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Main Characteristics of an Administrative Classifier

      In the IAS PARHOST1 there is a hierachical classifier of administrative territories (9000 records, 1.8Mb) including names of many regions, states, provinces and districts for all countries and territories of the world.  
Total records
and size
9 000 records    -    1.8 Mb
of objects
712 countries and territories,
3835 states, provinces etc. objects of 1st level division,
3565 districts, counties etc. objects of 2nd level division
(with synonyms and other names)
Total number
of hierarchy levels
25 levels
Sources Reference books of the administrative division of various countries;
"Atlas of the World" (1954), "The Times Atlas" (1998) etc.;
maps of different countries;
Internet information and CD-ROM references