Talk:Canton (country subdivision)

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Notes[edit]

canton (subnational entity) or canton (entity) may be better names for the pages. I'd suggest to rename it to the first. -- User:Docu

Isn't Canton just French for Township?[edit]

If you look in the French Wikipedia, there is an article called fr:Canton_canadien. Which are our townships. Should this page and township be merged? Nfitz 04:34, 21 January 2006 (UTC)

The analogous jurisdiction to Switzerland's cantons are states and provinces, not townships. For example, Canton Berne contains 399 municipalities, far more than one would expect in a township. -- SwissCelt 14:18, 21 January 2006 (UTC)
Perhaps, but in Quebec a canton is quite small, sometimes there are more than one in a municipality. Though in English we call them townships, and in French they call them Cantons (or they used to ... I don't think they exist legally any more). I'm starting to think that this should be two pages; but there should be a couple of words of clarifying text added on both the Township and Canton pages. Nfitz 18:36, 22 January 2006 (UTC)
I'm all for that. ;-) Would you like to do the honors? -- SwissCelt 06:02, 23 January 2006 (UTC)