Created 2012-05-28 14:56:00
Updated 2012-05-29 00:49:15
Mauritania is a country on the continent Africa, her capital is Nouakchott. Here is the hierarchy of the Mauritania administrative divisions: Mauritania is subdivided into regions, that are at their turn subdivided into departments, that are at their turn subdivided into communes, villes, that are at their turn subdivided into villages, called-places.
How French name their localities: department, city, town, district ? You find also their zipcode. The cities, towns in France are all called communes with a Mayer as administtrative chief, independently of its population and town size. Sometime, a town with only 3 souls has a mayer.
This is very different from the Chinese calling. There one has Chief of Village, Chief of Town, Chief of City.
In France, the zipcode is generally composed of 5 digits, of which the first two are the code of the departement that it belongs to.