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Metropolitan (i.e. European) France As of January 1, 2004, metropolitan France is divided into: 22 régions (although strictly speaking Corsica is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common speech) the régions... Administrative divisions of France
Regional level
France is divided into 26 régions: 21 of these are in the continental part of metropolitan France, one is Corse on the island of Corsica (although strictly speaking Corse is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a ré... Régions
(incl. Overseas régions)
Departmental level
The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements. Départements are also found in Côte dIvoire. Administrative role Each... Départements
(incl. Under the 1946 Constitution of the Fourth Republic, the French colonies of Guadeloupe, Martinique and French Guiana in the Caribbean and Réunion in the Indian Ocean became départements doutre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs. The status of DOMs differs from that of Territoire doutre... Overseas départements)
Arrondissement level
The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. The capital of an arrondissement is the sous-préfecture. Arrondissements are further divided into cantons and communes. The cities of Paris, Lyon and Marseille are also divided into arrondissements, not to be confused with the arrondissements dealt with in... Arrondissements
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The commune is an administrative division of France. The rights and obligations of communes are governed by the Code général des collectivités territoriales (CGCT) which replaced the Code des communes (except for personnel matters) with the passage of the law of 21 February 1996 for legislation and... Communes
Municipal arrondissements
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A Territoire doutre-mer (TOM, French for Overseas territory) is an administrative divisions of France. The term is currently only applied to the French Southern Territories. The status of TOM differs from that of DOM, but because of some common peculiarities, DOMs, TOMs and other oversea possessions under other... Territoire d'outre-mer
The Scattered Islands in the Indian Ocean (in French Îles éparses de locéan indien) are five islands of the Indian Ocean with no permanent population, Bassas da India, Europa, Juan de Nova, Glorioso, and Tromelin. They are collectively administered by the prefect of the département of the... Scattered Islands
Clipperton Island (locally known as Île Clipperton and sometimes Île de la Passion) is an uninhabited seven-square-kilometer coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean, 1,300 km southwest of Mexico, at 10°18′ N 109°13′ W. It is a... Clipperton Island

The canton is an Metropolitan (i.e. European) France As of January 1, 2004, metropolitan France is divided into: 22 régions (although strictly speaking Corsica is in fact a territorial collectivity, not a région, but is referred to as a région in common speech) the régions... administrative division of France.


They are subdivisions of The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. The capital of an arrondissement is called sous-préfecture. When an arrondissement contains the préfecture (capital) of the département, that préfecture is the capital of the arrondissement, acting both as a... arrondissements and The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France, roughly analogous to British counties and are now grouped into 22 metropolitan and four overseas régions. They are subdivided into 342 arrondissements. Départements are also found in Côte dIvoire. Administrative role Each... départements of The French Republic or France ( French: République française or France) is a country whose metropolitan territory is located in western Europe, and which is further made up of a collection of overseas islands and territories located in other continents. France is a democracy organised as a... France, grouping several municipalities ( The commune is an administrative division of France. The rights and obligations of communes are governed by the Code général des collectivités territoriales (CGCT) which replaced the Code des communes (except for personnel matters) with the passage of the law of 21 February 1996 for legislation and... communes)


They number 4,054, including 175 overseas (figure including the 19 newly created cantons of Map of Mayotte. Mayotte is an overseas collectivity of France at the northern end of the Mozambique Channel in the Indian Ocean, between northern Madagascar and northern Mozambique, in the Comoros Archipelago. It is also known as Mahoré, especially by advocates of its inclusion in the Union of Comoros... Mayotte).


See also

  • A canton is a territorial subdivision of a country, e.g. region or state. The following cantons exist: Cantons of Switzerland: each a state within Switzerland Cantons of France: a subdivision of arrondissements and departments of France, grouping several municipalities (communes) Cantons of Luxembourg: a subdivision of the districts of... Canton (subnational entity)
  • The following is a list of cantons of France, within each département: Overseas départements of France ... List of cantons of France

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Canton in France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (436 words)
The canton is an administrative division of France.
Their number was drastically reduced (between 30 and 50) by the loi du 8 pluviôse an IX (28 January 1801) called, "law for the reduction of the number of district courts", or loi portant réduction du nombre de justices de paix in French.
Since 1800, cantons with small populations have been gotten rid of while new ones were created in regions of strong demographic growth.
France. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05 (6467 words)
The heart of France N of the Loire River is the province of Île-de-France, which occupies the greater part of the Paris basin, a fertile depression drained by the Seine and Marne rivers.
In 1328, Philip VI (1328–50), of the house of Valois, a younger branch of the Capetians, succeeded to the throne.
France was beset by a host of problems in 1995, including severe floods and terror bombings; the government faced international criticism for its nuclear testing in the South Pacific, which it resumed after a three-year moratorium; and the country was paralyzed late in the year by a long transportation workers strike.
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