User:David Kernow/List of terms for administrative country subdivisions

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The list below is of terms for contemporary administrative country subdivisions. It is alphabetical by term in English (the headings) then by term as translated, transliterated or used as equivalent in any language.

Notes

  • Terms in italics are terms in languages other than English.
  • Where more than one country uses the same term, they are listed alphabetically by name in English.
  • The terms listed are meant to be in singular form, but are noted or queried as plural where this is known or thought to be the case.
  • A term in brackets indicates either that its use is informal or is yet to be confirmed.
  • Terms that are also used in other contexts, such as "city", "constituency", "region", "republic" etc, are only included here if they are used to identify administrative divisions by the country or countries listed.
  • A quicklink to this page may be provided locally by invoking the template {{LTCACS}}.

See also


(pl.?) China China

block

block India
gewog Bhutan

borough

alevik Estonia
arrondissement Canada Canada
borough Australia Australia
Canada Canada
England
United States
Wales[1]
bwrdeistref sirol Wales[1]
delegación Mexico Mexico
gu, ku (pl.?) Japan
South Korea

canton

canton Costa Rica
France
Luxembourg
Switzerland[2]
cantone Bolivia
Ecuador
Switzerland
chantun Switzerland
Kanton, kanton Bosnia and Herzegovina
Luxembourg
Kantone Switzerland[3]

cell

utugari (pl.?) Rwanda

circle

cercle Mali
Morocco
Switzerland
circoli (pl.) Switzerland
daïrah Algeria
Kreis Switzerland

city

astedader akabibi Ethiopia Ethiopia
chikhalsi (pl.?) North Korea
city Australia Australia
Canada Canada
New Zealand
United States
Wales
dìjíshī China
dina Wales
gorod Russia[4]
gwangyeoksi (pl.?) South Korea
k'alak'i (pl.?) Georgia (country) Georgia
kaupstaðir (pl.?) Iceland
kota (pl.?) Indonesia
kreisfreie Städt Germany
lielpilsēta Latvia
lungsod (pl.?) Philippines
misto zi spetsial'nym statusom [5] Ukraine
municipiu (pl.?) Moldova
oraş Romania
qala Kazakhstan
sahar Azerbaijan
šaar (keneš) (pl.?) Kyrgyzstan
serei shitei toshi [6] (pl.?) Japan
shi, shih (pl.?) Japan
Taiwan
si (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
siyudad (pl.?) Philippines
Stadtkreise Germany
statutární město Czech Republic
Statutarstadt Austria
thành phố (pl.?) Vietnam
xiànjíshì China

collectivity

collectivité France[7]

commune

castello San Marino
commune Burundi
Benin
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
Republic of the Congo[9]
France
Guinea Guinea
Haiti
Luxembourg
 Monaco
Morocco[10]
comuna Argentina Argentina
comună Romania
comune Italy
Gemeinde Austria
Germany
Luxembourg
gmina Poland
khum (pl.?) Cambodia
kaupunki (pl.) Finland[11]
kommune Faroe Islands
Norway
komuna (pl.) Albania
kunta (pl.) Finland[12]
kwaeng Thailand[13]
obshtina Bulgaria
opčina, občina Slovenia
tambon Thailand
vald Estonia[14]

community

aiyl okmotus (pl.?) Kyrgyzstan[15]
chumchon Thailand
communauté Canada Canada[16]
Chad[17]
France[18]
shèqū (pl.?) China

constituency

constituency Namibia

county

amt Denmark[19]
Greenland
apskritis Lithuania
comté Canada Canada
concelho Cape Verde
condae, contae Republic of Ireland
county Canada
England
Liberia
Uganda
United States United States
Wales
fylke Norway
gun, kun (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
hsien (pl.?) Taiwan
judeţ Romania
län (pl.?) Sweden
maakond Estonia
megye Hungary
megyei jogú város Hungary
powiat Poland
qadaa', qadaa Iraq
qark Albania
quartier Saint Lucia St. Lucia
Regierungsbezirk Germany
sharestan (pl.?) Iran
sir Wales
sūm Mongolia
sýslur Iceland
tehsil, taluk[20] India
xiàn China
županija Croatia

department

département Burkina Faso
Cameroon
Chad
Côte d'Ivoire
France[21]
Gabon
Haiti
Mauritania
Niger
Senegal
departamento Argentina
Bolivia
Colombia
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Nicaragua
Paraguay
Uruguay
Venezuela

dependency

dependencia Venezuela[22]
dependency Antigua and Barbuda
Fiji
Grenada
Mauritius
Saint Helena St. Helena

