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Subprefecture

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Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province.

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Albania

There are twelve Albanian counties or prefectures, each of which is subdivided into several districts, sometimes translated as subprefectures.

Examples: District of Korçë, District of Sarandë

Burkina Faso

Examples: Djibasso Subprefecture

Chad

Examples: N'Gouri Subprefecture, Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture, and Massakory Subprefecture.

China

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 dan4 shui3 ting1) and Kavalan (Ga'malan) Subprefecture (噶瑪蘭廳 ga2 ma3 lan2) (both in Taiwan).

France

Sous-préfecture is the capital city of an arrondissement. The civil servant in charge is the sous-préfet.

Examples: Aix-en-Provence, Apt, Arles, Bayonne, Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Cambrai, Château-Thierry, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Narbonne, Reims, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Omer, Sedan, Vichy

Guadeloupe

Examples:

Guinea

Examples:

Japan

Some Japanese prefectures have branch offices called 支庁 (shicho) in Japanese, which are translated in English as "subprefectures", "branch offices", or "branches of the prefectural government". See details in Subprefectures of Japan and an example of Kushiro Subprefecture.

Turkey

Examples: Hacibektas Subprefecture.

Vietnam

Examples: Quang Hoa subprefecture (Thanh Hoa province)de:Unterpräfektur fr:Sous-préfecture

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