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Administrative division

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

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.

Select examplesEdit

Autonomous communitiesEdit

  • 1st level:
    • Spain: 17 comunidad autónomas

CantonsEdit

  • 4th level:

Comarcas (regions)Edit

CommunesEdit

  • 5th level:

CountiesEdit

DepartmentsEdit

DistrictsEdit

  • 3rd level:
    • Peru: 1,747 distritos

StatesEdit

GovernoratesEdit

MunicipalitiesEdit

ParishesEdit

PrefecturesEdit

ProvincesEdit

RegionsEdit

  • 2nd level:

TerritoriesEdit

CompareEdit

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

Related pagesEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

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

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