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Wiktionary:Place names

For the place name policy, see Wiktionary:Criteria for inclusion#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 categoriesEdit

List of countriesEdit

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AbhkaziaEdit

AfghanistanEdit

AlbaniaEdit

AlgeriaEdit

AndorraEdit

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

AngolaEdit

Antigua and BarbudaEdit

  • Divided into six parishes and two dependencies

ArgentinaEdit

ArmeniaEdit

AustraliaEdit

  • 6 states, 3 federal territories, 7 external territories

AzerbaijanEdit

BahamasEdit

BahrainEdit

BangladeshEdit

  • 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).

BarbadosEdit

BelarusEdit

BelgiumEdit

BelizeEdit

  • 6 districts
  • Districts subdivided into constituencies

BeninEdit

BhutanEdit

  • 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

BoliviaEdit

Bosnia and HerzegovinaEdit

BotswanaEdit

BrazilEdit

 
The 26 states + the Federal District of Brazil.

Current categories:

BruneiEdit

BulgariaEdit

Burkina FasoEdit

BurundiEdit

CambodiaEdit

CameroonEdit

CanadaEdit

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

Cape VerdeEdit

Central African RepublicEdit

ChadEdit

ChileEdit

ChinaEdit

ColombiaEdit

ComorosEdit

Democratic Republic of the CongoEdit

Republic of the CongoEdit

Costa RicaEdit

CroatiaEdit

CubaEdit

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

CyprusEdit

Czech RepublicEdit

DenmarkEdit

DjiboutiEdit

DominicaEdit

Dominican RepublicEdit

East TimorEdit

EcuadorEdit

EgyptEdit

El SalvadorEdit

Equatorial GuineaEdit

EritreaEdit

EstoniaEdit

EthiopiaEdit

FijiEdit

FinlandEdit

Finland has, according to a Wikipedia article,

See also

FranceEdit

GabonEdit

GambiaEdit

GeorgiaEdit

GhanaEdit

GreeceEdit

GrenadaEdit

  • Divided into 6 parishes

GuatemalaEdit

GuineaEdit

Guinea-BissauEdit

GuyanaEdit

HaitiEdit

HondurasEdit

HungaryEdit

IcelandEdit

IndiaEdit

IndonesiaEdit

IranEdit

IraqEdit

Republic of IrelandEdit

IsraelEdit

  • 6 districts (מְחוֹזוֹת m pl (m'khozot) each having around a million people and one area (אֵזוֹר m sg (ezór). CBS example
    • Which are further divided into fifteen sub-districts (נָפוֹת f pl (nafót)), although two of these include the same area as the district and such are not usually listed.
  • 3 metropolitan areas, a separate distinction from districts. CBS example
  • There are 3 types of local government: Government website
  • However most of these divisions are mainly used for administrative purposes and colloquially (in addresses for example) only the local types are used and sometimes their divisions (e.g. kibbutzim and moshavim).
  • Cities are sometimes divided into neighbourhoods (שְׁכוּנוֹת f pl (sh'khunót)) or older ones into quarters (רובעים \ רֹבָעִים f pl (rova'ím)), but these are usually descriptive (e.g. לב העיר (lev ha'ir, literally heart of the city), הרובע היהודי (harova' hay'hudí, literally the Jewish quarter)) and might be considered SOP.

ItalyEdit

Ivory CoastEdit

JamaicaEdit

JapanEdit

JordanEdit

KazakhstanEdit

KenyaEdit

North KoreaEdit

South KoreaEdit

KuwaitEdit

KyrgyzstanEdit

LaosEdit

LatviaEdit

LebanonEdit

LesothoEdit

LiberiaEdit

LibyaEdit

LiechtensteinEdit

LithuaniaEdit

LuxembourgEdit

MacedoniaEdit

MadagascarEdit

  • 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

MalawiEdit

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

MalaysiaEdit

MaldivesEdit

MaliEdit

MaltaEdit

Marshall IslandsEdit

MauritaniaEdit

MauritiusEdit

MexicoEdit

  • 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 MicronesiaEdit

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

MoldovaEdit

MongoliaEdit

MontenegroEdit

MoroccoEdit

MozambiqueEdit

MyanmarEdit

NamibiaEdit

NauruEdit

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

NepalEdit

NetherlandsEdit

  • 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 ZealandEdit

NicaraguaEdit

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

NigerEdit

NigeriaEdit

NorwayEdit

OmanEdit

PalauEdit

PanamaEdit

Papua New GuineaEdit

ParaguayEdit

PeruEdit

PhilippinesEdit

PolandEdit

PortugalEdit

PakistanEdit

QatarEdit

RomaniaEdit

RussiaEdit

RwandaEdit

Saint Kitts and LewisEdit

Saint LuciaEdit

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesEdit

SamoaEdit

San MarinoEdit

  • 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 PríncipeEdit

Saudi ArabiaEdit

  • 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)

SenegalEdit

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

SerbiaEdit

SeychellesEdit

Sierra LeoneEdit

SingaporeEdit

SlovakiaEdit

SloveniaEdit

Solomon IslandsEdit

SomaliaEdit

South AfricaEdit

South SudanEdit

SpainEdit

Sri LankaEdit

SudanEdit

SurinameEdit

SwazilandEdit

SwedenEdit

SwitzerlandEdit

SyriaEdit

TajikistanEdit

TanzaniaEdit

ThailandEdit

TogoEdit

TongaEdit

Trinidad and TobagoEdit

TunisiaEdit

TurkeyEdit

TurkmenistanEdit

TuvaluEdit

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

UgandaEdit

UkraineEdit

United Arab EmiratesEdit

  • Divided into 7 emirates

United StatesEdit

  • 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.

UruguayEdit

UzbekistanEdit

VanuatuEdit

VenezuelaEdit

  • 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)

VietnamEdit

YemenEdit

ZambiaEdit

ZimbabweEdit