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Administrative divisions of France
(incl. |||} Metropolitan France As of January 1, 2008, Metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including Corsica, although |||} Metropolitan France As of January 1, 2008, Metropolitan France is divided into 22 regions (including Corsica, although France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, overseas regions)
(incl. Overseas region (Région d'outre-mer is a recent designation given to the overseas departments which have similar powers to those of the regions of Metropolitan In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division overseas departments)
Others in Overseas France
The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. Overseas department (départements d’outre-mer or DOM) is a designation under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic that was given to the The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. In France urban communities (communauté urbaine are the most integrated form of intercommunality in France. An agglomeration community ( French: communauté d'agglomération) is a metropolitan government structure in France, created by the Chevènement A communauté de communes (French for "community of communes " is a federation of municipalities (communes in France. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic. In France associated communes (communes associées were created by the Commune Merger Act of July 16 1971 (also called the Marcellin Act) The municipal arrondissement (arrondissement municipal pronounced /aʀɔ̃dismɑ̃ mynisipal/ is a subdivision of the commune, used in the three largest cities Paris The French Overseas Departments and Territories ( French: départements d'outre-mer and territoires d'outre-mer or DOM-TOM) consist broadly of The French overseas collectivities ( collectivités d'outre-mer or COM) like the French regions, themselves are first-order Administrative divisions For the former North American fur-trading district see New Caledonia (Canada, and for the Scottish colony in Panama see Darien scheme. Overseas country ( French: pays d'outre-mer or POM) is the new designation for the Overseas collectivity of French Polynesia. Clipperton Island ( French: Île de Clipperton or Île de la Passion) is a nine-square-kilometre coral Atoll in the Eastern Pacific This article is about the country For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic France topics. In the context of the political and geographic organization of France and many of its former colonies a department (département depaʁtǝmɑ̃ is an Administrative division
The capital of an arrondissement/district is called a subprefecture. Subprefectures (sous-préfectures are the administrative towns of arrondissements in France that do not contain the prefecture for its department. When an arrondissement contains the prefecture (capital) of the department, that prefecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a prefecture and as a subprefecture. A prefecture ( préfecture) in France can refer to: the Chef-lieu de département, the town in which the administration of a ''département''
Arrondissements are further divided into cantons and communes. The cantons of France are territorial subdivisions of the French Republic's 341 arrondissements and 100 departments. The commune is the lowest level of administrative division in the French Republic.
The cities of Paris, Lyon and Marseille are also divided into municipal arrondissements, not to be confused with the arrondissements dealt with in this article. The city of Paris is divided into twenty arrondissements municipaux, more simply referred to as arrondissements (əˈɹɒndɨsmənt in ||-||} Lyon, also known as Lyons in English is a city in east-central France. Marseille, ( English alt Marseilles mɑrˈseɪ — French: maʁsɛj locally — Provençal Occitan: Marselha maʀˈsijɔ The municipal arrondissement (arrondissement municipal pronounced /aʀɔ̃dismɑ̃ mynisipal/ is a subdivision of the commune, used in the three largest cities Paris
The administration of an arrondissement is assigned to a subprefect (French: sous-préfet) who assists the departmental prefect (préfet). French ( français,) is a Romance language spoken around the world by 118 million people as a native language and by about 180 to 260 million people
Unlike French regions, departments and communes, arrondissements do not have the status of legal entity in public law. France is divided into 26 regions or régions (in French of which 21 are in continental Metropolitan France, one is the island of Corsica, Note This Wikipedia entry deals with the legal concept legal person. Public law is a theory of law governing the relationship between Individuals ( Citizens companies) and the State. In addition, unlike those other administrative divisions, they are not run by elected officials, but by officials appointed by the French president. The President of the French Republic (Président de la République française colloquially referred to in English as the President of France, is France 's elected
The idea of arrondissements was proposed several times as an administrative reform during the Ancien Régime, notably by the intendant of the Bretagne généralité Caze de La Bove in his Mémoire concernant les subdélégués de l'intendance de Bretagne in 1775. Ancien Régime ( pronounced: /ɑ̃sjɛ̃ ʁeʒim/ refers primarily to the aristocratic social and political system established in The title of intendant (intendant Spanish intendente) has been used in a number of countries through history Recettes générales, commonly known as généralités, were the administrative divisions of France under the Ancien Régime and are Year 1775 ( MDCCLXXV) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a
The arrondissements were created by the Loi du 28 pluviôse in the year VIII of the Republican Calendar (February 17, 1800) and replaced "districts". Pluviôse (also Pluviose) was the fifth Month in the French Republican Calendar. The French Republican Calendar or French Revolutionary Calendar was a Calendar proposed during the French Revolution, and used by the French government Events 1500 - Battle of Hemmingstedt. 1600 - Philosopher Giordano Bruno is burned alive at Campo de' Fiori Year -of the Julian calendar. The Gregorian calendar was 11 days ahead of the Julian calendar until Friday, but 12 days ahead since Saturday. In certain periods in French history, they have served a role in legislative elections, especially during the Third Republic. The French Third Republic (in French, La Troisième République, sometimes written as La IIIe The law of September 10, 1926, which eliminated 106 arrondissements for fiscal reasons, was considered electoral manipulation by many. Events 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul meet in the Council of Agde. Year 1926 ( MCMXXVI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Most departments only have three or four arrondissements. The departments of Paris and of the Territory of Belfort have only one, while the Moselle department has nine. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city The Territoire de Belfort is a department in the Franche-Comté region of eastern France. Moselle is a ''département'' in the east of France named after the Moselle River.