ISSN: 1075-4644

Global Survey Vol. 47 No. 490/12X   July 2017

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS OF COUNTRIES

24th Revision

 

COUNTRY                  ADMINISTRATIVE UNIT (Number)               UNIT HEAD        

                                    (Native Version, Plural)                                (Native version)                     

Afghanistan                 Province (velayat/velayat) (32)                       Governor (hakim-i-a’ali)

Albania                        Region (qark/qarqe) (12)                                 People’s Council*         

                                    District (rreth/rrethe) (36)                                 People’s Council*

Algeria                         Province (wilaya/wilayas) (48)                       Governor (wali)

Andorra                       Parish (parroquia/parroquies) (7)                   Council* (comuns)

Angola                         Province (provincia(s)) (18)                             Governor (governador)

Antigua & Barbuda      Parish (6)                                                       Council*

                                    Dependency (2)

Argentina                     Province (provincia(s)) (23)                            Governor* (gobernador)

                                    Federal District (distrito federal)                      Chief of Government*

                                                                                                            (jefe de gobierno)

Armenia                       Province (marz, marzer) (11)                         Governor (gavarner)

Australia                      State (6)                                                         Premier*

                                    Territory (2)                                                    Chief Minister

Austria                         State (Bundesland/Bundesländer) (9) Governor (Landeshauptmann*)

Azerbaijan                   Rayon (rayonu/rayonlar) (59)                         Governor (akim)

                                    City (sahar/saharlar) (11)                                Mayor

 

Bahamas                     District (21)                                                     Commissioner

Bahrain                        Municipality (mintaqah/manatiq) (12)  Municipal Council*

Bangladesh                 Division (6)                                                     Divisional Commissioner

Barbados                     Parish (11)                                                      [National government]

Belarus                        District (voblasts’/voblastsi) (6)                      Governor (gubernator)

                                    Municipality (harady) (1)                                 Chairman

Belgium                       Region (région(s)) (3)                                     Minister-President

                                    Province (province(s)//provincie/provincien) (10) Governor

                                                                                                            Premier*

Belize                          District (6)

Benin                           Province (province(s)) (12)                             Prefect (préfet)

Bhutan                         District (dzongkhag/dzongkhag) (18)              District Officer (dzongda)

Bolivia                         Department (departamento(s)) (9)                 Prefect (prefecto)

Bosnia &

  Herzegovina              Federation (federacija) (1)                               President*

                                    Republic (republika) (1)                                   President*

                                    District3 (distrikt) (1)                                        President*      

Botswana                    District (10)                                                     District Commisioner

                                    Town Council (4)                                             Mayor

Brazil                           State (estado(s)) (26)                                     Governor* (governador)

                                    Federal District (distrito federal) (1)                Governor* (governador)

Brunei                          District (daerah/daerah) (4)                             District Officer

Bulgaria                       Province (oblast/oblasti) (28)                         Governor (oblasten upravitel)

Burkina Faso               Region (region(s)) (13)                                    Governor (gouverneur)

                                    Province (province(s)) (45)                            Prefect (préfet)

                                    Department (département(s)) (301)                Prefect (préfet)

Burma                         Region (taing/taing-myar) (7)                          Commissioner

                                    State (pyi ne/pyi ne-mya) (7)                           State Council

                                    District (63)

Burundi                        Province (province(s)) (16)                            Governor (gouverneur)

 

Cambodia                    Province (khet/khett) (20)                               Governor

                                    Municipalities (krong/krong) (4)                       Governor

Cameroon                   Province (province(s)) (10)                            Governor (gouverneur)

Canada                       Province (province(s) (10)                               Premier* (premier)

                                    Territory (territoire(s) (3)                                 Premier* (premier)

Cape Verde                 Municipality (22)                                              Mayor (prefeito)

Central African

  Republic                    Prefecture (préfecture(s)) (14)                        Prefect (préfet)

                                    Economic Prefecture                                      Prefect (préfet)

                                    (préfecture(s)) economiqe(s) (2)

                                    Commune (commune) (1)

Chad                           Region ((region(s)) (18)                                   Governor (gouverneur)

                                    Department (département(s)) (50)                  Prefect (préfet)

                                    Sub-Department  (sous-préfeceture(s)) (200) Sub-Prefect (sous-préfet)

                                    Canton (canton(s)) (446)

Chile                            Region (region/regiones) (13)                         Governor (gobernador)

China                           Province (sheng/sheng) (22)1                         Governor

