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This is an alphabetical list of native non-English terms for administrative divisions; some, such as arrondissement and okrug, have become English loanwords. Terms

Name Countries English equivalents
amphoe Thailand district
Amt Germany county
amt Denmark county (replaced with regions in 2007)
apskritis Lithuania county
anakhett Cambodia prefecture
arrondissement Netherlands borough, district
French-speaking countries
autónoma Spanish-speaking countries autonomous
autônomo, autónoma Portuguese-speaking countries
avtonomny Russia
aimag Mongolia province
baladiyah (baladiyat) Arab countries municipality
barangay Philippines village (rural) or ward
bairro Brazil neighbourhood, district
Portugal
Mozambique
barrio Spanish-speaking countries
bharat India country
Bezirk Austria district
Bundesland Germany (colloquial) federal state
Bundesland Austria (colloquial)
Bibhag Bangladesh Division
bwrdeistref Wales borough county
canton (French)
cantone (Italian)
chantun (Romansh)
kanton (German)
Switzerland canton
Bosnia and Herzegovina
castello San Marino municipality
changwat Thailand province
chef-lieu France Chief Town/City
comarca Portuguese-speaking countries (judicial system) county
Spanish-speaking countries
comuna Angola division of município
comuna Spanish-speaking countries commune
comună Romania rural commune
comune Italy municipality
comunidad Spain community
comunidade intermunicipal Portugal intermunicipal community
comunidade urbana Portugal urban community
concelho Cape Verde municipality; synonym of município
Portugal
corregimiento Panama subdivision of a distrito
propinsi Indonesia province
Daerah Istimewa Special District, all are first level (provincial level)
Daerah Khusus Ibukota Exclusive Capital District, refers to DKI Jakarta only.
dào (Mandarin) China circuit
deelgemeente Belgium submunicipality
demos Greece municipality
departamento Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) department
département French-speaking countries department
desa Indonesia village
district Suriname district
distrik Indonesia subdistrict
distrito Portugal Group of Municipalities
São Tomé and Príncipe Municipality
Philippines district
Spanish-speaking countries
distrito, distritu municipality
distrito federal Brazil federal district
Japan circuit
do South Korea
Korea
dombon Cambodia} area or region
dzongkhag Bhutan district
estado Brazil federal state
Mexico
Venezuela
freguesia Cape Verde civil parish
Portugal
fylke Norway county
gemeente Flanders (Belgium) municipality
Netherlands
Gemeinde German-speaking countries municipality
gewog Bhutan block
gmina Poland commune, municipality
gobolka Somalia administrative region
gouvernorat Guinea governorate
grande área metropolitana Portugal greater metropolitan area
guberniya Russian Empire governorate
hameau France hamlet
hanua Papua New Guinea village
iduhu Papua New Guinea clan
hindustan India country
il Turkey province
ilçe Turkey district
imarah Arab countries (formerly) emirate
United Arab Emirate
judeţ Moldova (formerly) county
Romania
jurydyka Poldand village
kabupaten Indonesia regency
kasselrij Netherlands county or burgraviate
kecamatan Indonesia subdistrict
kelurahan Indonesia village
ken Japan prefecture
khan Cambodia} district or section
khett Cambodia province
khoueng Laos province
khum Cambodia commune
kilil Ethiopia} region
kommun Finland (Swedish) municipality
Sweden
kommune Denmark municipality
kota Indonesia chartered city
kozhuun Russia (Tyva Republic). rural council
krai Russia region
kraj Slovakia region
Czech Republic
Kreis Germany district
krom Cambodia group
krong Cambodia municipality
kunta Finland municipality
Lääni Finland province
lalawigan Philippines province
Län Sweden county (Sweden)
Land Austria (official) state
Germany
lieu-dit France place name
linn Estonia town/city
lugar Cape Verde division of zona in Cape Verde
Portugal hamlet
lungsod Philippines city
maakond Estonia county
megye Hungary county
mahoz Israel district
mancomunidad Spain association of municipalities, commonwealth
merindad Medieval Spain county
mesorregião Brazil mesoregion (division of estado)
mintaqah (mintaqat) Arab countries province, region
microrregião Brazil microregion (division of mesorregião, group of municípios)
muban Thailand village
muhafazah (muhafazat) Arab countries governorate
municipalidad Latin America (Spanish-speaking countries) municipality
municipio Spanish-speaking countries municipality
Portuguese-speaking countries
nafa Israel subdistrict
negeri Malaysia state
nomos Greece prefecture
novads Latvia municipality (amalgamated urban areas without town rights)
NUTS Europe Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics
oblast Slavic countries province, region
община (obshtina) Bulgaria municipality
okres Czech Republic district
Slovakia
okrug Serbia district
Russia
opština municipality
Montenegro
Serbia
ostan (ostan-e) Iran province
pagasts Latvia parish
paróquia Portugal parish (religious division)
Cape Verde
parroquia Spain parish
Andorra
pedanía Spain county
periféreia (Περιφέρειες) Greece periphery
phum Cambodia village
phumpheak Cambodia zone
pilseta Latvia town/city
powiat Poland county
pradesh Indonesia state
probinsya Philippines province
provinsi Indonexia province
provincia Spanish-speaking countries province
Italy
província Portugal (formerly) province
Angola
São Tomé and Príncipe
prowincja Poland province
райо́н (raion) Russian-speaking countries district
Moldova
rajons Latvia district
região Brazil group of estados; also macrorregião
Guinea-Bissau Region
Portugal
região autónoma Portugal autonomous region
São Tomé and Príncipe
Regierungsbezirk Germany district
Region Denmark region
regione Italy region
sangkat Cambodia commune or quarter
sector Guinea-Bissau sector (municipality)
sector autónomo Guinea-Bissau autonomous sector (municipality)
selsoviet Russia rural council
srŏk Cambodia district
sum Mongolia district
subdistrito, subdistritu East Timor subdistrict (submunicipality)
subregião Portugal subregion
suco, suku East Timor division of submunicipality
-stan land (denotes high level of autonomy)
sýsla Faroe Islands district
Iceland
tambon Thailand subdistrict
thesaban Thailand municipality
tinh Vietnam province
todōfuken Japan prefectural level divisions (collectively)
ulus Russia (Sakha Republic). district
Upazila Bangladesh Subdistrict
vald Estonia rural municipality
volost Russia district
wojewodztwo Poland voivodeship
waterschap Netherlands water board
wilayah Arab countries province, territory
Malaysia
zona Cape Verde zone (division of freguesia)
ziemia Poland land
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