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  1. A prefecture is an administrative unit generally larger than a city or metropolitan region (with the exception of Tokyo). (Web site)
  2. A prefecture is further subdivided into minor civil divisions; these include the city (shi), town (machi or chō), and village (mura or son).
  3. The prefecture is bounded with Pieria to the south, Kozani to the west, Pella to the north and Thessaloniki to the east. (Web site)
  4. The prefecture is bounded with Xanthi to the west, the Evros Prefecture to the east and Bulgaria with the Kurdzhali Province to the north.
  5. The prefecture is the northernmost within the region of Macedonia and the westernmost in the periphery of East Macedonia and Thrace.


  1. This is a list of settlements in the prefecture of Aetolia-Acarnania or commonly Etoloakarnania, Greece.
  2. The ancient city Aptera is known as the settlements at Palaiokastro Apokoronou at Chania prefecture.
  3. List of settlements in the Kozani Prefecture. (Web site)


  1. Prosotsani (Greek: Προσοτσάνη) is a municipality located in the western part of the Drama prefecture in Greece.
  2. The prefecture of Kavala lies to the west, Drama to the northwest and Rhodope to the east.
  3. Drama is the capital of the prefecture of Drama which is part of the East Macedonia and Thrace periphery. (Web site)


  1. Autonomous prefectures are one type of Autonomous areas of China, existing at the prefecture level.
  2. The People's Republic of China established the autonomous prefecture on July 13, 1954. (Web site)
  3. In older context, "prefecture" and "district" are alternative terms to refer to xiàn before the establishment of the Republic of China. (Web site)


  1. Siatista is a town of the Kozani prefecture, 28 km southeast of its capital city.
  2. Siatista (Greek: Σιάτιστα) is a town of the Kozani prefecture, 28 km southeast of its capital city.
  3. Bill Gatzoulis was born in Pentalofos of the Kozani prefecture in the Macedonia Province of Greece and came to the United States in 1955. (Web site)


  1. The prefecture includes the island of Thasos, while the mainland prefecture is bounded with the Nestos river to the east.
  2. Chania is bounded with the only prefecture, the Rethymno Prefecture to the east. (Web site)
  3. The Rhodope prefecture is bounded to its west.


  1. Modern-day Mantineia is the region around the city of Tripoli in the prefecture of Arcadia, and was named after the namesake city of old. (Web site)
  2. The river's springs are located just northwest of the border between Laconia and the prefecture of Arcadia, at Skortsinos. (Web site)
  3. It is the capital of the prefecture of Arcadia and the center of the municipality of Tripolis, pop. (Web site)


  1. At present, Sparta is the administrative capital of the prefecture of Laconia. (Web site)


  1. The least prestigious prefecture, the Prefecture of Gaul with seat in Vienne, covered the most territory: France, Spain, Britain, the Rhineland and Morocco.
  2. Its territory is divided into the peripheries of Central Greece, Attica, and one prefecture of West Greece.
  3. Regularly, before becoming a diocese, the territory is successively a mission, a prefecture Apostolic, and finally a vicariate Apostolic. (Web site)


  1. The islands of Cythera and Antikythera lie to the south, but they administratively belong to the prefecture of Piraeus. (Web site)
  2. The prefecture of Piraeus, which includes the surrounding land and some of the islands of the Saronic Gulf, has a population of 541,504 (2001).
  3. The prefecture of Magnesia is as well proud of the Northern Sporades group of islands located at the East of mainland Magnesia. (Web site)


  1. The Prefecture of Xanthi is an ecological treasure with a lot of mountains, plains, and coasts.
  2. The mountains dominate the rest of the prefecture including the south. (Web site)
  3. The rivers of the prefecture are very few and those that exist are torrents, since the distance between the mountains and the sea is very small.

Northern Part

  1. The Papingio mountains cover the northern part which is part of the Rhodope mountains in which the prefecture is named after. (Web site)
  2. The Rhodope Prefecture in the northern part of the country is named after the region.
  3. All the other rivers in the northern part of the prefecture are of minor importance and usually carry water during the winter period only.

Western Part

  1. The prefecture is found in the western part of the island, with extent 2376 Sq.Km. (Web site)
  2. The municipality of Prosotsani is located in the western part of the Prefecture of Drama. (Web site)
  3. The highlands away from these two rivers, as well as the western part of the prefecture, have very little population.

Pagasetic Gulf

  1. The Pagasetic Gulf is a rounded gulf in the prefecture of Magnesia (east central Greece) that is formed by the Mt.

Modern Greece

  1. It is also a prefecture of modern Greece, see Boeotia Prefecture.
  2. The site now lies in the Xanthi Prefecture of modern Greece.


