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