List of terms for administrative divisions

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This is a list of English and non-English terms for administrative divisions.

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This is an alphabetical list of native non-English terms for administrative divisions; some, such as arrondissement and okrug, have become English loanwords. Terms in italics are prefixes or suffixes.

NameCountriesEnglish equivalents
amphoe Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand district
amt Flag of Germany.svg  Germany county (formerly; the modern term is kreis, which means literally "circle")
amt Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark county (replaced with regions in 2007)
amt Flag of Norway.svg  Norway county (formerly; the modern term is fylke)
apskritis Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania county
anakhett Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia prefecture
arrondissement Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands borough, district
Flag of La Francophonie.svg French-speaking countries
autónoma Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries autonomous
autônomo, autônoma Portuguese-speaking countries
автоно́мный (avtonomny)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
aimag Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia province
baladiyah (baladiyat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries municipality
barangay Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines village (rural) or ward
bairro Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil neighbourhood, district
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Flag of Mozambique.svg  Mozambique
barrio Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
бановина (banovina) Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg Yugoslavia banate, province
bayan Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines municipality
bezirk Flag of Austria.svg  Austria district
bundesland Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (colloquial term)federal state
bundesland Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (colloquial term)
bibhag Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh division
bwrdeistref Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales borough county
canton (French)
cantone (Italian)
chantun (Romansh)
kanton (German)
Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland canton
kanton (Bosnian)Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina
castello Flag of San Marino.svg  San Marino municipality
changwat Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand province
chef-lieu Flag of France.svg  France chief town or city
comarca Portuguese-speaking countries (judicial system)county
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
comuna Flag of Angola.svg  Angola division of município
comuna Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries commune
comună Flag of Romania.svg  Romania rural commune
comune Flag of Italy.svg  Italy municipality
comunidad Flag of Spain.svg  Spain community
comunidade intermunicipal Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal intermunicipal community
comunidade urbana Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal urban community
concelho Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde municipality; synonym of município
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
corregimiento Flag of Panama.svg  Panama subdivision of a distrito
daerah Malay-speaking countries district
propinsi Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia province
id:Daerah Istimewa Special District, all are first level (provincial level)
id:Daerah Khusus Ibukota Exclusive Capital District, refers to DKI Jakarta only.
dào (Mandarin) Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg China circuit
deelgemeente Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium submunicipality
demos Flag of Greece.svg  Greece municipality
departamento Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)department
département Flag of La Francophonie.svg French-speaking countries department
desa Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia village
district Flag of Suriname.svg  Suriname district
distrik Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia district
distrito Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal group of municipalities
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe municipality
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines district
Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries
distrito, distritu Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor municipality
distrito federal Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil federal district
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan circuit
do Flag of North Korea.svg  North Korea
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea
dombon Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia area or region
dzongkhag Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan district
estado Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil federal state
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela
etrapFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan district
freguesia Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde civil parish
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
fylke Flag of Norway.svg  Norway county
gemeente Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium ( Flag of Flanders.svg Flanders)municipality
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
gemeinde Flag of Austria.svg  Austria municipality
gemeinde Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
gemeinde Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
gemeinde Flag of Switzerland.svg   Switzerland
gewog Flag of Bhutan.svg  Bhutan block
gmina Flag of Poland.svg  Poland commune, municipality
gobolka Flag of Somalia.svg  Somalia administrative region
gouvernorat Flag of Guinea.svg  Guinea governorate
grande área metropolitana Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal greater metropolitan area
губе́рния (guberniya) Russian Empire governorate
hameau Flag of France.svg  France hamlet
hanua Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea village
iduhu Flag of Papua New Guinea.svg  Papua New Guinea clan
raj Flag of India.svg  India empire
rajya Flag of India.svg  India country
il or vilayet Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey province
ilçe Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey district
imarah Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries (formerly)emirate
Flag of the United Arab Emirates.svg  United Arab Emirates
jamoat Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan commune or municipality
járás Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary district
Jilla Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal district
judeţ Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova (formerly)county
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
jurydyka Flag of Poland.svg  Poland village
kabupaten Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia regency
kampung or kampong Malay-speaking countries and Cambodia village, hamlet, neighbourhood
kasselrij Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands county or burgraviate
kecamatan Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia district
kelurahan Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia (urban) village or subdistrict
ken Flag of Japan.svg  Japan prefecture
khan Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia district or section
khett Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia province
khoueng Flag of Laos.svg  Laos province
khum Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia commune
kilil Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia region
kommun Flag of Finland.svg  Finland (Swedish speaking)municipality
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
kommune Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark municipality
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
kota Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia chartered city
кожуун (kozhuun)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia ( Flag of Tuva.svg Tyva Republic)rural council
край (krai)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia region
kraj Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic region
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Kreis Flag of Germany.svg  Germany district
krom Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia group
krong Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia municipality
