- Capital region
A capital region, also called a national capital region, capital district or capital territory is a common term for the region or district surrounding the capital city of a country or any other administrative division. It is not always the official term for the region, but may sometimes be used as an informal synonym.
Country examples include:
Capital region name Country Australian Capital Territory Australia Brussels-Capital Region Belgium National Capital Region Canada Copenhagen Capital Region Denmark National District Dominican Republic National Capital Region India National Capital Region Japan Islamabad Capital Territory Pakistan National Capital Region Philippines Seoul National Capital Area South Korea National Capital Region United States Hanoi Capital Region Vietnam
The term is also used by some subnational entities as follows:
Capital region name Subnational entity Capital Regional District British Columbia Capital District New York National Capital Region (Quebec City) Quebec
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