                                    Autonomous Region (zizhiqu/zizhiqu) (5)       Governor

                                    County (xiàn)   (1,464)                                     County Governor

                                    Prefecture                                                       Prefecture Commissioner

                                    Municipality (shi/shi) (4)                                  Mayor

Colombia                     Department (departamento(s)) (32)                Governor* (gobernador)

                                    Capital District (distrito capital) (1)                  Mayor (Alcalde Mayor)

Comoros                     Island (3)                                                        President*

                                    Municipality (4)                                                Mayor

Congo (B)                    Region (région(s)) (9)                                     Prefect (préfet)

                                    Commune (commune) (1)                               Chief

Congo (DR)                 Province (province(s)) (26)                            Governor (gouverneur)

                                    City (ville) (1)                                                   Governor (gouverneur)

Costa Rica                  Province (provincia(s)) (7)                              Governor (gobernador)

Croatia                        County (zupanija/zupanije) (20)                      Prefect (zupan)

                                    City (grad) (1)                                                  Prefect (zupan)

Cuba                           Province (provincia(s)) (14)                              Administration President

                                    Special Municipality (municipio especial) (1) Mayor

Cyprus                         District (6)       

Czech Republic           Region (kraj/kraje) (13)                                   Governor (heytman)                                                       Capital City (hlavni mesto) (1)             Mayor

                                                             

Denmark                     Region (region/regioner) (5)                            Chairman (formand)                                                         Municipality (commune(s) (98)                Mayor (bragmester)

Djibouti                        Region (région(s)) (5)                                      Regional Council (conseil

                                                                                                           régional)

                                    City (ville) (1)                                                   Mayor (maire)

Dominica                     Parish (10)                                                      [National government]

Dominican Republic    Province (provincia(s)) (31)                            Governor (gobernador)

                                    National District (distrito nacional) (1) Mayor

 

Ecuador                       Province (provincia(s)) (22)                            Governor (gobernador)

Egypt                           Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (26)         Governor (wali)

El Salvador                 Department (departamento(s)) (14)                Governor (gobernador)

Equatorial Guinea       Province (provincia(s)) (7)                              Governor (gouverneur)

Eritrea                         Region (zoba/zobatat) (6)                               Administrator

                                    District (Sub-Region) (55)

Estonia                        County (maakond/maakonnad) (15)              Governor (maavanem)

Ethiopia                       Ethnic state (kilil/kililoch) (9)                          Governor

                                    Administration (astedader/astedaderoch) (2) Governor

 

Fiji                               Division (4)                                                     Divisional Commissioner

                                    Dependency (1)

Finland                        Province (lääni/läänit) (6)                               Governor (maaherra)

France                         Region (région(s)) (13)5                                 President, Regional Council*

                                    Department (département(s)) (96)                 Prefect (préfet)

                                    Sub-Department  (sous-préfeceture(s)) (240) Sub-Prefect (sous-préfet)

                                    (Overseas) Region (région(s)) (5)                   President, Regional Council*

 

 

Gabon                         Province (province(s)) (9)                              Governor (gouverneur)

Gambia                       Division (5)                                                     Commissioner

                                    District (37)                                                      District Officer

                                    City (1)                                                            Mayor

Georgia                       Region (mkhare, mkharebi) (9)                      Governor

                                    Autonomous Republic                                     Head, Council of

                        (avtonomiuri respublika) (2)                            Ministers

                                    District (raion(i))(69)                                        District Head

                                    Cities (k’alak’i/k’ala’ebi) (9)                             Mayor

Germany                     State (Land/Länder) (16)                                Premier* (Ministerpräsident)

                                    Government District4 (Regierungsbezirk) (14) Government President

                                                                                                            (Regierungspräsident)

                                    Land County (Landkreis(e) (295)                    County Head (Landrat)

                                    City County (Stadtkreis(e)) (103)                    County Head (Landrat)

Ghana                         Region (10)                                                    Regional Commissioner

                                    District (110)                                                   District Chief   

Greece                        Division (periphereiarkhes) (13)                      President

                                    Prefecture (nomós/nomói) (51)                       Prefect* (nomarkh)

                                    Autonomous Region (1)

Grenada                      Parish  (6)                                                      Council*

                                    Dependency (1)

Guatemala                  Department (departamento(s)) (22)                Governor (gobernador)

Guinea                        Administrative Region (8)                              Governor (gouverneur)   

                                    (région administrative/régions a.)                                   

