Name a Valid First-Level Subdivision for Every Country - Pro

There are 3943 inhabited subdivisions in the world. Can you name at least one for every country?
In this version, subdivisions that are named after the country itself, its capital or cardinal directions do not work.

A first-level subdivision is a portion of a country delineated for the purpose of administration, which is included within no other subdivision of the said country.
Based on IAB's First-Level Subdivisions by Continent series. You can use his quiz All First-Level Subdivisions of the World with a map as a way to learn more subdivisions.
You can click the map to zoom and show missing countries. The 6 green countries don't have any valid subdivision.
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Country
# and subdivision type
Afghanistan
34 provinces
✓ AF
Albania
12 counties
✓ AL
Algeria
58 provinces
✓ DZ
Andorra
7 parishes
✓ AD
Angola
18 provinces
✓ AO
Antigua and
Barbuda
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ AG
Argentina
23 provinces
1 autonomous city
✓ AR
Armenia
10 provinces
1 municipality
✓ AM
Australia
6 states
3 internal territories
3 external territories
✓ AU
Austria
9 states
✓ AT
Azerbaijan
56 districts
12 cities
✓ AZ
Bahamas
32 districts
✓ BS
Bahrain
4 provinces
✓ BH
Bangladesh
8 divisions
✓ BD
Barbados
11 parishes
✓ BB
Belarus
6 regions
1 city
✓ BY
Belgium
3 regions
✓ BE
Belize
6 districts
✓ BZ
Benin
12 departments
✓ BJ
Bhutan
20 districts
✓ BT
Bolivia
9 departments
✓ BO
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
2 political divisions
1 district
✓ BA
Botswana
17 districts
✓ BW
Brazil
26 states
1 district
✓ BR
Brunei
4 districts
✓ BN
Bulgaria
28 provinces
✓ BG
Burkina Faso
13 regions
✓ BF
Burundi
18 provinces
✓ BI
Cambodia
25 provinces
✓ KH
Cameroon
10 regions
✓ CM
Canada
10 provinces
3 territories
✓ CA
Cape Verde
22 municipalities
✓ CV
Central African
Republic
16 prefectures
1 autonomous commune
✓ CF
Chad
23 regions
✓ TD
Chile
16 regions
✓ CL
China
22 provinces
5 autonomous regions
4 municipalities
2 special regions
✓ CN
Colombia
32 departments
1 district
✓ CO
Comoros
3 islands
✓ KM
Costa Rica
7 provinces
✓ CR
Croatia
20 counties
1 city
✓ HR
Cuba
15 provinces
1 special municipality
✓ CU
Cyprus
6 districts
✓ CY
Czech Republic
14 regions
✓ CZ
Democratic Republic
of the Congo
26 provinces
✓ CD
Denmark
5 regions
2 constituent countries
✓ DK
Djibouti
6 regions
✓ DJ
Dominica
10 parishes
✓ DM
Dominican Republic
31 provinces
1 district
✓ DO
East Timor
13 municipalities
✓ TL
Ecuador
24 provinces
✓ EC
Egypt
27 provinces
✓ EG
El Salvador
14 departments
✓ SV
Equatorial Guinea
8 provinces
✓ GQ
Eritrea
6 regions
✓ ER
Estonia
15 counties
✓ EE
Eswatini
4 regions
✓ SZ
Ethiopia
10 regions
2 cities
✓ ET
Federated States
of Micronesia
4 states
✓ FM
Fiji
14 provinces
1 dependency
✓ FJ
Finland
19 regions
✓ FI
France
18 regions
3 collectivities
3 territories
✓ FR
Gabon
9 provinces
✓ GA
Georgia
9 regions
2 autonomous republics
1 city
✓ GE
Germany
16 states
✓ DE
Ghana
16 regions
✓ GH
Greece
13 regions
1 autonomous entity
✓ GR
Grenada
6 parishes
1 dependency
✓ GD
Guatemala
22 departments
✓ GT
Guinea
8 regions
✓ GN
Guinea-Bissau
8 regions
1 autonomous sector
✓ GW
Guyana
10 governorates
✓ GY
Haiti
10 departments
✓ HT
Honduras
18 departments
✓ HN
Hungary
20 counties
✓ HU
Iceland
72 municipalities
✓ IS
India
28 states
9 union territories
✓ IN
Indonesia
34 provinces
✓ ID
Iran
31 provinces
✓ IR
Iraq
19 provinces
✓ IQ
Ireland
31 councils
✓ IE
Israel
7 districts
✓ IL
Italy
20 regions
✓ IT
Ivory Coast
14 districts
✓ CI
Jamaica
14 parishes
✓ JM
Japan
47 prefectures
✓ JP
Jordan
12 provinces
✓ JO
Kazakhstan
14 regions
4 cities
✓ KZ
Kenya
47 counties
✓ KE
Kiribati
24 councils
✓ KI
Kosovo
7 districts
✓ XK
Kuwait
6 provinces
✓ KW
Kyrgyzstan
7 regions
2 cities
✓ KG
Laos
17 provinces
1 prefecture
✓ LA
Latvia
119 municipalities
✓ LV
Lebanon
8 provinces
✓ LB
Lesotho
10 districts
✓ LS
Liberia
15 counties
✓ LR
Libya
22 districts
✓ LY
Liechtenstein
11 municipalities
✓ LI
Lithuania
10 counties
✓ LT
Luxembourg
12 cantons
✓ LU
Madagascar
22 provinces
✓ MG
Malaysia
13 states
3 federal territories
✓ MY
Country
# and subdivision type
Maldives
19 atolls
2 cities
✓ MV
Mali
11 regions
✓ ML
Malta
5 regions
✓ MT
Marshall Islands
24 municipalities
✓ MH
Mauritania
15 regions
✓ MR
Mauritius
4 islands
✓ MU
Mexico
31 states
1 district
✓ MX
Moldova
32 districts
3 municipalities
2 autonomous territories
✓ MD
Monaco
9 wards
✓ MC
Mongolia
21 provinces
1 municipalities
✓ MN
Montenegro
24 municipalities
✓ ME
Morocco
12 regions
✓ MA
Mozambique
