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Direct-controlled municipality

A direct-controlled municipality is the highest level classification for cities used by unitary state, with status equal to that of the provinces in the respective countries. A direct-controlled municipality is similar to, but not the same as, a Federal district, a common designation in various countries for a municipality that is not part of any state, and which usually hosts some governmental functions. Usually direct-controlled municipality are under central governments control with limited power.

Each country has adopted this system with some different variations. Geographically and culturally, many of the municipalities are enclaves in the middle of provinces. Some occur in strategic positions in between provinces.

Country Municipalities Main article
23x15px Belarus Minsk
23x15px Cambodia Kep, Pailin, Phnom Penh, Sihanoukville
23x15px China Beijing, Chongqing, Shanghai, Tianjin Direct-controlled municipalities of China
Template:Country data Kazakhstan Almaty, Astana, Baikonur
Template:Country data North Korea Pyongyang, Nampho, Rason Special cities of North Korea
Template:Country data South Korea Seoul, Busan, Daegu, Incheon, Gwangju, Daejeon, Ulsan, Sejong Special cities of South Korea
Template:Country data Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Osh
23x15px Laos Vientiane
23x15px Moldova Chişinău, Bălţi, Bender
23x15px Mongolia Ulan Bator (Ulaanbaatar)
23x15px Taiwan Kaohsiung, New Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Taipei Special municipality (Taiwan)
23x15px Turkmenistan Ashgabat
23x15px Ukraine Kiev, Sevastopol(disputed)
23x15px Uzbekistan Tashkent
23x15px Vietnam Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Can Tho Municipalities of Vietnam

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