Wiktionary:Place names

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This is a list of all types of place names separated by country. Please explain all the place names that a country use (city, town, county, province, state, prefecture, etc. when applicable).

Some suggestions to enrich the descriptions for placenames of each country:

  • Official status:
    • Mention if a type of place is official status in the country or not. (e.g., in some countries, "city" is an official, government-sanctioned status, in others it's just arbitrary usage of the word)
    • Say if there's an official term prefered instead of "city" or "town". (like "municipality")
    • Say if an English speaker would usually use terms like "town"/"city" regardless of the words that the native speakers use.
  • Usage/sources
    • Feel free to provide external links and/or links to Wikipedia as sources.
    • Link to current categories that Wiktionary uses.
    • Link to categories that Wikipedia uses.
  • Languages:
    • Mention both the placename in English and the official language of the country (as in city/ciudad).
  • Comprehensiveness:
    • Mention all types of placename, down to the smallest ones such as "village" or "borough".
    • Mention any obscure types of placenames like "region" or "macroregion" (which could maybe be a group of cities, a group of states, etc., depending on the country).
    • Mention former types of placenames, i.e. that a country does not have anymore.
    • Explain the capitals that the country has, such as capitals of states/provinces and say if the capital of the country is the capital of the state too.
  • Appeal/illustration:
    • Add some map or image if you'd like!

This list can be used when deciding names of categories and formatting definitions.

Note: See #Brazil for example. Once more countries are created here, remove this line.

See also Template:place, the template used to generate definitions of place names.

Wikipedia categories[edit]

List of countries[edit]

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Abhkazia[edit]

Afghanistan[edit]

Albania[edit]

Algeria[edit]

Andorra[edit]

  • 7 parishes (parròquies)
  • Some parishes are subdivided into quarters (quarts)
  • One parish (Canillo) subdivided into 10 veïnats

Angola[edit]

Antigua and Barbuda[edit]

  • Divided into six parishes and two dependencies

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

  • 6 states, 3 federal territories, 7 external territories

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

  • divided into 8 major regions called divisions
    • Each division is further split into 64 districts
      • districts are then further sub-divided into 488 Upazilas (previously named by thana).

Barbados[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Belize[edit]

  • 6 districts
  • Districts subdivided into constituencies

Benin[edit]

Bhutan[edit]

  • Divided into 20 dzongkhags, or districts
  • Each district is subdivided into gewogs, or groups of villages
  • Gewogs are subdivided into chewogs for elections and thromdes "municipalities" for administration

Bolivia[edit]

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

The 26 states + the Federal District of Brazil.

Current categories:

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

Burkina Faso[edit]

Burundi[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Cameroon[edit]

Canada[edit]

Divided into 10 provinces, 3 territories. Further subdivisions vary depending on the province or territory.

Cape Verde[edit]

Central African Republic[edit]

Chad[edit]

Chile[edit]

China[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Comoros[edit]

Democratic Republic of the Congo[edit]

Republic of the Congo[edit]

Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

  • Formerly six large historical provinces (provincias)
  • Currently 15 provinces and one special municipality (Isla de la Juventud)
  • Provinces subdivided into municipalities (municipios)

Cyprus[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Dominica[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

East Timor[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

El Salvador[edit]

Equatorial Guinea[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Fiji[edit]

Finland[edit]

Finland has, according to a Wikipedia article,

See also

France[edit]

Gabon[edit]

Gambia[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Grenada[edit]

  • Divided into 6 parishes

Guatemala[edit]

Guinea[edit]

Guinea-Bissau[edit]

Guyana[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Honduras[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

Iraq[edit]

Republic of Ireland[edit]

Israel[edit]

Italy[edit]

Ivory Coast[edit]

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

North Korea[edit]

South Korea[edit]

Kuwait[edit]

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Laos[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Lesotho[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Libya[edit]

Liechtenstein[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

Macedonia[edit]

Madagascar[edit]

  • There were formerly 6 administrative provinces subdivided into 22 regions
  • The provinces were dissolved, now the 22 regions are the highest subdivision
  • Regions are subdivided into districts
  • Districts are subdivided into communes
  • Communes are subdivided into fokontany

Malawi[edit]

  • Three regions: Central, Northern, Southern
  • Regions are subdivided into districts

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mali[edit]

Malta[edit]

Marshall Islands[edit]

Mauritania[edit]

Mauritius[edit]

Mexico[edit]

  • 31 states (estados)
  • States subdivided into municipalities (municipios)
  • Mexico City is not a state or municipality, but is divided into 16 boroughs (delegaciones)

Federated States of Micronesia[edit]

  • Divided into 4 states
  • Each state is subdivided into municipalities

Moldova[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

Myanmar[edit]

Namibia[edit]

Nauru[edit]

  • 14 administrative districts grouped into 8 electoral constituencies
  • Districts are subdivided into villages

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

  • 12 provinces (provincie)
  • Provinces subdivided into municipalities (gemeente), which are mostly administrative in nature.
  • Municipalities are subdivided into places (woonplaats), which represent individual settlements. A municipality may have only one place in it, or it may have many individual places spread across a wider area.
  • No legal distinction is made between places of different sizes or statuses. woonplaats covers anything from a tiny hamlet to a big city. A woonplaats may not even have anyone living in it (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is one).

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

  • 15 departments (departamentos) and 2 autonomous communities
  • Departments subdivided into municipalities (municipios)

Niger[edit]

Nigeria[edit]

Norway[edit]

Oman[edit]

Palau[edit]

Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

Paraguay[edit]

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Portugal[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Rwanda[edit]

Saint Kitts and Lewis[edit]

Saint Lucia[edit]

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines[edit]

Samoa[edit]

San Marino[edit]

  • 9 municipalities (castelli), including the capital city
  • Each municipality has a main settlement known as a capoluogo
  • Municipalities subdivided into parishes or curacies (curazie)

São Tomé and Príncipe[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • Divided into 13 regions / provinces
  • Provinces are subdivided into 118 governorates (محافظة)
  • Governorates are subdivided into sub-governorates
  • Regional capitals are not part of any governorate, but are governed by municipal councils (أمانة)

Senegal[edit]

  • 14 regions
  • Regions subdivided into departments
  • Departments subdivided into arrondissements

Serbia[edit]

Seychelles[edit]

Sierra Leone[edit]

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Solomon Islands[edit]

Somalia[edit]

South Africa[edit]

South Sudan[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Sudan[edit]

Suriname[edit]

Swaziland[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Togo[edit]

Tonga[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

Tunisia[edit]

Turkey[edit]

Turkmenistan[edit]

Tuvalu[edit]

  • 9 islands, with villages on each (no further subdivision)

Uganda[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

  • Divided into 7 emirates

United States[edit]

  • 50 states, some called commonwealths in their formal names.
    Also the District of Columbia, territories, the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and other entities.
  • Most states divided into counties, but Louisiana into parishes, Alaska into boroughs, and the New England states into towns, though counties exist, often used for judicial districts.
  • States have varying local-government nomenclature and relationships among the state (or equivalent), the counties (or equivalents), and the local governments
  • Native peoples are in a curious position, the tribes being principally in a treaty relationship with the federal government, sometimes having reservations. The native peoples can vote is US and state (?) elections.

Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

Vanuatu[edit]

Venezuela[edit]

  • 9 administrative regions (regiones administrativas)
  • Regions subdivided into 23 states (estados), a capital district (distrito capital), and the federal dependencies (Dependencias Federales)
  • States subdivided into municipalities (municipios)
  • Municipalities subdivided into parishes (parroquias)

Vietnam[edit]

Yemen[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]