A political division is a geographic region accepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular government entity. On the large scale, a political division is typically a nation, while subdivisions including states (in the case of the United States), counties, cities, and others can also be defined. It is common to see political divisions drawn out on political maps. For publications of this name, see also Nation (disambiguation) The most popular modern ethical and philosophical doctrines state that all humans are divided into groups called nations. ... A state is an organized political community occupying a definite territory, having an organized government, and possessing internal and external sovereignty. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A city is an urban area, differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ...
Political units and divisions of the United States are a subset of the total United States territory.
The primary political unit of the United States after the federal state is the state.
Indian reservations are a separate and special classification of politicaldivision of the U.S. Under U.S. law, Indian tribes are sovereign nations, meaning that their legal authority to exist derives independently of the state and federal governments.
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