Created 2012-04-05 21:15:00
Updated 2012-04-06 20:36:35
Benin is a country on the continent Africa, her capital is Porto-Novo. Here is the hierarchy of the Benin administrative divisions: Benin is subdivided into departments, that are at their turn subdivided into communes, cities, 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.