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Status of Towns and Administrative Divisions

The status of towns and administrative divisions (like 'state' or 'city') is abbreviated as follows:

Abbr.Meaning
AAreaautonomous area
ACityautonomous city
ACntyautonomous county
ADistautonomous district
Adm-Urburban population of administrative areas
Agglagglomeration
AProvautonomous province
Areaarea
ARegautonomous region
ARepautonomous republic
Arrarrondissement
ASettautonomous settlement
Atollatoll
Bezcounty
Borborough
CAdmarea administered by the central government
Cantcanton
Capcapital
CcAcouncil area
CDistcity / metropolitan district
Citycity
CityCRcity with county rights
Cntrycountry
Cntycounty
Comcommune, municipality
Confconfederation
Conglconglomeration
CpDstcapital district
Ctcantonment
CUAconsolidated urban area
CWcommonwealth
DCAdistrict council area
Depdepartment
DepTdependent territory
Distdistrict
Divdivision
Emiremirate
FDistfederal district
Fedfederation
Fed Repfederal republic
FStfederal state
FTerrfederal territory
Govgovernorate
GrDchGrand Duchy
HCanthalf canton
Incincorporated area
Indepindependent country
Islisland
IslamRepislamic republic
KingdKingdom
Komcounty
LGAlocal government area
MCmunicipal council
MCntymetropolitan county
Mktmarket town
MMunmetropolitan municipality
MProvmunicipal province
Munmunicipality
Mun-Urburban population of municipalities
New Townnew town
OvDeptoverseas department
OvTerroverseas territory
Parparish
Preprefecture
Provprovince
Quartquarter
RCrural city / commune
RCAregional council area
Regregion
Reprepublic
RSettrural settlement
SDstatistical district / division
Settsettlement
Shshire
SSDstatistical subdivision
Ststate
Statstation
SubDistsubdistrict
Terrterritory
Towntown
Tribtribal area / agency
Tshptownship
UAurban area
UCurban council
UComurban commune
UDistrurban district
UGovunified/consolidated government
Unincunincorporated area
UninhIsluninhabited island
UrbCurban center
USetturban settlement
UTerrunion territory
Villvillage
Voivoivodship (province)
Wardward
Zonezone

Column Headings

The headings of population columns consist of following parts:

  1. the reference (not for countries and administrative divisions)
  2. the type of investigation
  3. the date of investigation
  4. an optional suffix

Reference

The reference indicates the area referred by the population figures (e.g., a town, a municipality or an agglomeration).

Abbr.Meaning
*varying reference
?uncertain reference
Aagglomeration
ACagglomeration complex
Ccity / commune
CDdistrict of a city
CUurban population of city
Mcommune / municipio
MUurban population of commune / municipio
Pprovince, federal state etc.
UAurban area

Investigation

The investigation indicates how the population were investigated (e.g., by a census or an estimation).

Abbr.Meaning
A (hect)area (in hectare)
A (km²)area (in square km)
A-L (hect)land area (in hectare)
A-L (km²)land area (in square km)
A-L (m²)land area (in square m)
Ccensus
C?census (may be estimate)
Cacensus (adjusted)
Cfcensus (final)
Cfacensus (final, adjusted)
CIintermediate census
Cpcensus (provisional)
Cpacensus (provisional, adjusted)
Eestimate
E~estimate (rough)
Efestimate (final)
Epestimate (provisional)
Pprojection
Rregister-based
UEuninofficial estimate
UE-Ccomputation based on census results
UE-Ecomputation based on estimates
UE-Pcomputation based on projections

Suffix

The suffix gives additional information (e.g., de jure or de facto population).

Abbr.Meaning
?uncertain date
cenumerated population
fde facto
jde jure
nnon-agricultural population
rusually resident population