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Encyclopedia > Special Administrative Region

Special administrative region may be:

People's Republic of China
Republic of China
North Korea
Indonesia
  • Aceh, Special Region of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam (Special Administrative Region of Aceh)
  • East Timor (formerly proposed, now a sovereign state)
  • Papua (formerly proposed, currently a province)
Philippines


This article talks about the special administrative regions set up by the Peoples Republic of China. ... In the political division of the Republic of China, special administrative regions were historically used to designate special areas, most of which were eventually converted into provinces. ... The Republic of China governs Taiwan and some surrounding islands, and should not be confused with the Peoples Republic of China (PRC), which governs mainland China, Hong Kong, and Macau. ... The highlighted area in the map is what is commonly known as mainland China. Mainland China (Simplified Chinese: 中国大陆; Traditional Chinese: 中國大陸; pinyin: Zhōnggúo Dàlù; literally The Chinese Massive Landmass or Continental China) is an informal (disputed — see talk page) geographical term which is usually synonymous with the area... Administrative divisions of North Korea As of 2004, North Korea consisted of two directly-governed cities (Chikalshi; 직할시;直轄市), three special administrative regions with various designations, and nine provinces (Do, singular and plural; 도; 道). ... SinÅ­iju Special Administrative Region is a special administrative region (SAR) of North Korea, on the border with China. ... Aceh (IPA pronunciation: , pronounced approximately Ah-Cèh, but with [e], not [ei] at the end) is a special territory (daerah istimewa) of Indonesia, located on the northern tip of the island of Sumatra. ... Map showing Papua province in Indonesia Papua is a province of Indonesia comprising part of the western half of the island of New Guinea and nearby islands. ... The Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) of the Philippines consists of the provinces of Abra, Benguet, Ifugao, Kalinga, Mountain Province and Apayao. ...

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Administrative: county
Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | district | prefecture | province | region | republic | ward
Capital: district | region | territory
Census: division | subdivision
City: council | district
Civil: parish | township
County: borough
Federal: capital | dependencies | capital district | capital territory
Local: administrative unit | council | Government Area
Metropolitan: borough | county | district
National: capital district | capital territory | territory
Imperial: circle | free city | province
(Native) Indian: reserve | reservation
Regional: municipality | county municipality | municipal district
Rural: council | district | municipality | sanitary district
Residential: community
Special: region | administrative region | capital district
Urban: area (US: Urbanized Area) | district | sanitary district

[edit] See also: List of terms for subnational entities, List of subnational entities, Matrix of subnational entities

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The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - Immigration Department (1013 words)
Visitors are required to have adequate funds to cover the duration of their stay without working and, unless in transit to the Mainland of China or the region of Macau, to hold onward or return tickets.
If you are a Chinese resident in the region of Taiwan, you should submit your application for an entry permit through one of the authorised airlines.
Special Meetings of the Finance Committee to Examine the Draft Estimates of Expenditure 2007-08
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