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List of terms for administrative divisions

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.

Name Countries English equivalents
amphoe 23x15px Thailand district
Amt 23x15px Germany county
apskritis 23x15px Lithuania county
anakhett 23x15px Cambodia prefecture
arrondissement 23x15px Netherlands borough, district
22px French-speaking countries
autónoma 22px Spanish-speaking countries autonomous
autônomo, autónoma Portuguese-speaking countries
avtonomny 23x15px Russia
aimag 23x15px Mongolia province
baladiyah (baladiyat) 22px Arab countries municipality
barangay 23x15px Philippines village (rural) or ward
bairro 23x15px Brazil neighbourhood, district
23x15px Portugal
23x15px Mozambique
barrio 22px Spanish-speaking countries
bharat Template:Country data India country
Bezirk 23x15px Austria district
Bundesland 23x15px Germany (colloquial) federal state
23x15px Austria
Bibhag 23x15px Bangladesh Division
bwrdeistref 23x15px Wales borough county
canton (French)
cantone (Italian)
chantun (Romansh)
kanton (German)
23x16px  Switzerland canton
23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina
castello 23x15px San Marino municipality
changwat 23x15px Thailand province
chef-lieu 23x15px France Chief Town/City
comarca Portuguese-speaking countries (judicial system) county
22px Spanish-speaking countries
comuna 23x15px Angola division of município
comuna 22px Spanish-speaking countries commune
comună 23x15px Romania rural commune
comune 23x15px Italy municipality
comunidad 23x15px Spain community
comunidade intermunicipal 23x15px Portugal intermunicipal community
comunidade urbana 23x15px Portugal urban community
concelho 23x15px Cape Verde municipality; synonym of município
23x15px Portugal
corregimiento 23x15px Panama subdivision of a distrito
propinsi Template:Country data 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) 22px China circuit
deelgemeente 23x15px Belgium submunicipality
departamento 22px Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) department
département 22px French-speaking countries department
desa Template:Country data Indonesia village
district 23x15px Suriname district
distrik Template:Country data Indonesia subdistrict
distrito 23x15px Portugal Group of Municipalities
23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe Municipality
23x15px Philippines district
22px Spanish-speaking countries
distrito, distritu 23x15px East Timor municipality
distrito federal 23x15px Brazil federal district
Template:Country data Japan circuit
do Template:Country data North Korea
Template:Country data South Korea
dombon 23x15px Cambodia area or region
dzongkhag 23x15px Bhutan district
estado 23x15px Brazil federal state
23x15px Mexico
23x15px Venezuela
freguesia 23x15px Cape Verde civil parish
23x15px Portugal
fylke 23x15px Norway county
gemeente 22px Flanders (Belgium) municipality
23x15px Netherlands
Gemeinde German-speaking countries municipality
gewog 23x15px Bhutan block
gmina 23x15px Poland commune, municipality
gobolka 23x15px Somalia administrative region
gouvernorat 23x15px Guinea governorate
grande área metropolitana 23x15px Portugal greater metropolitan area
guberniya Russian Empire governorate
hameau 23x15px France hamlet
hanua 23x15px Papua New Guinea village
iduhu 23x15px Papua New Guinea clan
hindustan Template:Country data India country
il 23x15px Turkey province
ilçe 23x15px Turkey district
imarah 22px Arab countries (formerly) emirate
23x15px United Arab Emirates
judeţ 23x15px Moldova (formerly) county
23x15px Romania
jurydyka 23x15px Poland village
kabupaten Template:Country data Indonesia regency
kasselrij 23x15px Netherlands county or burgraviate
kecamatan Template:Country data Indonesia subdistrict
kelurahan Template:Country data Indonesia village
ken Template:Country data Japan prefecture
khan 23x15px Cambodia district or section
khett 23x15px Cambodia province
khoueng 23x15px Laos province
khum 23x15px Cambodia commune
kilil 23x15px Ethiopia region
kommun 23x15px Finland (Swedish) municipality
23x15px Sweden
kommune 23x15px Denmark municipality
kota Template:Country data Indonesia chartered city
kozhuun 23x15px Russia[1] rural council
krai 23x15px Russia region
kraj 23x15px Slovakia region
23x15px Czech Republic
Kreis 23x15px Germany district
krom 23x15px Cambodia group
krong 23x15px Cambodia municipality
kunta 23x15px Finland municipality
Lääni 23x15px Finland province