  1. To the North it shares borders with the prefecture of Thessaloniki the country's second largest city.
  2. It borders the Evros Prefecture up north and the Chios Prefecture in the south.
  3. In 1873 it further incorporated the region currently occupied by Kagawa Prefecture in its borders.

Prefecture-Level Cities

  1. Subdivisions Xinjiang is divided into 2 prefecture-level cities, 7 prefecture s, and 5 autonomous prefectures.
  2. There are four kinds of prefecture-level divisions: prefectures, prefecture-level cities, autonomous prefecture s, and league s.


  1. In 1907, Japan formed Karafuto Prefecture to govern the island of Sakhalin.
  2. In 1908, the capital moved to Toyohara where it remained until the dissolution of Karafuto Prefecture.
  3. By some accounts, Karafuto became a prefecture of Japan in 1907, with its capital at Toyohara.


  1. The islands are currently administered by Japan as a part of Ishigaki City, Okinawa prefecture. (Web site)
  2. Ryukyu han became Okinawa Prefecture of Japan in 1879, even though all other hans had become prefectures of Japan in 1872. (Web site)
  3. Shureimon (守礼門) (or Shureinomon) is a gate in the Shuri neighborhood of Naha, the capital of Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.


  1. By this time the prefecture of Macedonia had been added to the larger prefecture of Illyricum.
  2. With the establishment of praetorian prefectures in 318, the capital of the prefecture of Illyricum was Sirmium. (Web site)
  3. Map of the praetorian prefecture of Illyricum, 318–79, with capital in Sirmium. (Web site)


  1. Prefecture (from the Latin Praefectura) indicates the office, seat, territorial circumscription of a Prefect.
  2. In each prefecture, the prefect (prfet) was responsible for all nonmilitary matters having a bearing on defense (see Local Government, ch. (Web site)
  3. When the chancellor Huan Yanfan was demoted to be the prefect of Ming Prefecture, Huan was impressed with him and treated him with respect. (Web site)


  1. Samos Prefecture (Greek: Νομός Σάμου) consists of the islands of Samos, Ikaria and the smaller islands of Fournoi Korseon.
  2. With the neighbouring islands of Icaria and Fourni, the island of Samos is administered as part of the Samos Prefecture.
  3. Ikaria, which is about 255 km ² large island miles 19 west of the better known island of Samos, whose prefecture them politically heard.


  1. He was born in a samurai family in Kagoshima, Satsuma province (today Kagoshima Prefecture).
  2. In fact, Kagoshima is the only prefecture in Japan without a sake brewery.
  3. Afterwards, when the Southwest Islands (Amami-Oshima Region) were returned to Japan, they were reunited to the Prefecture Apostolic of Kagoshima.


  1. The territory of the prefecture was ruled by the Ottoman Empire before being taken by Bulgaria in the First Balkan War of 1912.
  2. The modern prefecture was invaded by Bulgaria during the Balkan Wars and annexed to that country. (Web site)


  1. Achinos (Αχινός is a municipality in the Serres Prefecture, Greece. (Web site)
  2. Nigrita is the capital of the Visaltia province and is in the southwestern part of the Serres prefecture. (Web site)
  3. It is capital of Serres prefecture, and is within the Central Macedonia periphery.

Piraeus Prefecture

  1. It is the capital of the Piraeus Prefecture.


  1. It is located in the northern part of Piraeus Prefecture in the western fringes of the Athens metropolitan area in Greece.
  2. The island forms part of the Piraeus Prefecture and, on a bigger level, the Attica.
  3. The island, along with offshore islets, comprises the Municipality of Aegina in Piraeus Prefecture, a part of the Attica region.

Lesbos Prefecture

  1. Lesbos is part of the Lesbos Prefecture, the third largest Greek island and the eighth largest in the Mediterranean Sea. (Web site)
  2. For in spite of the fact that Greek prefecture which contains in spite of the fact that Icelandic, see Lesbos Prefecture.


  1. Atsiki Atsiki Atsiki is a municipality on the island of Lemnos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece.
  2. Eresos-Antissa (Ερεσός-Άντισσα) is a municipality on the island of Lesbos, in the Lesbos Prefecture, Greece.
  3. Mytilene is the capital city of Lesbos, a Greek island in the Aegean Sea, and capital of Lesbos Prefecture and the Northern Aegean region.

