An administrative centre is a term often used in several countries to refer to a county town, or other seat of regional or local government, or the place where the central administration of a commune is located.
In Russia, the term is applied to the inhabited localities which serve as a seat of government of entities of various levels. The only exception to this rule is the republics, for which the term "capital" is used to refer to the seat of government. The capital of Russia is also an entity to which the term "administrative centre" does not apply.
In the United Kingdom the term is commonly used to denote the centre of a local authority which is distinct from a historic county with a county town.
- Local government
- Chef-lieu, administrative centres in Algeria, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Switzerland, and Tunisia
- County seat, administrative centres in the USA
- County town, administrative centres in Ireland and the UK
- Regions of Norway
- Regions of Portugal
- Subdivisions of Russia
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