                                    Prefecture (prefecture(s) (33)                         Prefect (préfet)

                                    Special Zone (zone special) (1)                      Prefect (préfet)

Guinea-Bissau            Region (região/regiðes) (8)                             Regional Council*

                                    Autonomous Sector (sector autónomo) (1)     Mayor

Guyana                       Region (10)                                                    Chairman, Regional Democratic

                                                                                                          Council

 

Haiti                             Department (département(s)) (9)                   Prefect (préfet)

Honduras                    Department (departamento(s)) (18)                Governor (gobernador)

Hungary                      County (megye/megyek) (19)                        Council*

                                    Municipality (megyei varos/megyek v.) (20)   Council*

                                    Capital City (fovaros) (1)                                 Mayor

                                    Sub-Region (kistérségek) (173)

 

Iceland                        County (sysla/sy’slar) (23)                              Magistrate (sysluma our)

                                    Town (kaupstadhur/kaupstadhir) (14) Mayor

India                            State (29)                                                       Governor/Chief Minister*

                                    Union Territory (7)                                           Lieutenant Governor

                                    District (zila) (676)                                           Deputy Commissioner/

                                                                                                              District Collector         

Indonesia                    Province (provinsi) (34)                                   Governor (gubernur)

                                    Special Region (daerah istimewa) (2) Governor (gubernur)

                                    Special Capital City District                            Governor (gubernur)

                                    (daerah khusus ibukota) (1)

                                    Regency (kabupaten) (388)                            Regent (bupati)

Iran                              Province (ostan/ostanha) (28)             Governor (ostandar)

Iraq                              Governorate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (18)       Governor

Ireland                         County (26)                                                    Chairman, County Committee

Israel                           District (mehoz/mehozot) (6)                           District Commissioner

Italy                             Region (regione/regioni) (20)             President (presidente)

                                    Province (provincia(s)) (80)                            Prefect (prefeto)

Ivory Coast                  Region (région) (19)                                       Regional Prefect (préfet de

                                                                                                           région)     

                                    Department (département(s)) (58)                 Prefect (préfet)

 

Jamaica                       Parish (14)                                                      Parish Council*

Japan                          Prefecture (ken) (47)                                      Governor* (chiji)

Jordan                         Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (12)         Governor

 

Kazakhstan                 Province (oblys/oblystar) (14)                         Governor (hakim)

                                    City (qalasy, qala) (3)                                      Mayor (akim) 

Kenya                          County (47)                                                     Governor

                                    District (wilaya) (69)                                        District Commissioner

                                    Division (taarafa) (497)

Kiribati                         Island (3)                                                         [none]

                                    Administrative District (6)                                Commissioner                                   

                                    Island Council* (21))                                      Chairman*      

Korea (DPRK)             Province (do/do) (9)                                       Chairman, People’s Committee

                                    Special Region (3)                                          Chairman, People’s Committee

                                    Special City (chikhalsi) (2)                              Chairman, People’s Committee

Korea (ROK)               Province (do/do) (9)                                       Governor

                                    Metropolitan City (gwangyoksi) (7)                 Mayor

Kosovo                        Municipality                                        

                                    (komuna/komunat; opstina, opstine) (30)       Mayor 

Kuwait                         Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (6)           Governor

Kyrgyzstan                  Province (oblasty/oblastlar) (7)                       Governor (akim)

                                    City (shaar) (1)                                                Mayor (akim)

 

Laos                            Province (khoueng/khoueng) (16)                  Governor

                                    Municipality (kampheng nakhon) (1)   Prefect

Latvia                          County (rajons) (26)                                       Governor (rajona

                                                                                                              priekssedetajs)

                                    City (lielpilsēta(s)) (7)                                      Mayor (mers)

Lebanon                      Governate (mohafazah/mohafazat) (6)           Governor

Lesotho                       District (10)                                                     Commissioner

Liberia                         County (15)                                                    County Superintendent

Libya                           Municipality (sha’biya) (22)                             Basic People’s Committee

Liechtenstein               Commune (Gemeinde/Gemeinden) (11)            Community Head

                                                                                                        (Gemeindevorsteher)

Lithuania                     County (apskritis, apskritys) (10)                   County Governor

Luxembourg                District (3)                                                       Commissioner (commissaire)

                                    Canton (12)                                                     Mayor (Bourgmestre)

                                    Community (commune(s)) (116)                     Mayor (Bourgmestre)

