Capital region

A capital region, also called a capital district or capital territory, is a region or district surrounding the country's capital city. It is not always the official term for the region, but may sometimes be used as an informal synonym. Capital regions can exist for either national or subnational capitals.

First-level administrative country subdivisions

English name Local name Country
Australian Capital Territory N/A, since English is main language  Australia
Brussels-Capital Region Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale  Belgium
National Capital Region Canada's Capital Region Région de la capitale nationale  Canada
Capital Economic Zone 首都圈 (Shǒudū quān)  China
Capital Region of Denmark Region Hovedstaden  Denmark
Helsinki capital region Huvudstadsregionen Pääkaupunkiseutu  Finland
Capital Region Höfuðborgarsvæðið  Iceland
National Capital Region (NCR) राष्ट्रीय राजधानी क्षेत्र  India
Special Capital Region of Jakarta Daerah Khusus Ibu Kota Jakarta  Indonesia
National Capital Region 首都圏 (Shuto-ken)  Japan
Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur  Malaysia
Federal Capital Territory Babban Birnin Tarayya Agbègbè Olú-ìlú Ìjọba Àpapọ̀  Nigeria
Islamabad Capital Territory وفاقی دارالحکومت‎ اسلام آباد  Pakistan
National Capital Region Kalakhang Maynila (Metro Manila) Pambansang Punong Rehiyon[1]  Philippines
Seoul Capital Area 수도권 (首都圈 Sudo-gwon)  South Korea
Capital Metropolitan Area 都會區 (Dūhùi qū)  Taiwan
United States Capital Region Washington metropolitan area  United States
Hanoi Capital Region Vùng thủ đô Hà Nội  Vietnam

Second-level administrative country subdivisions

Capital region name Local name Subnational entity Country
Edmonton Capital Region  Alberta  Canada
Capital Regional District  British Columbia  Canada
Winnipeg Capital Region  Manitoba  Canada
National Capital Capitale-Nationale  Quebec  Canada
Mariehamn Capital Region Mariehamns stad  Åland  Finland
Andhra Pradesh Capital Region ఆంధ్రప్రదేశ్ రాజధాని ప్రాంతం  Andhra Pradesh  India
Chandigarh Capital Region  Chandigarh  India
Capital District  New York  United States
Cardiff Capital Region Prifddinas-Ranbarth Caerdydd  Wales  United Kingdom

See also


  1. ^ "Mga Pangalan ng Tanggapan ng Pamahalaan sa Filipino" (PDF). Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino (in Filipino). 2013. Archived from the original (PDF) on September 23, 2021. Retrieved March 27, 2018.

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