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arrondissement
Pronunciation: / aʀɔ̃dismɑ̃ /

Translation of arrondissement in English:

nom masculin

  • 2 (petite région)
    (administrative division)

Cultural Note: Arrondissement

A subdivision of a département. Each arrondissement has a sous-préfet representing the state administration at local level. In Paris, Lyons and Marseilles, an arrondissement is a sub-division of the commune, and has its own maire and local council.

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