How many states and states are there in the world?
There are so many different states – and states, districts, regions and landers! Getty Images’ Curious Kids is a series for kids of all ages. If you have a question that you would like an expert to answer, please send it to curiouskidsus @ theconversation.com. How many states, states, and other departments are there in the world? – Noé, 8, Minneapolis Difficult to get an accurate answer – for now. Your question actually inspired scholars to start talking about editing official and authoritative databases. It is currently estimated to land somewhere between 3,600 and 5,200 in about 200 countries around the world. It depends on whether you are collecting data from specific country information, the CIA World Factbook, or the International Standards Organization. There are 195 countries approved by the United Nations, but there are nine other places with governments like countries, such as Taiwan and Kosovo, even though they are not approved by the United Nations. Most of these countries are divided into small sections. The United States is divided into 50 states, along with territories such as Puerto Rico and Guam, and the federal district of Washington, DC. However, not all are called “states.” Switzerland has a state, Bangladesh has a division, Cameroon has a region, Germany has a landing ship, Jordan has a province, Montserrat has a parish, Zambia has a province, and Japan has a province. .. Most countries have some major parcels. Even the little Andorra, nestled quietly in the Pyrenees between France and Spain, has seven parishes. Slovenia is the most common, with 212: 201 municipalities called “local governments” in Slovenian and 11 municipalities called “local governments”. Singapore, Monaco and Vatican City are all small city-states, three countries with so-called “single” governments that are not divided into small sections. Dividing sovereignty into national and local levels is called “federalism.” This allows a country to organize vast lands and large numbers of people and often handle the different interests of diverse groups with different languages, religions and ethnic identities. Governments still control international affairs, military power, money and banking systems. This affects everyone in the country equally. But in states, states, states, etc., more local government groups can have some say in health care, education, police, and other issues where needs can vary significantly from region to region. I will. Variations in laws and regulations benefit people in several different ways. First, people can leave one area and move to another area that has laws and policies that suit their tastes. In addition, different regions can try different approaches to solving a particular problem. For example, you can educate all your children, provide health care in rural areas, and perhaps identify which method is more effective. The federal system also facilitates citizens’ participation in government by running for public office, including challenging current public office. It’s much cheaper and less complicated to seek support from voters in a small area. Small government agencies can also leverage their local knowledge of geography and historical traditions to govern people in a way that suits their needs. Indian village parliamentary meeting. Shagil Kannur via Wikimedia Commons, CCBY-SA also has some drawbacks. In some areas, there may be laws and regulations that expand business opportunities and protect the environment. Such problems can mean that people who live close to each other but live in different states have an unequal quality of life. State governments may also slow the progress of major national initiatives aimed at benefiting everyone. However, most countries seem to have decided that positives outweigh negatives. And in fact, they are even deeper into federalism. There are many smaller government agencies besides states and states. In the United States, states are made up of counties, and counties are made up of towns, cities, or other local governments. There are thousands more – the Global Management Area database aggregates 386,735. Brazil alone has 5,570 municipalities. India has 250,671 village councils called “Gram Panchayat”. However, even they are divided into smaller districts called “wards”, each voting for its own councilor. If you want more fun, look for the flags of each of these local governments! Hello, curious children! Do you have a question that you would like an expert to answer? Ask adults to send their questions to [email protected] Please tell us your name, age and city of residence. And since there is no age limit for curiosity, even adults can tell us what you are wondering about. I can’t answer all the questions, but I’ll do my best. This article has been republished by The Conversation, a non-profit news site aimed at sharing ideas from academic experts. It was written by Vasabjit Banerjee of Mississippi State University. Read more: When dogs bark, do they communicate in words? How do astronauts go to the space toilet? Vasabjit Banerjee does not work, consult, own shares or receive funds for any company or organization that will benefit from this article.