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An arrondissement is an administrative division in some French or Dutch-speaking countries:

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France

Municipal arrondissement

The municipal arrondissement (French: arrondissement municipal, pronounced ), more simply referred to as arrondissement, is a level of administrative division in France lower than the commune. ...

Paris

Paris, capital city of France, is divided into 20 arrondissements. The city of Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements municipaux (“municipal boroughs,” approximately, in English), more simply referred to as arrondissements (pronounced ). These are not to be confused with departmental arrondissements, which subdivide the 100 French départements. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) The Eiffel Tower in Paris, as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Marseille and Lyon

Two other French cities, Marseille and Lyon, are also divided into arrondissements. Marseille is divided into 16 arrondissements; Lyon is divided into nine. City flag Coat of arms Motto: By her great deeds, the city of Massilia shines Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Provence-Alpes-Côte dAzur Department Bouches-du-Rhône (13) Subdivisions 16 arrondissements (in 8 secteurs) Intercommunality Urban Community of Marseille Provence M... City flag City coat of arms Motto: (Franco-Provençal: Forward, forward, Lyon the best) Location Coordinates Time Zone CET (GMT +1) Administration Country Region Rhône-Alpes Department Rhône (69) Subdivisions 9 arrondissements Intercommunality Urban Community of Lyon Mayor Gérard Collomb  (PS) (since 2001) City Statistics Land...


Departmental arrondissement

Arrondissement is also the name of the subdivisions of the French départements (but the word is barely used in this meaning). The capital city of an arrondissement is the sous-préfecture. The 100 French departments are divided into 342 arrondissements, which may be translated into English as districts. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province. ...


Belgium

The federalized country Belgium geographically consists of three regions, of which only Flanders (the Flemish region) and Wallonia (the Walloon region) are subdivided into five provinces each; the Brussels Capital Region is neither a province nor is it part of one. This is a list of Belgian administrative arrondissements or districts. ... The Flemish region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium (alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region). ... National motto: Walon todi ! (Walloon forever!) Official languages French, German Capital Namur Minister-President Jean-Claude Van Cauwenberghe Area  - Total 16,844 km² Population  - Total (2002)  - Density 3,358,560 inhabitants 199. ... A province is a territorial unit, almost always a country subdivision. ... The Brussels-Capital Region (French: R gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, German: Region Br ssel-Hauptstadt) or Brussels Region (French: R gion Bruxelloise, Dutch: Brusselse Gewest) is one of the three regions of Belgium. ...

The remainder of this chapter was unambiguously translated on 2006-05-22 from the Dutch language Wikipedia (last changed 2006-05-05):

In Belgium there are administrative, judicial and electoral arrondissements. These may or may not relate to identical geographical areas. Dutch (  ) is a West Germanic language spoken by around 23 million people, mainly in the Netherlands, Belgium and Suriname, but also by smaller groups of speakers in parts of France, Germany and several former Dutch colonies. ...

  • The 43 administrative arrondissements are an administrative level between the municipalities and the provinces. Per region an overview of its municipalities (gemeenten/communes) and the district or administrative arrondissement these belong to can be found in the Municipalities of Belgium page; for these administrative arrondissements also more technical references are available.
  • Belgium has 27 judicial arrondissements.
  • Until a short while ago the electoral circles for the parliaments were electoral arrondissements; at present these circles are the provinces, except for the arrondissements Brussels-Capital (geographically coinciding with the Brussels Capital Region) and Halle-Vilvoorde (one of the two districts in the province Flemish Brabant in the Flemish region), which together still form the electoral circle Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde (in Dutch kieskring Brussel-Halle-Vilvoorde, in French cercle or circonscription électoral Bruxelles-Hal-Vilvorde).
    • For the elections of the Walloon Parliament, 13 arrondissements (or grouped arrondissements) are still being used as electoral circles:
      • Arlon - Marche-en-Famenne - Bastogne
      • Mons
      • Charleroi
      • Dinant - Philippeville
      • Tournai - Ath - Mouscron
      • Huy - Waremme
      • Liège
      • Namur
      • Neufchâteau - Virton
      • Nivelles
      • Thuin
      • Verviers
      • Soignies

