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World administrative divisions.
World administrative divisions.

Administrative division (also known as "Subnational entities") is a generic term for an administrative region within a country or Political division — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy. While division alone could also refer to military units, the qualifier "administrative" brings it into another context. A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ... The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of administrative country subdivisions currently (as of 2006) used by countries and their major dependent territories. ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ... Local governments are administrative offices that are smaller than a state or province. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ...

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Administrative divisions in a narrow sense could also refer to administrative entities in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myamar and formerly Pakistan and British India as well as historic regions and devices in some northern European traditions. See Division (country subdivision) and Hundred (country subdivision). Heraldry in its most general sense encompasses all matters relating to the duties and responsibilities of officers of arms. ... A division is a type of country subdivision. ... A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and todays Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. ...


In contexts of statistical ranking and comparability, the term statoid is sometimes used.


Administrative divisions are conceptually separate from dependent areas, in that the former are included in the core or mainland of the respective state. Dependent areas are territories that for some reason do not enjoy full independence or sovereignty as states. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ...


Administrative divisions are distinguished from political divisions, as the former are entirely contained within a sovereign state. A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ...


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Terms used in English-speaking countries

This article is about the physical quantity. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... The term township is used to denote a lower level territorial subdivision. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... A Despotate is a State ruled under a Despot/Despoina (in this context it should not be confused with Despotism). ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... A division is a type of country subdivision. ... A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... For the documentary series, see Monarchy (TV series). ... A Local Council (LC, formerly Resistance Council -RC) is a form of local elected government within the districts of Uganda. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... A rural municipality is a form of municipality in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... The term regional county municipality (French municipalité régionale de comté) is used in the Canadian province of Quebec to designate county-like political and geographic units, or census divisions. ... Parish Hall of St. ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. ... A principality is a monarchical feudatory or sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a Monarch with the title of prince or princess (a synonym is princedom) or (in the widest sense) a Monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... http://www. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band. ... A Band Society is the simplest form of human society. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... An electoral district is a geographically-based constituency upon which Canadas representative democracy is based. ... A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. ... In some federations, a province (subnational entity) is called a state. ... Types of administrative and/or political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ...

Native terms

See: List of terms for country subdivisions This is a list of English-language terms for country subdivisions. ...


Translation into English sometimes is difficult.


Compare:

  • Country (a national or supra-national entity)
  • Empire (a supra-national entity)
  • State (a national or supra-national entity)

For other uses, see Country (disambiguation). ... This article is about the political and historical term. ... For other uses, see State (disambiguation). ...

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Subnational entities

Image File history File links Commons-logo. ... ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... This is a list of English-language terms for country subdivisions. ... This is a list of current subnational entities, some of which may be states in the legal sense of the word, by country: See also: ISO 3166-2 country subdivision codes based on ISO 3166-1 country codes. ... This article provides a collection of the etymology of the names of subnational entities. ... This is a list of the most populous country subdivisions in the world in order of population (estimated 2004). ... This is a list of the largest country subdivisions by area (including surface water) in square kilometres. ... This is a list of lists of unofficial regions by country: List of regions of Australia List of regions of Canada List of regions in India List of regions in Japan List of regions of the United States and historic regions of the United States List of traditional regions of... The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of administrative country subdivisions currently (as of 2006) used by countries and their major dependent territories. ...

