Autonomous subject-level districts of Russia

List of autonomous areas by country

| |- | |} This list of autonomous areas arranged by country gives an overview of autonomous areas of the world. An autonomous area is defined as an area of a country that has a degree of autonomy, or has freedom from an external authority. It is typical for it to be geographically distant from the country, or to be populated by a national minority. Countries that include autonomous areas are often federacies.

This list includes areas that are internationally recognized, as well as some that are generally unrecognized. The definition of an autonomous area varies from country to country, so the native term as defined by the respective country's government is listed, and the English translation of the term is included.

Autonomous areas

Country Native term
Translation or equivalent
Instances (areas became autonomous in the year(s) indicated, if available) References
muxtar respublika
autonomous republic
Nakhichevan (1990)
zìzhìqū
autonomous region
Guangxi Inner Mongolia Ningxia Xinjiang Tibet
tèbié xíngzhèngqū
Special administrative region
Hong Kong (1997) Macau (1999)
zìzhìzhōu
autonomous prefecture
Linxia Hui Gannan Qiandongnan Qiannan Qianxinan Enshi Xiangxi Yanbian Haibei Hainan Huangnan Golog Gyêgu Haixi Ngawa Garzê Liangshan Kizilsu Bortala Changji Bayin'gholin Ili Dehong Nujiang Dêqên Dali Chuxiong Honghe Wenshan Xishuangbanna
zìzhìxiàn
autonomous county
over 110 (full list)
zìzhìqí
autonomous banner
Oroqin Evenki Morin
Rigsfællesskabet
autonomous region
Faroe Islands (1948) Greenland (1979)
itsehallinnollinen maakunta
autonomous province
(1920)
Collectivite d' outre-mer
overseas collectivity
(1977)
avtonomiuri respublika
autonomous republic
Abkhazia (1991)

provisional administrative entity
South Ossetia (2007)
Aftonomi Monastiki Politia
autonomous region
Mount Athos (1095)
daerah istimewa
special region
Aceh (1959) Papua (2000) West Papua (2008) Yogyakarta Jakarta, the capital also called "autonomous"
Herema Kurdistan (Kurdish)
autonomous region
Kurdistan Region (1970)
regione autonoma
autonomous region
(1948)
English-speaking country
autonomous province
Rodrigues (1968)
unitate teritorială autonomă
autonomous territorial unit
Găgăuzia (1995) Transnistria
regione autónoma
autonomous region
Atlántico Norte Atlántico Sur (1986)
Islami-Jamhouriyat-e-Kashmir
autonomous region
"Azad" Kashmir
comarca
autonomous territory
Emberá Kuna de Madugandí Kuna de Wargandí Kuna Yala Ngöbe-Buglé
English-speaking country
autonomous region
Bougainville (2000)
English-speaking country
autonomous region
Muslim Mindanao (1989)
região autónoma
autonomous region
Azores Madeira (1976)
respublika
republic




avtonomnaya oblast
autonomous province
Jewish Autonomous Oblast
avtonomny okrug
autonomous subject-level district
Chukotka Khanty-Mansi Nenets
Yamalo-Nenets
 São Tomé & Príncipe concelho
province
Príncipe
Autonomna Pokrajina
autonomous province
Kosovo and Metohija Vojvodina (1946)
teukbyeol jachido
autonomous province
Jeju-do (2006)
English-speaking country
autonomous region
Southern Sudan (2005) Transitional Darfur Regional Authority (2007)
viloyat mukhtor
autonomous province
Gorno-Badakhshan (1925)
Serikali Mapinduzi
revolutionary government
Zanzibar (1964)
avtonomna respublika
autonomous republic
Crimea (1992)
English-speaking country
constituent country
Northern Ireland (1998) (1999) (1999)
English-speaking country
self-governing crown dependency
respublika
republic
Karakalpakstan

Other entities called "autonomous"

A number of entities are also officially called "autonomous", though they do not have an exceptional freedom from external authority, and would not fall under the definition of autonomous area. They are listed here for clarity.

Capitals called "autonomous"

Country Native term
Translation or equivalent
Instances (areas became autonomous in the year indicated, if available) References
ciudad autonoma
autonomous city
Buenos Aires (1994)
krong
autonomous municipality
Phnom Penh, along with independent cities under the same classification
commune autonome
autonomous commune
Bangui
sector autónomo
autonomous sector
Bissau Region
daerah istimewa
special region
Jakarta, along with autonomus areas under the same classification
shahar
autonomous city
Tashkent (1918)

All regions or lands called "autonomous"

Country Native term
Translation or equivalent
Instances (areas became autonomous in the year indicated, if available) References
Entitet
Entity
Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1994) (1992)
Ile Autonome
autonomous island
Grande Comore Mohéli (2002)
faritany mizakatena
autonomous province
All six provinces are characterized as autonomous (mizakatena).
Comunidad(es) Autónoma(s)
Autonomous community/ies

Basque Country


Ciudades Autónomas
Autonomous cities
(1995)
English-speaking country
autonomous community
Atafu Fakaofo Nukunonu

Sub-regional "autonomous" entities

Country Native term
Translation or equivalent
Instances (areas became autonomous in the year indicated, if available) References
zilla
autonomous district
BodolandChakmaGaro HillsGorkha HillsJaintia HillsKarbi AnglongKargilKhasi HillsLaiLehMara North CacharTripura Tribal Areas
Provincia autonoma
autonomous province
Bolzano-BozenTrento

Independent cities called "autonomous"

Country Native term
Translation or equivalent
Instances (areas became autonomous in the year indicated, if available) References
krong
autonomous municipality
Phnom Penh Sihanoukville Pailin Kep

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