List of administrative divisions by country

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The table below indicates the types and, where known, numbers of administrative divisions used by countries and their major dependent territories. It is ordered alphabetically by country name in English.

Administrative divisions by country[edit]

Member and observer states of the United Nations[edit]

Country Administrative divisions
First-level Second-level Third-level Fourth-level
Afghanistan 34 velaya'atpro 398 woleswalidis
Albania 12 qarqecount 61 bashkim
Algeria 48 wilayaspro 1,541 baladiyahscom
Andorra 7 parròquiespa
Angola 18 provínciaspro 163 municípiosm
Antigua and Barbuda 6 parishes
2 dependencies
Argentina 23 provinciaspro
 1 ciudad autónomacap
377 departamentos[1]dep
134 partidospts
Armenia 10 marzerpro
 Yerevancap
Australia 6 states
9 territories
,[2] including:
- 5 external territories:
Ashmore and Cartier Islands
 Christmas Island
 Cocos (Keeling) Islands
Coral Sea Islands
Heard Island and McDonald Islands
- 1 external autonomous territory:
 Norfolk Island
- Australian Capital Territory:
 Canberracap
539 local government areas[3]
Unincorporated Far West Region
Lord Howe Island
Darwin Rates Act Area
Unincorporated Top End Region
Pastoral Unincorporated Area
4 islands
6 alpine resorts
Austria 9 bundesländers

including  Viennacap

93 bezirke[4]dis 2,098 gemeindenm
Azerbaijan 66 rayondis
12 şəhərci
[5]
The Bahamas 31 districts
New Providencecap
Bahrain 4 muhāfazātg
Bangladesh 8 bibhagdiv 64 ziladis 491 upazila[6] 4554 union parishads
327 paurasabhas
12 City corporations
Barbados 11 parishes
Belarus 6 voblastsir
 Minskcap
118 rajondis
Belgium 3 regions[7]

including  Brusselscap

10 provinces[8] 43 districts[9] 590 municipalities[10]
Belize 6 districts
Benin 12 départementsdep 77 communes
Bhutan 20 dzongkhagdis 201 gewogsb
61 thromdesm
Bolivia 9 departamentosdep 112 provinciaspro 339 municipiosm
Bosnia and Herzegovina 2 entities[11]
1 distrikt
10 kantona[12]can 142 općinem
Botswana 10 rural districts
7 urban districts
21 sub-districts[13]
Brazil 26 estadoss
 1 distrito federalcap
5,569 municípios[14]m
Brunei 4 daerahdis 38 mukimw kampungv
Bulgaria 28 oblastipro including

 Sofia City Provincecap

265 obshtinim
Burkina Faso 13 régionsr 45 provinces 325 départements[15]dep
Burundi 18 provinces
Bujumbura Mairiecap
119 communes
Cambodia 24 khêtpro
Phnom Penhcap
193 srŏkdis 1,621 khumcom
Cameroon 10 régionsr 58 départementsdep 360 arrondissements[16]dis
Canada 10 provinces
3 territories
293 census geographic units[17] 3 572 municipalities
Cape Verde 22 concelhos[18]count 32 freguesiaspa
Central African Republic 16 préfecturespre
Banguicap
72 sous-préfecturessp
Chad 23 régionsr including

N'Djamenacap

67 départements[19]dep 340 sous-prefectures
Chile 15 regiones r 50+ provinciaspro 320+ comunas m
China, People's Republic of 23 shěngpro
5 zìzhìqūa
4 zhíxiáshìm
280+ dìjíshīci
17 dìqūpre/
30 zìzhìzhōua
1400+ xiàncount
110+ zìzhìxiàna
850+ (shìxiá)qūd
1 tèqū[20]
370+ xiànjíshìci
1 línqū[21]
19500+ zhèn[22]
14600+ xiāng[23]
1000+ mínzúxiāng[24]
6100+ jiēbànsd[25]
11 qūgōngsuǒ[26]
then

Urban areas:
shèqū[27] or jūmínqū[28]


Rural areas: cūnjí[29][30]

2 tèbiéxíngzhèngqū:[31]
 Hong Kong
 Macau
18 districts (Hong Kong only)
Colombia 32 departamentosdep
 Bogotácap
1102  municipios m
2000+ corregimientos [22]
Comoros 3 îles autonomesa 16 préfectures 54 communes 318 villes or villages
Democratic Republic of the Congo[32] 25 provinces
 Kinshasacap
192 territories chiefdoms
sectors
Republic of the Congo[33] 12 departmentsdep

including Brazzavillecap

80+ [districts] d communes
Costa Rica 7 provinciaspro 81 cantones 450+ [districts] d
Côte d'Ivoire[34]
12 districts 31 régions r 108 départementsdep 510 sous-préfectures
2 districts autonomes:
Yamoussoukrocap
 Abidjan
Croatia 21 županije count
 Zagrebcap
127 gradovi[22]
429 općinem
4117+ mjesnih odbora (gradske četvrti [Zagreb], gradski kotari [Split]) 6700+ naselja
Cuba 16 provinciaspro

including  Havanacap

160+ municipiosm
Cyprus 6 eparchies d 610 communitiesm
Czech Republic 13 krajůr 76 okresydstatistical only

