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The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of administrative divisions used by countries and their major dependent territories. It is ordered alphabetically by country name in English.

Administrative divisions by country[edit]

Member and observer states of the United Nations[edit]

CountryType of stateAdministrative divisions
First-levelSecond-levelThird-levelFourth-level and smaller
 AfghanistanUnitary34 provinces (velaya’at)421 districts (woleswali)subdistricts (alaqadari)
 AlbaniaUnitary12 counties (qarqe)61 municipalities (bashki)373 units of local governance (njësite të qeverisjes vendore)2,972 villages (fshatra)
 AlgeriaUnitary58 provinces (wilayas)553 districts (daïras)1,541 communes (baladiyahs)
 AndorraUnitary7 parishes (parròquies)
 AngolaUnitary18 provinces (províncias)163 municipalities (municípios)618 communes (comunas)
 Antigua and BarbudaUnitary6 parishes
2 dependencies
60 major divisions116 communities353 enumeration districts[1]
 ArgentinaFederal23 provinces (provincias)378 departments (departamentos)[2]
135 Partidos (Buenos Aires Province only)
Municipalities (municipios)
1 autonomous city (ciudad autónoma)[3]15 communes (comunas)48 Neighbourhoods (barrios)
 ArmeniaUnitary10 provinces (marzer)
1 autonomous city
503 municipalities (hamaynkner)
 AustraliaFederal6 states[4]
 New South WalesLocal Government:58 Shires
28 Council
28 Cities
8 Regional Councils
6 Municipalities
Unincorporated areas
wards (4th-level; as electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural] (5th-level)
 QueenslandLocal Government:30 Regions
28 Shire
12 Aboriginal Shires
7 Cities
1 Town
 South AustraliaLocal Government:25 District Councils
21 Cities
15 Councils
5 Aboriginal Councils
4 Regional Councils
2 Towns
1 Rural City
Unincorporated area
 TasmaniaLocal Government:23 Municipalities
6 Cities
 VictoriaLocal Government:39 Shires
33 Cities
10 Unincorporated areas
6 Rural Cities
Borough
 Western AustraliaLocal Government:104 Shires
29 Cities
8 Towns
9 territories [4][5]
 Northern TerritoryLocal Government:9 regional councils
Unincorporated areas
3 Municipalities
3 Shires
2 Cities
wards (4th-level; as electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural] (5th-level)
 Australian Capital TerritoryUnincorporated area
Jervis Bay Territory
 Christmas Island
 Norfolk Island
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coral Sea Islands
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
 AustriaFederal9 states (Bundesländer), including the federal capital Vienna[6]93 districts (Bezirke),[7][8] including 14 statutory cities (Statutarstädte)2,078 municipalities (Gemeinden),[9] including186 towns (Städte)771 market towns (Marktgemeinden)
 AzerbaijanRegional59 districts (Rayonlar)
11 cities (Şəhərlər)
+2600 municipalities (Bələdiyyələr)+4500 settlements (Yaşayış Məntəqələri)
1 autonomous republic (Muxtar Respublika)7 districts (Rayonlar)
1 city (Şəhər)
218 settlements (Yaşayış Məntəqələri)
 BahamasUnitary17 Islands34 districts
New Providence24 Supervisory districts
 BahrainUnitary4 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)g
 BangladeshUnitary8 divisions (bibhag)64 districts (zila)491 sub-districts (upazila)[10]
12 City corporations
4,554 union councils (union parishads)
327 municipal corporations (paurasabhas)
 BarbadosUnitary11 parishes
 BelarusUnitary6 regions (oblasti or voblastsi)
1 autonomous city
118 districts (raiony)
 BelgiumFederal3 regions[11]10 provinces[12]43 districts[13]581 municipalities[14]
 BelizeUnitary6 districts201 municipalities
 BeninUnitary12 departments (départements)77 communes (communes)546 districts (arrondissements)
 BhutanUnitary20 districts (dzongkhag)201 blocks (gewogs)b
61 thromdesm
 BoliviaRegional9 departments (departamentos)112 provinces (provincias)339 municipalities (municipios)
 Bosnia and HerzegovinaFederal2 federal entities:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina10 cantons (kantona)79 municipalities (općine or opštine)local community
 Republika Srpska64 municipalities (opštine)local community
1 condominium of the federal entities:
Brčko District
 BotswanaUnitary10 rural districts
7 urban districts
21 sub-districts[15]519 villages[16]localities
 BrazilFederal26 states (estados)5,569 municipalities (municípios)
1 state district (distrito estadual)
10,670 municipal districts (distritos municipais)610 subdistricts (subdistritos)
1 federal district (distrito federal)1 federal capital (capital federal)33 administrative regions (regiões administrativas)
 BruneiUnitary4 districts (daerah)38 subdistricts (mukim)wvillages (kampung)
 BulgariaUnitary28 provinces or regions (oblasti, области)265 municipalities (obshtini, общини)wards or quarters (rayon)mayoralties (kmetstvo)settlements (naseleno myasto)
 Burkina FasoUnitary13 regions (régions)45 provinces325 departments (départements)[17]
 BurundiUnitary18 provinces119 communes2,639 collines
 CambodiaUnitary24 provinces (khaet)
1 autonomous municipality (reachtheani; lit. ‘capital’)
162 districts (srok)
27 municipalities (krong)
14 sections (khan)
1,646 communes and quarters (khum and sangkat)villages (phum)
 CameroonUnitary10 regions (régions)58 departments (départements)360 communes, or districts (arrondissements)
 CanadaFederal10 provinces:
 Alberta
264 municipalities
8 Metis settlements
63 counties/municipal districts403 hamlets
7 improvement districts[18]
6 specialized municipalities
3 special areas
 British Columbia27 regional districts
1 unincorporated area
162 municipalities
160 electoral areas[19]
 Manitoba98 rural municipalities
unincorporated areas[20][21]
37 municipalities
2 local government districts
 New Brunswick15 counties (comtés)[22]152 parishes (paroisses)[22]104 municipalities (municipalités)
 Newfoundland and Labrador(unincorporated)[23]277 municipalities
 Nova Scotia
18 counties:
3 regional municipalities
9 county municipalities38 municipalities
6 historic counties administered by district municipalities
 Ontario173 single-tier municipalities[24]
8 regional municipalities241 lower-tier municipalities
46 local services boards
22 counties
10 districts[25]
 Prince Edward Island3 counties[26]14 parishes[26]70 townships (fourth level)[26]
63 municipalities (fifth level)
 Quebec87 regional county municipalities (municipalités régionale de comté) (RCM/MRC)17 territories equivalent to a regional county municipality (territoires équivalents) (TE):5 TEs coextensive (or nearly coextensive) with an urban agglomeration (agglomérations)9 cities (cités/villesindependent of any RCM3 other equivalent territories:Jamésie
Eeyou IstcheeKativik
1,108 municipalities (municipalités)45 boroughs (arrondissements)
(only in 8 municipalities)
 Saskatchewan296 rural municipalities
2 unincorporated areas:Northern Saskatchewan Administration District
Prince Albert National Park
478 municipalities
3 territories:
 Northwest Territories5 regions[27]24 municipalities
 Nunavut3 regions[28]25 municipalities
 Yukon(unorganized)8 municipalities
 Cape VerdeUnitary22 councils or municipalities (concelhos, also referred to as municípios)32 parishes (freguesias)
 Central African RepublicUnitary16 prefectures (préfectures)
1 autonomous commune
72 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
 ChadUnitary23 regions (régions)67 departments (départements)[29]340 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
 ChileRegional16 regions (regiones)56 provinces (provincias)346 communes (comunas)neighborhood units (unidades vecinales)[30]
 China, People’s Republic ofRegional23 provinces (shěng)
5 autonomous regions (zìzhìqū)
4 municipalities (zhíxiáshì)
280+ prefecture-level cities (dìjíshī)
17 prefectures (dìqū)
30 autonomous prefectures (zìzhìzhōu)
1,400+ counties (xiàn)
110+ autonomous counties (zìzhìxiàn)
850+ county-level districts ((shìxiá)qū)
1 special district (tèqū)
370+ county-level cities (xiànjíshì)
1 forestry district (línqū)
19,500+ towns (zhèn)
14,600+ townships (xiāng)
1,000+ ethnic townships (mínzúxiāng)
6,100+ subdistricts (jiēbàn or jiēdàobànshìchù)
11 district public offices (qūgōngsuǒ)
thenUrban areas:
(residential) communities (shèqū) or neighbourhoods (jūmínqū)Rural areas: villages (cūnjí), village areas or village groups.[31]
2 special administrative regions (tèbié xíngzhèngqū)18 districts (Hong Kong only)
 ColombiaUnitary32 departments (departamentos)
1 Capital District (Distrito Capital)
1,102 municipalities (municipios)2,000+ corregimientos [32]
 ComorosFederal3 autonomous islands (îles autonomes)16 prefectures (préfectures)54 communes318 villes or villages
 DR Congo[33]Unitary25 provinces
1 Capital City
145 territories
32 cities
264 chiefdoms
470 sectors

