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Can you name the types of land divisions?

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DefinitionDivision TypeExamples
a distinct political entity, which may or may not be a single unit of a federal unionAmazonas (Brazil), Florida (USA)
one of seven large landmasses on the surface of the Earth, including satellite islandsEurope, South America
a large incorporated municipalityLos Angeles (California), Moscow (Russia)
an administrative or electoral division, notably an American congressional division53rd (California), 8th (New York)
a non-sovereign area of land which belongs to a state or federal unionPuerto Rico (United States), Nunavut (Canada)
a small, localized, cohesive area of a municipalityHell's Kitchen (New York City), The Castro (San Francisco)
an administrative unit of a large municipalityFarringdon Without (London), Naniwa-ku (Osaka)
a municipality of moderate to large sizeAstoria (Oregon), Framingham (Massachusetts)
an administrative division of a countryQuebec (Canada), KwaZulu-Natal (South Africa)
an area of non-adjacent land, an island, or a municipality separated from but subject to the government of a ruling powerVirginia (Great Britain, until 1783), Hong Kong (UK, until 1997)
DefinitionDivision TypeExamples
an area of land characterized by commonalities, and sometimes by administrative cohesionBasque Country (Spain/France), Tuscany (Italy)
a division used in Catholicism to refer to a local area with a church and member of clergy, or, in secular usage, a unit of local governmentPlaquemines (Louisiana), Saint Andrew (Jamaica)
an administrative division of a stateNassau (New York), Cork (Ireland)
small administrative division, as in Switzerland (but not Ohio or China)Ticino (Switzerland), Montes de Oca (Costa Rica)
a sovereign area of land characterized by a population of citizens under the jurisdiction of a central governmentKyrgyzstan (Asia), Nicaragua (North America)
an administrative or electoral division, or a Canadian parliamentary constituencyToronto Centre (Ontario), Vancouver Quadra (British Columbia)
a traditional term for a division of land in the United KingdomDorset (England), Sutherland (Australia)
an incorporated municipality smaller than a city, or a larger administrative division in AlaskaStaten Island (New York City), Kenai Peninsula (Alaska)
a division used in Catholicism to refer to the jurisdiction of a bishopSpringfield-Cape Girardeau (Missouri), Ecatepec (Mexico)
the jurisdiction of a person appointed to a chief magisterial positionChiba (Japan), Euboea (Greece)

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