List of administrative divisions by country

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World map showing boundaries of many high and low-level administrative divisions

The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of administrative divisions used by countries and their major dependent territories.



Administrative divisions by country

Member and observer states of the United Nations

CountryTypeAdministrative divisions
First-level Second-level Third-level Fourth-level Fifth-level+
Flag of the Taliban.svg  Afghanistan Unitary 34 provinces (velaya'at) 421 districts (woleswali) subdistricts (alaqadari)
Flag of Albania.svg  Albania Unitary 12 counties (qarqe) 61 municipalities (bashki) 373 units of local governance (njësite të qeverisjes vendore) 2,972 villages (fshatra)
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Unitary 58 provinces ( wilayat ) 553 districts (daïras) 1,541 communes (baladiyahs)
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra Unitary 7 parishes (parròquies)
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola Unitary 18 provinces (províncias) 163 municipalities (municípios) 618 communes (comunas)
Flag of Antigua and Barbuda.svg  Antigua and Barbuda Unitary 6 parishes
2 dependencies
60 major divisions 116 communities [1] 353 localities [2]
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Federal 23 provinces (provincias) 378 departments (departamentos) [lower-alpha 1]
135 Partidos (Buenos Aires Province only)
Municipalities (municipios)[ quantify ]
1 autonomous city:
Buenos Aires 15 communes (comunas) 48 neighbourhoods (barrios)
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Unitary 10 provinces (marzer)
1 autonomous city
70 municipalities (hamaynkner)
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Federal 6 states:
Flag of New South Wales.svg  New South Wales 58 shires wards (electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural]
28 councils
28 cities
8 regional councils
6 municipalities
2 unincorporated areas
Flag of Queensland.svg  Queensland 30 regions
28 shires
12 aboriginal shires
7 cities
1 town
Flag of South Australia.svg  South Australia 25 district councils
21 cities
15 councils
5 aboriginal councils
4 regional councils
2 towns
1 rural city
1 unincorporated area
Flag of Tasmania.svg  Tasmania 23 municipalities
6 cities
Flag of Victoria (Australia).svg  Victoria 39 shires
33 cities
10 unincorporated areas
6 rural cities
1 borough
Flag of Western Australia.svg  Western Australia 104 shires
29 cities
8 towns
2 internal territories that are self-governing:
Flag of the Northern Territory.svg  Northern Territory 9 regional councilswards (electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural]
5 unincorporated areas
3 municipalities
3 shires
2 cities
Flag of the Australian Capital Territory.svg  Australian Capital Territory
1 internal territory that is not self-governing:
Jervis Bay Territory
7 external territories:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
Australian Antarctic Territory
Flag of Christmas Island.svg  Christmas Island
Flag of the Cocos (Keeling) Islands.svg  Cocos (Keeling) Islands (no administrative divisions; Shire of Cocos (Keeling) Islands for local government purposes)
Coral Sea Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
Flag of Norfolk Island.svg  Norfolk Island
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Federal 9 states (Bundesländer) 93 districts (Bezirke), [3] [4] including 14 statutory cities (Statutarstädte) 2,078 municipalities (Gemeinden), [5] including:
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Regional 59 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)
Flag of the Bahamas.svg  Bahamas Unitary 32 districts 32+ town committees
New Providence 24 supervisory districts
Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain Unitary 4 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh Unitary 8 divisions (bibhag) 64 districts (zila) 491 sub-districts (upazila) [6]
12 City corporations
4,554 union councils (union parishads)
327 municipal corporations (paurasabhas)
Flag of Barbados.svg  Barbados Unitary 11 parishes
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Unitary 6 regions ( oblasti or voblastsi)
1 autonomous city
118 districts ( raiony )
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Federal 3 regions [7] 10 provinces [8] 43 districts [9] 581 municipalities [10]
Flag of Belize.svg  Belize Unitary 6 districts 201 municipalities
Flag of Benin.svg  Benin Unitary 12 departments (départements) 77 communes (communes) 546 districts (arrondissements)
Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan Unitary 20 districts (dzongkhag) 201 blocks (gewogs)
61 thromdes
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia Regional 9 departments (departamentos) 112 provinces (provincias) 339 municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Federal 2 federal entities:
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina 10 cantons (kantona) 79 municipalities (općine or opštine)local communities
Flag of the Republika Srpska.svg  Republika Srpska 64 municipalities (opštine)local communities
1 condominium of the federal entities:
Brčko District
Flag of Botswana.svg  Botswana Unitary 10 rural districts
7 urban districts
21 sub-districts [11] 519 villages [12] localities
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Federal 26 states (estados) 5,568 municipalities (municípios)

1 state district (distrito estadual)