311 communes
6,070 groupings
2,401 quarters
 Congo[34]Unitary12 departments80+ districtscommunes
 Costa RicaUnitary7 provinces (provincias)82 cantons (cantones)450+ districts
 CroatiaUnitary21 counties (županije)127 towns (gradovi)
429 municipalities (općine)
4,117+ local communities [hr] (mjesnih odbora) (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split])6,700+ settlements (naselja)
 CubaUnitary15 provinces (provincias)
1 special municipality (municipio especial)
160+ municipalities (municipios)
 CyprusUnitary6 districts (eparchies)610 communities
 Czech RepublicUnitary13 regions (kraje)76 districts (okresy) /
205 municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities) (obce s rozšířenou působností)
393 municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities) (obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem)6,254 1st level municipalities (obce)
military training areas (vojenské újezdyspecial status
Capital City of Prague (Hlavní město Praha)10 districts (obvodyjudicial only
22 administrative districts (správní obvody)
57 municipal districts (městské části)112 cadastral communities (katastrální území)
 Denmark, the Kingdom ofRegional1 senior member of the Kingdom:  Denmark
5 regions (regioner)98 municipalities (kommuner)
self-governing territories within the Kingdom:
 Faroe Islands7 regions (sýsla)[35]29 municipalities (kommunur)[36]
 Greenland5 municipalities (kommuner)
 DjiboutiUnitary6 regions (régions)15 districts[37]
arrondissements (within Djibouti City)
 DominicaUnitary10 parishes
 Dominican RepublicUnitary31 provinces (provincias)
1 National District (Distrito Nacional)
158 municipalities (municipios)40+ municipal districts (distritos municipales)
 East Timor[38]Unitary13 municipalities (Municípios)
1 special administrative region (região administrativa especial)
65 administrative posts (postos administrativos)442 sucos [39]
 EcuadorUnitary24 provinces (provincias)221 cantons (cantones)1,000+ parishes (parroquias)
 EgyptUnitary27 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)271 marakiz or aqsam4,617+ villages or districtssheyakha or residential districts
 El SalvadorUnitary14 departments (departamentos)262 municipalities (municipios)
 Equatorial GuineaUnitary8 provinces (provincias)32 districts (distritos)
 EritreaUnitary6 regions (zoba)58 districtsCommunes (Kebabis)Villages and towns
 Estonia[40]Unitary15 counties (maakonnad)15 towns (linnad)linnaosaddisasumidsd
64 parishes (vallad)kandid[41]32 linnad[32]
12 alevid[42]
188 alevikud[43]
4,455 külad[39]
 EswatiniUnitary4 regions (tifundza)50+ tinkhundla[44]360+ imiphakatsi[45]
 EthiopiaFederal12 regions (kililoch)
2 chartered cities (astedader akababiwach)
68 zones (zonoch)600+ districts (woreda)kebeles[46][47]
 FijiUnitary4 divisions14 provinces+ 50 districts
1 dependency
 FinlandRegional18 regions (maakuntaa)70+ subregions (seutukuntaa)317 municipalities (kuntaa[48]
1 autonomous region (Åland) (itsehallinnollinen maakunta)16 municipalities (kommuner (kuntaa))
 FranceRegional18 regions (régions)101 departments (départements)[49]
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
332 arrondissements2,054 cantons (fourth-level), 12,159 intercommunalities (fifth level), 35,357 communes (sixth-level) [50]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  Clipperton Island
5 overseas collectivities (collectivités d’outre-mer)
 French Polynesia[51]5 administrative subdivisions (subdivisions administratives)40+ communes
 Saint-Barthélemy
 Saint-Martin
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon2 communes
 Wallis and Futuna3 traditional kingdoms (royaumes coutumiers)3 districts (Uvea only)
sui generis collectivity (collectivité sui generis)
 New Caledonia3 provinces30+ communes
1 overseas territory (territoire d’outre-mer)
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands5 districts
 GabonUnitary9 provinces49 departments (départements)152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements
 GambiaUnitary5 regions
1 city
8 Local Government Areas43 districts
 GeorgiaRegional9 regions (mkhare)
2 autonomous republics (avt’onomiuri resp’ublik’a)
5 cities (k’alak’i)
67 communities (temi)
 GermanyFederal16 states (Länder[52]
 Baden-Württemberg
 Bavaria
 Hesse
 North Rhine-Westphalia
19 administrative districts (Regierungsbezirke)3 special regional associations (Kommunalverbände besonderer Art)[53]294 rural districts (Landkreise or Kreise)1281 municipal associations (Gemeindeverbände)[54]10907 municipalities (Gemeinden), including1951 towns (Städte)386 market towns (Märkte(only in Bavaria)
 Brandenburg
 Lower Saxony
 Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
 Rhineland-Palatinate
 Saarland
 Saxony
 Saxony-Anhalt
 Schleswig-Holstein
 Thuringia
103 cities (urban districts) (Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise)
