The term governorate is widely used in Arab countries to describe an administrative unit. Some governorates combine more than one Muhafazah
; others closely follow traditional boundaries inherited from the Ottoman Empire
With the exception of Tunisia, all translations into the term governorate originate in the Arabic word muhafazah.
Congress Kingdom of Poland
Grand Duchy of Finland
In the Portuguese Empire
, a governorate general (Portuguese
) were a colonial administration. They usually were created in order to be a centralized government over smaller colonies or territories of the Portuguese Empire.
Governorate Generals of the Portuguese Empire:
In the Spanish Empire
, the gobernaciones
("governorships" or "governorates") were an administrative division, roughly analogous to a province
directly beneath the level of the audiencia
or captaincy general
, and the viceroy
in areas directly under the viceroy's administration. The powers and duties of a governor
were identical to a corregidor
but a governor managed a larger or more prosperous area than the former.
During the time of the Third Reich
, a "General Government
for the Occupied Polish Areas" (German: Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete
) existed. The German (based on a traditional Prussian
term) is sometimes translated as General Governorate
- ^ Law, Gwillim (November 23, 1999). Administrative Subdivisions of Countries: A Comprehensive World Reference, 1900 Through 1998. McFarland. ISBN 978-0-7864-6097-7.
- ^ Pope John Paul II (November 26, 2000). "Fundamental Law of Vatican City State" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on February 26, 2008. Retrieved 2008-01-23.
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