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Are special administrative regions of the PRC "province level"?[edit]

Please discuss at Talk:Political divisions of China#Are special administrative regions province level?. — Instantnood 08:23, Mar 29, 2005 (UTC)

Buenos Aires[edit]

The city of Buenos Aires was federalized in 1880 and not with the 1994 Constitunional reform as the article apparently states.

Argentina is an autonomous country — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:11, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Autonomous Provinces in Italy[edit]

Please, notice that Italy has two autonomous provinces, not one. Autonomous region Trentino-Upper Adige or Trentino-South Tyrol is composed with two autonomous provinces: the Autonomous Province of Bozen or Bolzano (corresponding to Upper Adige or South Tyrol), having a majority of German-speaking people, and the Autonomous Province of Trento (corresponding to Trentino), which is Italian at all, but obtained authonomy to be equal to the other province of the same region. Actually, there is no longer a regional council separated from the provincial ones. Regional Council is composed with the two provincial council in joined assembly. The two Provincial Presidents are, in turn, Region Presidents. I noticed that my addition of the province of Trento was removed and I restored it. I don't understand because someone wants to cover reality. Val, Italy

Hi Val: Try amending the list again but this time include a reference or two; if someone then reverts your amendments, your reference/s may be checked and the reversion undone. Best wishes, David Kernow (talk) 13:04, 1 November 2006 (UTC)


For what I know Mount Athos is an Authonomous Republic inside Greece, not an authonomous region. I never heard such a definition. Though under the sovereignity of Greece it is ruled by an elected Council, made with two deputies for every monastry. Val

Please supply some kind of reference/s (ideally internet) and its designation will be amended. Thanks, David Kernow (talk) 13:00, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

References? It's enough you surf in the Internet by words "Mount Athos" and you'll find every kind of news. By the way, Mount Athos was a Republic also when Greece was a monarchy! I find interesting the site (in Greek, but with a translation into English) where administration system is clearfly explained, also with reference to Greek Consitution. More, if you simply digit Republic of Mount Athos, you'll find a lot of English-written sites about. Val

Two largest countries?[edit]

By what measure are Russia and China the two largest countries? China is the largest by population, and Russia by area, but China is fourth by area and Russia 8th by population. Twin Bird 00:24, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

The wording was obviously flawed. I made some minor changes.—Ëzhiki (Igels Hérissonovich Ïzhakoff-Amursky) • (yo?); 03:11, 17 January 2007 (UTC)

No more autonomous provinces in Madagascar?[edit]

An anon IP user had blanked the reference to Madagascar's autonomous provinces, without explanation. Maybe it no longer belongs here? There has been a constitutional change. it seems Shawn in Montreal 18:17, 18 April 2007 (UTC) Info from wikipedia/madagascar On 4 April 2007, a referendum about a revised Constitution was held. It was approved with 75.33 percent of the votes (24.67 against). There are several major and minor changes in the revised Constitution. Examples: the autonomous provinces are deleted, the state is no more secular and humanist, three official languages (Malagasy, French and English) are included in addition to the national language (Malagasy).

The new Constitution entered into force on 27 April 2007.

Good link[edit] —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gaidmas (talkcontribs) 12:51, 27 April 2007 (UTC).


Is that an autnonomous city?It is divided by Flemish and Wallons and two languages are official in there.Does that make up autonomous? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:52, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


the area is not within state of israel but in the side of the state. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:11, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Iraqi Kurdistan[edit]

what does the line "Iraqi Kurdistan is the only region which has gained official recognition internationally as an autonomous federal entity." mean? Who recognizes it, what does "autonomous federal entity" mean? and how does that differe from the other autonomous areas? CK6569 (talk) 20:46, 9 November 2009 (UTC)


the map should be edited to include India that have several autonomous regions check Autonomous regions of India Atmleb (talk) 20:29, 24 April 2010 (UTC)


If the Reservations in the United States and the Reserves in Canada count as autonomous areas, then why is the US colored green on the map and not Canada? --Khajidha (talk) 12:01, 10 June 2010 (UTC) Puerto Rico, perhaps89.167.85.225 (talk) 13:56, 9 June 2011 (UTC)


Beside 28 ordinary/common provinces, Indonesia has five distinct provincial-level subnational entities.

  • Jakarta, as the national capital. Different to other provinces, Jakarta does not have regencial/city parliaments. Jakarta has five administrative cities and one administrative regency, in which every mayors and regent do not elected by peoples, but they are appointed by governor of Jakarta. In other provinces, mayors or regents are directly elected through local elections.
  • Yogyakarta: a provincial-level special region, the governor is always Sultan of Yogyakarta, the vice-governor is always Sri Paduka Paku Alam, historical reasons.
  • Aceh: unique statute, quasi-federal, local political party, sharia law, greater allocation on national budget.
  • Papua: unique statute, sharia law, greater allocation on national budget.
  • West Papua: unique statute, sharia law, greater allocation on national budget.

Reindra (talk) 10:48, 6 August 2010 (UTC)

Denmark, Faroe, Greenland[edit]

Can't help but notice our entries on Faroe & Greenland describe them as constituent countries of Kingdom of Denmark, former being autonomous province, latter being autonomous country, neither being autonomous region. Besides, shouldn,t we include constituent countries of UK/GB here? Or perhaps Aland Isles, autonomous part of Finland? (talk) 13:56, 9 June 2011 (UTC)

Removal of Sudan[edit]

Southern Sudan is no longer a part of a larger country and therefore no longer an autonomous area and thus I have removed it from this article. If this article were to include all the previously autonomous areas it would be excessively long, for example Canada and Australia were automonomous areas of the United Kingdom when the were dominions of the united kingdom. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:53, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Also the map needs to be changed. I don't know how to do that. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:51, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

South Ossetia[edit]

Ossetia seems to have been forgotten — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:28, 23 November 2016 (UTC)