 Bremen2 cities (Städte):Bremen (city)
Bremerhaven
7 boroughs (Stadtbezirke)32 quarters (Stadtteile)113 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
 Berlin12 boroughs (Bezirke)97 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
 Hamburg7 boroughs (Bezirke)104 quarters (Stadtteile)181 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
 GhanaUnitary16 regions216 districtsCommunities tema
8 municipal districtszones
3 metropolitan districtssubmetropolitan districts
 GreeceRegional7 decentralized administrations (apokentroménes dioikíseis)13 administrative regions (peripheries)74 regional units (perifereiakés enótites)332 municipalities (dímoi)
1 autonomous monastic state (aftonomi monastiki politeia): Agio Oros
 GrenadaUnitary6 parishesi
1 dependency
 GuatemalaUnitary22 departments (departamentos)332 municipalities (municipios)
 GuineaUnitary8 regions (régions)33 prefectures (préfectures)330+ sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)[districts]
[sectors]
5 communes
 Guinea-BissauUnitary8 regions (regiões)
1 autonomous sector (sector autónomo)
39 sectors (setores)
 GuyanaUnitary10 regions64 neighborhood councils
 HaitiUnitary10 departments (départements)42 arrondissements144 communes571 communal sections (sections communales)
 HondurasUnitary18 departments (departamentos)298 municipalities (municipios)3,731 aldeas
 HungaryUnitary19 counties (vármegye)174 districts (járás)3,154 cities and towns (városok)
1 autonomous city23 boroughs (kerület) 1 non-borough
 IcelandUnitary8 regions(svæði)64 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
 IndiaFederal28 states (rājya)
8 union territories (saṅgh śāsit pradeś)
102 divisions (manḍal)766 districts (zile)[55]5924 subdistricts (tahsīlen) (4th-level)Municipal corporations (nagar nigam) (5th-level)Municipal councils (nagar pālikā) (5th-level)Town councils (nagar pañcāyat) (5th-level)Village councils (grām pañcāyat) (5th-level)
 IndonesiaRegional38 provinces (provinsi)
including 9 special regions (daerah istimewa)
416 regencies (kabupaten)
98 cities (kota, formerly ‘’kotamadya’’)
7,094 districts (kecamatandistrikkapanewonkemantren)83,447 villages (kelurahandesa)
 IranUnitary31 provinces (ostanha)467 counties (shahrestan)districts (bakhsh)rural districts (dehestan)
cities (shahr)
 IraqFederal19 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)
1 region
120 districts (aqḍyat)[56]300+ subdistricts (naḥiyat)villages (qaryat)
 IrelandUnitary26 counties (contaetha)
3 cities (cathracha)2 cities and counties
2 metropolitan districts (ceantair cathracha)
4 borough districts (ceantair buirge)
89 municipal districts (ceantair bardasacha)
3,440 electoral divisions (toghroinn ceantair)18,641 small areas (ceantair beaga)
51,430 townlands (bailte)
 IsraelRegional6 districts (meḥozot)[57]Judea and Samaria Area15 sub-districts (nafot)[57]52 Natural regions[57]77 cities (arim)[58]
124 local councils (moaṣot mekomiot)[59]
54 regional councils (moaṣot azoriot)[60]
 ItalyRegional20 regions (regioni)80 provinces (province)
2 autonomous provinces (province autonome)
7,998 communes (comuni)37,000+ fractions (frazioni) and circumscriptions (circoscrizioni)[citation needed]
 Ivory CoastUnitary14 autonomous districts (districts autonomes)31 regions (régions)108 departments (départements)
1 unincorporated area
510 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
 JamaicaUnitary14 parishes
 JapanRegional47 prefectural divisions (todōfuken)1 metropolis (to, viz. Tokyo)1 territory (, viz. Hokkaidō)2 urban prefectures (fu, viz. Kyoto and Osaka)43 prefectures (ken)792 Cities (shi)
307 districts (gun)
18 subprefectures (shichō)
23 special wards (tokubetsu-ku)
1,700+ municipalities (shichōsonku)cities (shi)towns (chō)villages (son)wards (ku)ōazaazachōchōme
 JordanUnitary12 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)52 Districts (Alwia’a)89 Subdistricts (Nahiya)qurah
 KazakhstanRegional17 regions (oblys)
3 cities with region rights (qala)
Baikonur[61]
319 raions (awdan)
oblıstıq qala
kentawıl aymaq
 KenyaRegional47 counties (kaunti)262 sub-counties (kaunti ndogo)2,400+ locations (mtaa)Cities, Municipalities and Towns
villages (vijiji)
 KiribatiUnitaryNone
 KuwaitUnitary6 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)132 areas (manāṭiq)
 KyrgyzstanUnitary7 regions (oblus)
2 independent cities (šaar (keneš))
44 districts (rayon)
14 towns (gorkeneš)
rural communities or rural districts (ayyl aymagy)
 LaosUnitary17 provinces (khoueng)
1 prefecture
140+ districts (muang or muong)villages (baan)[39]
 LatviaUnitary36 municipalities (novadi)
7 republic cities (Republikas pilsētas)
 LebanonUnitary9 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)[62]26 districts (qaḍya)
 LesothoUnitary10 districts80+ constituencies120+ community councils
 LiberiaUnitary15 counties60+ districts
