Canton

Canton may refer to:
*Canton (administrative division), a territorial subdivision of a country
**Cantons of Belgium
**Cantons of Bolivia
**Cantons of Bosnia and Herzegovina: a subdivision of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
**Canada: Canadian French equivalent for the English word "township", since the translation "municipalité" is already used for a different level of government (see township).
***Cantons of Quebec
**Cantons of Costa Rica
**Cantons of Ecuador
**Cantons of France
**Cantons of Luxembourg
**Cantons of Switzerland
**Cantons (USSR), subdivisions of several Soviet republics which existed in 1920–1941
* the upper left (hoist) quarter of a flag, see flag terminology
*Canton (heraldry), a subordinary occupying the (shield holder's) upper right-hand ninth of the field
*Canton (liqueur), ginger-flavored liqueurs, one of which is produced in Jarnac, France and the other, which was produced in the Guangdong province of China
*Cantonment, to canton troops
*Canton Elektronik, a German manufacturer of loudspeakers and audio equipment [http://www.canton.de/]

Places

;People's Republic of China
* Canton or Canton Province, an older English name of Guangdong, in the South of China
* Canton Province Capital City, an older English name of Guangzhou, the provincial capital of Guangdong

;United States
* Canton, Connecticut
* Canton, Georgia
* Canton, Illinois
* Canton, Iowa
* Canton, Kansas
* Canton, Baltimore, Maryland, a neighborhood and park
** Canton Iron Works, built by Peter Cooper
* Canton, Massachusetts
* Canton, Michigan
* Canton, Minnesota
* Canton, Mississippi
* Canton, Missouri
* Canton, New York
** Canton (village), New York
** Canton (town), New York
* Canton, North Carolina
* Canton, Ohio
* Canton, Oklahoma
* Canton, Pennsylvania
* Canton, South Dakota
* Canton, Texas
* Canton Township, several

;Other places
* Canton, Cardiff, Wales
* Kanton Island, Kiribati (formerly Canton Island)

;Fictional
*Canton, the small town on Higgins' Moon where Jayne Cobb is a celebrated hero, from "Firefly" (TV series)

ee also

*Cantonese cuisine
*Cantonment
*Cantonist


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