district

akarere [23] Rwanda
amphoe, amphur Thailand
Amt Switzerland
Amtsbezirk Switzerland
apriņķis Latvia
arrondissement Belgium
Benin
Cameroon
Chad Chad
Republic of the Congo Republic of the Congo[9]
Djibouti Djibouti
France[24]
Haiti
Niger
bakhsh (pl.?) Iran
barangay, baranggay (pl.?) Philippines
Bezirk Austria
Switzerland
chigu (pl.?) North Korea
circondari (pl.) Italy
daerah Brunei
Malaysia
distretto Switzerland
district Anguilla
Bahamas
Belize
Botswana
Canada Canada[25]
Cayman Islands
England
Gambia
Ghana
Lesotho
Malawi
Mauritius
Nauru
New Zealand
Northern Ireland
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Swaziland
Switzerland
Uganda
United States
Zambia
Zimbabwe
distrikkaya (pl.?) Sri Lanka
distrikt Suriname
distrito Dominican Republic[26]
Mozambique
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Portugal
São Tomé and Príncipe
dzonkhag Bhutan
eparchy Cyprus
 ?etrap (pl.?) Turkmenistan[27]
gu, ku (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
huyen (pl.?), quan [28] Vietnam
ilçe Turkey
itūmālō (pl.?) Samoa
kayaing (pl.?) Myanmar
khêt Thailand Thailand
Kreis Germany
kreisfreie Städt Germany
Landkreis Germany[29]
línqū China
mahoz Israel
mintaqah Syria
muang[30] Laos
mutamadiyat (pl.?) Tunisia
obvod Czech Republic Czech Republic
okres Czech Republic
Slovakia
okrug Serbia
Russia[31][32]
qadaa', qadaa Iraq
Lebanon
, shìxiáqū (pl.?) China
Taiwan
qūgōngsuǒ (pl.?) China
raion, rayon Azerbaijan
Belarus
Georgia (country) Georgia
Kazakhstan
Russia
Ukraine
rajons Latvia
raionul Moldova
rodongjagu (pl.?) North Korea
rreth Albania
selsoviet, selsovet Russia[29]
srok (pl.) Cambodia
Stadtkreise Germany
tèqū (pl.) China
wereda, woreda Ethiopia
wilaya (pl.?) Tanzania
zila, zilla, jela Bangladesh

division

bibhag Bangladesh
département Cameroon
division Canada[33]
Fiji
Gambia
taing (pl.?) Myanmar
tarafa ) (pl.?) Kenya
todōfuken Japan

eldership, elderate

seniūnija Lithuania

emirate

imarah United Arab Emirates

fraction

frazione Italy

governorate

muhāfazāh Bahrain
Egypt
Iraq
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Oman
Syria
Tunisia
Yemen

league

méng, chuulghan (pl.?) China China

locality

localidade Mozambique
località ) Italy
locality Malta[34]
lokaliteteve ) (pl.?) Albania
mtaa ) (pl.?) Kenya

municipality

baladiyah Qatar
bashkia (pl.) Albania
bayan (pl.?) Philippines
belediye (pl.?) Turkey
castello San Marino
comuna Chile
comune Switzerland
commune Belgium
Luxembourg
Switzerland
concelho Portugal
São Tomé and Príncipe
corregimiento Panama
demos Greece
gemeente Belgium
Netherlands
Gemeinde Austria
Belgium
Germany
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Switzerland
hot Mongolia
kommun Sweden
kommune Denmark[35]
Faroe Islands
Greenland
Norway
kunnat (pl.) Finland
linn Estonia[36]
misto zi spetsial'nym statusom [5] Ukraine
municipalité Canada Canada
municipality Australia Australia
Bermuda
Canada
Marshall Islands
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia
Uganda
United States
Zimbabwe
municipio Argentina
Bolivia
Colombia
Dominican Republic
El Salvador
Guatemala
Honduras
Mexico
Nicaragua
Puerto Rico
Spain
Venezuela
município Angola[37]
Brazil
Cape Verde
Portugal
municipiu Romania
munisipyo Philippines
novad (pl.?) Laos
obec (pl.?) Slovakia
obshtina Bulgaria
omavalitsus (pl.) Estonia
opčina, občina Bosnia and Herzegovina
Croatia
Macedonia
Slovenia
opština Montenegro
Serbia
pagast Laos[38]
partido Argentina
savivaldybė Lithuania[39]
sha'biyah Libya
shaykhat (pl.?) Tunisia
shichōsonku (pl.?) Japan
sveitarfélagið Iceland
thu do Vietnam[40]
umujyi ) (pl.?) Rwanda
vald Estonia[14]
zhíxiáshì (pl.) China
Taiwan