 LibyaUnitary22 districts (sha’biyat)99 baladiyat
 LiechtensteinUnitary11 municipalities (Gemeinden)
 LithuaniaUnitary10 counties (apskritys)60 municipalities (savivaldybės)500+ elderships (seniūnijos)
 LuxembourgUnitary12 cantons[63]102 communes[64][65]24 quarters[66]
 MadagascarUnitary22 faritrar114 districts1,579 kaomininacom and 17,485 fokontany[39]
 MalawiUnitary3 regions28 districts(130+ [“traditional authorities”])(60+ [“subchiefdoms”])
 MalaysiaFederal13 states (negeri)
3 federal territories (wilayah persekutuan)
17 divisions (bahagian)
(Only in Sabah and Sarawak)
160 districts (daerah/jajahan)
1,000+ subdistricts (mukim)
8,000+ villages (kampung)
21 presint
 MaldivesUnitary17 atolls
4 cities
189 islands
 MaliUnitary10 régions
1 capital district
40+ cercles[67]1,400+ arrondissements[68]700+ communes
 MaltaUnitaryreġjunir68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
 Marshall IslandsUnitary24 municipalitiesm
 MauritaniaRegional12 régions[69]r50+ départementsdep[70]200+ communes
Additionally Nouakchott:
Nouakchott-Nord Regionrdépartementsdep[70]
Nouakchott-Ouest Regionrdépartementsdep[70]
Nouakchott-Sud Regionrdépartementsdep[70]
 MauritiusUnitary4 islands9 districts
14 zones
120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
 MexicoFederal31 estadoss2,458 municipiosm
1 autonomous city16 demarcaciones territoriales[71]
 MicronesiaFederal4 states70+ municipalities
 MoldovaRegional32 raioanedis
municipiuci
unități teritoriale autonomea
15 municipalitiesm
50 citiesci
60+ city localities[72]
660+ villages[39]
880+ village localities[72]
 MonacoUnitary10 quartiers[41]i
 MongoliaUnitary21 aimagspro331 sums dis1,538 bags
khot mdüüregs dis132 khoroos
 MontenegroUnitary24 opštine m1,256 naselja
 MoroccoUnitary12 regionsr[73]13 prefectures
62 provincespro
cercles [67]communes ruralescom
[municipalities] m
communes urbainescom
arrondissements
 MozambiqueUnitary11 provinciaspro128 distritos dis405 postos[urban districts] dis
localidades[72]
 MyanmarUnitary7 States67 Districts330 Townships3,183 Wards (4th-level)13,602 Village tracts (4th-level)70,838 Villages (5th-level)
7 Regions
1 Union Territory
5 Self-Administered Zones
1 Self-Administered Division
 NamibiaUnitary14 regions[74]121 constituencies[74]citiesm
townsm
villagesm
settlements
 NauruUnitary8 constituencies14 districts
 NepalFederal7 provinces (Pradesh)77 districts (jilla)6 metropolitan cities (mahānagarpālikā)
11 sub-metropolitan cities (upa-mahānagarpālikā)
276 municipalities (nagarpālikā)486 rural municipalities (gāunpālikā)
6743 wards (wadā)
 NetherlandsRegional4 countries (landen):
 Netherlands12 provinces (provincies)344 municipalities (gemeenten)
3 public bodies (openbare lichamen): BonaireSabaSint Eustatius
 Aruba
 Curaçao
 Sint Maarten
 New ZealandRegionalRealm of New Zealand:
 New Zealand11 non-unitary regions13 cities
53 districts
wards (4th-level; as electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural] (5th-level)
1 special territorial authority:Chatham Islands
5 unitary authorities
3 outlying islands:Kermadec IslandsSubantarctic IslandsThree Kings Islands
 Ross Dependency
1 self-administering territory:a
 Tokelau3 autonomous communities
2 states in free-association:a
 Cook Islands10 island councils
 Niue14 villages
 NicaraguaRegional15 departamentosdepm
regiones autónomasa
150+ municipiosm
 NigerUnitaryrégions 
Communauté Urbaine de Niamey
36 départements265 communescommunes urbainescommunes ruralespostes administratifs[75]
 NigeriaFederal36 states
1 Federal Capital Territory
774 Local Government Areas8813 Wards
 North KoreaUnitarydopro
chikhalsi
t’ŭkpyŏlsi
t’ŭkkŭpsi
ci
150+ kun (guncount
sici
kuyŏk[47]
ku (gu) and chigu dis
t’ŭkkŭpsici
tong[46]
ri[39]
rodongjagu dis
 North MacedoniaUnitary8 statistical regions80 opštinim
 NorwayRegional10 county municipalities (fylkeskommuner)352 second-level municipalities (kommuner)
3 hundreds (herader)
1 autonomous city15 boroughs (bydeler)
2 non-boroughs (Marka and Sentrum)
2 integral overseas areasSvalbardJan Mayen
3 dependenciesPeter I IslandBouvet IslandQueen Maud Land
 OmanUnitary11 muḥāfaẓātg61 wilaya’atpro
 PakistanFederal4 provinces
2 autonomous territories
38 divisions168 districts596 Tehsils (4th-level)Almost 6,000 Union Councils (5th-level)
1 federal capital territory5 zones27 union councils
 PalauUnitary16 statesm
 PalestineUnitary16 governoratesg
 PanamaUnitary10 provincias pro68 distritos dis587 corregimientos m
comarcas indígenas m
comarcas indígenasr11 distritosdis79 corregimientosm
 Papua New GuineaRegional20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 National Capital District
districtsLocal-Level Government areas
 ParaguayUnitary17 departamentosdep
1 capital district (distrito capital)
250 distritos or municipios m
 PeruRegional25 departamentosdep196 provinciaspro1,800+ distritos[76]dis84,000+ centros poblados →

