Division (political geography)

A division is a type of administrative division of some Asian and African countries, as well as a sub-division of entities in England. Some have been dissolved or been renamed.

Administrative divisions

Group Continent Level Note
Major Divisions of Antigua and Barbuda North America 2nd Often called divisions or areas
Divisions of Bangladesh Asia 1st after Districts of Bangladesh
Divisions of Cameroon (also called departments) Africa 2nd below provinces of Cameroon
Divisions of Fiji Oceania 1st
Divisions of the Gambia Africa 1st renamed to regions
Divisions of India Asia 2nd below states of India
Divisions of Malaysia Asia 2nd in two of the states of Malaysia: Sabah and Sarawak
Divisions of Myanmar Asia 1st renamed to regions, per 2008 Constitution
Divisions of Pakistan Asia 2nd below Provinces of Pakistan dissolved in 2000, re-established between 2008 and 2011


Some of the hundreds and wapentakes in England (of the historic counties of England) were divided into divisions. Also a number of the Wards of the City of London are, or were, divided into two divisions.

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