List of autonomous territories

List of autonomous territories

Territorial autonomy is a defined part of the state's territory that is authorized to govern itself, manage certain matters handed over to its competence. Typically authorized for an internal cultural identity (by ethnic, religious, linguistic, geographical exclusivity) and its social and economic regulations (legislative, administrative and political structures of self-government).

The table below list of autonomous territories.

Self-proclaimed or de facto autonomous territories


*"1. Autonomies that are under formation or in progress: flagicon image|Flag of Cabinda.svg Cabinda."
*"2. Subnational condominiums like Brčko District are not counted."
*"3. Subnational monarchies are not included, like Barotseland Kingdom, Seborga and List of subnational monarchs."
*"4. In the Union of the Comoros federal units (Anjouan,Grand Comore and Moheli) are called autonomous islands."
*"5. In the Kingdom of Belgium paralelly with federal units (Flemish Region,Walloon Region and Brussels-Capital Region) there are cultural linguistic autonomous communities."
*"6. Subregional autonomous territories are not included, like Alto Adige/Südtirol, German-speaking Community of Belgium, Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council, Rabi Island, Rotuma, Torres Strait Islands, Trentino,... ."
*"7. For clarity local autonomies (local territorial autonomies) are Barbuda, Chukotka Autonomous Okrug, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug, Nenets Autonomous Okrug,Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Vojvodina,... ."
*"8. Also as autonomies very often are treated few states of Myanmar: flagicon image|Chinstateflag.png Chin, flagicon image|Kachinstateflag.png Kachin, flagicon image|Kayahstateflag.png Kayah, flagicon image|Kayinstateflag.png Kayin, flagicon image|Monstateflag.png Mon,flagicon image|Rakhinestateflag.png Rakhine, flagicon image|Shanstateflag.png and all states of Pakistan (besides Islamabad) ."

See also

* Autonomous area
* List of autonomous areas by country
* Dependent territory
* List of sovereign states
* List of dependent territories

External links

* [ The working autonomies in Europe]
* [ Territorial autonomies in the world. Maria Ackren]
* [ Conditions for territorial autonomies in the light of QSA]

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