205 obce s rozšířenou působností [35]

393 obce s pověřeným obecním úřadem [36] 6252 obcí [37]

5 vojenský újezd [38] special status

Prague Hlavní město Praha cap 10 obvody d judicial only

22 správní obvody [39]

57 městské části [40] 112 katastrální území [41]
Denmark, the Kingdom of 1 senior member of the Kingdom:
 Denmark
5 regioner r 98 kommuner m
2 self-governing territories within the Kingdom:a
 Faroe Islands 7 sýsla[42]r 30+ kommunurm
 Greenland 5 kommunerm[43]
Djibouti 5 régionsr ( 15 districts)[44]
Djibouti Citycap 6 arrondissements
Dominica 10 parishesm
Dominican Republic 31 provinciaspro
Distrito Nacionald
110+ municipiosm 40+ distritos municipalesd
East Timor[45] 12 municipalities
1 special administrative region
65 administrative posts 442 sucos [29]
Ecuador 24 provincias pro 221 cantonescan 1000+ parroquiaspa
Egypt 27 muhāfazāt  271 marakiz or aqsam district or village, 4617 + villages sheyakha
El Salvador 14 departamentosdep 262 municipiosm
Equatorial Guinea 8 provinciaspro 32 distritos d
Eritrea 6 zoba r 57 districts d
Estonia[46] 15 maakonnadcount*
30 linnad[22]m linnaosadd asumidsd
183 valladm kandid[47]
17 linnad[22]
9 alevid[48]
173 alevikud[49]
4,430 külad[29]
Ethiopia 9 kililochrs
2 astedader akababiwachci
(zones?)
12 rasgez akababiwacha
600+ woreda (wereda)d kebeles[28][50]
Fiji 14 provinces
1 dependency
+ 50 districts
Finland 18 maakuntaa r 70+ seutukuntaa [51] d 317 kuntaa [52] m
1 itsehallinnollinen maakuntaar:
 Åland
16 kommuner (kuntaa)m
France 18 régions r (27 before 2016), including:

- 12 régions in mainland Europe 
- 1 sui generis collectivité territoriale:[53]
 Corsica
- 5 régions d'outre-mer:
 French Guiana
 Guadeloupe
 Martinique
 Mayotte
 Réunion

101 départementsdep[54]
+ the Metropolis of Lyon
333 arrondissements d
[3], [4], [5]
4,032 "cantons" (fourth-level), 12159 "intercommunality" d (fifth level), 36781 communes (sixth-level) m [55]
1 state private property, located overseas, under the direct authority of the French government:  Clipperton Island
5 collectivités d'outre-mer[56]
 French Polynesia[57] subdivisions administratives 40+ communes
 Saint-Barthélemy
 Saint-Martin
 Saint-Pierre and Miquelon 2 communes
 Wallis and Futuna 3 royaumes coutumiers [58] 3 [districts] d
1 collectivité sui generis
France  New Caledonia 3 provinces 30+ communes
1 territoire d'outre-mer[59][60]
 French Southern and Antarctic Lands 4 [districts] d
Gabon 9 provinces 50 départementsdep 152 cantons, 52 communes, 29 arrondissements,
Gambia 5 regions + Banjulcap; Additionally 8 Local Government Areas 43 districts
Georgia (country) Georgia 9 mkharer
2 avt'onomiuri resp'ublik'a
a
 Tbilisicap
53 raionid
6 sak'alak'o t'erit'oria
ci
Germany 16 Länders[61]

including  Berlincap

400+ Kreised[62] 11000+ Gemeindenm
Ghana 10 regions 120+ districts Communities tema
8 municipal districts zones
3 metropolitan districts submetropolitan districts
Greece 13 peripheries 74 perifereiakés enóti̱tes 325 dímoim
1 aftonomi monastiki politeiaa  Mount Athos
Grenada 6 parishesi
1 dependency:

 Carriacou and Petite Martinique

Guatemala 22 departamentosdep 332 municipios m
Guinea 8 régionsr

including Conakrycap

33 préfecturespre/ 330+ sous-préfecturessp [districts] d
[sectors] [63]
5 communes
Guinea-Bissau 8 regiõesr
1 sector autónomo:a

