Learn more about Administrative division
Administrative division is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy.
Administrative divisions in a narrow sense could also refer to administrative entities in Bangladesh, India, Malaysia, Myamar and formerly Pakistan and British India. See Division (country subdivision). While division alone could also refer to military units, the qualifier "administrative" brings it into another context.
In contexts of statistical ranking and comparability, the term statoid is sometimes used.
Administrative divisions are distinguished from political divisions, as the former are entirely contained within a sovereign state.
 Terms used in English-speaking countries
- Barangay (Philippines)
- Despotate (not subnational)
- Division (country subdivision)
- Duchy (partial subnational)
- Empire (not subnational)
- Local council
- Principality (partial subnational)
- Republic (partial subnational)
- Electoral district (constituency):
- State (sub-national)
 Native terms
Translation into English sometimes is difficult.
- Country (a national or supra-national entity)
- Empire (a supra-national entity)
- State (a national or supra-national entity)
 See also
- ISO 3166-2 Codes for the representation of names of countries and their subdivisions -- Part 2
- List of terms for country subdivisions
- List of subnational entities by country
- List of subnational name etymologies
- List of the most populous country subdivisions
- List of the largest country subdivisions by area
- Lists of unofficial regions by country
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