A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European and African countries, including Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Poland, Romania, Senegal, and the Scandinavian countries. ... Belgium is divided into 589 municipalities (Dutch: gemeenten, French: communes, German: Gemeinde) grouped into three regions and 10 provinces, except the 19 municipalities of the Brussels-Capital region which do not belong to any of the 10 provinces. ... This is a list of Belgian administrative arrondissements or districts. ... The Brussels-Capital Region (French: R gion de Bruxelles-Capitale, Dutch: Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, German: Region Br ssel-Hauptstadt) or Brussels Region (French: R gion Bruxelloise, Dutch: Brusselse Gewest) is one of the three regions of Belgium. ... The Halle-Vilvoorde Arrondissement is one of two arrondissements in the Belgian province of Flemish Brabant. ... Flemish Brabant is a province of Flanders, one of the three regions of Belgium. ... Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde (often abbreviated as BHV) is a contentious Belgian electoral district in the center of the country that encompasses both the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital region as well as an officially unilingual Dutch-speaking area, Halle-Vilvoorde, around it. ... Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde (often abbreviated as BHV) is a contentious Belgian electoral district in the center of the country that encompasses both the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital region as well as an officially unilingual Dutch-speaking area,Halle-Vilvoorde, around it. ... Brussels-Halle-Vilvoorde (often abbreviated as BHV) is a contentious Belgian electoral district in the center of the country that encompasses both the officially bilingual Brussels-Capital region as well as an officially unilingual Dutch-speaking area, Halle-Vilvoorde, around it. ... The Walloon Parliament, or Walloon Regional Parliament (French: Parlement wallon or Parlement régional wallon; formerly Walloon Regional Council or Conseil régional wallon), is the parliament of Wallonia, the southern region of Belgium. ...

Netherlands

In the Netherlands an arrondissement is a judicial jurisdiction, comprising a number of communes. The Politics series Politics Portal This box:      In law, the judiciary or judicial is the system of courts which administer justice in the name of the sovereign or state, a mechanism for the resolution of disputes. ...


Canada

Quebec

Further information: Montreal borough, List of Quebec City boroughs

In Quebec, the cities of Montreal, Québec City, Saguenay, Longueuil, Sherbrooke, and the municipality of Grenville-sur-la-Rouge are divided into arrondissements (called boroughs in English). The city of Montreal is divided into 19 boroughs (in French, arrondissements), each with a mayor and council. ... This is a list of arrondissements (boroughs) in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. ... Motto: Je me souviens (French: I remember) Capital Quebec City Largest city Montreal Official languages French Government - Lieutenant-Governor Pierre Duchesne - Premier Jean Charest (PLQ) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 75 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area  Ranked 2nd - Total 1,542,056 km² (595... Nickname: Motto: Concordia Salus (in unity, prosperity) Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Quebec Founded 1642 Established 1832 Government  - Mayor Gérald Tremblay Area [1][2][3]  - City 365. ... Motto: Don de Dieu feray valoir (I shall put Gods gift to good use) Site in the province of Quebec Coordinates: , Country  Canada Province  Quebec Agglomeration Quebec City Statute of the city Capitale-Nationale Administrative Region Capitale-Nationale Founded 1608 by Samuel de Champlain Constitution date 1833 Government  - Mayor... Saguenay (officially Ville de Saguenay) is a city (2001 population: 148,050) in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada, on the Saguenay River, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. ... Motto: Labor et Concordia (work and harmony) Area: 283. ... Motto: Ne quid nimis Coordinates: Country Canada Province Quebec Settled 1793 Government  - Mayor Jean Perrault  - Governing body Sherbrooke City Council  - MPs Serge Cardin  - MNAs Jean Charest Area  - City 353. ... Grenville-sur-la-Rouge is a predominantly Francophone municipality situated along the southern border of Quebec between Montreal and Ottawa. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Haiti

Each of Haiti's ten departments is sub-divided into arrondissements. Haiti is divided into nine departments (départements): Artibonite Centre GrandAnse Nord Nord-Est Nord-Ouest Ouest Sud Sud-Est Categories: Lists of subnational entities | Haiti | Departments of Haiti ...


Niger

Each of Niger's departments are subdivided into arrondissments; see Arrondissements of Niger. Arrondissements of Niger The Departments of Niger are subdivided into 36 arrondissements. ...


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Arrondissement - LoveToKnow 1911 (284 words)
It is the electoral district for the chamber of deputies, each arrondissement returning one member; if the population is in excess of ioo,000 it is divided into two or more constituencies.
Each arrondissement has a council, with as many members as there are cantons, whose function is to subdivide among the communes their quota of the direct taxes charged to the arrondissement by the general council of the department.
(See France.) Somewhat different from the arrondissements of the department are the arrondissements (20 in number) into which Paris is divided.
Arrondissements of Paris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (253 words)
These are not to be confused with departmental arrondissements, which subdivide the 100 French départements.
The 20 arrondissements are arranged in the form of a clockwise spiral, starting with the 1st in the middle of the city on the right bank (north bank) of the Seine River.
The previous 12 arrondissements were rearranged with this new territory to become the present 20.
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