Capital city

 or   is the  holding primary status in a country, , province, department, or other administrative , usually as its seat of the . A is typically a city that physically encompasses the ’s offices and meeting places; the status as is often designated by its law or constitution. In some jurisdictions, including several countries, different branches of are in different settlements. In some cases, a distinction is made between the official (constitutional) and the seat of , which is in another place.