seat of regional administration or local government, or a county town, or the place where the central administration of a commune is located
An administrative centre is sometimes used in several countries to refer to a county town, or other seat of regional/local government, or the place where the central administration of a commune is located.
- Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, and Tunisia.
- County seat, administrative centres in the United States.
- County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the United Kingdom.