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Country subdivision can be any type of subdividing the territory of a country. ... A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... An Amt is a name for subnational administrative units used in some northern European countries. ... An arrondissement is an administrative division in some French or Dutch-speaking countries: // Main article: Municipal arrondissement in France Main article: Arrondissements of Paris Paris, capital city of France, is divided into 20 arrondissements. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A bailiwick is the area of jurisdiction of a bailiff. ... A bakhsh is an administrative subdivision in Iran, translated as county, but in many ways similar to a township in the United States or a district of England. ... Baladiyah is an arab subdivision term that can be translated as municipality. ... Banner is a type of administrative division. ... A banner (Mongolian: khoshuu, Chinese: 旗, pinyin: qí) is an administrative division of Inner Mongolia. ... A barangay (Tagalog: baranggay , pronounced as ba-rang-gai, gai as in guy), also known by its former name, the barrio, is the smallest local government unit in the Philippines and is the native Filipino term for a village, district or ward. ... Bairro (lit. ... Look up barrios in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Austria is divided into 84 political districts (Bezirke). ... A Regierungsbezirk is an government region of Germany, a subdivision of certain federal states (Bundesländer). ... A block is a country subdivision in some South Asian countries. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... County borough was a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom to refer to a borough or a city independent of county administration. ... A metropolitan borough (or metropolitan district) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... Cadastre (a French word from the Late Latin capitastrum, a register of the poll-tax) is a register of the real property of a country, with details of the area, the owners and the value. ... Most of the Western and Central parts of Australia were never divided into counties;  No counties  Has been subdivided into counties Cadastral divisions of Australia refers to the parts of Australia which are divided into the cadastral units of counties, parishes, hundreds, and other divisions for the purposes of land... Not to be confused with capitol. ... ... A canton is a territorial subdivision of a country, e. ... Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... The census geographic units of Canada are the country subdivisions defined and used by Canadas federal government statistics bureau Statistics Canada[1] to conduct the countrys five-yearly census. ... A census metropolitan area, or CMA is a Canadian census subdivision comprising a large urban area (known as the urban core) and adjacent areas (known as urban and rural fringes) that have a high degree of social and economic integration with the urban core. ... Census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ... Circle is an administrative country subdivision. ... // In law, a circuit is an appellate judicial district commonly seen in the court systems of many nations. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... An independent city is a city that does not form part of another general-purpose local government entity. ... Co-regency refers to the situation where a monarchial position (such as King, Queen, Emperor or Empress), normally held by only a single person, is held by two. ... This article is about a type of political territory. ... This is a list of the comarques (singular comarca) of Catalonia. ... For other uses, see Commonwealth (disambiguation). ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... In Italy, the comune, (plural comuni) is the basic administrative unit of both provinces and regions, and may be properly approximated in casual speech by the English word township or municipality. ... A community as country subdivision can be found in Belgium. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... A residential community is a community, usually a small town or city, that is composed mostly of residents, as opposed to commercial businesses and/or industrial facilities, all three of which are considered to be the three main types of occupants of the typical community. ... In international law, a condominium is a territory in which two sovereign powers have equal rights. ... A constituency is any cohesive corporate unit or body bound by shared structures, goals or loyalty. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... An administrative county is an administrative area in the British Isles. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xi  n). ... The six metropolitan counties shown within England The metropolitan counties are a type of county-level subnational entity in current use in England. ... Council may refer to a Local government area in Australian English Categories: | ... The Shetland Crofthouse Museum, with peat stacked out front. ... A department is geographically defined area of a centralized state which functions as an administrative unit, usually at provincial level, with or without a representative assembly. ... World map of dependent territories. ... Federal dependencies as kind of subnational entity can be found in Venezuela. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... An autonomous region or autonomous district is a subnational region with special powers of self-rule. ... so wats up stop changing this page i want u to leave it the way it is thx peacecapital lies within its borders. ... City district can be found as official designation for a country subdivision in Pakistan See also City Districts of Pakistan Category: ... Federal districts are subdivisions of a federal system of government. ... A metropolitan borough (or metropolitan district) is a type of local government district in England, covering urban areas within metropolitan counties. ... Municipal Districts are Census subdivision used in Canada for the administration of rural areas including farmlands and unincorporated places such as hamlets. ... A division is a type of country subdivision. ... A Daïra (Arabic: ‎ circle; plural Dawaïr) is a subdivision of a wilaya in Algeria and in Western Sahara. ... A duchy is a territory, fief, or domain ruled by a duke or duchess. ... SeniÅ«nija (elderate or eldership in English) is the smallest administrative division of Lithuania. ... A frazione, in Italy, is the name given in administrative law to a type of territorial subdivision of a comune; for other subdivisions, see municipio, circoscrizione, quartiere. ... A freguesia (pron. ... A governorate is a country subdivision. ... A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. ... A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and todays Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. ... An insular area is United States territory that is neither a part of one of the fifty states nor a part of the District of Columbia, the nations federal district. ... A judeÅ£ is an administrative division in Romania and was also used for some time in Moldova. ... Generally, a local administrative unit (LAU) is an area of governmental administration below a province, region, state or other major national subdivision. ... Local Government Area (abbreviated LGA) is a term used in Australia (and especially by the Australian Bureau of Statistics) to refer to areas controlled by each individual Local Government. ... Liwa (Arabic: ‎ banner) is an Arabic name for a country subdivision. ... A località, in Italy, is the name given to inhabited places that are not accorded a more significant distinction in administrative law such as a frazione, comune, municipio, circoscrizione, or quartiere. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... A district municipality is a designation for a class of municipalities found in several locations, including British Columbia, Canada and Lithuania. ... A regional municipality (or region) is a type of Canadian municipal government which works much like a county; the method of government depends on how it is defined. ... The term regional county municipality (French municipalité régionale de comté) is used in the Canadian province of Quebec to designate county-like political and geographic units, or census divisions. ... A rural municipality is a form of municipality in the Canadian provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. ... A neighbourhood or neighborhood (see spelling differences) is a geographically localised community located within a larger city, town or suburb. ... Oblast (Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian and Ukrainian: , Belarusian: , Bulgarian: о́бласт) refers to a subnational entity in some countries. ... Okrug is a term to denote administrative subdivision in some Slavic states. ... Ostan may refer to one of the following: OS-tan: an Internet phenomenon on Futaba Channel Ostān: Name of the subdivisions of Iran equivalent to English Province Category: ... Parish Hall of St. ... A civil parish (usually just parish) in England is a subnational entity forming the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... Periphery is an administrative division in Greece. ... Plasa is the Professional Lighting And Sound Association, Every year they host the PLASA Show in the UK. PLASA PLASA SHOW ... The term prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circonscription of a Prefect. ... Prefecture, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... A principality is a monarchical feudatory or sovereign state, ruled or reigned over by a Monarch with the title of prince or princess (a synonym is princedom) or (in the widest sense) a Monarch with another title within the generic use of the term prince. ... This article is about states protected and/or dominated by a foreign power. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... An autonomous (subnational) entity is a subnational entity that has a certain amount of autonomy. ... A quarter is a section of an urban settlement. ... A regency (Indonesian: kabupaten) is a political subdivision of a province in Indonesia. ... Look up Region in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... An autonomous region or autonomous district is a subnational region with special powers of self-rule. ... Capital Region is a common term for the region or district surrounding a state, provincial or national capital city. ... Special administrative region may be: Peoples Republic of China Special administrative regions, present-day administrative divisions (as of 2006) set up by the Peoples Republic of China to administer Hong Kong (since 1997) and Macau (since 1999) Republic of China Special administrative regions, also translated as special administrative... Look up republic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A significant number of autonomous republics can be found within the successor states of the Soviet Union, but the majority are located within Russia. ... Ranchería, is a form of administrative division used by Amerindian tribes to organize their social structure. ... This article is about Native Americans. ... In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band. ... Shabiyah is an arab subdivision term translated as municipality. ... For other uses, see City (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Counties of Iran. ... A shire is an administrative area of Great Britain and Australia. ... Most countries with a federal constitution are made up of a number of entities called states. ... Spains fifty provinces (provincias) are grouped into seventeen autonomous communities (comunidades aut nomas), in addition to two African autonomous cities (ciudades aut nomas) (Ceuta and Melilla). ... The Subdistrict is one of the smallest Political_divisions_of_China. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ... Suzerainty (pronounced or ) is a situation in which a region or people is a tributary to a more powerful entity which allows the tributary some limited domestic autonomy to control its foreign affairs. ... A sýsla is a police district in Iceland and the Faroe Islands. ... A taluka is an administrative division in India below a district; called tahsil/tehsil in northern India. ... The equivalent terms tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, and taluq refer to a unit of government in some countries of the Indian subcontinent. ... Types of administrative and/or political territories include: A legally administered territory, which is a non-sovereign geographic area that has come under the authority of another government. ... Autonomous territorial unit or territorial autonomous unit (moldovan Unitate teritorială autonomă) is a country subdivision term applied to Gagauzia, Moldova. ... so wats up stop changing this page i want u to leave it the way it is thx peacecapital lies within its borders. ... A Union Territory is an administrative division of India. ... National Territory is the translation of the Territorio nacional a term used for territories in Argentina. ... Ronda, Spain Main street in Bastrop, Texas, United States, a small town A town is a community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... A townland is a small geographical unit of land used in Ireland and Scotland, and believed to be of Gaelic or Goidelic origin. ... The term township is used to denote a lower level territorial subdivision. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... In the Highlands and Islands of Scotland a crofting township means a group of agricultural smallholdings (each with its own few hectares of pasture and arable land) holding in common a substantial tract of unimproved upland grazing, which can range from a hundred to a few thousand hectares. ... Cities with at least a million inhabitants in 2006 An urban area is an area with an increased density of human-created structures in comparison to the areas surrounding it. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... A Vingtaine (literally group of twenty in French) is a political subdivision of Jersey. ... A Voivodship (also voivodeship, Romanian: Voievodat, Polish: Województwo, Serbian: Vojvodstvo or Vojvodina) was a feudal state in medieval Romania, Hungary, Poland, Russia and Serbia (see Vojvodina), ruled by a Voivod (voivode). ... A wilāyah (Arabic: ولاية) or vilayet (Turkish: vilâyet) or (ولایت in Persian) is an administrative division, usually translated as province. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ward (politics). ... A Scottish acre (Scottish Gaelic: acair) was a land measurement used in the country. ... Agencies of British India Agencies of Pakistan Categories: | ... A barony is a country subdivision, typically at a lower level than a county. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... A city-state is a region controlled exclusively by a city. ... A “commote” or “commot” was a secular division of land in Medieval Wales. ... The Daugh, Davoch or Davach is an ancient Scottish land measurement. ... A Roman or civil diocese was one of the administrative divisions of the later Roman Empire, starting with the Tetrarchy. ... In the Holy Roman Empire, a free imperial city (in German: freie Reichsstadt) was a city formally responsible to the emperor only — as opposed to the majority of cities in the Empire, which belonged to a territory and were thus governed by one of the many princes (Fürsten) of... A groatland, also known as a fourpenceland, fourpennyland or “Còta bàn” was a Scottish land measurement. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and todays Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. ... A map of the Imperial Circles as at the beginning of the 16th century. ... Mark or march (or various plural forms of these words) are derived from the Frankish word marka (boundary) and refer to a border region, e. ... A markland or merkland (Scottish Gaelic: Marg-fhearainn) is an old Scottish unit of land measurement. ... The nomes of Ancient Egypt A nome (Greek: district) is a subnational administrative division of Ancient Egypt. ... An ounceland (Scottish Gaelic: unga) is a traditional Scottish land measurement. ... An Oxgang (Scottish Gaelic: Damh-imir, Latin: bovate) is an old Scottish land measurement. ... A pargana is a former administrative unit of the Indian Subcontinent, used primarily, but not exclusively, by the Muslim kingdoms. ... A pennyland (Scottish Gaelic: “peighinn”) is an old Scottish land measurement. ... A ploughgate was a Scottish land measurement, used in the south and the east of the country. ... The division of the Roman Empire into four Praetorian prefectures originated in the age of the Tetrarchy yet outlived that period. ... Presidency was used as country subdivision in British India. ... A Quarterland or Ceathramh(Scottish Gaelic) was a Scottish land measurement. ... British Residency of the Persian Gulf Residencies of British India see: Category:Residencies of British India Category: ... For the song by Chamillionaire, see Ridin. In the British Isles since Anglo-Saxon times, a riding is traditionally a sub-division (especially in three) of a county[1]. The term has similar or analogous meanings in other countries. ... In local government on the British Isles, a rural district was a predominantly rural area used for local government. ... Sanitary Districts were established in England and Wales in 1875 and in Ireland in 1878. ... Satrap (Greek σατράπης satrápēs, from Old Persian xšaθrapā(van), i. ... The themata circa 950. ... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... A viscount is a member of the European nobility whose comital title ranks usually, as in the British peerage, above a baron, below an earl (in Britain) or a count (his continental equivalent). ... A loanword (or loan word) is a word directly taken into one language from another with little or no translation. ...

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Selected Legal Provisions of the People's Republic of China Affecting Administrative Law (4564 words)
An administrative case shall be under the jurisdiction of the people's court in the place where the administrative organ that initially undertook the specific administrative act is located.
An administrative case which has been reconsidered and the reconsideration organization has changed the original specific administrative act also may be under the jurisdiction of the people's court in the locality where the reconsideration organization is located.
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Administrative division is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy.
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Administrative divisions are distinguished from political divisions, as the former are entirely contained within a sovereign state.
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