10,670 municipal districts (distritos municipais)610 municipal subdistricts (subdistritos municipais)
1 federal district (distrito federal) 1 federal capital (capital federal) 33 administrative regions (regiões administrativas)
Flag of Brunei.svg  Brunei Unitary 4 districts (daerah) 38 subdistricts (mukim) villages (kampung)
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Unitary 28 provinces or regions (oblasti, области) 265 municipalities (obshtini, общини)
  • wards or quarters (rayon)
    • mayoralties (kmetstvo)
      • settlements (naseleno myasto)
Flag of Burkina Faso.svg  Burkina Faso Unitary 13 regions (régions) 45 provinces 325 departments (départements) [13]
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi Unitary 18 provinces 119 communes 2,639 collines
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Unitary 24 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)
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Unitary 10 regions (régions) 58 departments (départements) 360 communes, or districts (arrondissements)
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Federal 10 provinces:
Flag of Alberta.svg  Alberta 264 municipalities
8 Metis settlements
63 counties/municipal districts 403 hamlets
7 improvement districts [14]
6 specialized municipalities
3 special areas
Flag of British Columbia.svg  British Columbia 27 regional districts
1 unincorporated area
162 municipalities
160 electoral areas [15]
Flag of Manitoba.svg  Manitoba 98 rural municipalities
unincorporated areas [16] [17]
37 municipalities
2 local government districts
Flag of New Brunswick.svg  New Brunswick 15 counties (comtés) [18] 152 parishes (paroisses) [18] 104 municipalities (municipalités)
Flag of Newfoundland and Labrador.svg  Newfoundland and Labrador (unincorporated) [19] 277 municipalities
Flag of Nova Scotia.svg  Nova Scotia 18 counties:
3 regional municipalities
9 county municipalities 38 municipalities
6 historic counties administered by district municipalities 12 district municipalities
Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario 173 single-tier municipalities [20]
8 regional municipalities 241 lower-tier municipalities
46 local services boards
22 counties
10 districts [21]
Flag of Prince Edward Island.svg  Prince Edward Island 3 counties [22] 14 parishes [22] 70 townships [22] 63 municipalities
Flag of Quebec.svg  Quebec 87 regional county municipalities (municipalités régionale de comté) (RCM/MRC)

17 territories equivalent to a regional county municipality (territoires équivalents) (TE):

1,108 municipalities (municipalités) 45 boroughs (arrondissements)
(only in 8 municipalities)
Flag of Saskatchewan.svg  Saskatchewan 296 rural municipalities 478 municipalities
2 unincorporated areas:
3 territories:
Flag of the Northwest Territories.svg  Northwest Territories 5 regions [23] 24 municipalities
Flag of Nunavut.svg  Nunavut 3 regions [24] 25 municipalities
Flag of Yukon.svg  Yukon ( unorganized ) 8 municipalities
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde Unitary 22 councils or municipalities (concelhos, also referred to as municípios) 32 parishes (freguesias)
Flag of the Central African Republic.svg  Central African Republic Unitary 20 prefectures (préfectures)

1 autonomous commune

72 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
Flag of Chad.svg  Chad Unitary 23 regions (régions) 67 departments (départements) [25] 340 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Regional 16 regions (regiones) 56 provinces (provincias) 346 communes (comunas)neighborhood units (unidades vecinales) [26]
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China, People's Republic ofRegional 23 provinces (shěng) (including Taiwan Province, which is claimed but not administered)
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)

Urban areas:
(residential) communities (shèqū) or neighbourhoods (jūmínqū)

Rural areas: villages (cūnjí), village areas or village groups. [27]

2 special administrative regions (tèbié xíngzhèngqū), Hong Kong and Macao 18 districts (Hong Kong only)
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Unitary 32 departments (departamentos) 1,102 municipalities (municipios)Rural areas: 2,000+ corregimientos (towns)veredas
Urban areas: communes (comunas)neighbourhoods (barrios)
1 Capital District (Distrito Capital)20 localities (localidades)
Flag of the Comoros.svg  Comoros Federal 3 autonomous islands (+1 claimed) (îles autonomes)16 prefectures (préfectures)54 communes318 villes or villages
Flag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  DR Congo, Democratic Republic of the [28] Unitary 25 provinces
1 Capital City
145 territories
32 cities
264 chiefdoms
470 sectors

311 communes
6,070 groupings
2,401 quarters
Flag of the Republic of the Congo.svg  Congo, Republic of the [29] Unitary 12 departments 80+ districts communes
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Unitary 7 provinces (provincias) 82 cantons (cantones)450+ districts
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Unitary 20 counties (županije) 128 towns (gradovi)

428 municipalities (općine)

4,117+ local communities  [ hr ] (mjesnih odbora) (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6,700+ settlements (naselja)
Flag of Cuba.svg  Cuba Unitary 15 provinces (provincias)
1 special municipality (municipio especial)
160+ municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Unitary 6 districts (eparchies)610 communities
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Unitary 13 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)

4 military training areas (vojenské újezdy) special status

Capital City of Prague (Hlavní město Praha) 10 districts (obvody) judicial only

22 administrative districts (správní obvody)

57 municipal districts (městské části)112 cadastral communities (katastrální území)
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark, the Kingdom ofRegional1 senior member of the Kingdom:
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark 5 regions (regioner) 98 municipalities (kommuner)
2 self-governing territories within the Kingdom:
Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands 7 regions (sýsla) [30] 29 municipalities (kommunur) [31]
Flag of Greenland.svg  Greenland 5 municipalities (kommuner)
Northeast Greenland National Park
Flag of Djibouti.svg  Djibouti Unitary 6 regions (régions) 15 districts [32]

6 arrondissements (within Djibouti City)

Flag of Dominica.svg  Dominica Unitary 10 parishes
Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg  Dominican Republic Unitary 31 provinces (provincias)

1 National District (Distrito Nacional)

158 municipalities (municipios)40+ municipal districts (distritos municipales)
Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor [33] Unitary 13 municipalities (Municípios)

1 special administrative region (região administrativa especial)

65 administrative posts (postos administrativos) 442 sucos (villages, village areas, or village groups)
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Unitary 24 provinces (provincias) 221 cantons (cantones) 1,000+ parishes (parroquias)
Flag of Egypt.svg  Egypt Unitary 27 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 271 marakiz or aqsam 4,617+ villages or districts sheyakha or residential districts
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Unitary 14 departments (departamentos) 262 municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Equatorial Guinea.svg  Equatorial Guinea Unitary 8 provinces (provincias)32 districts (distritos)
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea Unitary 6 regions (zoba) 58 districts Communes (Kebabis)Villages and towns

Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia [lower-alpha 2]

Unitary 15 counties (maakonnad) 15 towns (linnad)Districts (linnaosad)[ citation needed ]Subdistricts (asumid)[ citation needed ]
64 parishes (vallad)Quarters (kandid)
32 towns (linnad)
12 boroughs (alevid)
188 alevikud [34]
4,455 villages (külad)
Flag of Eswatini.svg  Eswatini Unitary 4 regions (tifundza) 50+ tinkhundla [35] 360+ imiphakatsi [36]
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia Federal 12 regions (kililoch)

2 chartered cities (astedader akababiwach)

68 zones (zonoch) 600+ districts (woreda) kebeles (neighbourhoods or wards)
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Unitary 4 divisions 14 provinces + 50 districts
1 dependency
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Regional 18 regions (maakuntaa) 70+ subregions (seutukuntaa) 317 municipalities (kuntaa)  [37]
1 autonomous region (Åland) (itsehallinnollinen maakunta) 16 municipalities (kommuner (kuntaa))
Flag of France.svg  France Regional 18 regions (régions), including 5 overseas regions (French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, and Réunion) 101 departments (départements)
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
332 arrondissements 2,054 cantons (electoral constituencies)
12,159 intercommunalities 35,357 communes

(The 3 communes of Paris, Lyon, and Marseilles are further subdivided into municipal arrondissements.)

1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government: Clipperton Island
5 overseas collectivities (collectivités d'outre-mer):
Flag of French Polynesia.svg  French Polynesia [38] 5 administrative subdivisions (subdivisions administratives) 40+ communes
Flag of France.svg  Saint-Barthélemy 2 parishes 40 quarters
Flag of France.svg  Collectivity of Saint Martin
Flag of France.svg  Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
Flag of France.svg  Wallis and Futuna 3 traditional kingdoms (royaumes coutumiers)3 districts (Uvea only)
1 sui generis collectivity (collectivité sui generis):
Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia 3 provinces 30+ communes
1 overseas territory (territoire d'outre-mer):
Flag of the French Southern and Antarctic Lands.svg  French Southern and Antarctic Lands 5 districts
Flag of Gabon.svg  Gabon Unitary 9 provinces 49 departments (départements) 152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements
Flag of The Gambia.svg  Gambia Unitary 5 regions
1 city
8 Local Government Areas 43 districts
Flag of Georgia.svg Georgia Regional 10 regions (mkhare) (portions administered as the partially recognized country of South Ossetia, under Russian occupation)

Adjara, autonomous republic
Abkhazia, an autonomous republic administered as a partially recognized country under Russian occupation

5 cities (k'alak'i)

67 communities (temi)

Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Federal 16 states (Länder) [39]
Flag of Baden-Wurttemberg.svg  Baden-Württemberg
Flag of Bavaria (lozengy).svg  Bavaria
Flag of Hesse.svg  Hesse
Flag of North Rhine-Westphalia.svg  North Rhine-Westphalia
19 administrative districts (Regierungsbezirke)
3 special regional associations (Kommunalverbände besonderer Art) [40]

294 rural districts (Landkreise or Kreise)

1281 municipal associations (Gemeindeverbände) [41]

10907 municipalities (Gemeinden), including

1951 towns (Städte)
386 market towns (Märkte) (only in Bavaria)

Flag of Brandenburg.svg  Brandenburg
Flag of Lower Saxony.svg  Lower Saxony
Flag of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.svg  Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Flag of Rhineland-Palatinate.svg  Rhineland-Palatinate
Flag of Saarland.svg  Saarland
Flag of Saxony.svg  Saxony
Flag of Saxony-Anhalt (state).svg  Saxony-Anhalt
Flag of Schleswig-Holstein.svg  Schleswig-Holstein
Flag of Thuringia.svg  Thuringia

103 cities (urban districts) (Kreisfreie Städte or Stadtkreise)
Flag of Bremen.svg  Bremen 2 cities (Städte):
Bremen  (city)
7 boroughs (Stadtbezirke)32 quarters (Stadtteile)

113 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)

Flag of Berlin.svg  Berlin 12 boroughs (Bezirke) 97 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
Flag of Hamburg.svg  Hamburg 7 boroughs (Bezirke) 104 quarters (Stadtteile) 181 neighbourhoods (Ortsteile)
Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana Unitary 16 regions 216 districts Communities tema
8 municipal districtszones
3 metropolitan districtssubmetropolitan districts
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Regional 7 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
Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada Unitary 6 parishes
1 dependency
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Unitary 22 departments (departamentos) 332 municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea Unitary 8 regions (régions) 33 prefectures (préfectures) 330+ sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)[districts]


5 communes
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau Unitary 8 regions (regiões)

1 autonomous sector (sector autónomo)

39 sectors (setores)
Flag of Guyana.svg  Guyana Unitary 10 regions 64 neighborhood councils
Flag of Haiti.svg  Haiti Unitary 10 departments (départements) 42 arrondissements 144 communes 571 communal sections (sections communales)
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Unitary 18 departments (departamentos) 298 municipalities (municipios)3,731 aldeas
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Unitary 19 counties (vármegye) 174 districts (járás) 3,154 cities and towns (városok)
1 autonomous city 23 boroughs (kerület) 1 non-borough
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland Unitary 8 regions(svæði) 64 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
Flag of India.svg  India Federal 28 states

8 union territories

102 divisions (manḍal) 766 districts (zile) [42] 5924 subdistricts (tahsīl)
Local governments:

Urban local governance; Single tier system of government. Rural local governance; 3 tier system of government.

