List of terms for administrative divisions

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

English

Non-English

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 Thailanddistrict
Amt Germanycounty (formerly; the modern term is Kreis, which means literally "circle")
amt Denmarkcounty (replaced with regions in 2007)
apskritis Lithuaniacounty
anakhett Cambodiaprefecture
arrondissement Netherlands borough, district
French-speaking countries
autónoma Spanish-speaking countries autonomous
autônomo, autônomaPortuguese-speaking countries
автоно́мный (avtonomny) Russia
aimag Mongoliaprovince
baladiyah (baladiyat) Arab countriesmunicipality
barangay Philippinesvillage (rural) or ward
bairro Brazil neighbourhood, district
 Portugal
 Mozambique
barrio Spanish-speaking countries
бановина (banovina) Yugoslavia banate, province
Bezirk Austriadistrict
Bundesland Germany (colloquial term) federal state
Bundesland Austria (colloquial term)
Bibhag Bangladeshdivision
bwrdeistref Walesborough county
canton (French)
cantone (Italian)
chantun (Romansh)
kanton (German)
  Switzerland canton
kanton (Bosnian)  Bosnia and Herzegovina
castello San Marinomunicipality
changwat Thailandprovince
chef-lieu Francechief town or city
comarcaPortuguese-speaking countries (judicial system) county
Spanish-speaking countries
comuna Angoladivision of município
comuna Spanish-speaking countriescommune
comună Romaniarural commune
comune Italymunicipality
comunidad Spaincommunity
comunidade intermunicipal Portugalintermunicipal community
comunidade urbana Portugalurban community
concelho Cape Verde municipality; synonym of município
 Portugal
corregimiento Panamasubdivision of a distrito
daerah Malay-speaking countries district
propinsi  Indonesiaprovince
id:Daerah IstimewaSpecial District, all are first level (provincial level)
id:Daerah Khusus IbukotaExclusive Capital District, refers to DKI Jakarta only.
dào (Mandarin) Chinacircuit
deelgemeente Belgiumsubmunicipality
demos Greecemunicipality
departamento Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)department
département French-speaking countriesdepartment
desa Indonesiavillage
district Surinamedistrict
distrik Indonesiasubdistrict
distrito Portugalgroup of municipalities
 São Tomé and Príncipemunicipality
 Philippines district
Spanish-speaking countries
distrito, distritu East Timormunicipality
distrito federal Brazilfederal district
 Japan circuit
do North Korea
 South Korea
dombon Cambodiaarea or region
dzongkhag Bhutandistrict
estado Brazil federal state
 Mexico
 Venezuela
etrap  Turkmenistan district
freguesia Cape Verde civil parish
 Portugal
fylke Norwaycounty
gemeente Belgium ( Flanders) municipality
 Netherlands
GemeindeGerman-speaking countriesmunicipality
gewog Bhutanblock
gmina Polandcommune, municipality
gobolka Somaliaadministrative region
gouvernorat Guineagovernorate
grande área metropolitana Portugalgreater metropolitan area
губе́рния (guberniya)Russian Empiregovernorate
hameau Francehamlet
hanua Papua New Guineavillage
iduhu Papua New Guineaclan
Raj IndiaEmpire
Rajya Indiacountry
il or vilayet Turkeyprovince
ilçe Turkeydistrict
imarah Arab countries (formerly) emirate
 United Arab Emirates
jamoat  Tajikistan commune or municipality
Jilla   Nepaldistrict
judeţ Moldova (formerly) county
 Romania
jurydyka Polandvillage
kabupaten Indonesiaregency
kampung or kampong Malay-speaking countries and Cambodia village, hamlet, neighbourhood
kasselrij Netherlandscounty or burgraviate
kecamatan Indonesiasubdistrict
kelurahan Indonesiavillage
ken Japanprefecture
khan Cambodiadistrict or section
khett Cambodiaprovince
khoueng Laosprovince
khum Cambodiacommune
kilil Ethiopiaregion
kommun Finland (Swedish speaking) municipality
 Sweden
kommune Denmarkmunicipality
kota Indonesiachartered city
кожуун (kozhuun) Russia[1] ( Tyva Republic)rural council
край (krai) Russiaregion
kraj Slovakia region
 Czech Republic
Kreis Germanydistrict
