Created 2012-04-05 22:09:00
Updated 2012-04-06 20:38:40
United States of America is a country on the continent North America, her capital is Washington. Here is the hierarchy of the United States of America administrative divisions: United States of America is subdivided into states, that are at their turn subdivided into counties, that are at their turn subdivided into cities, towns and 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.