Open main menu

List of capitals outside the territories they serve

There are many cases where a subnational territory (a federated state, municipality, or other unit) is governed from a capital city that is not itself a part of that territory. In most of these cases, the city itself is constituted as a separate local government unit, but also administers a surrounding or neighbouring territory. In cases such as Telangana in India, a new area is created by division but is still administered from the same capital.




  1. ^ "The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013". Parliament of India. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-06-10.
  2. ^ Government of the State of Pernambuco. "Administração Geral de Fernando de Noronha" [General Administration of Fernando de Noronha] (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017-06-03.
  3. ^ "Official Website of Union Territory of Lakshadweep – Administrative Setup". Retrieved 2014-04-03.