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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They correspond to provinces in Belgium (11), Regierungsbezirke in Germany (40), "development regions" in Greece (13), comunidades autonomas and Ceuta y Melilla in Spain (17+1), regions and departements d'outre-mer in France (22+4), regions in Ireland (2), regioni in Italy (20), provincies in the Netherlands (12), Bundeslander in Austria (9), comissaoes de coordenacao regional and regioes autonomas in Portugal (5+2), suuralueet in Finland (6), riksomraden in Sweden (8), groups of counties and unitary authorities in the United Kingdom (37).
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.