Urban Local Bodies: Rural Local Bodies (Panchayati Raj Institutions):
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Regional 38 provinces (provinsi)
including 9 special regions (daerah istimewa)
416 regencies (kabupaten)

98 cities (kota, formerly kotamadya)

7,266 districts (kecamatan, distrik, kapanewon, kemantren) 83,467 villages (kelurahan, desa)
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Unitary 31 provinces (ostanha) 467 counties (shahrestan)districts ( bakhsh )rural districts (dehestan)
cities (shahr)
Flag of Iraq.svg  Iraq Federal 19 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt), including 4 governorates in the autonomous Kurdistan Region (counting Halabja) 120 districts (aqḍyat) 300+ subdistricts (naḥiyat)villages (qaryat)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Unitary 26 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)
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Regional 6 districts (meḥozot) [43]

Judea and Samaria Area

15 sub-districts (nafot) [43] 52 natural regions [43] 77 cities (arim) [44]

124 local councils (moaṣot mekomiot) [45]
54 regional councils (moaṣot azoriot) [46]

Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Regional 15 regions (regioni)

5 autonomous regions with special statute (regioni autonome a statuto speciale)

80 provinces (province)

2 autonomous provinces (province autonome)

7,998 communes (comuni)37,000+ fractions (frazioni) and circumscriptions (circoscrizioni)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast Unitary 14 autonomous districts (districts autonomes) 31 regions (régions) 108 departments (départements)
1 unincorporated area
510 sub-prefectures (sous-préfectures)
Flag of Jamaica.svg  Jamaica Unitary 14 parishes
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Regional 47 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)
ōaza , aza , chō , chōme
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Unitary 12 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 52 Districts (Alwia'a) 89 Subdistricts (Nahiya)qurah
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Regional 17 regions (oblys)
3 cities with region rights (qala)
Baikonur [47]
319 raions (awdan)
oblıstıq qala
kentawıl aymaq
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya Regional 47 counties (kaunti) 262 sub-counties (kaunti ndogo) 2,400+ locations (mtaa) Cities, Municipalities and Towns
villages (vijiji)
Flag of Kiribati.svg  Kiribati UnitaryNone
Flag of Kuwait.svg  Kuwait Unitary 6 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 132 areas (manāṭiq)
Flag of Kyrgyzstan (2023).svg  Kyrgyzstan Unitary 7 regions (oblus)
2 independent cities (šaar (keneš))
44 districts (rayon)
14 towns (gorkeneš)
rural communities or rural districts (ayyl aymagy)
Flag of Laos.svg  Laos Unitary 17 provinces (khoueng)
1 prefecture
140+ districts (muang or muong)villages (baan)
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Unitary 36 municipalities (novadi)
7 republic cities (Republikas pilsētas)
Flag of Lebanon.svg  Lebanon Unitary 9 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) [48] 26 districts (qaḍya)
Flag of Lesotho.svg  Lesotho Unitary 10 districts 80+ constituencies 120+ community councils
Flag of Liberia.svg  Liberia Unitary 15 counties 60+ districts
Flag of Libya.svg  Libya Unitary 22 districts (sha'biyat) 99 baladiyat
Flag of Liechtenstein.svg  Liechtenstein Unitary 11 municipalities (Gemeinden)
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Unitary 10 counties (apskritys) 60 municipalities (savivaldybės) 500+ elderships (seniūnijos) sub-eldership (seniūnaitija)
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Unitary 12 cantons [49] 102 communes [50] [51] 24 quarters [52]
Flag of Madagascar.svg  Madagascar Unitary 22 regions (faritra) 114 districts 1,579 communes (kaominina) and 17,485 villages (fokontany)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Malawi.svg  Malawi Unitary 3 regions 28 districts 130+ traditional authorities60+ subchiefdoms
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Federal 13 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
Flag of Maldives.svg  Maldives Unitary 17 atolls
4 cities
189 islands
Flag of Mali.svg  Mali Unitary 10 régions
1 capital district
40+ cercles (circles) 1,400+ arrondissements 700+ communes
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Unitary 5 regions (reġjuni) 68 local councils (kunsilli lokali)
Flag of the Marshall Islands.svg  Marshall Islands Unitary 24 municipalities
Flag of Mauritania.svg  Mauritania Regional 15 regions ( wilayat ); capital city of Nouakchott spans 3 regions 44 departments [53] or moughataas 216 communes (some of which are consolidated with departments)
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Unitary Flag of Rodrigues.svg Rodrigues 14 zones 120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
Mauritius 9 districts
2 outer islands with no government (+2 claimed)
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Federal 31 states (estados) 2,458 municipalities (municipios)A few municipalities are further divided into boroughs, some incompletely.
1 autonomous city, Mexico City (Ciudad de México) 16 boroughs (demarcaciones territoriales)
Flag of the Federated States of Micronesia.svg  Micronesia Federal 4 states 70+ municipalities
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova Regional 32 districts or raions (Romanian : raioane)

3 municipalities (municipii): Chișinău, Bălți, and Tighina
2 autonomous territorial units: Gagauzia and Left Bank of the Dniester (claimed but administered as the unrecognized independent country of Transnistria)

10 municipalities (municipii)

50 cities [ citation needed ]
60+ city localities[ citation needed ]
660+ villages (Romanian : sate)[ citation needed ]
880+ village localities[ citation needed ]

