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Mapping the Terms Used for First-Order Administrative Divisions

By Martin W. Lewis | July 30, 2013 | 35 Comments

In examining the various countries of the world, I am often unsure what to call their main administrative divisions. Recently, I found myself writing about Peruvian departments but then wondered whether they might be called provinces instead. As it turns out, Peru is split into regions. Other countries are divided into districts, counties, governorates, divisions, and so on. Around twenty …

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