 

Macedonia                  Municipality (opstina, opstini) (85)                  Mayor

Madagascar                Region (22)                                                     Governor                         

                                    District (119)                                                    District Chief

Malawi                         Region (3)                                                      Regional Minister

                                    District (28)                                                     District Commissioner

Malaysia                      State (negeri/negeri-negeri) (13)                     Sultan/Raja/Governor

                                    Federal Territory (wilayah persekutuan) (3)    Mayor (datuk bandar)/Chairman

Maldives                      Atoll (atholhu/atholhu) (21)                             Atoll Chief (atoỊuveriya)

                                    Island                                                              Island Chief (katheeb)

                                    Administrative Division (1)

Mali                             Region (région(s)) (8)                                     Governor (gouverneur)

Malta                           none                                                               none

Marshall Islands          Municipality (33)                                             Magistrate

Mauritania                   Region (région(s), wilaya) (12)                        Governor (wali)

                                    Department (département(s)) (44)                 Prefect (préfet)

                                    Capital District (1)                              

Mauritius                     District (9)                                                       Commissioner

                                    Dependency (3)

Mexico                         State (estado(s)) (31)                                     Governor (governador)

                                    Federal District (distrito federal) (1)                Head of Government

                                                                                                            (jefe de gobierno)

Micronesia                   State (4)                                                         Governor

Moldova                      District (raionul/raioane) (32)                          District Council

                                    Municipality (municipiul) (3)                            Mayor*                            

                                    Autonomous Territorial Unit

                                    (unitatea teritoriala autonoma) (1)                   Governor (guvernator/bashkan)

                                    Territorial Unit (unitatea teritoriala) (1)            [disputed]

                                    Municipality (municipiul) (1)

Monaco                       none                                                               none

Mongolia                     Province (aymag/aymguud) (21)                    Governor (dzasag darga)

                                    District (sum) (315)                                         Council* (hural)

                                    Municipality (khot) (1)                                      Mayor

Montenegro                 Municipality (opstina) (21)                               none

Morocco                      Province/wilaya (province(s)) (37+2)              Governor (wali)

Mozambique               Province (provincia(s)) (10)                             Governor (governador)

 

Namibia                       Region (13)                                                    Regional Council*                     

Nauru                          District (14)                                                     Head Chief

Nepal                           Federal Province (7)6                                       Governor/Chief Minister

                                    District (75)6                                                           

Netherlands                 Province (provincie/provincien) (12)               Sovereign Commissioner

New Zealand               Region (12)                                                     Chairman, Regional Council*

                                    County (1)                                                      Chairman, County Council*

                                    District (57)                                                      Chairman, District Council*

                                    City (16)                                                          Chairman, City Council*                                                  

Nicaragua                    Department (departamento(s)) (15)                Political Chief (jefe politico)

                                    Autonomous Region (region autonomista/

                                      regions autonomistas) (2)                             Political Chief (jefe politico)

                                    Municipality (municipio(s) (153)                      Mayor (alcalde)

Niger                           Department (département(s)) (7)                   Governor (gouverneur)

                                    Capital District (capital district) (1)                  Mayor (maire)

Nigeria                         State (36)                                                       Governor

                                    Federal Capital Territory (FCT) (1)                  FCT Minister

Norway                        County (fylke/fylker) (19)                                Governor (fylkesmann)

 

Oman                          Region (mintaqah/mintaqat) (5)                     Governor (wali)

                                    Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (4)           Governor (wali)

 

Pakistan                      Province (4)                                                    Governor/Chief Minister*

                                    Territory (1)                                                     Governor/Commissioner

                                    Capital Territory (1)                                         Governor/Chief Minister*

Palau                           State (16)                                                       Governor

Panama                       Province (provincia(s)) (9)                               Governor (gobernador)

                                    Territory (comarca) (3)                                    Governor (gobernador)

Papua New Guinea     Province (20)                                                  Premier

Paraguay                     Department (departamento(s)) (17)                 Governmental Delegate

                                                                                                            (delegado de gobierno)

                                    Capital City (ciudad capital) (1)                       Intendant (intendente)

Peru                            Region (region(es)) (25)                                  President (president)

                                    Province (provincia) (1)                                   Prefect (prefecto)/Mayor

                                                                                                        (alcalde)

Philippines                  Region (rehiyon) (17)                                     Governor