krom Cambodiagroup
krong Cambodiamunicipality
kunta Finlandmunicipality
Lääni Finlandprovince
lalawigan Philippinesprovince
Län Swedencounty
Land Austria (official term) state
 Germany (official term)
lieu-dit Franceplace name
linn Estoniatown or city
lugar Cape Verdedivision of zona in Cape Verde
 Portugalhamlet
lungsod Philippinescity
maakond Estoniacounty
մարզ (marz)  Armenia province or region
megye Hungarycounty
mahoz Israeldistrict
mancomunidad Spainassociation of municipalities, commonwealth
merindad Medieval Spaincounty
mesorregião Brazilmesoregion (division of estado)
mintaqah (mintaqat) Arab countriesprovince, region
microrregião Brazilmicroregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)
მხარე (mkhare)  Georgia region
muban Thailandvillage
muhafazah (muhafazat) Arab countriesgovernorate
mukim Malay-speaking countries subdistrict, subdivision of subdistrict, survey district
municipalidad Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries)municipality
municipio Spanish-speaking countries municipality
Portuguese-speaking countries
nafa Israelsubdistrict
negeri Malaysiastate
nomos Greeceprefecture
novads Latviamunicipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)
NUTS EuropeNomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
область (oblast)Countries formerly in the Soviet Union or Yugoslaviaprovince, region
община (obshtina) Bulgariamunicipality
okres Czech Republic district
 Slovakia
okrug Serbia district
 Russia
opština Republika Srpska municipality
 Montenegro
 Serbia
ostan (ostan-e) Iranprovince
pagasts Latviaparish
Panchayati raj  India village council
paróquia Portugal parish (religious division)
 Cape Verde
parroquia Spain ( Galicia) parish
 Andorra
pedanía Spaincounty
Περιφέρειες (periféreia) Greeceperiphery
phum Cambodiavillage
phumpheak Cambodiazone
pilseta Latviatown/city
powiat Polandcounty
pradesh Indiastate of India
   Nepal province of Nepal
probinsya Philippinesprovince
provinsi Indonesiaprovince
provincia Spanish-speaking countries province
 Italy
província Portugal (formerly) province
 Angola
 São Tomé and Príncipe
prowincja Polandprovince
райо́н (raion)Russian-speaking countries district
 Moldova
rajons Latviadistrict
região Brazilgroup of estados; also macrorregião
 Guinea-Bissau region
 Portugal
região autónoma Portugal autonomous region
 São Tomé and Príncipe
Regierungsbezirk Germanydistrict
Region Denmarkregion
regione Italyregion
şäher  Turkmenistan capital city district
sangkat Cambodiacommune or quarter
sector Guinea-Bissausector (municipality)
sector autónomo Guinea-Bissauautonomous sector (municipality)
сельсовет (selsoviet) Russiarural council
շրջան (shrjan) Republic of Artsakh province or region
сільрада (silrada)  Ukraine rural council
srŏk Cambodiadistrict
sum Mongoliadistrict
subdistrito, subdistritu East Timorsubdistrict (submunicipality)
subregião Portugalsubregion
suco, suku East Timordivision of submunicipality
-stanCentral Asian countriesland (denotes high level of autonomy)
sýsla Faroe Islands district
 Iceland
tambon Thailandsubdistrict
thesaban Thailandmunicipality
tinh Vietnamprovince
todōfuken Japanprefectural level divisions (collectively)
tuman  Uzbekistan distict
улу́с (ulus) Russia[2] ( Sakha Republic)district
Upazila BangladeshSubdistrict
Union Parishad Bangladeshcouncil or constituency
Mouza BangladeshMouza
Gram/Gaon Bangladeshvillage
Ward Bangladeshward
vald Estoniaparish, rural municipality
вилоят (viloyat)  Tajikistan region
 Uzbekistan
во́лость (volost) Russiadistrict
wojewodztwo Polandvoivodeship
waterschap Netherlandswater board
welaýaty  Turkmenistan region
wilayah Arab countries province, territory
 Malaysia
zona Cape Verdezone (division of freguesia)
ziemia Polandland
Zillah Pakistan district
 Bangladesh
 India
županija Bosnia and Herzegovina (Croatian speaking) county
 Croatia
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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