 Bissau

30+ ?setores[63]
Guyana 10 regions 27 neighborhood councils
Haiti 10 départementsdep 30+ arrondissements d communes m sections [64]
Honduras 18 departamentosdep 298 municipios m 3731 aldeas
Hungary 19 megye count*
 Budapestcap
197 districts 3154 settlements
Iceland 74 municipalities (sveitarfélög)
India 29 states
7 Union territories
640 districts 5,924 tehsils (tahsilstahasils), taluks (talukas), mandal count
Municipalities
villages
wards
Indonesia 34 provinsipro
including 5 daerah istimewaa
including  Jakartacap
340+ kabupaten[65]
90+ kotaci[66]
kecamatan , distriksd desa, kelurahan , kampung[29]
Iran 31 ostanhapro 310+ shahrestan count bakhsh d shahr m
dehestan
Iraq 18 muhāfazātg 130+ aqdyat d[67] 300+nahiyat count? ?qaryat [29]
Ireland 26 countiescount
3 citiesci

2 cities and counties

2 metropolitan districts
4 borough districts[48]
89 municipal districts[40]
Israel 7 mehozot d 16 nafotsd 76 зarímci 
265 moзacót meqomijót[68] 
53 moзacót ëzorijót[69]
Italy 15 regioni r
5 regioni autonomea
110 provincepro
2+1 province autonomea
7,998 comuni 37000+frazioni and cities' circoscrizioni[70]m
Jamaica 14 parishes m**
Japan 47 todōfukenpre[71] 28 shichōsp
15 seirei shitei toshici
1700+ shichōsonku m[72] ōaza, aza, chō , chōme
 Tokyo Metropoliscap 23 tokubetsu-kuw
26 toshici
1 gund
4 shichōsp
Jordan 12 muhāfazātg 50+ nahiasd
Kazakhstan 14 oblys (regions)


3 qala (cities with region-rights) - Baikonur city has a special status because it is currently being leased to Russia with Baikonur Cosmodrome until the year 2050.ci

319 awdand
oblıstıq qala
kent awıl aymaq
Kenya 47 kaunti count including

 Nairobicap and Mombasaci

262 kaunti ndogo d
to be replaced by more effective administration
2400+ mtaa [73] Cities , Municipalities and Towns
vijiji [29]
Kiribati none
12 uninhabited islands/atolls
North Korea 9 dopro
1 chikhalsi
2 t'ŭkpyŏlsi
1 t'ŭkkŭpsi
ci
150+ kun (guncount
sici
kuyŏk [50]
ku (gu) and chigu d
1 t'ŭkkŭpsici
tong [28]
ri [29]
rodongjagu d
South Korea 8 dopro 75 sici
77 gun (kun)count
gu (ku)d[48]
dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
dong[28]
ri[29]
6 gwangyeoksici 44 gu (ku)d
5 gun (kun)count
dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
ri[29]
1 teukbyeol jachido:a

Jeju Province

2 si dong[28]
eup[22]
myeon[23]
1 teukbyeol jachisicap:

Sejong City

1 teukbyeolsicap:
 Seoul
25 gu (ku)d[48] dong[28]
Kuwait 6 muhāfazātg manāṭiq
Kyrgyzstan 7 oblasttarpro
2 šaarlar (keneš)ci

 Bishkek

 Osh

40+ rayon d
14 gorkeneš [22]
aiyl okmotus [74]
Laos 16 khouengpro
Vientianecap
140+ muang [75]d baan [29]
Latvia 110 novadi m
9 Republikas pilsētasci
67 pilsētas [22]
470+ pagasti mpa
Lebanon 8 muhāfazāt [76] 26 qadya d
Lesotho 10 districts 80+ constituencies 120+ community councils
Liberia 15 counties 60+ districts
Libya 22 sha'biyat m Basic People's Congresses
Liechtenstein 11 Gemeinden m
Lithuania 10 apskritys count 43 rajono savivaldybė [77]m
9 savivaldybės m
8 miesto savivaldybė [78]m
500+ seniūnijos [79]
Luxembourg 12 cantons [80] 105 communes[81] [82]m 24 quartierën [83]
Macedonia 8 regioni i 80 opštini m
Madagascar 22 faritra r ?departemantadep or 110+ ?fivondronana [84] 1200+ ?firaisana [85] or ?kaomininacom
then 11000+ ?fokontany [29]
Malawi 3 regions 28 districts ( 130+ ["traditional authorities"]) ( 60+ ["subchiefdoms"])
Malaysia 13 negeri: 139 daerah 1000+ mukim 8000+ kampung
 Johor
 Kedah
 Melaka
 Negeri Sembilan
 Pahang
 Perak
 Perlis
 Penang
 Selangor
 Terengganu
75 daerah 800+ mukimsd 5000+ kampung
 Kelantan 10 jajahan 63 mukimsd 500+ kampung
 Sabah
 Sarawak
16 bahagian 54 daerah daerah kecil then kampung
3 Wilayah Persekutuan:
 Kuala Lumpurcap 11 mukimsd 150+ kampung
 Labuan 27 kampung
 Putrajaya 21 presint"
Maldives 7 provinces
Malécap
20 [atolls][86]m
Malécap
Mali 10 régions[87]
Bamakocap
40+ cercles [88] 1400+ arrondissements [89] 700+ communes
Malta 5 reġjunir 68 kunsilli lokali (local councils)m
Marshall Islands 24 municipalitiesm
Mauritania
12 régions [90]r 50+ départementsdep[91] 200+ communes
Additionally Nouakchottcap:
Nouakchott-Nord Regionr 3 départementsdep[91]
Nouakchott-Ouest Regionr 3 départementsdep[91]
Nouakchott-Sud Regionr 3 départementsdep[91]
Mauritius 4 islands 9 districts
14 zones
120+ villages, 4 Towns
173 localities
Mexico 31 estadoss 2400+ municipiosm
1 distrito federalcap:

