Capital region


Capital region

A capital region, also called a national capital region, capital district or capital territory is a common term for the region or district surrounding the capital city of a country or any other administrative division. It is not always the official term for the region, but may sometimes be used as an informal synonym.

Country examples include:

Capital region name Country
Australian Capital Territory Australia
Brussels-Capital Region Belgium
National Capital Region Canada
Copenhagen Capital Region Denmark
National District Dominican Republic
National Capital Region India
National Capital Region Japan
Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan
National Capital Region Philippines
Seoul National Capital Area South Korea
National Capital Region United States
Hanoi Capital Region Vietnam

The term is also used by some subnational entities as follows:

Capital region name Subnational entity
Capital Regional District British Columbia
Capital District New York
National Capital Region (Quebec City) Quebec

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