Created 2012-02-20 21:26:00
Updated 2022-01-20 09:25:21
The administrative divisions of each country have a history, sometimes millennia. The old countries like China and France have winding borders of provinces, departements, the counties or municipalities. While the U.S. has cut-outs straight Proof of the Youth of the american administrative subdivisions.
Here the World Administrative Cutouts are plotted according to GADM data or official data of the respective governments. Sometimes these two versions are not identical, as in the case of territorial disputes. For now only countries listed here are treated.