Mexico City

16 delegaciones[48]
Federated States of Micronesia 4 states 70+ municipalities
Moldova 32 raioaned
3 municipiuci
1 unitate teritorială autonomă:a

 Gagauzia
1 unitatea teritorială:[59]

15 [municipalities]m
50 [cities]ci
60+ [city localities][73]
660+ [villages][29]
880+[village localities][73]
Monaco 1 communei 10 quartiers [47]i
Mongolia 21 aimagspro 331 sums d 1538 bags
1 khot m:

 Ulaanbaatarcap

9 düüregs d 132 khoroos
Montenegro 21 opštine m
Prijestonica Cetinje[92]
Glavni Grad Podgorica cap
1256 naselja
Morocco 12 regionsr [93] 13 prefectures
62 [provinces]pro
cercles [88] communes ruralescom
[municipalities] m
communes urbainescom
arrondissements
Mozambique 10 provinciaspro
 Maputocap
120+ distritos d 400+ postos [urban districts] d
localidades [73]
Myanmar 7 daysamyarrr
7 pyinaalmyarrs

Naypyidaw Union Territorycap
74 hkarinedis 330 myahoetnaalmyarrt
Namibia 14 regions[94] 121 constituencies[94] citiesm
townsm
villagesm
settlements
Nauru 14 districtsi
Nepal 7 pradesh r 75 jilla d 6 mahanagarpalikam
11 upamahanagarpalikam
241 nagarpalikam
486 gaupalikam
ward
Netherlands, the Kingdom of 4 landen:
 Netherlands 12 provinciespro 393 gemeenten m
3 openbare lichamen:

 Bonaire

 Saba

 Sint Eustatius

Aruba
Curaçao
Sint Maarten
New Zealand 11 non-unitary regions
5 unitary authorities
13 cities
53 districts

1 special territorial authority:

Chatham Islands Council

2 states in free-association:a
 Cook Islands 10+ island councils
 Niue 14 villages
1 self-administering territory:a
 Tokelau 3 autonomous communities
Nicaragua 15 departamentosdep
2 regiones autónomasa
150+ municipiosm
Niger 7 régions 
Communauté Urbaine de Niameycap
36 départements 265 communes, communes urbaines,
communes rurales, postes administratifs
[95]
Nigeria 36 states
Abujacap
770+ Local Government Areas
Norway 19 fylker count***

including  Oslocap

429 kommunerm[96]
2 integral overseas areas:
Norway Svalbard
Norway Jan Mayen
1 [dependencie]:
Norway Bouvet Island
Oman 11 muhāfazātg 60+ wilaya'atpro
Pakistan 4 provinces
1 territory
Islamabadcap
1 self-administering state
1 self-administering territory
131 districts +7 Tribal Agencies and 6 Frontier Regions
596 tehsils count[97] Almost 6000 Union Councils
Palau 16 statesm
State of Palestine West Bank
Gaza Strip
16 governoratesg
Panama 10 provincias
3 comarcas indígenas
79 distritos 666 corregimientos
2 comarcas indígenas
10 provinciaspro 68 distritos d 587 corregimientos m
2 comarcas indígenas m
3 comarcas indígenasr 11 distritosd 79 corregimientosm
Papua New Guinea 20 provinces and 1 autonomous region

 National Capital Districtcap

districts Local-Level Government areas
Paraguay 17 departamentosdep
 Asuncióncap
250 distritos or municipios m
Peru 25 regiones r 190+ provinciaspro 1800+ distritos [98]d 84000+ centros poblados

