Administrative division

territorial entity for administration purposes, with or without its own local government

An administrative division is a term for an administrative region within a country that is created for the purposes of managing of land and the affairs of people. The area typically has a local government with a certain degree of autonomy, and is on a level below that of the sovereign state.

World administrative divisions

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Autonomous communities change

  • 1st level:
    • Spain: 17 comunidad autónomas

Cantons change

Comarcas (regions) change

Communes change

  • 2nd level:
  • 5th level:

Counties change

Departments change

Districts change

Governorates change

Municipalities change

Parishes change

Prefectures change

Provinces change

Regions change

States change

Territories change

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

Related pages change

  • ISO 3166-2 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 2

References change

  1. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2002). "Provinces and Prefectures" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 780.

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