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Encyclopedia > Départements d'outre mer
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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. Overseas départements)
Arrondissement level
The 100 French dpartements are divided into 342 arrondissements. The capital of an arrondissement is the sous-prfecture. 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
Cantonal level
The canton is an administrative division of France. They are subdivisions of arrondissements and dpartements of France, grouping several municipalities (communes) They number 4,054, including 175 overseas (figure including the 19 newly created cantons of Mayotte). See also Canton (subnational entity) List of cantons of France Categories: France... Cantons
Intercommunal level
Communautés urbaines
Communautés d'agglomération
Communautés de communes
Syndicats d'agglomération nouvelle
Communal level
The commune is an administrative division of France. The rights and obligations of communes are governed by the Code gnral des collectivits 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
Others
Collectivités d'outre-mer
Collectivité sui generis
Pays d'outre-mer
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 les parses de locan 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 dpartement 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

Under the 1946 was a common year starting on Tuesday. (see link for calendar) Events January January 4 - Theodore Schurch becomes the last person to be executed for offences committed under the Treachery Act of 1940 January 7 - Allied recognize Austrian republic with 1937 borders - the country is divided into four occupation... 1946 The current Constitution of France was adopted on October 4, 1958, and has been amended 17 times, most recently on March 28, 2003. It is typically called the Constitution of the Fifth Republic, and replaced that of the Fourth Republic dating from October 27, 1946. Charles de Gaulle was its... Constitution of the The Fourth Republic existed in France between 1946 and 1958. It was the period when the French were under Frances fourth republican constitution. It was in many ways a revival of the Third Republic which had ruled before the Second World War. France adopted the constitution of the Fourth... Fourth Republic, the -1... French colonies of Guadeloupe, in the Caribbean Sea, is an archipelago with a total area of 1,704 km² located in the Eastern Caribbean. Administratively speaking, Guadeloupe is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France. As the other DOMs, Guadeloupe is also a r... Guadeloupe, The département of Martinique is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located in the Caribbean Sea. The capital is Fort-de-France. Population at the 1999 census: 381,427 inhabitants. Population as of 1.1. 2004 estimates: 393,000... Martinique and French Guiana ( French: Guyane) is an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located on the Caribbean coast of South America. History Main article: History of French Guiana First settled by the French in 1604, French Guiana was the site of notorious penal... French Guiana in the The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. These islands curve southward from the bottom tip of Florida to the Northwest of Venezuela in South America. There are at least 7000 islands, islets, reefs and cayes in the region. They are organized into... Caribbean and Réunion is an island, as well as an overseas département (département doutre-mer, or DOM) of France, located in the Indian Ocean, east of Madagascar. As the other DOMs, Réunion is also a région of France with much the... Réunion in the The Indian Ocean is the third-largest body of water in the world, covering about 20% of the Earths water surface. It is bounded on the north by southern Asia (the Indian subcontinent); on the west by the Arabian Peninsula and Africa; on the east by the Malay Peninsula... Indian Ocean became départements d'outre-mer (Overseas departments) or DOMs.


The status of DOMs differs from that of 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-mers (TOMs), but because of some common peculiarities, DOMs, TOMs and other overseas possessions with other statuses are often referred to as DOM/TOM.


Saint-Pierre and Miquelon ( French Saint-Pierre et Miquelon) is a French overseas collectivity consisting of several small islands off the eastern coast of Canada near Newfoundland. National motto: A mare labor Official language French Capital Saint-Pierre President of the General Council Marc Plantegenest Prefect Albert Dupuy Area  ... Saint-Pierre and Miquelon became a DOM in 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). Events January-February January 12 - UN Security Council votes 11-1 to admit the Palestinian Liberation Organization January 15 - Would-be Gerald Ford presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore is sentenced to life in prison January 16... 1976, but its status changed to that of a collectivité territoriale in 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental and weather change Asian Tiger Mosquito, an invasive species is first found in Houston, Texas May 25 - Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge which kills approximately 10,000 people. September 19 - 8... 1985.


As integral parts of the The French Republic or France (French: Rpublique franaise 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 unitary semi... French Republic, they are represented in the This article concerns the modern National Assembly. For information about the body formed in the French Revolution, see National Assembly (French Revolution). The Palais Bourbon, front The French National Assembly ( French: Assemblée nationale) is one of the two houses of the bicameral Parliament of France under the Fifth... National Assembly, The Senate (in French : le Snat) is the upper house of the Parliament of France. A Snat was also the upper house during the French Consulate of 1799-1804. Composition and election The French Senate presently has 321 senators who are elected for a 9-year term... Senate and The Economic and Social Council of France is a consultative assembly. It does not play a role in the adoption of statutes and regulations, but advises the lawmaking bodies on questions of social and economic policies. The executive may refer any question or proposal of social or economic importance to... Economic and Social Council, elect a Member of the The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. Together with the Council of Ministers, it comprises the legislative branch of the institutions of the Union. It meets in two locations: Brussels and Strasbourg. The European Parliament cannot... European Parliament (MEP), and also use the Euro (disambiguation). The euro (€; ISO 4217 code EUR) is the currency of twelve of the twenty-five European Union member states. These twelve states, which form the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), are: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. It is... Euro as their currency.


Since 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January-February January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the... 1982, following the This article is about the political and administrative structures of the French government. For French political parties and tendencies, see Politics of France. In its Constitution, France declares itself to be an indivisible, laïque (roughly, secular) democratic and social republic. Frances constitution enacts a separation of powers... French government's policy of Decentralisation (or decentralization) is any of various means of more widely distributing decision-making to bring it closer to the point of service or action. It occurs in a great many contexts in engineering, management science, political science, political economy, sociology and economics - each of which could be said to... decentralization, they have elected regional councils with powers similar to those of the 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 of metropolitan 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. As a result of a constitutional revision which occurred in 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. Pascal Couchepin becomes President of the Confederation in... 2003, these régions are now to be called régions d'outre-mer; indeed the new wording of the Constitution aims to give no precedence to either appelation département or région d'outre-mer, though the second one is still virtually unused by French media.


See also

  • 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... département
  • 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
  • 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

External link

  • Ministère de l'Outre-Mer (http://www.outre-mer.gouv.fr)

 
 

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