1800+ centros poblados menores (as government entity)
81000+ [centros poblados dispersos] (only as censal unity)
1 provinciapro:
 Limacap
43 distritos[98]d
Philippines 16 rehiyong pampangasiwaan r
1 awtonomong rehiyona:
 Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao
81 lalawigan[99]pro
38 malayang lungsod [100]
1 malayang bayan [101]
84 bahaging lungsodci [102]
1511 karaniwang bayan [103]m[22]
42027 barangay [104]d
Poland 16 voivodeships (województwa) [105]pro 360+ powiaty count[106] 2400+ gminycom 40000+ sołectwa (rural)
dzielnice or osiedla (urban)
Portugal 18 distritosd
2 regiões autónomas:a
 Azores
 Madeira
308 concelhos[107]m 3092 freguesiaspa
Qatar 7 baladiya'at m
Romania 41 județe count 320 orașeci (including 103 municipii m)
2,856 comunecom (divided into 12,955 sate [29])
 Bucharestcap 6 sectoare [63]
Russia 85 federal subjects:[108][109]
46 oblasts
22 republicsa[109]
4 autonomous okrugsa
9 krais[59]
1 autonomous oblasta
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[110]
 Moscowcap 12 administrative okrugsd Districts and settlements
 St. Petersburg 18 districtsd
 Sevastopol[111] 4 districtsd
Rwanda 5 intarapro
Kigalicap
30 uturere [112]d
(umujyi m)
410+ imirenge [63][113] 9100+ utugari [114]
(then akagari ?[29])
Saint Kitts and Nevis Saint Kitts 9 parishes
Nevis 5 parishes
Saint Lucia 11 quartiers [47]m
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 6 parishesa
Samoa 11 itūmālō i
San Marino 9 castellim
São Tomé and Príncipe 2 concelhospro 7 distritos 
Saudi Arabia 13 manaţiq muhafazat r marakizsd
Senegal 14 régions 30+ départementsdep arrondissements communes
Serbia 29 okrugad
 Grad Beogradcap
150 opštinam
24 gradaci
Seychelles 25 districtsa
Zil Elwannyen Sesel
Sierra Leone 4 provinces
1 area
14 districts 149 chiefdoms
Singapore 5 Districts 29 constituenciesm 89 Divisions/Wards
Slovakia 8 kraje r 70+ okresy d 2890+ obcem, from that 130+ mestá cap[22][115] katastrálne územia [116]
Slovenia 12 statistične regije i 212 občine m
Solomon Islands 9 provincesm
 Honiaracap
Somalia 18 gobolada r 75 [districts] d
South Africa 9 provinces 44 district municipalities 205 local municipalities 4392 wards
8 metropolitan municipalities
South Sudan 28 states 183 counties Payams Bomas
Spain 17 comunidades autónomasra 50 provinciaspro[117] 477 comarcas 8122 municipiosm
2 ciudades autónomasa 2 municipios[118]
3 plazas menores de soberanía[119]
Sri Lanka 9 provinces 25 districts d 320+ divisions
Sudan 18 wilaya'ats 86 [districts]
Suriname 10 districten d 60+ ressorten [120]
Swaziland 4 tifundza r 50+ tinkhundla[121] 360+ imiphakatsi[122]
Sweden 21 län count
20 landsting [123]
290 kommuner m 2,523 distrikt
Switzerland 26 cantons [124] 137 districts [125]d 2,324 communes [126]m
Syria 14 muhāfazātg 60 manaţiq [127]d nawahisd [villages] [29]
Tajikistan 3 viloyathopro
1 viloyat mukhtora
Dushanbecap
60+ Nohiyad
14 [cities]ci
2 hukumati[128]
(jamoats) ([villages][29])
Tanzania 31 mkoa[129] r 120+ wilaya d [divisions]div [wards] [50]
then [villages] [29]
Thailand 76 changwatpro
 Bangkok [130]cap
878 amphoe [131]d

div in Bangkok: 180 khwaeng

7,255 tambon

chumchon or muban[29]

Togo 5 régions 30 préfectures
Tonga 5 provinces 23 districts
Trinidad and Tobago 9 regions
Tobago (governed by Tobago House of Assembly)
3 boroughs
2 cities
Tunisia 24 wilaya'atg mutamadiyat d shaykhat m
Turkey 81 ilpro 900+ ilçe d 3200+ belediye m [neighbourhoods] [28]
[ 41000 villages] [29]
Turkmenistan 5 welaýatlarpro
Aşgabatcap
70+ ?adyndaky etraplar d [132]
40+ ?etraplar d
15 [towns] [22]
Tuvalu 9 municipalitiesm
Uganda 121 districts
Kampalacap
167 counties
22 municipalities
5 city divisions
1106 subcounties
151 town councils
63 municipal divisions/boroughs
parishes
villages
Ukraine 24 oblastipro
2 mista zi spetsial'nym statusomm[133]
1 avtonomna respublikaa
640+ raionyd
mista rehional'noho znachennia
raiony u mistakh
mista raionoho znachennia
selyshchni rady
sil's'ki rady
selyshcha
 United Arab Emirates 7 imarat [134] local municipalities
United Kingdom 1 constituent country with no devolution:
 England
 ∟ 9 regions
6 metropolitan counties 36 metropolitan districts parishes[135]
75 non-metropolitan counties 201 non-metropolitan districts
 ∟ 55 unitary authorities
32 London boroughs
City of London
3 constituent countries with devolution:
Northern Ireland Northern Ireland ( 6 counties)
11 districts
 Scotland 32 council areas communities
 Wales 10 county boroughs
9 counties
3 cities
communities
3 crown dependencies:
Guernsey[136] 10 parishes

