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Departamento

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A departamento ([departa╦łmento]) is a country subdivision in several Latin American countries, mostly as top-level subnational divisions (except in Argentina). It is usually simply translated as "department".

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Current use

Ten countries currently have departamentos.

Past use

Mexico in the 1830s was divided into 24 departamentos, which were first-level divisions. It was during an attempt to centralize the government.

References

Departamento Wikipedia


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