Flag of Monaco.svg  Monaco Unitary 1 municipality 3 quarters 10 wards
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Unitary 21 provinces (aimags) 331 districts (sum)1,538 bags[ citation needed ]
1 capital city, Ulaanbaatar 9 districts (düüregs) 173 subdistricts (khoroos)
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro Unitary 25 municipalities (opštine) 1,256 naselja [ citation needed ]
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco Unitary 12 regions (3 containing parts of disputed Western Sahara)13 prefectures
62 provinces
circles[ citation needed ]rural communes[ citation needed ]
communes urbaines
arrondissements[ citation needed ]
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique Unitary 11 provinces (provincias) 128 districts (distritos) 405 administrative posts (postos)[urban districts][ citation needed ]
localities (localidades)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Myanmar.svg  Myanmar Unitary 7 States 67 Districts 330 Townships 70,838 Villages
7 Regions
1 Union Territory
5 Self-Administered Zones
1 Self-Administered Division
Flag of Namibia.svg  Namibia Unitary 14 regions [54] 121 constituencies [54] cities
Flag of Nauru.svg  Nauru Unitary 14 districts
Flag of Nepal.svg  Nepal Federal 7 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)
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands, the Kingdom of theRegional 4 constituent countries (landen):
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 12 provinces (provincies) 344 municipalities (gemeenten) urban districts (deelgemeenten)
3 public bodies (openbare lichamen)

(Caribbean Netherlands region)

Flag of Bonaire.svg  Bonaire 2 towns, neighbourhoods [55]
Flag of Sint Eustatius.svg  Sint Eustatius neighbourhoods [56]
Flag of Saba.svg  Saba 4 villages [57]
Flag of Aruba.svg  Aruba 8 regions [58]
Flag of Curacao.svg  Curaçao 2 districts and 1 special city [59] 10 areas [60] 4 town quarters
Flag of Sint Maarten.svg  Sint Maarten 8 administrative units [61]
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Regional Realm of New Zealand:
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 11 non-unitary regions 13 cities
53 districts
wards (electoral unit)suburbs [urban] and localities [rural]
1 special territorial authority:
5 unitary authorities
3 outlying islands:
Flag of New Zealand.svg  Ross Dependency
1 self-administering territory:
Flag of Tokelau.svg  Tokelau 3 island councils
2 states in free-association:
Flag of the Cook Islands.svg  Cook Islands 10 island councils districts tapere
Flag of Niue.svg  Niue 14 villages
Flag of Nicaragua.svg  Nicaragua Regional 15 departments (departamentos)
2 autonomous regions (regiones autónomas)
153 municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Niger.svg  Niger Unitary 7 régions  
Capital district, Niamey Urban Community
63 départements communes, cantons, and groupements [ quantify ]
Flag of Nigeria.svg  Nigeria Federal 36 states
1 Federal Capital Territory
774 Local Government Areas 8813 Wards
Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea Unitary 9 provinces (do)
4 special cities
150+ cities, counties, workers' districts (in some counties), districts, and wards towns (in counties), neighborhoods (in cities), villages (rural)[ citation needed ]
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia Unitary 8 statistical regions 80 municipalities (opštini)
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway Regional 14 counties (fylker)
14 county municipalities (fylkeskommuner)
354 primary municipalities (kommuner)
3 hundreds (herader)
Capital city of Oslo 15 boroughs (bydeler)
2 non-boroughs (Marka and Sentrum)
2 integral overseas areas: Svalbard, Jan Mayen
3 dependencies: Peter I Island, Bouvet Island, Queen Maud Land
Flag of Oman.svg  Oman Unitary 11 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 61 provinces ( wilayat )
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Federal 4 provinces
2 autonomous territories
38 divisions 168 districts 596 Tehsils Almost 6,000 Union Councils
1 federal capital territory 5 zones27 union councils
Flag of Palau.svg  Palau Unitary 16 states town council(s) [62]

village hall(s) [63] [64]

traditional villages [65]

Flag of Palestine.svg  Palestine Unitary16 governorates 121 municipal councils [66]

355 village councils [66]

local councils (East Jerusalem) [66]
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Unitary 10 provinces (provincias) 68 districts (distritos) 587 corregimientos (corregimientos)

2 corregimiento-level indigenous regions (comarcas indígenas)

4 indigenous regions (comarcas indígenas)11 districts79 corregimientos
Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea Regional 20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 National Capital District
districts Local-Level Government areas
Flag of Paraguay.svg  Paraguay Unitary 17 departments (departamentos)
Asunción, the capital district (distrito capital)
262 districts (distritos)
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Regional 25 regions (departamentos) (formerly departments) 196 provinces (provincias) [67] 1,869 districts (distritos) [67] 2,645 populated centers
Metropolitan Municipality of Lima Lima Province 43 districts
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Regional 15 regions (rehiyong pampangasiwaan)

Bangsamoro, an autonomous region (awtonomong rehiyon)

82 provinces (lalawigan or probinsya) 107 component cities (bahaging lungsod)
1,488 municipalities (bayan or munisipalidad)
42,027 barangays (formerly barrios), some grouped into districts
22 independent cities (17 Highly Urbanized Cities and 5 Independent Component Cities)
Metro Manila, the National Capital Region (pambansang punong rehiyon) 16 Highly Urbanized Cities