1,800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81,000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
1 provinciapro43 distritos[76]dis
 PhilippinesRegional16 rehiyong pampangasiwaan r
awtonomong rehiyona, r
82 lalawigan[77]pro
38 malayang lungsod [78]
malayang bayan [79]
107 bahaging lungsodci [80]
1,489 karaniwang bayan [81]m[32]
42,027 barangay [82]v
 PolandUnitary16 voivodeships (województwa)[83]pro380 powiatycount[84]2,478 gminycom40,740 sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
 PortugalRegional18 distritosdis
regiões autónomasa
308 concelhos[85]m3,091 freguesiaspalocalidades[72]
 QatarUnitarybaladiya’at m98 Zones
 RomaniaUnitary41 județe count320 orașeci (including 103 municipii m)
2,856 comunecom (divided into 12,955 sate [39])
1 autonomous municipalitysectoare [86]
 RussiaFederal89 federal subjects:[87][88]
48 oblasts[89]
24 republicsa[90]
4 autonomous okrugsa
9 krais[91]
1 autonomous oblasta
2,027 districts
561 cities and towns of federal subject significance
416 Towns of district significance
767 urban-type settlements of district significance
15,002 selsoviets and equivalents
3 federal cities[92]
 Moscow12 administrative okrugsdisDistricts and settlements
 St. Petersburg18 districtsdis
 Sevastopol[93]4 districtsdis
 RwandaUnitaryintarapro30 uturere [94]dis
(umujyi m)
410+ imirenge [86][95]9,100+ utugari [96]
(then akagari ?[39])
 Saint Kitts and NevisFederalSaint Kitts9 parishes
Nevis5 parishes
 Saint LuciaUnitary10 Districts [41]m
 Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesUnitary6 parishesa
 SamoaUnitary11 itūmālō i
 San MarinoUnitarycastellim
 São Tomé and PríncipeRegionaldistritosdis
Autonomous Region of Príncipea
 Saudi ArabiaUnitary13 manaṭiq150 muḥafaẓat r1541 marakizsd
 SenegalUnitary14 régions45 départementsdeparrondissementscommunes
 SerbiaRegional29 okrugadisautonomous regions[97]
1 autonomous city
150 opštinam
24 gradaci
 SeychellesUnitary26 districtsa
 Sierra LeoneUnitary4 provinces
1 area
14 districts149 chiefdoms
 SingaporeUnitary5 districtsr31 constituencies93 wards
1 Central Business Districtdis
 SlovakiaUnitarykraje r79 okresy dis2,891 obcem, from that 130+ mestá[32][98]katastrálne územia [99]
 SloveniaUnitary212 občine m
 Solomon IslandsRegional9 provincesm
1 capital territory
 SomaliaFederal6 states18 gobolada r75 [districts] dis
 South AfricaRegional9 provinces44 district municipalities205 local municipalities4,468 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
 South KoreaRegionaldopro75 sici
77 gun (kun)count
gu (ku)dis[42]
dong[46]
eup[32]
myeon[100]
dong[46]
ri[39]
gwangyeoksici44 gu (ku)dis
gun (kun)count
dong[46]
eup[32]
myeon[100]
ri[39]
teukbyeol jachidoasidong[46]
eup[32]
myeon[100]
teukbyeol jachisi
teukbyeolsi25 gu (ku)dis[42]dong[46]
 South SudanFederal10 States
2 Administrative Areas
1 Area with Special Administrative Status
183 counties540 Payams2,500 Bomas
 SpainRegional17 comunidades autónomasr, a50 provinciaspro[101]477 comarcas8,122 municipiosm
ciudades autónomasamunicipios[102]
plazas menores de soberanía[103]
 Sri LankaRegional9 provinces25 districts dis320+ divisions
 SudanFederal18 wilaya’ats86 [districts]
 SurinameUnitary10 districten dis62 ressorten [104]
 SwedenUnitary21 län count
20 landsting[105]
290 kommuner m2,523 distrikt
 SwitzerlandFederal26 cantons[106]137 districts [107]dis2,197 communes [108]m
 SyriaUnitary14 muḥāfaẓātg60 manaṭiq [109]disnawaḥisd[villages] [39]
 TajikistanRegionalviloyathopro
viloyat mukhtora
1 capital city
60+ Nohiyadis
14 [cities]ci
hukumati[110]
(370 jamoats)(62 [towns]
4223 [villages][39])
 TanzaniaRegional31 mkoa[111] r120+ wilaya dis[divisions]div[wards] [47]
then [villages] [39]
 ThailandUnitary76 changwat[112]pro
76 PAO[113]
878 amphoe [114]dis7,255 tambon[115]sub
30 Thesaban nakhon[116]m
178 Thesaban mueang[117]m
2,232 Thesaban tambon[118]m
City of Pattaya[119]
74,944 muban[120]vil
5,335 SAO[121]sub
Chumchon[122]com
1 special administrative area50 khet[123]dis180 kwaeng[124]sub
 TogoUnitaryrégions30 préfectures
 TongaUnitary5 provinces23 districts
 Trinidad and TobagoRegionalregions
Tobago (governed by Tobago House of Assembly)
3 boroughs
2 cities
 TunisiaUnitary24 wilaya’atgmutamadiyat disbaladiyat m
 TurkeyUnitary81 il pro973 ilçe dis3,200+ belediye m[neighbourhoods] [46]
[41,000 villages] [39]
 TurkmenistanUnitarywelaýatlarr
1 capital city district
70+ ?adyndaky etraplar dis [125]
40+ ?etraplar dis
15 [towns] [32]
 TuvaluUnitary9 municipalitiesm
 UgandaUnitary135 districts
1 city
167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
1,106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
 UkraineRegional24 oblasts (regions)[126]
2 cities with special status[127]
1 autonomous republic[128]
136 raions (districts)1,469 hromadas (communities)[129]Starostyn district
 United Arab EmiratesFederal7 emirates (imarat)local municipalitieslocal districts
 United KingdomRegional1 constituent country with no devolution:
 England
 ∟ 9 regions(Greater London)
6 metropolitan counties36 metropolitan districts10,449 parishes[130][131]
21 non-metropolitan counties164 non-metropolitan districts
62 unitary authorities
32 London boroughs
sui generis area: Isles of Scilly
City of London25 wards
3 constituent countries with devolution:
 Northern Ireland(6 counties)
11 districts
 Scotland32 council areas1,369 communities
 Wales22 principal areas878 communities
3 crown dependencies:
 Guernsey[132]10 parishes2 dependencies: Alderney and Sark
 Jersey[132]12 parishes48 vingtaines, 6 cueillettes
 Isle of Man6 sheadings15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
14 British Overseas Territories:
 Akrotiri and Dhekelia
 Anguilla14 districts
 Bermuda9 parishes
2 municipalities
 British Indian Ocean Territory
 British Virgin Islands5 districts
 Cayman Islands7 districts
 Falkland Islands
 Gibraltar
 Montserrat3 parishes
 Pitcairn Islands
 Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha3 parts of the territory:Saint Helena
Ascension Island
Tristan da Cunha
8 districts
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
 Turks and Caicos Islands6 districts
 United StatesFederal50 states
 1 federal district
1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll ( US Minor Outlying Islands)
3,142 counties and county-equivalents (including 41 independent cities)[133][134][135][136][137]Municipalities and minor civil divisions (including cities, towns, townships, villages, etc.): 35,930 municipal bodies(Note that municipalities and cities can exist in multiple counties.)
4 unincorporated organized territories:
 Guam19 villages[138]
 Northern Mariana Islands4 municipalities
 Puerto Rico78 municipalitiesm902 barrios[46][139]
 Virgin Islands3 districts20 subdistricts
1 unincorporated unorganized self-governing territory:
 American Samoa3 districts15 counties76 villages
2 unorganized atolls
10 unincorporated unorganized territories US Minor Outlying IslandsBaker IslandHowland IslandJarvis IslandJohnston AtollKingman ReefMidway IslandsWake IslandNavassa IslandBajo Nuevo Bank (disputed), and Serranilla Bank (disputed)
 UruguayUnitary19 departamentosdep125 municipiosm
 UzbekistanRegional12 viloyatlar
respublikaa
1 independent city
174 tumanlardis
120 shaharlarci
 VanuatuUnitary6 provincesmunicipalities, local councils
 Vatican CityUnitaryNone
 VenezuelaFederal23 estadoss335 municipiosm1,136 parroquiaspa
dependencias federales [140]
1 Capital District
 VietnamUnitary58 provinces (tỉnh)69 provincial cities (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh)
51 district level towns (thị xã)
595 districts (huyện)
đảo
693 commune-level towns (thị trấn)
1,100+ wards (phường)
10,000+ rural communes ()
5 municipalities (thành phố trực thuộc trung ương)49 boroughs (quận)1 city within municipality (thành phố thuộc thành phố trực thuộc trung ương)1,400+ wards (phường)
 YemenUnitary21 muḥāfaẓātg
1 municipality
333 districtsdis2,210+ [subdistricts]sd38,284 [villages] [39]
 ZambiaUnitary10 provinces89 districts
 ZimbabweUnitary10 provinces59 districts1,200 municipalities

