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Nahiyah
A NāḥIYAH ( Arabic
Arabic
: ناحية‎ , plural nawāḥī نواحي ), or NAHIA, is a regional or local type of administrative division that usually consists of a number of villages and/or sometimes smaller towns. In Tajikistan
Tajikistan
, it is a second-level division while in Syria
Syria
, Iraq
Iraq
, Lebanon
Lebanon
, Jordan
Jordan
, Xinjiang
Xinjiang
, and the former Ottoman Empire , where it was also called a bucak , it is a third-level or lower division. It can constitute a division of a qadaa , mintaqah or other such district -type of division and is sometimes translated as "subdistrict "
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Nahiye (Ottoman)
The NAHIYE or NAHIA or NAHIYA was an administrative unit of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
, smaller than a kaza . The head was a mütesellim (governor) who was appointed by the Pasha
Pasha
. The kaza was a subdivision of a sanjak and corresponded roughly to a city with its surrounding villages. Kazas, in turn, were divided into nahiyes (governed by müdürs) and villages (karye, governed by muhtars). Revisions of 1871 to the administrative law established the nahiye (still governed a müdür) as an intermediate level between the kaza and the village. LEGACYIt was adopted by the Principality of Serbia
Principality of Serbia
(1817–1833) and Principality of Montenegro
Principality of Montenegro
(1852–1910), as nahija (Serbian Cyrillic : нахија). REFERENCES * ^ Selçuk Akşin Somel. "Kazâ". The A to Z of the Ottoman Empire. Volume 152 of A to Z Guides
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Prefectures Of The People's Republic Of China
Provinces -------------------------Autonomous regions ------------------------- Special administrative regions Sub-provincial level Sub-provincial cities -------------------------Sub-provincial autonomous prefectures ------------------------- Sub-provincial city districts Prefectural level (2nd) Prefectural cities ------------------------- Autonomous prefectures -------------------------Leagues -------------------------Prefectures (abolishing) Sub-prefectural-level Sub-prefectural cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled cities -------------------------Provincial-controlled countie
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Districts Of Iraq
Iraq
Iraq
's 19 governorates are subdivided into 120 districts (kaza ). The district usually bears the same name as the district capital
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Subdivisions Of Iraq
The main subdivision in Iraq
Iraq
is the 18 muhafazah , also known as governorates or provinces. Before 1976 they were called liwas , or banner ). Under the constitution adopted in 2005, one or more provinces may elect to form a Region , which has the right to a share of oil revenues. Modern Iraq
Iraq
mostly covers the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
vilayets (provinces) of Baghdad , Basra and Mosul and part of Zor and Arabia
Arabia
. The governorates are divided into districts
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Districts Of Syria
The 14 governorates of Syria
Syria
, or muhafazat (sing. muhafazah ), are divided into 65 districts, or manatiq (sing. mintaqah ), including the city of Damascus
Damascus
. The districts are further divided into 281 subdistricts, or nawahi (sing. nahiya ). Each district bears the same name as its district capital. Districts and subdistricts are administered by officials appointed by the governor, subject to the approval of the minister of the interior. These officials work with elected district councils to attend to assorted local needs, and serve as intermediaries between central government authority and traditional local leaders, such as village chiefs, clan leaders, and councils of elders
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Districts Of Tajikistan
The provinces of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
are subdivided into 58 districts (Tajik : ноҳия, nohiya or Russian : район, rayon), not including 4 districts belonging to the capital city Dushanbe, together with 17 cities of provincial subordination (including Dushanbe, an extraprovincial capital city). The numbering of the districts follows the map
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Provinces Of Tajikistan
Tajikistan
Tajikistan
is divided into * one autonomous region (Tajik : Вилояти мухтор, viloyati mukhtor * two regions (Tajik : вилоятҳо , viloyatho Persian : ولایتها‎‎), sing
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Geography
GEOGRAPHY (from Greek γεωγραφία, geographia, literally "earth description" ) is a field of science devoted to the study of the lands, the features, the inhabitants, and the phenomena of Earth
Earth
. The first person to use the word "γεωγραφία" was Eratosthenes
Eratosthenes
(276–194 BC). Geography
Geography
is an all-encompassing discipline that seeks an understanding of the Earth
Earth
and its human and natural complexities—not merely where objects are, but how they have changed and come to be. Geography
Geography
is often defined in terms of the two branches of human geography and physical geography . Human geography
Human geography
deals with the study of people and their communities, cultures, economies and interactions with the environment by studying their relations with and across space and place
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Sanjak
SANJAKS (Turkish pronunciation: , Ottoman Turkish : سنجاق‎, modern : Sancak) were administrative divisions of the Ottoman Empire
Ottoman Empire
. Sanjak, and the variant spellings sandjak, sanjaq, and sinjaq, are English transliterations of the Turkish word sancak, meaning district, banner, or flag. Sanjaks were also called by the Arabic word for banner or flag: لواء liwa . Ottoman provinces (eyalets , later vilayets ) were divided into sanjaks (also called livas) governed by sanjakbeys (also called Mutesarriff ) and were further subdivided into timars (fiefs held by timariots ), kadiluks (the area of responsibility of a judge, or Kadı ) and zeamets (also ziam; larger timars). The unofficial, geo-political region of Sandžak in Serbia
Serbia
derives its name from the former Ottoman Sanjak of Novi Pazar
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Arabic
ARABIC ( Arabic
Arabic
: العَرَبِيَّة‎, al-ʻarabiyyah ( listen ) or Arabic
Arabic
: عَرَبِيّ‎ ʻarabī ( listen ) or ) is a Central Semitic language that first emerged in Iron Age northwestern Arabia and is now the lingua franca of the Arab world
Arab world
. It is named after the Arabs
Arabs
, a term initially used to describe peoples living from Mesopotamia in the east to the Anti-Lebanon mountains in the west, in northwestern Arabia, and in the Sinai peninsula . The modern written language ( Modern Standard Arabic ) is derived from Classical Arabic . It is widely taught in schools and universities, and is used to varying degrees in workplaces, government, and the media
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Subdivisions Of Syria
SUBDIVISION may refer to: * Administrative division
Administrative division
, a portion of a country or other political division, established for the purpose of government * Subdivision (land)
Subdivision (land)

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Governorates Of Jordan
Jordan is divided into twelve governorates (muhafazah ) by the administrative divisions system of the Ministry of Interior. In 1994, four new governorates were created: Jerash , Ajloun , Madaba and Aqaba . Jerash Governorate and Ajloun Governorate were split from Irbid Governorate , Madaba Governorate was split from Amman Governorate and Aqaba Governorate was split from Ma\'an Governorate . Governorates are further subdivided into districts (liwa) and often into sub-districts (qda)
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Lebanon
Coordinates : 33°50′N 35°50′E / 33.833°N 35.833°E / 33.833; 35.833 Lebanese Republic الجمهورية اللبنانية ( Arabic
Arabic
) al-Jumhūrīyah al-Lubnānīyah Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: * كلّنا للوطن * Kulluna lil-watan * All Of Us, For the Country! Capital and largest city Beirut
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Syria
Coordinates : 35°N 38°E / 35°N 38°E / 35; 38 Syrian Arab
Arab
Republic الجمهورية العربية السورية (Arabic ) al-Jumhūrīyah al-ʻArabīyah as-Sūrīyah Flag Coat of arms ANTHEM: "حماة الديار" (Arabic ) Humat ad-Diyar
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