lalawigan 23x15px Philippines province
Län 23x15px Sweden county (Sweden)
Land 23x15px Austria (official) state
23x15px Germany
lieu-dit 23x15px France place name
linn 23x15px Estonia town/city
lugar 23x15px Cape Verde division of zona in Cape Verde
23x15px Portugal hamlet
lungsod 23x15px Philippines city
maakond 23x15px Estonia county
megye 23x15px Hungary county
mahoz Template:Country data Israel district
mancomunidad 23x15px Spain association of municipalities, commonwealth
merindad 22px Medieval Spain county
mesorregião 23x15px Brazil mesoregion (division of estado)
mintaqah (mintaqat) 22px Arab countries province, region
microrregião 23x15px Brazil microregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)
muban 23x15px Thailand village
muhafazah (muhafazat) 22px Arab countries governorate
municipalidad 22px Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) municipality
municipio 22px Spanish-speaking countries municipality
Portuguese-speaking countries
nafa Template:Country data Israel subdistrict
negeri 23x15px Malaysia state
nomos 23x15px Greece prefecture
novads 23x15px Latvia municipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)
NUTS 23x15px Europe Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
oblast Slavic countries province, region
община (obshtina) 23x15px Bulgaria municipality
okres 23x15px Czech Republic district
23x15px Slovakia
okrug 23x15px Serbia district
23x15px Russia
opština 23x15px Republika Srpska municipality
23x15px Montenegro
23x15px Serbia
ostan (ostan-e) Template:Country data Iran province
pagasts 23x15px Latvia parish
paróquia 23x15px Portugal parish (religious division)
23x15px Cape Verde
parroquia 23x15px Spain (22px Galicia) parish
23x15px Andorra
pedanía 23x15px Spain county
periféreia (Περιφέρειες) 23x15px Greece periphery
phum 23x15px Cambodia village
phumpheak 23x15px Cambodia zone
pilseta 23x15px Latvia town/city
powiat 23x15px Poland county
pradesh Template:Country data India state
probinsya 23x15px Philippines province
provinsi Template:Country data Indonesia province
provincia 22px Spanish-speaking countries province
23x15px Italy
província 23x15px Portugal (formerly) province
23x15px Angola
23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe
prowincja 23x15px Poland province
райо́н (raion) Russian-speaking countries district
23x15px Moldova
rajons 23x15px Latvia district
região 23x15px Brazil group of estados; also macrorregião
23x15px Guinea-Bissau Region
23x15px Portugal
região autónoma 23x15px Portugal autonomous region
23x15px São Tomé and Príncipe
Regierungsbezirk 23x15px Germany district
Region 23x15px Denmark region
regione 23x15px Italy region
sangkat 23x15px Cambodia commune or quarter
sector 23x15px Guinea-Bissau sector (municipality)
sector autónomo 23x15px Guinea-Bissau autonomous sector (municipality)
selsoviet 23x15px Russia rural council
srŏk 23x15px Cambodia district
sum 23x15px Mongolia district
subdistrito, subdistritu 23x15px East Timor subdistrict (submunicipality)
subregião 23x15px Portugal subregion
suco, suku 23x15px East Timor division of submunicipality
-stan Central Asian countries land (denotes high level of autonomy)
sýsla 23x15px Faroe Islands district
Template:Country data Iceland
tambon 23x15px Thailand subdistrict
thesaban 23x15px Thailand municipality
tinh 23x15px Vietnam province
todōfuken Template:Country data Japan prefectural level divisions (collectively)
ulus 23x15px Russia[2] district
Upzila 23x15px Bangladesh Subdistrict
vald 23x15px Estonia rural municipality
volost 23x15px Russia district
wojewodztwo 23x15px Poland voivodeship
waterschap 23x15px Netherlands water board
wilayah 22px Arab countries province, territory
23x15px Malaysia
zona 23x15px Cape Verde zone (division of freguesia)
ziemia 23x15px Poland land
Zillah 23x15px Pakistan district
23x15px Bangladesh
Template:Country data India
županija 23x15px Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian speaking) county
23x15px Croatia
maahaanam 23x15px Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) province
maavattam 23x15px Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) District
Pirathesam/koattam 23x15px Sri Lanka (Tamil speaking) Division
palaatha 23x15px Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) province
Dhisthrikaya 23x15px Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) District
Kottahsha 23x15px Sri Lanka (Sinhala speaking) Division

See also