Eastern Part

  1. Located on the eastern part of the island, being the fourth consecutive prefecture, Lassithi borders with the prefecture of Heraklion. (Web site)
  2. In the late-1990s, the tunnel began construction and was planned in the later part of the century ans is located in the eastern part of the prefecture.
  3. Another Trikala is situated in the eastern part of the prefecture of Imathia. (Web site)


  1. The main cities of the prefecture are Chania, the capital, and Kastelli in Kissamos. (Web site)


  1. On the south coast of the province of Sfakia in the prefecture of Chania, in Crete island, lies Agia Roumeli. (Web site)


  1. Suruga Bay (駿河湾, Suruga-wan) is a bay on the Pacific coast of Honshū in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.
  2. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Crocus sativus Saffron crocuses flowering in a garden in Osaka Prefecture (大阪府), Kansai, Honshū, Japan.


  1. Other branches of the family controlled the Yoshida and Uwajima domains in Iyo Province (now Ehime Prefecture on the island of Shikoku).
  2. Shimanto River valley At 196 km in length, the Shimanto River is the longest river in Shikoku, running through the western part of Kochi Prefecture.
  3. Kagawa prefecture is located in the northeast corner of Shikoku, and also features 110 small islands of the Seto Inland Sea in its jurisdiction.


  1. Aetolia is a mountainous region of Greece on the north coast of the Gulf of Corinth, forming the eastern part of the modern prefecture of Aetolia-Acarnania.


  1. The capital of Magnesia prefecture is the metropolitan city of Volos one of the most scenic and developed urban areas in Greece. (Web site)
  2. Koropi (Greek: Κορόπη) is a Greek village located 15 km east of Volos in the Magnesia prefecture.
  3. Volos, which is the administrative centre of Magnesia prefecture, comprises three major municipalities: Volos, Nea Ionia and Iolkos. (Web site)


  1. Mount Unzen (雲仙岳) is an active volcano near the city of Shimabara in Nagasaki Prefecture on the island of Kyushu in Japan.
  2. Global Arena is a sports facility in Munakata city, Fukuoka prefecture, Kyushu, Japan.
  3. Later that month (23 March), BCOF relieved the 6th Marines in Yamaguchi Prefecture, reducing the 2d Marine Division zone to the island of Kyushu.


  1. Misawa Air Base is a US air base located on the northeastern shores of Honshu, adjacent to Misawa City in Aomori Prefecture, Tohoku, Japan.
  2. It was at the extreme western end of Honshu, in the area that is today Yamaguchi prefecture.
  3. Nara Prefecture is situated in the west central section of Honshu.


  1. The prefecture covers the western part of the agglomeration of Athens, and the area to its west.
  2. Kemo-Gribingui is an prefecture (administrative division) in the Central African Republic, with a population of 116,500 (2001) and an area of 17,204 km².
  3. Covering an area of 130,000 square km, this prefecture is home to the Tibetan, Han, Mongolian, Naxi, Lili and Hui ethnic groups.


  1. Korinos is 5 km northeast of the city of Katerini (Κατερίνη), the capital of Pieria prefecture. (Web site)


  1. The capital of Trikala Prefecture is the city of Trikala.
  2. Meteora is situated in the Trikala prefecture.
  3. Trikala prefecture has two provinces, named Trikala and Kalampaka, after the two largest towns. (Web site)


  1. Vourgareli is one of the biggest villages of the mountain region of the prefecture of Arta at a distance of 58 km from the city of Arta.


  1. Ioannina The prefecture of Ioannina is the biggest and most populated one in the District of Epirus.
  2. The prefecture of Ioannina, like most of the Greek mainland, is, mostly for lack of publicity and familiarity, not as popular as the islands among tourists. (Web site)
  3. The Arachtos, Aoos, Voidomatis, Kalamas, Louros and Acherondas rivers, as well as many torrents flow through almost the entire Prefecture of Ioannina. (Web site)

Southern Part

  1. The prefecture is located in the southern part of the country, bordering the Congo Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. (Web site)
  2. Peristeri is a village in southern part of the prefecture of Laconia near Skala.
  3. Farsala is located in the southern part of Larissa Prefecture, and is one of its largest cities.


  1. Messene (Greek: Μεσσήνη Messínî or Messénê) is a town in the prefecture of Messinia in southern Greece.
  2. It is part of the municipality of Lefktro, in the prefecture of Messinia and the historic region of Mani Peninsula.


  1. Sparta is the capital of the prefecture (nomos) of Lacedaemon. (Web site)

Agios Nikolaos

  1. Agios Nikolaos, capital of the Prefecture of Lasithi, is one of the most highly developed tourist towns in Greece.
  2. Elounda is situated approximately 10 km from Agios Nikolaos, the capital and the main port of the prefecture. (Web site)


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