FIPS Publication 10-4, COUNTRIES, DEPENDENCIES, AREAS OF SPECIAL SOVEREIGNTY, AND THEIR PRINCIPAL ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS, provides a list of the basic geopolitical entities in the world, together with the principal administrative divisions that comprise each entity.
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A map in shapefile format is available here.
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