                                    Province (lalawigan) (81)                                Governor*

                                    Chartered City (lungsod) (136)                       Mayor*

Poland                         Province (wojewodztwo/wojewodztwa) (16)  Governor (wojewodowie)

                                    County (powiat/powiaty) (379)                        Elder/Mayor (starost/a)          

Portugal                       District (distrito(s)) (18)                                  Governor (governador)

                                    Autonomous Region

                                    (região autonoma/regiões autonomas) (2)      President, Regional Executive

                                                                                                            (Presidente do Governo

                                                                                                           Regional)

 

Qatar                           Municipality (baladiyah/baladiyat) (9)             Municipal Council*

 

Romania                      County (judet/judete) (41)                              Prefect

                                    Municipality (municipiu) (1)                             Mayor (Primarul General)

Russia                         Federal District (federal’nye okruga) (9)            Plenipotentiary Representative

                                                                                                            (Presidential Envoy)

                                                                                                        (polnomochnogo

                                                                                                           predstavitelya prezidenta)

                                    Province/District (oblast’/oblastiy) (46)           Governor (gubernator)

                                    Republic (respublika/respubliki) (22)7 President (president)*

                                    Territory (kray) (9)                                           Governor (gubernator)*

                                    Autonomous Okrug                                         Governor (gubernator)

                                    (avtonomnyy okrug/avtonomnykh okrugov) (4)

                                    Autonomous District (avtonomnaya oblast’) (1) Governor (gubernator)

                                    Federal City

                                    (federal’ny gorod/federal’nye goroda)(3)7       Mayor (mer)*                          

Rwanda                       Prefecture (préfecture(s)) (12)            Prefect (préfet)

 

Saint Kitts & Nevis      Parish (14)

Saint Lucia                  Quarter (11)

Saint Vincent and

  the Grenadines         Parish (6)                                                       [Central government]

Samoa                         District (11)                                                     Governor

San Marino                  Municipality (castello, castelli) (9)                   Captain of the Castle                                          

                                                                                                            (capitano di castello)

São Tomé e Principe  Province (provincia(s)) (2)                               [none]

                                    District (distrito) (7)                                          District Council (Câmara

                                                                                                        distrita)*

Saudi Arabia               Province (mintaqah, mintaqat) (13)                 Governor (amir)

Senegal                       Region (région(s)) (10)                                   Governor (gouverneur)

Serbia                          Municipality (opcstina/opcstine) (170) Mayor (gradonačelnik)*

                                    Autonomous Province

                                    (autonomna pokrajina/autonomn pokrajine) (1) President

Seychelles                  Administrative District (district(s)

                                      administrative(s)) (23)

Sierra Leone               Province (3)                                                    Minister of State

                                    District (14)                                                      Paramount Chief

                                    Area (1)                                                           Minister of State

Singapore                    none                                                               none

Slovakia                      Region (kraj/kraje) (8)                                     President (Predseda)                                                      District (okres/okresi) (79)                       President (heytman)

Slovenia                      District (pokrajine) (14)2                                 

                                    Municipality (obcina/obcine) (199)                  Mayor

                                    Urban Municipality (mestna obcina/

                                      mestne obcine) (11)                                      Mayor

Solomon Islands         Province (9)                                                    Provincial Assembly*

                                    Capital Territory (1)                                         Town Assembly*

Somalia                       Region (gobolka) (18)                                    Regional Commissioner

                                    District (84)                                                     District Commissioner

South Africa                Province (9)                                                    Provincial Premier

South Sudan               State (wilayah/wilayat) (10)                             Governor (wali)

Spain                           Autonomous Community                                Regional President                    

                                    (comunidad(es) autonoma(s)) (19)                 (presidente regional)

                                    Province (provincia(s)) (50)                            President (presidente)

Sri Lanka                     Province (8)                                                    Chief Minister*

Sudan                          State (wilayah/wilayat) (18)                             Governor (wali)

Suriname                     District (distrikt/distrikten) (10)                        District Commissioner

Swaziland                   District (4)                                                       Commissioner

Sweden                       County (lan/lan) (21)                                      Governor (lanshövding)  Switzerland                Canton (Kanton//Canton/Cantone) (26)            Canton President

                                                                                                            (Kantonspräsident)

Syria                            Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (14)         Governor

 

Taiwan1                       County (hsien/hsien) (18)                               Governor

                                    Municipality (shih) (5)                                      Mayor

                                    Special Municipality (chuan-shih) (2)              Mayor

Tajikistan                     Province (viloyat/viloyatho) (2)                        Governor