Pateros, an independent municipality

Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Unitary 16 voivodeships (provinces) 314 land counties (powiat ziemski)2,478 municipalities ( gminy of 3 types)40,740 sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)[ citation needed ]
66 city counties (powiat grodzki)
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Regional 18 districts (distritos)
2 autonomous regions (regiões autónomas)
308 municipalities ( concelhos or municípios) 3,091 parishes (freguesias)localities (localidades)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Qatar.svg  Qatar Unitary 8 municipalities (baladiya'at)98 Zones
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Unitary 41 counties (județe) 320 cities and towns (orașe (including 103 major cities, municipii)
2,856 communes (divided into 12,955 villages, sate[ citation needed ])
1 autonomous municipality 6 sectors
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Federal 89 federal subjects: [68] [69]
48 oblasts [70]
24 republics [71]
4 autonomous okrugs
9 krais (territories)
1 autonomous oblast
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 [72]
Flag of Moscow.svg  Moscow 12 administrative okrugs 125 districts (raions)Settlements (poseleniy)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Saint Petersburg Russia.svg  St. Petersburg 18 districts (raions)81 okrugs
Flag of Sevastopol.svg  Sevastopol [73] 4 districts (raions)9 municipal okrugs and the Town of Inkerman[ citation needed ]
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda Unitary 5 provinces (intara) 30 districts (uturere, singular akarere)
municipalities (umujyi)[ citation needed ]
410+ sectors (imirenge)9,100+ cells (utugari, singular akagali)14,000+ villages ( imidugudu , singular umuduguduakagari)
Flag of Saint Kitts and Nevis.svg  Saint Kitts and Nevis Federal Saint Kitts 14 parishes
Flag of Saint Lucia.svg  Saint Lucia Unitary 10 districts (formerly 12 quarters)
Flag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Unitary 6 parishes
Flag of Samoa.svg  Samoa Unitary 11 districts (itūmālō)
Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino Unitary9 castelli ("castles")
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe Regional 6 districts
Autonomous Region of Príncipe
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia Unitary 13 regions (manaṭiq) 150 governorates (muḥafaẓat)1541 subdistricts (marakiz)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Senegal.svg  Senegal Unitary 14 regions 46 departments 133 arrondissements communes[ citation needed ]
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia Regional 150 municipalities (opština)
24 cities (grada)
Flag of Seychelles.svg  Seychelles Unitary 26 districts
Flag of Sierra Leone.svg  Sierra Leone Unitary 4 provinces
1 area
14 districts 149 chiefdoms
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Unitary 5 districts 31 constituencies 93 wards
1 Central Business District
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Unitary 8 regions (kraje) 79 districts (okresy) 2,891 municipalities ( obcí ) of which 141 are cities or towns (mestá) [74] cadastraal areas (katastrálne územia)[ citation needed ]
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Unitary 212 municipalities (občine)
Flag of the Solomon Islands.svg  Solomon Islands Regional 9 provinces
Honiara, the capital territory
Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia Federal 6 states 18 regions (gobolada) 75 districts
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa Regional 9 provinces 44 district municipalities 205 local municipalities 4,468 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Regional 6 provinces (do) 75 cities (si)
77 counties (gun)
Districts (gu)Neighborhoods (dong)

Towns (eup)
Townships (myeon)

Rural villages (ri, fifth level)

Hamlets (ban, sixth level)[ citation needed ]

6 Metropolitan Cities (gwangyeoksi) Autonomous districts (gu, jachigu)
5 counties
Neighborhoods (dong)

Towns (eup)
Townships (myeon)

Rural villages (ri)
3 Special Self-Governing Provinces (teukbyeol jachido)2 siNeighborhoods (dong)

Towns (eup)
Townships (myeon)

1 Special Self-Governing City (teukbyeol jachisi)
1 Special City (teukbyeolsi) 25 districts (gu)Neighborhoods (dong)
Flag of South Sudan.svg  South Sudan Federal 10 States
2 Administrative Areas
1 Area with Special Administrative Status

183 counties 540 Payams 2,500 Bomas
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Regional 17 autonomous communities (comunidades autónomas) 50 provinces (provincias) 477 comarcas 8,129 municipalities (municipios)
2 autonomous municipalities, Ceuta and Melilla, North African coast
3 minor North African coastal territories ( plazas de soberanía )
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka Regional 9 provinces 25 districts 320+ divisions
Flag of Sudan.svg  Sudan Federal 18 states ( wilayat ) 86 districts
Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname Unitary 10 districts (districten) 62 resorts (ressorten)
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Unitary 21 counties (län)
20 county councils (landsting)
290 municipalities (kommuner) 2,523 registration districts
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland Federal 26 cantons [75] 137 districts [ citation needed ] (not in all cantons, names vary) 2,131 municipalities or communes [76] (varies by canton)
Flag of Syria.svg  Syria Unitary 14 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt) 60 districts (mintaqah)subdistricts (nawaḥi)[ citation needed ]villages[ citation needed ]
Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan Regional 3 regions (viloyatho)
Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Province
Dushanbe, capital city
60+ 60+ districts (nohiya, formerly raion)[ dubious ]
18 cities [77]
2 city councils (hukumati)[ citation needed ]
368 village communes (jamoats) [77] 65 towns [77]

4223 villages[ citation needed ]

Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania Regional 31 regions (mkoa), [78] including Zanzibar, a semi-autonomous region spanning five mkoas]] 120+ districts ( wilayat )divisions[ citation needed ][wards][villages]
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand Unitary 76 provinces (changwat) 878 districts (amphoe) 7,255 subdistricts (tambons) 74,944 villages (muban)

Community associations (chum-chon)

Municipalities ( thesaban ) of 3 types take some responsibilities of districts and subdistricts [lower-alpha 3]

Pattaya special administrative area

Bangkok special administrative area 50 districts (khet) 180 subdistricts (kwaeng)
Flag of Togo.svg  Togo Unitary 5 régions 30 préfectures
Flag of Tonga.svg  Tonga Unitary 5 provinces 23 districts
Flag of Trinidad and Tobago.svg  Trinidad and Tobago Regional7 regions
5 boroughs
2 cities
1 ward (Tobago)
Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia Unitary 24 governorates ( wilayat ) 264 delegations or districts ( mutamadiyat )municipalities ( shaykhats ) [79] [ quantify ]2073 sectors (imadats) [80]
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Unitary 81 provinces (il) 403 districts (ilçe) 403 district capitals