Other states[edit]

CountryType of stateAdministrative divisions
First-levelSecond-levelThird-levelFourth-level and smaller
 AbkhaziaUnitaryAraion r
Sukhumi m
 South OssetiaUnitaryRaion r
Tskhinvali m
 Taiwan (Republic of China)Regional6 special municipalities (zhíxiáshì)
2 (streamlined) provinces (shěng)[141]
13 counties (xiàn)
3 provincial cities (shì)
170 districts ()
12 county-administered cities (xiànxiáshì)
40 urban townships (zhèn)
146 Rural townships (xiāng)
Urban Villages ()
Rural Villages (cūn)
 KosovoUnitaryrajone dis[142][143]35 komuna m[71][144]
 SomalilandUnitarygobolada r18 [districts] dis
 Northern CyprusUnitaryilçe
 TransnistriaUnitary5 raions r
Tiraspol m
 Western SaharaUnitarywilaya dis[municipalités] m[communes] [arrondissements] dis

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Terms in italicsTerms in italics are terms in languages other than English. They should be in plural form, followed by a footnote or footnotes indicating the generally accepted English equivalent or translation. Known alternative spellings are given in brackets following a term.Terms in bracketsEntries in round brackets either indicate that the term used is informal or that its use is yet to be confirmed. An English term in square brackets indicates that the local name for the term is not yet known or confirmed; when confirmed, it is replaced by the local name in italics.Footnote letters (dismpror)These indicate, respectively, four common types of administrative division in English: districtsmunicipalitiesprovinces; and regions. Other English terms are also footnoted.

