Regierungsbezirk

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Regierungsbezirk

In Germany, a political subdivision of a state or province. It is larger than a county or rural district.
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There are up to five political levels in Germany: The Federation comprises now 16 Lander (states), most of them are subdivided into Regierungsbezirke (divisions) and Kreis (counties) and--at the lowest level--towns and villages.