                                    Autonomous Province (viloyati mukhtor) (1)   Governor

                                    Region of Republican Subordination (1)         [Central government]   

Tanzania                     Region (25)                                                    Regional Commissioner

Thailand                      Province (changwat/changwat) (76)               Governor

Timor                           Administrative District (13)                             District Administrator

Togo                            Region (Région (s)) (5)                                   Inspector (inspecteur)

Togo                            Prefecture (préfecture(s)) (30)                        Prefect (préfet)

                                    Commune (commune) (1)                               Mayor (maire)

Tonga Island               Island Group (3)                                              Governor

Trinidad & Tobago      Regional Corporation (9)                                 Council*

                                    Borough Corporation (3)                                 Council*

                                    City Corporation (2)                                         Council*

Tunisia                        Governate (wilayah/wilayat) (24)                    Governor (préfet)

Turkey                         Province (il/iller) (81)                                      Governor (vali)

Turkmenistan              Region (welayat/welayatlar) (5)                      Governor (beylerbeyi)

Tuvalu                         none                                                               none

 

Uganda                       District (97)                                                     Commisioner

Ukraine                        District (oblast’/oblasti) (24)                           Governor

                                    Autonomous Republic

                                    (avtomnaya respublika) (1)                             Prime Minister

                                    Municipality (misto/mista) (2)                          Mayor

United Arab Emirates  Emirate  (imarah/imarat) (7)                            Ruler (emir)

United Kingdom-

  England                     Region (9)                                                       Chairman, Regional Assembly

                                    Unitary Authority (41)                                      Chairman, Council

                                    County (36)                                                     Chairman, County Council

                                    Metropolitan County (6)                                  Chairman, Borough

                                                                                                               Council/Joint Board

                                    London Borough (32)  }                                   Mayor*, Greater London

                                    City of London (1)       }                                   Authority (GLA)

  Northern Ireland        District (26)                                                      Chairman, District Council*

  Scotland                    Council Area (32)                                           Council*

  Wales                        County Borough (10)                                       County Council (cyngor)

                                    County (9)                                                       County Council

                                    City and County (3)                                         Mayor*, County Council

United States

  of America                 State (50)                                                        Governor*

                                    District (1)                                                        Mayor*

                                    County (3,086)                                               County Executive*

Uruguay                      Department (departamento(s)) (19)                Governor (intendente)

Uzbekistan                  Province (viloyat/viloyatlar) (12)                      Regional Governor

                                                                                                            (hakim/khokim)

                                    Autonomous Republic (respublika) (1)           President

                                    City (shahar) (1)                                              Governor (hakim)

 

Vanuatu                       Province (6)                                                    Local Government Council* 

Vatican City                 none                                                               none

Venezuela                   State (estado(s)) (23)                                     Governor (gobernador)

                                    Federal Disctrict (distrito federal) (1)               Governor (gobernador)

                                    Federal Dependency

                                    (dependencia federal) (1+11))            Governor (gobernador)

Vietnam                       Province (tinh/tinh) (58)                                  Governor

                                    Municipality (thu do) (3)                                  Chairman, People’s Council

 

Yemen                         Governate (muhafazah/muhafazat) (17)         Governor

 

Zambia                        Province (9)                                                    Governor

Zimbabwe                   Province (8)                                                    Governor

                                    City (2)                                                            Mayor

 

Notes

Territorial units shown are the main divisions and subordinate entities of listed countries. Some countries are further subdivided into counties, districts, townships and others.

Overseas departments, dependencies, and territories are not included.

*elected

1 The former province of Taiwan (Island of Formosa) has been under the administration of a separate government since 1 October 1949.

2 Effective 1 January 2009.

3 Brcko District is under international supervision.

4 Existing in three states (Baden-Württemberg, Bavaria, and Hesse).

5 Newly combined regions, functional since 4 January 2016.

6 Former 14 Zones (anchal) replaced on 20 September 2015.

7 Including Republic of Crimea and the Federal City of Sevastopol since 20 March 2014.

 

 

Sources: Government information offices, IO database.

 

Completion: Includes information dated 30 June 2017 or earlier. Completed in July 2017.

 

(Replacing Country Data: Administrative Divisions of Countries, Global Survey, Vol. 46, No. 447/ 12W-2016, March 2016.)

 

(Replacing Administrative Divisions of Countries, The International Observer, Vol. 35, No. 553, pp. 7528-7536, July 2016.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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