Administrative division

territorial entity for administration purposes, with or without its own local government
(Redirected from Subnational entity)

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

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  • 1st level:
    • Spain: 17 comunidad autónomas

Cantons

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Comarcas (regions)

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Communes

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  • 2nd level:
  • 5th level:

Counties

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Departments

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Districts

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Governorates

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Municipalities

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Parishes

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Prefectures

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Provinces

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Regions

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States

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Territories

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Compare

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  • Country (a national or supra-national entity)
  • Empire (a supra-national entity)
  • State (a national or supra-national entity)
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  • ISO 3166-2 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions — Part 2

References

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

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