neighbourhood

barrio Argentina Argentina
Philippines
Puerto Rico
dong, tong (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
jūmínqū (pl.?) China
kebele Ethiopia
lín (pl.?) Taiwan
quartier Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]

parish

freguesia Cape Verde
Portugal
parish Antigua and Barbuda
Barbados
Bermuda
Canada
Dominica
England
Grenada
Guernsey
Jamaica
Jersey
Montserrat
Saint Kitts and Nevis St. Kitts and Nevis
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines St. Vincent &/ Gren.
Uganda
United States
parròquia Andorra
Ecuador
Venezuela
vald Estonia[14]

periphery

periphereia Greece

prefecture

dìqū (pl.) China
ken (pl.?) Japan
nomos Greece
préfecture Central African Republic
Guinea
prefekturë ) Albania

province

aymag, aimag Mongolia
changwat Thailand
concelho São Tomé and Príncipe
do (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
faritany Madagascar
il Turkey
intara Rwanda
khêt, khêtt Cambodia
khoueng (pl.?) Laos
marz [41] Armenia
mintaqah Saudi Arabia
mukim (pl.?) Brunei
lalawigan (pl.?) Philippines
lansdele (pl.?) Greenland
lääni Finland
muhāfazāh Iraq
oblast, oblast' Bulgaria
Russia[32]
Ukraine
oblasty Kyrgyzstan
oblys Kazakhstan
ostan Iran
palata (pl.?) Sri Lanka
probinsya (pl.?) Philippines
province Belgium
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Canada
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
Fiji
Gabon
Kenya
Pakistan
Papua New Guinea
Sierra Leone
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Vanuatu
Zambia
Zimbabwe
provincia Argentina
Bolivia
Chile
Costa Rica
Cuba
Dominican Republic
Ecuador
Equatorial Guinea
Italy
Mozambique
Panama
Paraguay
Peru
Spain
província Angola
provincie Belgium
Netherlands
provinsi, propinsi Indonesia
Provinz Belgium
shěng China
Taiwan
tỉnh (pl.?) Vietnam
voblasts' Belarus
województwo Poland[42]
velayah Afghanistan
viloyat Tajikistan
Uzbekistan
welayat Turkmenistan
wilayah Algeria
Oman

quarter

quartier Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
Luxembourg
Monaco
Saint Lucia St. Lucia
sangkat (pl.?) Cambodia
Stadtviertel Luxembourg

range

range Canada

regency

kabupaten (pl.?) Indonesia

region

comarca indígena [43] Panama
eilandgebieden Netherlands Antilles[44]
faritra (pl.?) Madagascar
gewest Belgium
gobolka (pl.?) Somalia
khetphiset Laos Laos[45]
kilil Ethiopia
kraj Czech Republic
Slovakia
landsvæðun Iceland
maakunta (pl.) Finland
mintaqah Oman
mkoa (pl.?) Tanzania
região Guinea-Bissau
region Canada
England
Ghana
Guyana
Namibia
New Zealand
Region Belgium
région Belgium
Burkina Faso
Chad
Republic of the Congo[9]
Côte d'Ivoire
Djibouti
France[46]
Guinea
Mali
Mauritania
Senegal
región Chile
Peru
regione Italy
rehiyon Philippines
sýsla (pl.?) Faroe Islands
syssel (pl.?) Faroe Islands
vikas kshetra Nepal[47]
zoba (pl.?) Eritrea

republic

respublika Russia

section

khan (pl.?) Cambodia
seccione Bolivia
Dominican Republic
section Canada
Haiti[48]

sector

cheffrie Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
sectoare (pl.?) Romania Romania
 ?setor Guinea-Bissau
imirenge (pl.?) Rwanda

sheading

sheading Isle of Man

shire

qadaa', qadaa Iraq
shire Australia Australia
England

state

Bundesland Austria
estado Brazil
Mexico
Venezuela
kilil Ethiopia
Land Germany
pyi-neh (pl.?) Myanmar
state Australia
India
Malaysia
Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia
Nigeria
Palau
United States United States
wilayah Sudan

subdistrict

jiēdàobànshìchù, jiēbàn (pl.?) China
kecamatan (pl.?) Indonesia
king amphoe, king amphur Thailand
nafa Israel
subdistrict United States Virgin Islands U.S. Virgin Islands

subject

subyekt Russia

subprefecture

shichō (pl.?) Japan
sous-préfecture Central African Republic
Côte d'Ivoire
Guinea