388 towns (belde)
18,260 villages ( köy )

32,244 neighborhoods ( mahalle ) (not in villages)
30 metropolitan municipalities (consolidated province-municipalities) 519 consolidated district-municipalities
Flag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan Unitary 5 regions ( welaýatlar ) (also known as provinces) 37 districts (etraplar)

7 cities with district status

Ashgabat, the capital city-region 4 boroughs or districts (uly etraplar) (as of 2018)
Flag of Tuvalu.svg  Tuvalu Unitary 9 districts
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Unitary 135 districts
1 city
167 counties
31 municipalities
25 city divisions
1,496 subcounties
580 town councils
89 municipal divisions/boroughs
10,717 parishes
71,213 villages [81]
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Regional 24 oblasts (regions) [82]
2 cities with special status [83]
1 autonomous republic [84]
136 raions (districts) 1469 hromadas (communities) [85] 7567 starosta okruhs (elderships) [86]
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates Federal 7 emirates (imarat)Regions, sectors, and municipalitiesLocal districtsLocal communities
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom Regional 4 constituent countries:
1 constituent country without devolution:
Flag of England.svg  England Greater London City of London 25 wards
32 London boroughs (including 1 city)areas
10,449 parishes [87] with some unparished areas
8 regions with no devolution 11 combined authorities and combined county authorities (metropolitan)36 metropolitan boroughs (a.k.a. metropolitan districts)
21 non-metropolitan counties 164 non-metropolitan districts
Berkshire (non-governing, non-metropolitan)6 non-metropolitan districts (de facto unitary authorities)
56 unitary authorities

Isles of Scilly (sui generis)

39 historic counties 5 lathes
3 parts
3 ridings
6 rapes
3 constituent countries with devolution:
Northern Ireland 11 districts
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 32 council areas 1,369 communities
Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 22 principal areas 878 communities
3 crown dependencies:
Flag of Guernsey.svg  Bailiwick of Guernsey 3 jurisdictions:
Flag of Alderney.svg  Alderney 12 parishes
Flag of Guernsey.svg  Guernsey Flag of Herm.svg  Herm
Flag of Sark.svg  Sark
Flag of the Isle of Man.svg  Isle of Man 6 sheadings 15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
Flag of Jersey.svg  Jersey 12 parishes 48 vingtaines
6 cueillettes
14 British Overseas Territories:
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Akrotiri and Dhekelia
Flag of Anguilla.svg  Anguilla 14 districts
Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 9 parishes
2 municipalities
Flag of the British Antarctic Territory.svg  British Antarctic Territory
Flag of the Commissioner of the British Indian Ocean Territory.svg  British Indian Ocean Territory 2 island groups
Flag of the British Virgin Islands.svg  British Virgin Islands 5 districts
Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 7 districts
Flag of the Falkland Islands.svg  Falkland Islands 2 constituencies
Flag of Gibraltar.svg  Gibraltar 7 major residential areas 70 enumeration areas [88]
Flag of Montserrat.svg  Montserrat 3 parishes
Flag of the Pitcairn Islands.svg  Pitcairn Islands 4 islands
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 3 constituent parts:
Flag of Ascension Island.svg  Ascension Island
Flag of Saint Helena.svg  Saint Helena 8 districts
Flag of Tristan da Cunha.svg  Tristan da Cunha
Flag of South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.svg  South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands 2 island groups
Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 6 districts
Flag of the United States.svg  United States Federal 50 states 3,142 counties and county-equivalents [ citation needed ] (19 boroughs and 11 census areas in Alaska, 64 Louisiana parishes, 41 independent cities). [lower-alpha 4] Local government in the United States varies widely by state; some entities cross county and other boundaries. The US Census in 2012 counted 19,522 municipalities, 16,364 townships, 37,203 special districts, and 12,884 independent school districts which have active governments. [89] Many states use township as a governmental level between county and municipality. Most states have counties with unincorporated areas (no municipal government). Municipal governments are called cities, towns, villages, boroughs, and townships, and can form 1-3 layers of government. Many municipalities are administratively divided into boroughs, wards, districts, neighborhoods, or villages, which may or may not have an active government. The US Census defines minor civil divisions and census county divisions for top-level county divisions, many only for statistical purposes.
326 Indian reservations
1 federal district:
Flag of Washington, D.C.svg  Washington, D.C.
4 unincorporated organized territories:
Flag of Guam.svg  Guam 19 villages [90]
Flag of the Northern Mariana Islands.svg  Northern Mariana Islands 4 municipalities
Flag of Puerto Rico.svg  Puerto Rico 78 municipalities 902 barrios [91]
Flag of the United States Virgin Islands.svg  United States Virgin Islands 3 districts 20 subdistricts
1 unincorporated unorganized self-governing territory:
Flag of American Samoa.svg  American Samoa 3 districts 15 counties76 villages
2 unorganized atolls
Flag of the United States.svg United States Minor Outlying Islands:
Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Palmyra Atoll (incorporated), Wake Island, Navassa Island (disputed), Bajo Nuevo Bank (disputed), and Serranilla Bank (disputed)
Flag of Uruguay.svg  Uruguay Unitary 19 departments (departamentos) 125 municipalities (municipios)
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Regional 12 regions ( viloyatlar ) 144 districts (tumanlar) [92] [93]
Citizen assembly of villages

Urban-type settlements
Cities of district subordination

Cities of regional subordinationCities

Citizen assembly of villages
Urban-type settlement

Karakalpakstan, an autonomous republicCities of republican subordination Urban-type settlements
16 districts Village citizen assemblies

