Subprefecture

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Subprefecture is an administrative division of a country that is below prefecture or province.

Albania[edit]

There are twelve Albanian counties or prefectures, each of which is subdivided into several districts, sometimes translated as subprefectures.

Examples: District of Korçë, District of Sarandë

Brazil[edit]

In Brazil the subprefectures (Portuguese: subprefeituras) are administrative divisions of some big cities, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The head of a subprefecture, the subprefeito, is indicated by the municipality's mayor (in Brazil called prefeito).

In São Paulo there are 31 subprefectures, the biggest - Parelheiros - covers 353,5 km², and the most populated - Capela do Socorro - has more than 600,000 inhabitants.

Burkina Faso[edit]

Examples: Djibasso Subprefecture

Chad[edit]

Examples: N'Gouri Subprefecture, Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture, and Massakory Subprefecture.

China[edit]

It was used in Qing Dynasty. Called ting (廳 or 厅) in Chinese, it is also on the same level as a department (州) and a district (縣). And is below prefecture (府).

Examples:

'Sous-préfecture' in Verdun, France

France[edit]

A Sous-préfecture is the administrative town of an arrondissement where an arrondissement doesn't contain the préfecture. The civil servant in charge of local executive power is the sous-préfet.

Examples: Aix-en-Provence, Apt, Arles, Bayonne, Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Cambrai, Chalon-sur-Saône, Château-Thierry, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Narbonne, Reims, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Omer, Sedan, Vichy

Guadeloupe[edit]

Examples:

Guinea[edit]

Examples:

Japan[edit]

Some Japanese prefectures have branch offices called 支庁 (shichō) in Japanese, which are translated in English as "subprefectures", "branch offices", or "branches of the prefectural government". See details in Subprefectures of Japan and an example of Kushiro Subprefecture.

Taiwan[edit]

  • Tamsui Subprefecture (淡水廳 dàn shuĭ tīng) and Kavalan (Ga'malan) Subprefecture (噶瑪蘭廳 gá mă lán tīng) (both in Taiwan).
  • Under Japanese rule, 廳 (chō) translated to prefecture, so the subprefecture refers to 支廳 (shichō).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Aihun Ting map from 1911 Atlas of Heilongjiang (Chinese)