Administrative divisions with ISO 3166-1[edit]

Administrative divisions with ISO 3166-1 are cited for statistics matters even when they do not have a special status (for example, the overseas regions of France).

Antarctic claims[edit]

Administrative divisions that are entirely Antarctic claims suspended under the Antarctic Treaty are not listed.

Autonomous areas[edit]

Not all the autonomous areas are part of the formal hierarchy of the administrative division system of a country (for example, the autonomous region of Zanzibar comprises 5 regions of Tanzania, the first tier on administrative divisions on that country). For more details, see List of autonomous areas by country.

Footnotes[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ These are different from other countries as enumeration districts are explicitly mentioned as 4th level administrative divisions.
  2. ^ Including 2 departments of disputed sovereignty in Tierra del Fuego ProvinceAntártida Argentina (in the Antarctica), and Islas del Atlántico Sur (which includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
  3. ^ Separate from Buenos Aires Province.
  4. Jump up to:a b Not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory.
  5. ^ Jervis Bay Territory and all 6 of Australia’s external territories (not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory), are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions. The suburbs of Canberra are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  6. ^ Being a state, a district and a statutory city
  7. ^ Not counting vienna
  8. ^ The districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  9. ^ Not counting statutory cities
  10. ^ “Upazilla List”. Bangladesh National Portal.
  11. ^ Dutch : GewestenFrenchRégions or GermanRegionen.
  12. ^ DutchProvinciesFrenchProvinces or GermanProvinzen. The Brussels-Capital Region is not divided into provinces.
  13. ^ DutchArrondissementenFrenchArrondissements or GermanArrondissements.
  14. ^ DutchGemeentenFrenchCommunes or GermanGemeinden.
  15. ^ Chobe District and all six of Botswana’s urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  16. ^ “Index of /programs-surveys/international-programs/mapping-files/time-series”www2.census.gov. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  17. ^ Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  18. ^ Improvement districts are almost always coterminous with a national or provincial park.
  19. ^ Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (2022-02-09). “Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and census subdivisions (CSDs)”www12.statcan.gc.ca (Comma-separated value). 2021 Canadian census. Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  20. ^ With the exceptions of Riding Mountain National Park, and Duck Mountain Provincial Park and Forest, the vast majority of unincorporated areas in the province are within Northern Manitoba.
  21. ^ Statistics Canada divides the province into census divisions that do cover Northern Manitoba, however, these serve no provincial or local governmental functions whatsoever.
  22. Jump up to:a b The New Brunswick Equal Opportunity program abolished county and parish governments in 1966. Counties and parishes are now only used by locals as geographic identifiers, and for statistical purposes; there is no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  23. ^ Statistics Canada divides the province into census divisions, however, these serve no provincial or local governmental functions whatsoever; the province has no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  24. ^ Note that only 11 single-tier municipalities are located in an independent census division. The remaining 162 single-tier municipalities are known as separated municipalities and are counted as part of the statistical area of a neighbouring regional municipality, county, or district by Statistics Canada despite their separated government structures.
  25. ^ In Ontario, districts are only used in some instances to streamline services delivered by the provincial government, and for statistical purposes, and have no elected government of their own. Areas of districts that are not part of a single-tier municipality or First Nations indian reserves are either administered directly by the government of Ontario or a local services board.
  26. Jump up to:a b c In Prince Edward Island, governments at the county, parish, and township level have been abolished. Counties, parishes, and townships are now only used by locals as geographic identifiers, and for statistical purposes; there is no meaningful government between the provincial and municipal level.
  27. ^ In the Northwest Territories, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  28. ^ In Nunavut, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  29. ^ The districts of N’Djamena are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  30. ^ According to article 118 parr. 7 of Chilean Constitution, their establishment is a voluntary faculty for the municipalities.
  31. ^ either zìráncūnjí (“natural” villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  32. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h towns.
  33. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  34. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  35. ^ or Danish:syssel.
  36. ^ “Húsar fara undir Klaksvík”KVF.fo (in Faroese). 25 February 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  37. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  38. ^ Timor-Leste.
  39. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o villages, village areas or village groups.
  40. ^ Estonia’s linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  41. Jump up to:a b c quarters.
  42. Jump up to:a b c boroughs.
  43. ^ Small boroughs
  44. ^ constituencies
  45. ^ Chiefdoms
  46. Jump up to:a b c d e f g h i neighbourhoods.
  47. Jump up to:a b c wards.
  48. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (communes).
  49. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  50. ^ The 3 communes (municipalities) of ParisLyon and Marseilles are further subdivided into municipal arrondissements (arrondissements municipaux), not to be confused with the arrondissements (districts) subdividing each department.
  51. ^ also known as a pays d’outre-mer (overseas country).
  52. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  53. ^ Region HannoverRegionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  54. ^ usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
  55. ^ “Government of India Web Directory”. Archived from the original on 2018-08-15.
  56. ^ sometimes translated as “shires” or “counties”.
  57. Jump up to:a b c “ביאור סמלי החלוקות הגאוגרפיות”.
  58. ^ “רשימת היישובים לפי מעמד מוניציפאלי” (PDF).