subregion

sous-région Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
seutukunta Finland

territory

daerah istimewa (pl.?) Indonesia
krai, kray Russia[32]
territoire Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
France
territorial authority New Zealand
territory Australia
Canada
India
Pakistan
United States
unitatea teritorială Moldova Moldova
wilayah persekutuan (pl.?) Malaysia[49]

town

bayan (pl.?) Philippines
bæir (pl.?) Iceland
chō, machi (pl.?) Japan
corregimiento Colombia
eup (pl.?) South Korea
gorkeneš (pl.?) Kyrgyzstan
gorod Russia
linn Estonia[36]
miasto Poland
selysche mis'koho typu Ukraine
town Australia Australia
Canada Canada
United States
zhèn (pl.?) China

township

kaupstaðir Iceland
mínzúsūm China China
mínzúxiāng (pl.?) China
myeon (pl.?) South Korea
sūmù China China
thi xa (pl.?) Vietnam
township Canada
United States
xiāng (pl.?) China
Taiwan
zhèn (pl.?) Taiwan

village[50]

barangay, baranggay (pl.?) Philippines
cūn China
desa (pl.?) Indonesia
kampong (pl.?) Brunei
kelurahan (pl.?) Indonesia
kijiji ) (pl.?) Kenya
külad (pl.) Estonia
(pl.?) Taiwan
muban Thailand
qarya, qaryah Iraq
ri (pl.?) North Korea
South Korea
selo Ukraine
son, mura Japan
sulos (pl.?) East Timor
village Canada Canada
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR of the Congo[8]
Uganda
United States
zìráncūn China

ward

barangay, baranggay (pl.?) Philippines
kebele Ethiopia
ku, gu (pl.?) Japan
kuyŏk (pl.?) North Korea

Footnotes

  1. ^ a b county borough.
  2. ^ also demi-canton ("half-canton").
  3. ^ also Halb-kantone ("half-canton").
  4. ^ also the two federalnyye goroda (federal cities; sing. federalny gorod) Moscow and St. Petersburg.
  5. ^ a b "city with special status", also referred to as a municipality.
  6. ^ "city designated by government ordinance", foreshortened to seirei shi ("government ordinance city"); also known as "designated city".
  7. ^ collectivité départementale (departmental collectivity: Mayotte), collectivité territoriale (territorial collectivity: Corsica), collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity: French Polynesia, Mayotte, Saint-Pierre and Miquelon and Wallis and Futuna).
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  9. ^ a b c also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  10. ^ consisting of communes urbaines (urban communes) and communes rurales (rural communes).
  11. ^ urban commune.
  12. ^ rural commune.
  13. ^ an "urban commune" found in Bangkok, equivalent to a tambon.
  14. ^ a b c commune, rural municipality or parish.
  15. ^ rural community.
  16. ^ communauté urbaine ("urban community", a metropolitan municipality).
  17. ^ communauté rurale ("rural community").
  18. ^ consisting of communautés urbaines (urban communities), communautés d'agglomération (agglomerated communities) and communautés de communes ("communal communities").
  19. ^ Until 2007; ?områder (regions) from 2007.
  20. ^ or tahsil, taluka.
  21. ^ also département d'outre-mer (overseas department).
  22. ^ federal dependency.
  23. ^ pl. uturere.
  24. ^ also arrondissement municipal (municipal arrondissement).
  25. ^ regional district.
  26. ^ distrito municipale (municipal district).
  27. ^ including ?adyndaky etrap (urban districts?).
  28. ^ urban districts.
  29. ^ a b rural district.
  30. ^ or muong.
  31. ^ also the top-level federalnyye okruga (federal districts; sing. federalny okrug) and St. Petersburg's munitsipalnyye okruga (municipal districts; sing. munitsipalnoye okrug).
  32. ^ a b c The Russian term is often used in English.
  33. ^ census division.
  34. ^ local council.
  35. ^ including Bornholm, a regionskommune (regional municipality).
  36. ^ a b urban municipality (town).
  37. ^ Also translated as "city council" [1]
  38. ^ rural municipality.
  39. ^ including rajono savivaldybė (district municipality) and miesto savivaldybė (city municipality).
  40. ^ or thành phố.
  41. ^ or ?gava.
  42. ^ also translated as voivodeship.
  43. ^ indigenous region.
  44. ^ island region.
  45. ^ special region.
  46. ^ also région d'outre-mer (overseas region).
  47. ^ development region.
  48. ^ section communale (communal section).
  49. ^ federal territory.
  50. ^ or village area, village group.