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One of the three levels of government under the national level ("territorial collectivities"), between the administrative regions and the communes. Wikipedia
Divided into 18 administrative regions , of which 13 are located in metropolitan France (i.e. on the European continent), while the other five are overseas regions (not to be confused with the overseas collectivities, which have a semi-autonomous status). All 13 metropolitan administrative regions (including Corsica ) are further subdivided into 2 to 13 administrative departments, with the prefect of each region's administrative center's department also acting as the regional prefect. Wikipedia
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- Marseille is also divided in twelve cantons, each of them sending two members to the Departmental Council of the Bouches-du-Rhône department.
- The Metropolis of Lyon is the only metropolitan authority in France which is a territorial collectivity, on par with French communes and departments.
- The Petite Couronne (literally "Little Crown" or inner ring) is formed by the three departments bordering Paris, forming a geographical crown around it.
- The city thus became the seat of the prefecture of Pô department until the fall of Napoleon in 1814, when the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia was restored with Turin as its capital.
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