  59. ^ “הרשויות המקומיות בישראל 2017”cbs.gov.il (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  60. ^ “רשימת המועצות האזוריות | ברוכים הבאים לאתר המועצות האיזוריות” (in Hebrew). Retrieved 2019-10-28.
  61. ^ The city has a special status because it is currently being leased to Russia with Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050
  62. ^ “Territorial administration of Lebanon”. Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017.
  63. ^ French; alternatively German:Kantone.
  64. ^ “Cartes du Luxembourg”. 23 March 2023.
  65. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden.
  66. ^ Luxembourgishquartierën; alternatively French:quartiersGerman:Stadtvierteln.
  67. Jump up to:a b circles.
  68. ^ or communes.
  69. ^ or wilaya’at.
  70. Jump up to:a b c d or moughataas.
  71. Jump up to:a b municipalities.
  72. Jump up to:a b c d localities.
  73. ^ some disputed; see Regions of Morocco.
  74. Jump up to:a b Nakale, Albertina (9 August 2013). “President divides Kavango into two”New Era. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014.
  75. ^ FONDS AFRICAIN DE DEVELOPPEMENT: ETUDE DE MOBILISATION DES EAUX DANS LA REGION DE MARADI NIGER. DEPARTEMENT AGRICULTURE ET DEVELOPPEMENT RURAL, OCAR. African Development Bank Group, MARCH 2003
  76. Jump up to:a b or partidos.
  77. ^ or probinsya.
  78. ^ or malayang siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either “highly urbanized” or “independent component” cities.
  79. ^ or munisipalidad; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  80. ^ or bahaging siyudad; cities under provincial supervision (“component cities”).
  81. ^ or munisipalidad; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  82. ^ or barrios.
  83. ^ voivodeships.
  84. ^ consisting of 314 powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 66 powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu (“cities of county right”).
  85. ^ or municípios.
  86. Jump up to:a b sectors.
  87. ^ federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  88. ^ Including the Republic of CrimeaSevastopol, the Donetsk People’s RepublicKherson Oblast, the Lugansk People’s Republic and Zaporozhye Oblast, which were illegally annexed by Russia in 2014 and 2022 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  89. ^ Including Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts which are internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  90. ^ Including the Republic of Crimea (annexed by Russia in 2014) and the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (annexed in 2022) which are internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  91. ^ territories.
  92. ^ Including Sevastopol which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  93. ^ Annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  94. ^ sing. akarere.
  95. ^ or French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  96. ^ or French:cellules (cells).
  97. ^ The Constitution of Serbia recognizes two autonomous provinces, Vojvodina in the north, and the disputed territory of Kosovo and Metohija in the south.
  98. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine
  99. ^ “cadastral areas”.
  100. Jump up to:a b c townships.
  101. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called comarcas
  102. ^ Ceuta and Melilla
  103. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  104. ^ ?”resorts”.
  105. ^ County councils
  106. ^ (French; alternatively German:KantoneItalian:cantoni or Romansh:chantuns). Six cantons, formerly called demi-cantons (French; alternatively German:Halbkantone or Romansh:mez-chantuns), have only one representative in the Council of States instead of two.
  107. ^ French; alternatively German:Ämter(Amts)bezirkeItalian:distretti or Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  108. ^ French; alternatively German:GemeindenItalian:comuni or Romansh:vischnancas.
  109. ^ or manatuq.
  110. ^ city councils.
  111. ^ Mwakyusa, Alvar (4 February 2016). “Songwe is new region – with four districts”Daily News. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017.
  112. ^ Changwat is a province
  113. ^ PAO – Provincial Administrative Organisation
  114. ^ Amphoe is a district
  115. ^ Tambon is a subdistrict
  116. ^ Thesaban nakhon is a City-municipality
  117. ^ Thesaban mueang is a Town-municipality
  118. ^ Thesaban tambon is a Subdistrict-municipality
  119. ^ City of Pattaya is a Special local government
  120. ^ Muban is a village
  121. ^ SAO/TAO – Subdistrict Administrative Organization
  122. ^ Chumchon is a Community Association
  123. ^ Khet is a district in Bangkok
  124. ^ Kwaeng is a subdistrict in Bangkok
  125. ^ urban districts.
  126. ^ Currently, one oblast (Luhansk) is fully under Russian control, and three more (Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia) are partially under Russian control.
  127. ^ One city (Sevastopol) is currently under Russian control.
  128. ^ Currenltly under Russian control
  129. ^ “Офіційний портал Верховної Ради України”static.rada.gov.ua. Retrieved 2020-12-12.
  130. ^ ons.geography@ons.gsi.gov.uk, ONS Geography (7 April 2010). “Parishes and communities”www.ons.gov.uk.
  131. ^ not all of England is parished – see unparished area.
  132. Jump up to:a b a bailiwick.
  133. ^ Includes 11 census areas that make up the Unorganized Borough of Alaska; these areas have no meaningful government between the state and minor civil division level.
  134. ^ Includes two counties (Oglala Lakota and Todd) in South Dakota that do not have their own governments, and administrative functions at the county level are done in a neighboring county.
  135. ^ Includes the counties of Rhode Island, which are only used for statistical purposes, and there is no meaningful government between the state and minor civil division level.
  136. ^ Includes the counties of Massachusetts; eight of the fourteen county governments in Massachusetts were abolished between 1997 and 2000, and there is no meaningful government between the state and minor civil division level in the affected areas.
  137. ^ Includes the counties of Connecticut, which have no government of their own. In 2017, the state of Connecticut recommended that nine councils of governments replace the historical eight counties for statistical purposes in the United States Census Bureau; the Census Bureau intends to implement this change in 2023.
  138. ^ also known as municipalities.
  139. ^ “US Census Barrio-Pueblo definition”factfinder.com. US Census. Archived from the original on 13 May 2017. Retrieved 5 January 2019.
  140. ^ federal dependencies.
  141. ^ Nominal. All provincial governments are de facto abolished.
  142. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  143. ^ districts.
  144. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:opstina.
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