Urban-type settlements
Cities of district subordination

Tashkent, an independent city 15 districts Urban-type settlements
Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu Unitary 6 provinces municipalities, local councils
Flag of the Vatican City (2023-present).svg  Vatican City UnitaryNone
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Federal 23 states (estados) 335 municipalities (municipios)1,136 parroquias[ citation needed ]
1 capital district, Caracas
Federal dependencies of 12 island groupsFrancisco de Miranda Insular Territory, directly administered remainder
Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam Unitary 58 provinces (tỉnh)
82 provincial cities (thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh)
53 district level towns (thị xã)
523 districts (huyện)
11 đảo
619 commune-level towns (thị trấn)
1,203 wards (phường)
8,198 rural communes ()
5 municipalities (thành phố trực thuộc trung ương) 46 boroughs (quận)

1 city within municipality (thành phố thuộc thành phố trực thuộc trung ương)

577 wards (phường)
Flag of Yemen.svg  Yemen Unitary 21 governorates (muḥāfaẓāt)
1 municipality
333 districts 2,210+ [subdistricts][ citation needed ]38,284 [villages][ citation needed ]
Flag of Zambia.svg  Zambia Unitary 10 provinces 89 districts
Flag of Zimbabwe.svg  Zimbabwe Unitary 10 provinces 59 districts 1,200 municipalities

Member states of United Nations specialized agencies

CountryTypeAdministrative divisions
First-level Second-level Third-level Fourth-level+
Flag of Kosovo.svg  Kosovo Unitary 7 districts 38 municipalities

Other states

CountryTypeAdministrative divisions
First-level Second-level Third-level Fourth-level+
Flag of the Republic of Abkhazia.svg  Abkhazia Unitary 7 districts (araion)Cities and towns[ quantify ]
Flag of South Ossetia.svg  South Ossetia Unitary 4 districts (raions)
Flag of the Republic of China.svg  Taiwan (Republic of China)Regional 6 special municipalities (zhíxiáshì)
2 (streamlined) provinces (shěng) [94]
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)
Flag of Somaliland.svg  Somaliland Unitary 6 regions (gobolada) 18 districts
Flag of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.svg  Northern Cyprus Unitary 5 ilçe subdistricts components, quarters
Flag of Transnistria (state).svg  Transnistria Unitary 5 raions

1 municipality, Tiraspol

Flag of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic.svg  Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic (notional, mostly administered as part of Morocco)Unitary 4 provinces ( wilayat ) 25 districts (daïras)

See also


  1. Including 2 departments of disputed sovereignty in Tierra del Fuego Province: Argentine Antarctica and South Atlantic Islands (the latter includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands)
  2. Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  3. Not all have active governments. No county-level government exists in:

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  1. "Antigua and Barbuda::Statistics Division/Redatam Webserver | Statistical Process and Dissemination Tool". Retrieved 2022-12-31.
  2. Antigua and Barbuda 2011 Population and Housing Census (PDF).
  3. Not counting vienna
  4. The districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  5. Not counting statutory cities
  6. "Upazilla List". Bangladesh National Portal.
  7. Dutch  : Gewesten; French: Régions or German: Regionen.
  8. Dutch: Provincies; French: Provinces or German: Provinzen. The Brussels-Capital Region is not divided into provinces.
  9. Dutch: Arrondissementen; French: Arrondissements or German: Arrondissements.
  10. Dutch: Gemeenten; French: Communes or German: Gemeinden.
  11. Chobe District and all six of Botswana's urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  12. "Index of /programs-surveys/international-programs/mapping-files/time-series". Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  13. Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  14. Improvement districts are almost always coterminous with a national or provincial park.
  15. Government of Canada, Statistics Canada (2022-02-09). "Census metropolitan areas (CMAs), census agglomerations (CAs) and census subdivisions (CSDs)". (Comma-separated value). 2021 Canadian census . Retrieved 2022-02-28.
  16. 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.
  17. Statistics Canada divides the province into census divisions that do cover Northern Manitoba, however, these serve no provincial or local governmental functions.
  18. 1 2 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 1 2 3 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.
  23. In the Northwest Territories, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  24. In Nunavut, regions are used to streamline services delivered by the territorial government, and have no elected government of their own.
  25. The districts of N'Djamena are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  26. According to article 118 parr. 7 of Chilean Constitution, their establishment is a voluntary faculty for the municipalities.
  27. either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  28. Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  29. also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  30. or Danish:syssel.
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  33. Timor-Leste.
  34. Small boroughs
  35. constituencies
  36. Chiefdoms
  37. consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (communes).
  38. also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  39. or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  40. Region Hannover, Regionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  41. usually in rural areas and known by various names in different states, e.g. Amt, Samtgemeinde, Verbandsgemeinde and Verwaltungsgemeinschaft
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  49. French; alternatively German:Kantone.
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  68. federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  69. Including the Republic of Crimea, Sevastopol, the Donetsk People's Republic, Kherson 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
  70. Including Kherson and Zaporizhzhia oblasts which are internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  71. 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
  72. Including Sevastopol which was illegally annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
  73. Annexed by Russia in 2014 but internationally recognized as part of Ukraine
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  75. (French; alternatively German:Kantone, Italian: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.
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  79. Tunisia Governorates
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  82. Currently, one oblast (Luhansk) is fully under Russian control, and three more (Donetsk, Kherson, and Zaporizhzhia) are partially under Russian control.
  83. One city (Sevastopol) is currently under Russian control.
  84. Currenltly under Russian control
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  94. Nominal. All provincial governments are de facto abolished.