10 provinces
1 city
✓ MZ
Myanmar
7 states
7 regions
5 self-administered zones
1 self-administered division
1 union territory
✓ MM
Namibia
14 regions
✓ NA
Nauru
14 districts
✓ NR
Nepal
7 provinces
✓ NP
Netherlands
12 provinces
3 constituent countries
3 municipalities
✓ NL
New Zealand
16 regions
2 free-association countries
1 dependent territory
1 territory
✓ NZ
Nicaragua
15 departments
2 autonomous regions
✓ NI
Niger
8 regions
✓ NE
Nigeria
36 states
1 territory
✓ NG
North Korea
9 provinces
4 special cities
✓ KP
North Macedonia
80 municipalities
✓ MK
Norway
11 regions
1 territory
✓ NO
Oman
11 provinces
✓ OM
Pakistan
4 provinces
3 territories
✓ PK
Palau
16 states
✓ PW
Panama
10 provinces
3 indigenous regions
✓ PA
Papua New Guinea
20 provinces
1 autonomous region
1 district
✓ PG
Paraguay
17 departments
1 district
✓ PY
Peru
24 departments
1 autonomous city
✓ PE
Philippines
17 administrative regions
1 autonomous region
✓ PH
Poland
16 provinces
✓ PL
Portugal
18 districts
2 autonomous regions
✓ PT
Qatar
8 municipalities
✓ QA
Republic of the Congo
12 departments
✓ CG
Romania
41 counties
1 municipality
✓ RO
Russia
46 oblasts
22 republics
9 krais
4 autonomous okrugs
3 federal cities
1 autonomous oblast
✓ RU
Saint Kitts and Nevis
2 islands
✓ KN
Saint Lucia
10 districts
✓ LC
Saint Vincent and
the Grenadines
6 parishes
✓ VC
Samoa
11 districts
✓ WS
San Marino
9 municipalities
✓ SM
São Tomé
and Príncipe
6 districts
1 autonomous region
✓ ST
Saudi Arabia
13 regions
✓ SA
Senegal
14 regions
✓ SN
Serbia
24 districts
1 city
✓ RS
Seychelles
26 districts
✓ SC
Slovakia
8 regions
✓ SK
Slovenia
212 municipalities
✓ SI
Solomon Islands
9 provinces
1 territory
✓ SB
Somalia
18 regions
✓ SO
South Africa
9 provinces
✓ ZA
South Korea
17 provinces
✓ KR
South Sudan
10 states
2 administrative areas
✓ SS
Spain
19 autonomous communities
✓ ES
Sri Lanka
9 provinces
✓ LK
Sudan
18 states
✓ SD
Suriname
10 districts
✓ SR
Sweden
21 counties
✓ SE
Switzerland
26 cantons
✓ CH
Syria
14 provinces
✓ SY
Taiwan
13 counties
6 special municipalities
3 cities
✓ TW
Tajikistan
4 regions
1 autonomous region
✓ TJ
Tanzania
31 regions
✓ TZ
Thailand
76 provinces
2 special administrative area
✓ TH
Togo
5 regions
✓ TG
Tonga
5 administrative divisions
✓ TO
Trinidad and Tobago
9 regions
5 municipalities
1 island
✓ TT
Tunisia
24 provinces
✓ TN
Turkey
81 provinces
✓ TR
Turkmenistan
5 regions
1 district
✓ TM
Tuvalu
9 islands
✓ TV
Uganda
135 districts
✓ UG
Ukraine
24 regions
1 city
✓ UA
United Arab Emirates
7 emirates
✓ AE
United Kingdom
11 territories
3 constituent countries
3 crown dependencies
1 province
✓ GB
United States
50 states
3 insular areas
2 territories
1 district
✓ US
Uruguay
19 departments
✓ UY
Uzbekistan
12 regions
1 autonomous republic
1 city
✓ UZ
Vanuatu
6 provinces
✓ VU
Venezuela
23 states
1 district
1 dependency
✓ VE
Vietnam
58 provinces
5 municipalities
✓ VN
Yemen
21 provinces
1 municipality
✓ YE
Zambia
10 provinces
✓ ZM
Zimbabwe
10 provinces
✓ ZW
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Level 72
Jun 22, 2020
Many people requested this version. The following type-ins have been removed :

- North, South, East, West, Central, Mid, Inner, Outer, Upper, Lower, Lesser, Greater and derived type-ins

- Capital, Federal District, ... and capital names

- Anything that contains the country's name itself.

Have fun!

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Level 51
Jun 22, 2020
Great quiz Yev! This one is a lot more challenging. Nominated!
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Level 72
Jun 22, 2020
Thank you! I hope others will appreciate the challenge as well!
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Level 50
Jun 22, 2020
It would be funny if you actually stuck completely to the rules and countries like the Vatican became impossible to guess.
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Level 72
Jun 22, 2020
That would've been fun for half of you guys and the other half would insult me lol
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Level 51
Sep 11, 2020
When you type in a random letter, six countries show up. Is this intentional?
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Level 72
Sep 11, 2020
Yes, those are the 6 countries that have no valid subdivision for this quiz
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Level 57
Jan 3, 2021
Not that it much matters (considering everyone will guess Bavaria anyways) but Berlin works for Germany.
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Level 72
Jan 3, 2021
Thanks for spotting this. It'll be fixed in a sec. Edit : done.