3 dependencies: Alderney, Herm and Sark

Jersey[136] 12 parishes vingtaines , cueillettes
Isle of Man 6 sheadings 15 parishes, 9 towns and villages
12 non-Antarctic civilian overseas territories:
Anguilla 14 districts
Bermuda 9 parishes
2 municipalities
 British Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Islands 5 districts
Cayman Islands 7 districts
 Falkland Islands
 Gibraltar
Montserrat 3 parishes
 Pitcairn Islands
Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha 3 parts of the territory:

Saint Helena
Ascension Island
Tristan da Cunha

Saint Helena has 8 districts
 South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands
Turks and Caicos Islands 6 districts
2 sovereign base areas: Akrotiri and Dhekelia
United States 50 states

567 tribal entities
 1 federal districtcap
1 incorporated territory: Palmyra Atoll (grouped by ISO 3166-1 as United States US Minor Outlying Islands)

3,103 counties[137]
41 independent cities
Municipalities and minor civil divisions (including plantations, towns, townships, villages, etc.) 35,930 municipal bodies
4 unincorporated organized territories:
 Guam 19 villages[138]
 Northern Mariana Islands 4 municipalities
 Puerto Rico 78 municipalities m 900+ barrios [28]
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands 3 districts 20 subdistricts
1 unincorporated unorganized self-governing territory:
 American Samoa 3 districts
1 region
15 counties
10 unincorporated unorganized territories; undisputed are by ISO 3166-1 as United States US Minor Outlying Islands: Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Wake Island, Navassa Island, Bajo Nuevo Bank (disputed), and Serranilla Bank (disputed)
Uruguay 19 departamentosdep 112 municipios [139]m
Uzbekistan 12 viloyatlar
1 respublikaa
Tashkentcap
170+ tumanlard
50+ shaharlarci
Vanuatu 6 provinces municipalities , local councils
Vatican City None
Venezuela 23 estadoss 335 municipiosm 1136 parroquiaspa
dependencias federales [140]
 Caracascap
Vietnam 58 tỉnh
69 thành phố trực thuộc tỉnh
51 thị xã
595 huyện
8 đảo
693 thị trấn
1100+ phường
10000+
5 thành phố trực thuộc trung ương 49 quận 1400+ phường
Yemen 21 muhāfazātg
Sana Citycap
333 districtsd 2210+ [subdistricts]sd 38,284 [villages] [29]
Zambia 10 provinces 89 districts
Zimbabwe 8 provinces
2 cities
60+ districts 1200+ municipalities

*replaced by provinces as of December 31, 2018
**replaced by provinces as of March 31, 2019
***replaced by provinces as of January 31, 2019

Other states[edit]

Country Administrative divisions
First-level Second-level Third-level Fourth-level
and smaller
Taiwan (Republic of China) 6 Special municipalities (zhíxiáshì) m 170 Districts  d
12 County-controlled cities (xiànxiáshì)ci
40 Urban townships (zhèn) [23]
146 Rural townships (xiāng) [23]
Urban Villages () [29]
Rural Villages (cūn) [29]
2 Provinces (shěng)(Streamlined) p 3 Provincial cities (shì)ci
13 xiàn count
Kosovo[141] 7 rajone d[142][143] 35 komuna m[139][144]
 Northern Cyprus 5 kaza
Transnistria 5 raions r
Tiraspol m
Western Sahara 3 régions r [municipalités] m [communes] 7 [arrondissements] d

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

Terms in italics 
Terms in italics are terms in languages other than English. They should be in plural form, followed by a footnote or footnotes indicating the generally accepted English equivalent or translation. Known alternative spellings are given in brackets following a term.
Terms in brackets 
Entries in standard brackets either indicate that the term used is informal or that its use is yet to be confirmed. An English term in square brackets indicates that the local name for the term is not yet known or confirmed; when confirmed, it is replaced by the local name in italics.
Footnote letters (cap dis m pro r
These indicate, respectively, five common types of administrative division in English: capitals; districts; municipalities; provinces; and regions. Other English terms are also footnoted.

Administrative divisions with ISO 3166-1[edit]

Administrative divisions with ISO 3166-1 are cited for statistics matters even when they do not have a special status (for example, the overseas regions of France).

Antarctic claims[edit]

Administrative divisions that are entirely Antarctic claims suspended under the Antarctic Treaty are not listed.

