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Encyclopedia > Country subdivision

Country subdivision can be any type of subdividing the territory of a country. Since countries are mostly defined in a political sense the subdivisions often are administrative divisions, where sometimes the term political division is preferred. Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. ...


In a non administrative sense the term can also encompass other ways of non-geomorphologic or even geomorphologic divisioning. Surface of the Earth Geomorphology is the study of landforms, including their origin and evolution, and the processes that shape them. ...


The regions of Brazil are one example of non-geomorphologic and non-administrative country subdivisions. They are defined along administrative boundaries but are not used directly as admnistrative entities. Brazil is currently divided in five regions, by the IBGE. These divisions are composed by states with similar cultural, economical, historical and social aspects, and although through the scientific point of view information given by this type of division is not very accurate, because official information given by the IBGE...


As used by ISO 3166-2 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 2: Country subdivision code the term refers to primary admninistrative divisions of countries and of dependent areas. This could be states, provinces, departments etc. See Matrix of subnational entities. ISO 3166-2 is the second part of the ISO 3166 standard. ... Dependent areas are territories that for some reason do not enjoy full independence or sovereignty as states. ... The following is a matrix of the primary subnational entities. ...


If the term is applied to first level divisions it is kind of unlogical since "sub"divided would very often mean that something that was divided is divided again, like for census division and census subdivision. Outline map of Canadas Census Divisions in 2001 Note: This page refers only to subdivisions in Canada. ... Census subdivision is a Canadian political region organized by Statistics Canada and determined by the provinces. ...



Country subdivisions
Administrative divisions - Political divisions - Census divisions
Banner | Borough | Burgh | Canton | Circuit | City | Commune | Community | County | Council | Croft | Department | District | Division | Duchy | Governorate | Hamlet | Municipality | Neighbourhood | Parish | Prefecture | Province | Region | Republic | State | Subdistrict | Territory | Town | Township | Village | Voivodship | Ward
Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | prefecture | province | region | republic | ward
Capital: district | territory
Census: division | subdivision
Civil: parish | township
County: borough
Federal: capital | dependencies | capital district | capital territory
Local: council
Metropolitan: borough | county
National: capital district | capital territory
Rural: council | district | municipality
Residential: community
Urban: area (US: Urbanized Area) | district
edit See also: List of terms for subnational entities, List of subnational entities, Matrix of subnational entities

 
 

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