This is a list of English and non-English terms for administrative divisions.
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.
|amt||Germany||county (formerly; the modern term is kreis, which means literally "circle")|
|amt||Denmark||county (replaced with regions in 2007)|
|amt||Norway||county (formerly; the modern term is fylke)|
|autônomo, autônoma||Portuguese-speaking countries|
|baladiyah (baladiyat)||Arab countries||municipality|
|barangay||Philippines||village (rural) or ward|
|бановина (banovina)||Yugoslavia||banate, province|
|bundesland||Germany (colloquial term)||federal state|
|bundesland||Austria (colloquial term)|
|kanton (Bosnian)||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|chef-lieu||France||chief town or city|
|comarca||Portuguese-speaking countries (judicial system)||county|
|comuna||Angola||division of município|
|comunidade intermunicipal||Portugal||intermunicipal community|
|comunidade urbana||Portugal||urban community|
|concelho||Cape Verde||municipality; synonym of município|
|corregimiento||Panama||subdivision of a distrito|
|id:Daerah Istimewa||Special District, all are first level (provincial level)|
|id:Daerah Khusus Ibukota||Exclusive Capital District, refers to DKI Jakarta only.|
|departamento||Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)||department|
|distrito||Portugal||group of municipalities|
|São Tomé and Príncipe||municipality|
|distrito, distritu||East Timor||municipality|
|distrito federal||Brazil||federal district|
|dombon||Cambodia||area or region|
|freguesia||Cape Verde||civil parish|
|gemeente||Belgium ( Flanders)||municipality|
|grande área metropolitana||Portugal||greater metropolitan area|
|губе́рния (guberniya)||Russian Empire||governorate|
|hanua||Papua New Guinea||village|
|iduhu||Papua New Guinea||clan|
|il or vilayet||Turkey||province|
|imarah||Arab countries (formerly)||emirate|
|United Arab Emirates|
|jamoat||Tajikistan||commune or municipality|
|kampung or kampong||Malay-speaking countries and Cambodia||village, hamlet, neighbourhood|
|kasselrij||Netherlands||county or burgraviate|
|kelurahan||Indonesia||(urban) village or subdistrict|
|khan||Cambodia||district or section|
|kommun||Finland (Swedish speaking)||municipality|
|кожуун (kozhuun)||Russia ( Tyva Republic)||rural council|
|land||Austria (official term)||state|
|land||Germany (official term)||state|
|linn||Estonia||town or city|
|lugar||Cape Verde||division of zona in Cape Verde|
|մարզ (marz)||Armenia||province or region|
|mancomunidad||Spain||association of municipalities, commonwealth|
|mesorregião||Brazil||mesoregion (division of estado)|
|mintaqah (mintaqat)||Arab countries||province, region|
|microrregião||Brazil||microregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)|
|muhafazah (muhafazat)||Arab countries||governorate|
|mukim||Malay-speaking countries||subdistrict, subdivision of subdistrict, survey district|
|municipalidad||Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)||municipality|
|novads||Latvia||municipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)|
|NUTS||Europe||Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics|
|область (oblast)||Countries formerly in the Soviet Union or Yugoslavia||province, region|
|panchayati raj||India||village council|
|paróquia||Portugal||parish (religious division)|
|parroquia||Spain ( Galicia)||parish|
|pradesh||India|| state of India |
|Nepal||province of Nepal|
|São Tomé and Príncipe|
|райо́н (raion)||Russian-speaking countries||district|
|região||Brazil||group of estados; also macrorregião|
|região autónoma||Portugal||autonomous region|
|São Tomé and Príncipe|
|şäher||Turkmenistan||capital city district|
|sangkat||Cambodia||commune or quarter|
|sector autónomo||Guinea-Bissau||autonomous sector (municipality)|
|сельсовет (selsoviet)||Russia||rural council|
|շրջան (shrjan)||Republic of Artsakh||province or region|
|сільрада (silrada)||Ukraine||rural council|
|subdistrito, subdistritu||East Timor||subdistrict (submunicipality)|
|suco, suku||East Timor||division of submunicipality|
|-stan||Central Asian countries||land (denotes high level of autonomy)|
|todōfuken||Japan||prefectural level divisions (collectively)|
|улу́с (ulus)||Russia ( Sakha Republic)||district|
|union parishad||Bangladesh||council or constituency|
|vald||Estonia||parish, rural municipality|
|wilayah||Arab countries||province, territory|
|země||Czech Republic||land (historical)|
|zona||Cape Verde||zone (division of freguesia)|
|županija||Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian speaking)||county|
|maahaanam||Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)||province|
|maavattam||Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)||district|
|pirathesam/koattam||Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking)||division|
|palaatha||Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)||province|
|dhisthrikaya||Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)||district|
|kottahsha||Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking)||division|
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