Subprefecture is an
administrative divisionof a country that is below prefectureor province. Albania
District of Korçë, District of Sarandë Brazil
In Brazil the subprefectures (in portuguese "subprefeituras") are administrative divisions of some big cities, such as
São Pauloand Rio de Janeiro. The head of a subprefecture, the "subprefeito", is indicated by the municipality's mayor (in Brazil called "prefeito").
In São Paulo there are 31 subprefectures, the biggest - Parelheiros - covers 353,5 km², and the most populated - Capela do Socorro - has more than 600,000 inhabitants.
Examples: Djibasso Subprefecture
Examples: N'Gouri Subprefecture, Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture, and Massakory Subprefecture.
It was used in
Qing Dynasty. Called "ting" (廳 or 厅) in Chinese, it is also on the same level as a department (州) and a district(縣). And is below prefecture (府).
Examples: Tamsui (Danshui) Subprefecture (淡水廳 dàn shuĭ tīng) and Kavalan (Ga'malan) Subprefecture (噶瑪蘭廳 gá mă lán tīng) (both in
Sous-préfecture" is the administrative town of an "arrondissement" where an arrondissement doesn't contain the préfecture. The civil servantin charge of local executive poweris the "sous- préfet".
Aix-en-Provence, Apt, Arles, Bayonne, Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Cambrai, Chalon-sur-Saône, Château-Thierry, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Narbonne, Reims, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Omer, Sedan, Vichy Guadeloupe
Some Japanese prefectures have branch offices called 支庁 (shichō) in Japanese, which are translated in English as "subprefectures", "branch offices", or "branches of the prefectural government". See details in
Subprefectures of Japanand an example of Kushiro Subprefecture.
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