- Political division
A political division is a
term of artof geographydefining the concept of a geographic regionaccepted to be in the jurisdiction of a particular governmententity. The particular government entity varies as each organizes it's operations by further divisions (subdivisions of the state) to further it's tasks and satisfy its responsibilities.
On the large scale, a political division is typically a
country, while on a smaller scale political divisions sometimes called administrative divisions include: Ibullstates, Ibullcounties, or Parishes Ibull districtsor provincesIbullcities and towns I as well as smaller municipalities such as boros, towns, townships, districts, provinces, and other similar names which are also defined by the cognizant nation-state. Other names for such units in various contexts include "Subnational entity", "administrative unit", "administrative area", "province", "district" and "regional government". Overall, all such distinctions are also called subnational entitiesby the United Nations. It is common to see political divisions drawn out on political maps.
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