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In The French Republic or France ( French (Français) Spoken in: The French Republic or France ( French (Fran ais) Spoken in: France and 53 other countries Region: Europe Total speakers: 128 million Ranking: 11 Genetic classification: Indo-European  Italic   Romance    Italo-Western   ... France, a préfecture is the This article concerns places that serve as centers of government and politics. For alternative meanings see capital (disambiguation) In politics a capital (also called capital city or political capital — although the latter phrase has an alternative meaning based on an alternative meaning of capital) is the principal city or... capital city of a This article is part of the series: This article is part of the series: Administrative divisions of France Regional level Régions Régions doutre-mer Departmental level Départements Départements doutre-mer Arrondissement level Arrondissements Cantonal level Cantons Communal level Communes Communautés urbaines Communautés dagglomération... département. By extension, it is also the name of one of the governing bodies of the département, and of the building housing this government body.

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There are 100 préfectures in France. The civil servant in charge is the préfet. The préfecture is an administration that belongs to the Categories: French government | Stub ... Interior ministry, and is therefore in charge of the delivery of the identity card, driving licenses, passports, residence and work permits for foreigners, car registration, registration of the Association is the following: A voluntary association (also sometimes called an association) is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement, explicit or implicit, to form or act as a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. In object-oriented programming, an association (object-oriented_programming) is a relationship... associations (creation, status modification, dissolution), and of the management of the For the band, see The Police. For the Polish town, see Police, Poland. A car of the Devon and Cornwall Constabulary, England Police forces are government organisations ostensibly charged with the responsibility of maintaining law and order. The word comes from the French, and less directly from the Greek politeia... police and of the Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. The fire service, also known as the fire brigade or... firefighters.


The prefect represents the national government locally and as such exerces locally the powers that are constitutionally or legally exerced by the national government. The préfet can make arrêtés, which are legal texts written for the application of the law, e.g. to close a building that does not conform to the safety rules, or to modify vehicular traffic regulations (speed limit, authorisation for construction).


The governing body of the département is the Conseil Général, which is in charge of the building and maintenance of schools and roads, the financial assistance to dependent people (disabled and elderly), promotion of the economical local development etc. In the past, the prefect would head the executive of the département; since 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Years: 1979 1980 1981 - 1982 - 1983 1984 1985 Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s - 1980s - 1990s 2000s 2010s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1982 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and... 1982, the president of the conseil général heads the executive.


Paris

There is an exception with For other uses, see Paris (disambiguation). The Eiffel Tower has become the symbol of Paris throughout the world. Paris is the capital city of France, as well as the capital of the Île-de-France région, whose territory encompasses Paris and its suburbs. The city of Paris proper is... Paris (which is itself a département) and the three surrounding départements (called the petite couronne, small crown): those four départements are governed by a single préfecture for law enforcement and security purposes, which is the préfecture de police (PP). The préfet de police has the power of law enforcement for Paris, which is a power of the A mayor (Latin maīor better) is the politician who serves as chief executive official of some types of municipalities. Worldwide, there is a wide variance in local laws and customs as to the powers and responsibilities of a mayor, as well as the means of becoming mayor. The... mayor for the other French cities and towns.


Until For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). Years: 1974 1975 1976 - 1977 - 1978 1979 1980 Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s - 1970s - 1980s 1990s 2000s Centuries: 19th century - 20th century - 21st century 1977 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Film - Literature - Music Science and technology Aviation - Rail transport - Science - Television Other topics... 1977, Paris had no mayor and was mostly ruled by the préfet de police (a situation inherited from the Destruction of the Vendôme Column during the Paris Commune The term Paris Commune originally referred to the government of Paris during the French Revolution. However, the term more commonly refers to the socialist government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally from March 26) to May 28... Paris Commune, Years: 1868 1869 1870 - 1871 - 1872 1873 1874 Decades: 1840s 1850s 1860s - 1870s - 1880s 1890s 1900s Centuries: 18th century - 19th century - 20th century 1871 in topic: Arts Architecture - Art - Literature - Music Other topics Canada - Rail transport - Science - Sport Lists of leaders: Colonial governors - State leaders Contents // 1 Events 1.1... 1871).


Divisions of the départements

The départements are divided into This article is part of the series: Administrative divisions of France Regional level Régions Régions doutre-mer Departmental level Départements Départements doutre-mer Arrondissement level Arrondissements Cantonal level Cantons Communal level Communes Communautés urbaines Communautés dagglomération Communautés de communes... arrondissements, themselves divided into This article is part of the series: Administrative divisions of France Regional level Régions Régions doutre-mer Departmental level Départements Départements doutre-mer Arrondissement level Arrondissements Cantonal level Cantons Communal level Communes Communautés urbaines Communautés dagglomération Communautés de communes... cantons. The capital city of an arrondissement is the sous-préfecture. The civil servant in charge is the sous-préfet. The capital city of a canton is a chef-lieu de canton. The cantons have little role except as electoral subdivision.


See also

  • The term prefecture has been used to denote a self-governing body or area since the time of Constantine I, who divided the Roman Empire into 4 districts (each divided into dioceses). Much like a state or city, these were largely self-governed; however each owed allegiance to Rome. A... Prefecture
  • This article is part of the series: Administrative divisions of France Regional level Régions Régions doutre-mer Departmental level Départements Départements doutre-mer Arrondissement level Arrondissements Cantonal level Cantons Communal level Communes Communautés urbaines Communautés dagglomération Communautés de communes... Administrative divisions of France
  • The National Police (Police Nationale) is the main civil law enforcement agency of France, with primary jurisdiction in cities and large towns. The other main agency is the military Gendarmerie, with primary jurisdiction in smaller towns and rural and border areas. The National Police comes under the jurisdiction of the... French National Police

 
 

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