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Administrative divisions of France

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The cantons of France are administrative divisions subdividing arrondissements and départements. They often group several municipalities (communes). The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ... Map of the 36,568 communes of metropolitan France. ...


Cantons number 3,879 among the 329 arrondissements and 100 départements of France.

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Role and administration

The role of the canton is, essentially, to provide a framework for Regional elections. Each canton elects a person to represent it at the conseil général du département — or general council for the department, which is the principal administrative division of the French Republic. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Template:France divisions levels, Junkyard Willie The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to British counties. ...


In urban areas, a single commune generally includes several cantons. Conversely, in rural areas, a canton may be comprised of several smaller communes. In which case, administrative services, the gendarmerie headquarters for example, are often situated in the principal town (chef-lieu) of the canton, although exceptions, such as cantons Gaillon-Countryside and Sarreguemines-Countryside, which have in common a chief-town which does not belong to either canton, occur. For statistical (INSEE) purposes, the twenty arrondissements of Paris — the administrative subdivision of that city — are sometimes considered "cantons", but they serve no greater electoral function. Look up urban in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Qichun, a rural town in Hubei province, China Rural areas (also referred to as the country, countryside) are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities. ... A gendarmerie (pronounced ) is a military body charged with police duties among civilian populations. ... INSEE is the French abbreviation for the French National Institute for Statistics and Economic Studies (French: Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques). ... 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) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ...


Cantons also form legal districts, as seats of Tribunaux d'instance or "Courts of First Instance" (also, "TI"...). Historically, the cantons are called justices de paix or "district courts". In France, the Tribunal dinstance (Court of First Instance) is a civil court. ...


History

The cantons were created in 1790 at the same time as the départements by the Revolutionary Committee for the Division of Territory (Comité de division). They were more numerous than today (between 40 and 60 to each département). They were at first grouped into what were called "districts" but, after the latter were abolished in 1800, they were organized into arrondissements. Year 1790 (MDCCXC) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The départements (or departments) are administrative units of France and many former French colonies, roughly analogous to English counties. ... i heart kate young The French Revolution was a period of major political and social change in the political history of France and Europe as a whole, during which the French governmental structure, previously an absolute monarchy with feudal privileges for the aristocracy and Catholic clergy, underwent radical change to... // ON MAY 5 1853 MR.FADER HAD SEX WITH A MAN NAME MR WIEN THEN THEY HAD SON NAMEDMRS COTURE AND MR MANOOGIAN WENT INTO MRS HASKELLS OFFICE NAKED AND DANCED AROUND AND MASTERBATED ON HER CHEST AND SHE LICKED IT OFF THEN THEY HAD ORAL SEEX WITH NAPLOEAN OF... The 100 French départements are divided into 342 arrondissements. ...


Their number was drastically reduced (between 30 and 50) by the Loi du 8 pluviôse an IX (January 28, 1801), or the "Law for the Reduction of the Number of District Courts", or Loi portant réduction du nombre de justices de paix in French. The département prefects were told by the government to group the communes within newly established cantons. The départemental lists, once approved by the government, were published in the Bulletin des Lois in 1801 and 1802; these lists are still the basis of the administrative divisions of France in place today, although, since that time, cantons with small populations have been eliminated and new cantons created in Regions of strong demographic growth. On the whole, their number increased appreciably. January 28 is the 28th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... A prefect (from the Latin praefectus, perfect participle of praeficio, to make in front, i. ... The Union Jack, flag of the newly formed United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland. ... --69. ...


Statistics

The number of cantons varies from one department to another; the Territoire de Belfort, for example, has 15, while Nord has 79. The island of Mayotte, which has an administrative form similar to that of a department, is divided into 19 cantons. The Territoire de Belfort is a département in the Franche-Comté région of eastern France. ... Extent of Flemish in the Arrondissement of Dunkirk, 1874 and 1972 Nord (French: North) is a département in the north of France. ...


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