 3 viloyathopro
1 viloyat mukhtora
1 capital city
60+ Nohiyadis
14 [cities]ci
2 hukumati[101]
(jamoats) ([villages][29])
 Tanzania (regional state or de facto federal state) 31 mkoa[102] r 120+ wilaya dis [divisions]div [wards] [37]
then [villages] [29]
 Thailand 76 changwat[103]pro

76 PAO[104]

878 amphoe [105]dis 7,255 tambon[106]sub

30 Thesaban nakhon[107]m
178 Thesaban mueang[108]m
2,232 Thesaban tambon[109]m
City of Pattaya[110]

74,944 muban[111]vil

5,335 SAO[112]sub
Chumchon[113]com

1 special administrative area 50 khet[114]dis 180 kwaeng[115]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 il pro 957 ilçe dis 3,200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [36]
[41,000 villages] [29]
 Turkmenistan 5 welaýatlarr
1 capital city district
70+ ?adyndaky etraplar dis [116]
40+ ?etraplar dis
15 [towns] [22]
 Tuvalu 9 municipalitiesm
 Uganda 135 districts
1 city
167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
1,106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
 Ukraine (regional state or de facto federal state) 24 oblasts (regions)
2 cities with special status
1 autonomous republic
140 raions (districts) 1469 hromadas (communities)[117]
 United Arab Emirates (federal state) 7 emirates (imarat) 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[118]
76 non-metropolitan counties 201 non-metropolitan districts
 ∟ 56 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[119] 10 parishes