kunta Flag of Finland.svg  Finland municipality
lääni Flag of Finland.svg  Finland province
lalawigan Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines province
län Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden county
land Flag of Austria.svg  Austria (official term)state
land Flag of Germany.svg  Germany (official term)state
lieu-dit Flag of France.svg  France place name
linn Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia town or city
lugarFlag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde division of zona in Cape Verde
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal hamlet
lungsod Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines city
maakond Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia county
մարզ (marz)Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia province or region
megye Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary county
mahoz Flag of Israel.svg  Israel district
mancomunidad Flag of Spain.svg  Spain association of municipalities, commonwealth
merindad Pendon del Reino de Castilla.svg Medieval Spain county
mesorregião Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil mesoregion (division of estado)
mintaqah (mintaqat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries province, region
microrregião Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil microregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)
მხარე (mkhare)Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia region
muban Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand village
muhafazah (muhafazat) Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries governorate
mukim Malay-speaking countries subdistrict, subdivision of subdistrict, survey district
municipalidad Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)municipality
municipio Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries municipality
Portuguese-speaking countries
nafa Flag of Israel.svg  Israel subdistrict
negeri Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia state
nomos Flag of Greece.svg  Greece prefecture
novads Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia municipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)
NUTS Flag of Europe.svg  Europe Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
obec Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic municipality
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
область (oblast)Countries formerly in the Flag of the Soviet Union.png Soviet Union or Flag of Yugoslavia (1992-2003).svg Yugoslavia province, region
община (obshtina)Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria municipality
okres Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic district
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
okrug Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia district
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia
opština Flag of the Republika Srpska.svg  Republika Srpska municipality
Flag of Montenegro.svg  Montenegro
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia
ostan (ostan-e)Flag of Iran.svg  Iran province
pagasts Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia parish
panchayati raj Flag of India.svg  India village council
paróquia Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal parish (religious division)
Flag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde
parroquia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain ( Flag of Galicia.svg Galicia)parish
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra
pedanía Flag of Spain.svg  Spain county
Περιφέρειες (periféreia)Flag of Greece.svg  Greece periphery
phum Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia village
phumpheak Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia zone
pilseta Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia town/city
powiat Flag of Poland.svg  Poland county
pradesh Flag of India.svg  India state of India
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal province of Nepal
probinsya Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines province
provinsi Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia province
provincia Flag of the Hispanicity.svg Spanish-speaking countries province
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
província Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal (formerly)province
Flag of Angola.svg  Angola
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe
prowincja Flag of Poland.svg  Poland province
райо́н (raion) Russian-speaking countries district
Flag of Moldova.svg  Moldova
rajons Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia district
região Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil group of estados; also macrorregião
Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau region
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
região autónoma Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal autonomous region
Flag of Sao Tome and Principe.svg  São Tomé and Príncipe
regierungsbezirk Flag of Germany.svg  Germany district
region Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark region
regione Flag of Italy.svg  Italy region
şäherFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan capital city district
sangkat Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia commune or quarter
sector Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau sector (municipality)
sector autónomo Flag of Guinea-Bissau.svg  Guinea-Bissau autonomous sector (municipality)
сельсовет (selsoviet)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia rural council
շրջան (shrjan) Flag of Artsakh.svg Republic of Artsakh province or region
сільрада (silrada)Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine rural council
srŏk Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia district
sum Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia district
subdistrito, subdistritu Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor subdistrict (submunicipality)
subregião Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal subregion
suco, suku Flag of East Timor.svg  East Timor division of submunicipality
-stan Central Asian countries land (denotes high level of autonomy)
sýsla Flag of the Faroe Islands.svg  Faroe Islands district
Flag of Iceland.svg  Iceland
tambon Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand subdistrict
thesaban Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand municipality
tinh Flag of Vietnam.svg  Vietnam province
todōfuken Flag of Japan.svg  Japan prefectural level divisions (collectively)
tumanFlag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan district
улу́с (ulus)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia ( Flag of Sakha.svg Sakha Republic)district
upazila Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh subdistrict
union parishad Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh council or constituency
mouza Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh mouza
gram/gaon Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh village
Ward Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh ward
vald Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia parish, rural municipality
вилоят (viloyat)Flag of Tajikistan.svg  Tajikistan region
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan
во́лость (volost)Flag of Russia.svg  Russia district
wojewodztwo Flag of Poland.svg  Poland voivodeship
waterschap Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands water board
welaýatyFlag of Turkmenistan.svg  Turkmenistan region
wilayah Flag of the Arab League.svg Arab countries province, territory
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia
země Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic land (historical)
zonaFlag of Cape Verde.svg  Cape Verde zone (division of freguesia)
ziemia Flag of Poland.svg  Poland land
Zillah Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan district
Flag of Bangladesh.svg  Bangladesh
Flag of India.svg  India
župa Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia county (historical)
županija Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian speaking)county
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia
maahaanam Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)province
maavattam Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)district
pirathesam/koattam Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)division
palaatha Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)province
dhisthrikaya Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)district
kottahsha Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)division

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