Autonomous areas[edit]

Not all the autonomous areas are part of the formal hierarchy of the administrative division system of a country (for example, the autonomous region of Zanzibar comprises 5 regions of Tanzania, the first tier on administrative divisions on that country). For more details, see List of autonomous areas by country.

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Not counting Argentine Antarctica. Including 1 department of disputed sovereignty in Tierra del Fuego Province: Islas del Atlántico Sur (which includes the Falkland Islands and South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands). The barrios of Buenos Aires are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  2. ^ Not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory.
  3. ^ Consisting of shires, boroughs, cities, rural cities, towns, district councils, community government councils, municipalities, community development trusts, and aboriginal councils. Jervis Bay Territory and all 6 of Australia's external territories (not counting the Australian Antarctic Territory), are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions. The suburbs of Canberra are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  4. ^ The districts of Vienna are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  5. ^ Including 8 districts (Jabrayil, Kalbajar, Lachin, Qubadli, Shusha, Khojaly, Khojavend, and Zangilan) and 2 cities (Shusha and Khankendi) under complete control of the de facto independent state of  Artsakh. 7 districts and 1 city form the  Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (not an administrative subdivision unit).
  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. ^ There is no official term for the de facto first-level administrative subdivision units of  Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and  Republika Srpska.
  12. ^  Republika Srpska and Brčko District are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  13. ^ Chobe District and all six of Botswana's urban districts are not divided into second-level administrative subdivisions.
  14. ^ The Administrative regions of the Federal District (Brazil) are not considered to be administrative subdivisions of any level.
  15. ^ Consisting of urban and rural communes.
  16. ^ Also referred to as communes.
  17. ^ Consisting of territories, regions, districts, counties, and regional municipalities.
  18. ^ Also referred to as municípios.
  19. ^ The districts of N'Djamena are not considered to administrative subdivisions of any level.
  20. ^ special districts.
  21. ^ forestry district.
  22. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m towns.
  23. ^ a b c d e f townships.
  24. ^ ethnic townships.
  25. ^ or jiēdàobànshìchù.
  26. ^ "district public offices".
  27. ^ (residential) communities.
  28. ^ a b c d e f g h i j neighbourhoods.
  29. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v villages, village areas or village groups.
  30. ^ either zìráncūnjí ("natural" villages) or xíngzhèngcūnjí (bureaucratic villages, i.e. created for administrative convenience).
  31. ^ special administrative regions.
  32. ^ Democratic Republic of the Congo, also known as Congo-Kinshasa.
  33. ^ also known as Congo-Brazzaville.
  34. ^ Also known as the Ivory Coast.
  35. ^ municipalities with extended competence (3rd level municipalities)
  36. ^ municipalities with commissioned local authority (2nd level municipalities)
  37. ^ 1st level municipalities
  38. ^ military proving grounds
  39. ^ administrative districts
  40. ^ a b municipal districts
  41. ^ cadastral communities
  42. ^ or Danish:syssel.
  43. ^ or [townships].
  44. ^ Due to be replaced by [communes] [1]
  45. ^ Timor-Leste.
  46. ^ Estonia's linnad (towns) and vallad (parishes) are known collectively as omavalitsused (municipalities).
  47. ^ a b c quarters.
  48. ^ a b c d e boroughs.
  49. ^ Small boroughs
  50. ^ a b c wards.
  51. ^ subregions.
  52. ^ consisting of kaupungit (urban communes) and kunnat (rural communes).
  53. ^ Corsica is not a region per se but assumes such a role and is often considered like one. It is a "collectivité territoriale" with a special status as defined by article 72 of the Constitution. See [2] (in French)
  54. ^ The département (department) and commune (municipality) of Paris are unified into a single territorial collectivity.
  55. ^ The 3 communes (municipalities) of Paris, Lyon and Marseilles are further subdivided into arrondissements municipaux (municipal arrondissements), not to be confused with the arrondissements (districts) subdividing each département (department).
  56. ^ a collectivité d'outre-mer (overseas collectivity).
  57. ^ also known as a pays d'outre-mer (overseas country).
  58. ^ kingdoms.
  59. ^ a b c territories.
  60. ^ a territoire d'outre-mer (overseas territory).
  61. ^ or, informally, Bundesländer (federal states).
  62. ^ including 3 Kommunalverbände besonderer Art (special regional associations): Region Hannover, Regionalverband Saarbrücken and Städteregion Aachen
