Created 2012-04-08 21:54:00
Updated 2012-04-08 23:58:14
Guadeloupe is a region/department on the continent South America, her capital is Pointe-a-Pitre. Here is the hierarchy of the Guadeloupe administrative divisions: Guadeloupe is subdivided into districts, 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.