What is prefecture?

  • (noun): The district administered by a prefect (as in France or Japan or the Roman Empire).
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A prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) is an administrative jurisdiction or subdivision in any of various countries and within some international church structures, and in antiquity a Roman district governed by an appointed prefect.

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Analogous Prefectures - Venezuelan Equivalent
... Traditionally the prefecture as being the City Hall and the prefect as being the equivalent of a mayor and commissioner until recently now the prefectures and prefect are analogous with the figure ...
... places in Japan Populated places Hidaka, Saitama, a city in Saitama Prefecture Hidaka, Kochi, a village in Kochi Prefecture Hidaka, Hyogo, a former town in Hyōgo Prefecture Hidaka, Wakayama, a town in Hidaka ...
Takasaki Line
... which runs between Ōmiya Station in Saitama, Saitama Prefecture and Takasaki Station in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture ... As the Takasaki Line serves many major cities within Saitama Prefecture, it is a vital means of transport within the prefecture ...
Towa - Japanese Municipalities
... Tōwa, Fukushima, a town in Fukushima Prefecture Tōwa, Iwate, a town in Iwate Prefecture Towa, Kōchi, a village in Kōchi Prefecture Tōwa, Yamaguchi, a ...
... Shizuoka can refer to Shizuoka Prefecture, a Japanese prefecture with 3.7 million people Shizuoka City, a city in Shizuoka Prefecture with 700,000 people ...

More definitions of "prefecture":

  • (noun): The office of prefect.