  63. ^ a b c d sectors.
  64. ^ sections communales (communal sections).
  65. ^ regencies.
  66. ^ formerly kotamadya (municipalities).
  67. ^ sometimes translated as "shires" or "counties".
  68. ^ Local Councils.
  69. ^ Regional Councils.
  70. ^ fractions
  71. ^ todōfuken : to (metropolis, viz. Tokyo) + (territory, viz. Hokkaidō) + fu (2 urban prefectures, viz. Kyoto and Osaka) + ken (43 prefectures)
  72. ^ shichōsonku : shi (city) + chō (town) + son (village) + ku (wards, boroughs)
  73. ^ a b c d localities.
  74. ^ rural communities or rural districts.
  75. ^ or muong.
  76. ^ "Territorial administration of Lebanon". Localiban. Retrieved 19 February 2017. 
  77. ^ "district municipalities".
  78. ^ "city municipalities".
  79. ^ elderships, elderates.
  80. ^ French; alternatively German:Kantone.
  81. ^ "Cartes du Luxembourg". 
  82. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden.
  83. ^ Luxembourgish; alternatively French:quartiers, German:Stadtvierteln.
  84. ^ or fivondronampokontany.
  85. ^ or firaisampokontany.
  86. ^ also known as districts.
  87. ^ "Le Mali compte désormais dix régions". 23 January 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017. 
  88. ^ a b circles.
  89. ^ or communes.
  90. ^ or wilaya'at.
  91. ^ a b c d or moughataas.
  92. ^ Old Royal Capital.
  93. ^ some disputed; see Regions of Morocco.
  94. ^ a b Nakale, Albertina (9 August 2013). "President divides Kavango into two". New Era. archived via allafrica.com. Archived from the original on 22 October 2014.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  95. ^ FONDS AFRICAIN DE DEVELOPPEMENT: ETUDE DE MOBILISATION DES EAUX DANS LA REGION DE MARADI NIGER. DEPARTEMENT AGRICULTURE ET DEVELOPPEMENT RURAL, OCAR. African Development Bank Group, MARCH 2003
  96. ^ Mosvik and Inderøy kommune (two mulcipalties of Norway) merged by 1 January 2012, making the total number of communes in Norway 429. Mosvik kommune: Referendum. Retrieved 15 December 2012.
  97. ^ or tehsils.
  98. ^ a b or partidos.
  99. ^ or probinsya.
  100. ^ or malayang siyudad; cities independent from province, classified as either "highly urbanized" or "independent component" cities.
  101. ^ or munisipalidad; municipality not under any provincial authority.
  102. ^ or bahaging siyudad; cities under provincial supervision ("component cities").
  103. ^ or munisipalidad; regular municipalities under provincial supervision.
  104. ^ or barrios.
  105. ^ voivodeships.
  106. ^ consisting of 300+ powiat ziemski (rural counties) and 60+ powiat grodzki (urban counties) or miasta na prawach powiatu ("cities of county right").
  107. ^ or municípios.
  108. ^ federal subjects, grouped into 7 federal districts
  109. ^ a b Including Republic of Crimea which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  110. ^ Including Sevastopol which is annexed territory of Ukraine
  111. ^ Annexed from Ukraine in 2014 by the Russian Federation
  112. ^ sing. akarere.
  113. ^ or French:secteurs administratifs (administrative sectors).
  114. ^ or French:cellules (cells).
  115. ^ Mestská a obecná štatistika SR Archived 2007-10-27 at the Wayback Machine.
  116. ^ "cadastral areas".
  117. ^ Some provinces are divided in districts called comarcas
  118. ^ Ceuta and Melilla
  119. ^ minor sovereign places in North Africa
  120. ^ ?"resorts".
  121. ^ constituencies
  122. ^ Chiefdoms
  123. ^ County councils
  124. ^ (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.
  125. ^ French; alternatively German:Ämter, (Amts)bezirke, Italian:distretti or Romansh:districts. This level of subdivisions is not present in all cantons.
  126. ^ French; alternatively German:Gemeinden, Italian:comuni or Romansh:vischnancas.
  127. ^ or manatuq.
  128. ^ city councils.
  129. ^ Mwakyusa, Alvar (4 February 2016). "Songwe is new region - with four districts". Daily News. Archived from the original on 5 February 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2017. 
  130. ^ special governed districts
  131. ^ in Bangkok:khet.
  132. ^ urban districts.
  133. ^ "cities with special status".
  134. ^ emirates.
  135. ^ not all of England is parished - see unparished area.
  136. ^ a b a bailiwick.
  137. ^ or boroughs in Alaska and parishes in Louisiana.
  138. ^ also known as municipalities.
  139. ^ a b municipalities.
  140. ^ federal dependencies.
  141. ^ ^ Kosovo is the subject of a territorial dispute between the Republic of Kosovo and the Republic of Serbia. The Republic of Kosovo unilaterally declared independence on 17 February 2008, but Serbia continues to claim it as part of its own sovereign territory. The two governments began to normalise relations in 2013, as part of the Brussels Agreement. Kosovo has received formal recognition as an independent state from 113 out of 193 United Nations member states.
  142. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:regiona or okruga.
  143. ^ districts.
  144. ^ Albanian; alternatively Serbian:opstina.