2 dependencies: Alderney and Sark

 Jersey[119] 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
 1 federal district
1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll (United States US Minor Outlying Islands)
3,142 counties and county-equivalents (including 41 independent cities)[120][121][122][123] 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[124]
 Northern Mariana Islands 4 municipalities
 Puerto Rico 78 municipalitiesm 900+ barrios[36][125]
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands 3 districts 20 subdistricts
1 unincorporated unorganized self-governing territory:
 American Samoa 3 districts 15 counties 76 villages
2 unorganized atolls
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
1 independent city
174 tumanlardis
120 shaharlarci
 Vanuatu 6 provinces municipalities, local councils
 Vatican City None
 Venezuela (federal state) 23 estadoss 335 municipiosm 1,136 parroquiaspa
dependencias federales [126]
1 Capital District
 Vietnam 58 provinces (tỉnh)
69 provincial cities (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh)
51 district level towns (thị xã)
595 districts (huyện)
8 đảo
693 commune-level towns (thị trấn)
1,100+ wards (phường)
10,000+ rural communes ()
5 municipalities (thành phố trực thuộc trung ương) 49 boroughs (quận) 1,400+ wards (phường)
 Yemen 21 muḥāfaẓātg
1 municipality
333 districtsdis 2,210+ [subdistricts]sd 38,284 [villages] [29]
 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) 170 districts ()
12 county-administered cities (xiànxiáshì)
40 urban townships (zhèn)
146 Rural townships (xiāng)
Urban Villages ()
Rural Villages (cūn)
2 Provinces (shěng) (defunct)[127] p 3 provincial cities (shì)
13 counties (xiàn)
 Kosovo[128] 7 rajone dis[129][130] 35 komuna m[65][131]
 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 (dis m pro r)
These indicate, respectively, four common types of administrative division in English: 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. ^ Not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ The districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  5. ^ 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.
  6. ^ "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal.
  7. ^ Dutch : Gewesten; French: Régions or German: Regionen.
  8. ^ Dutch: Provincies; French: Provinces or German: Provinzen. The Brussels-Capital Region is not divided into provinces.
  9. ^ Dutch: Arrondissementen; French: Arrondissements or German: Arrondissements.
  10. ^ Dutch: Gemeenten; French: Communes or German: Gemeinden.
  11. ^ Chobe District and all six of Botswana's urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  12. ^ Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  13. ^ Statistics Canada divides the province into census divisions that do cover Northern Manitoba, however, these serve no provincial governmental functions whatsoever (in a similar fashion to the census divisions of Newfoundland and Labrador).
  14. ^ a b The New Brunswick Equal Opportunity program abolished county and parish governments in 1966. Counties and parishes are now only used by locals as geographic identifiers, and for statistical purposes; there is no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  15. ^ Statistics Canada divides the province into census divisions, however, these serve no provincial governmental functions whatsoever; the province has no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  16. ^ In Ontario, districts are only used in some instances to streamline services delivered by the provincial government, and for statistical purposes, and have no elected government of their own. Areas of districts that are not part of a single-tier municipality or First Nations indian reserves are either administered directly by the government of Ontario or a local services board.
  17. ^ a b c In Prince Edward Island, governments at the county, parish, and township level have been abolished. Counties, parishes, and townships are now only used by locals as geographic identifiers, and for statistical purposes; there is no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  18. ^ In the Northwest Territories, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  19. ^ In Nunavut, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  20. ^ The districts of N'Djamena are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  21. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h towns.
  23. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  24. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  25. ^ or Danish:syssel.
  26. ^ "Húsar fara undir Klaksvík". KVF.fo (in Faroese). 25 February 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  27. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  28. ^ Timor-Leste.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o villages, village areas or village groups.
  30. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  31. ^ a b c quarters.
  32. ^ a b c boroughs.
  33. ^ Small boroughs
  34. ^ constituencies
  35. ^ Chiefdoms
  36. ^ a b c d e f g h i neighbourhoods.
  37. ^ a b c wards.
  38. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (communes).
  39. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  40. ^ The 3 communes (municipalities) of Paris, Lyon and Marseilles are further subdivided into municipal arrondissements (arrondissements municipaux), not to be confused with the arrondissements (districts) subdividing each department.
  41. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  42. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  43. ^ a b administrative districts.
  44. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): Region Hannover, Regionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  45. ^ municipal associations. usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  46. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2019-10-18.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  47. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  48. ^ a b c "ביאור סמלי החלוקות הגאוגרפיות".
  49. ^ "רשימת היישובים לפי מעמד מוניציפאלי" (PDF).
  50. ^ "הרשויות המקומיות בישראל 2017". cbs.gov.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  51. ^ "רשימת המועצות האזוריות | ברוכים הבאים לאתר המועצות האיזוריות" (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  52. ^ todōfuken: to (metropolis, viz. Tokyo) + (territory, viz. Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. Kyoto and Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  53. ^ :shichōsonku cities (shi) + towns (chō) + villages (son) + wards (ku)
  54. ^ The city has a special status because it is currently being leased to Russia with Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050
  55. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  56. ^ French; alternatively German:Kantone.
  57. ^ "Cartes du Luxembourg".
  58. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden.
  59. ^ Luxembourgish: quartierën; alternatively French:quartiers, German:Stadtvierteln.
  60. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  61. ^ a b circles.
  62. ^ or communes.
  63. ^ or wilaya'at.
  64. ^ a b c d or moughataas.
  65. ^ a b municipalities.
  66. ^ a b territories.
  67. ^ a b c localities.
  68. ^ some disputed; see Regions of Morocco.
  69. ^ 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)
  70. ^ 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
  71. ^ a b or partidos.
  72. ^ or probinsya.
  73. ^ or malayang siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  74. ^ or munisipalidad; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  75. ^ or bahaging siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  76. ^ or munisipalidad; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  77. ^ or barrios.
  78. ^ voivodeships.
  79. ^ consisting of 314 powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 66 powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  80. ^ or municípios.
  81. ^ a b sectors.
  82. ^ federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  83. ^ a b Including the Republic of Crimea which was annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  84. ^ Including Sevastopol which was annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  85. ^ Annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  86. ^ sing. akarere.
  87. ^ or French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  88. ^ or French:cellules (cells).
  89. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  90. ^ "cadastral areas".
  91. ^ a b c townships.
  92. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called comarcas
  93. ^ Ceuta and Melilla
  94. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  95. ^ ?"resorts".
  96. ^ County councils
  97. ^ (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.
  98. ^ French; alternatively German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, Italian:distretti or Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  99. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden, Italian:comuni or Romansh:vischnancas.
  100. ^ or manatuq.
  101. ^ city councils.
  102. ^ 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.
  103. ^ Changwat is a province
  104. ^ PAO - Provincial Administrative Organisation
  105. ^ Amphoe is a district
  106. ^ Tambon is a subdistrict
  107. ^ Thesaban nakhon is a City-municipality
  108. ^ Thesaban mueang is a Town-municipality
  109. ^ Thesaban tambon is a Subdistrict-municipality
  110. ^ City of Pattaya is a Special local government
  111. ^ Muban is a village
  112. ^ SAO/TAO - Subdistrict Administrative Organization
  113. ^ Chumchon is a Community Association
  114. ^ Khet is a district in Bangkok
  115. ^ Kwaeng is a subdistrict in Bangkok
  116. ^ urban districts.
  117. ^ "Офіційний портал Верховної Ради України". static.rada.gov.ua. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  118. ^ not all of England is parished - see unparished area.
  119. ^ a b a bailiwick.
  120. ^ Includes 11 census areas that make up the Unorganized Borough of Alaska; these areas have no meaningful government between the state and minor civil division level.
  121. ^ Includes two counties (Oglala Lakota and Todd) in South Dakota that do not have their own governments, and administrative functions at the county level are done in a neighboring county.
  122. ^ Includes the counties of Rhode Island, which are only used for statistical purposes, and there is no meaningful government between the state and minor civil division level.
  123. ^ Includes the counties of Connecticut, which have no government of their own. In 2017, the state of Connecticut recommended that nine councils of governments replace the historical eight counties for statistical purposes in the United States Census Bureau; the Census Bureau intends to implement this change in 2023.
  124. ^ also known as municipalities.
  125. ^ "US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition". factfinder.com. US Census. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  126. ^ federal dependencies.
  127. ^ "赖清德拍板!省政府将解散,省级预算全部清零".
  128. ^ ^ 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. 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 98 out of the 193 United Nations member states. In total, 113 UN member states recognized Kosovo at some point, of which 15 later withdrew their recognition.
  129. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  130. ^ districts.
  131. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:opstina.