Subprefecture is an administrative division of a country that is below prefecture or province.
There are twelve Albanian counties or prefectures, each of which is subdivided into several districts, sometimes translated as subprefectures.
- Examples: District of Korçë, District of Sarandë
In Brazil the subprefectures (Portuguese: subprefeituras) are administrative divisions of some big cities, such as São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The head of a subprefecture, the subprefeito, is indicated by the municipality's mayor (in Brazil called prefeito).
In São Paulo there are 32 subprefectures. The largest in total area, Parelheiros, covers 353.5 km², and the most populous, Capela do Socorro, has more than 600,000 inhabitants.
Examples: Djibasso Subprefecture
Examples: N'Gouri Subprefecture, Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture, and Massakory Subprefecture.
It was used in Qing Dynasty. Called ting (廳 or 厅) in Chinese, it is also on the same level as a department (州) and a district (縣). And is below prefecture (府).
A separate term also translated as subprefecture was jūnmínfǔ (t 軍民府, s 军民府), for instance at Qianshan in Guangdong
'Sous-préfecture' in Verdun, France
A Sous-préfecture is the administrative town of an arrondissement where an arrondissement doesn't contain the préfecture. The civil servant in charge of local executive power is the sous-préfet.
Examples: Aix-en-Provence, Apt, Arles, Bayonne, Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Cambrai, Chalon-sur-Saône, Château-Thierry, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Narbonne, Reims, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Malo, Saint-Omer, Sedan, Vichy.
A sous-préfecture is an administrative subdivision of a department in Ivory Coast.
Examples: Anyama Subprefecture, Bingerville Subprefecture, Brofodoumé Subprefecture, Songon Subprefecture
Some Japanese prefectures have branch offices called 支庁 (shichō) in Japanese, which are translated in English as "subprefectures", "branch offices", or "branches of the prefectural government". See details in Subprefectures of Japan and an example of Kushiro Subprefecture.
- Under Japanese rule, 廳 (chō) translated to prefecture, so 支廳 (shichō) translated to subprefecture.