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Department (French: département, Spanish: departamento) is the name given to the administrative and political subdivisions of many countries. Departments are the first-level subdivisions of eleven countries, nine in the Americas and two in Africa. An additional ten countries use departments as second-level subdivisions, eight in Africa, one in the Americas, and one in Europe.

More information, including a list of countries using the term, on the Wikipedia page [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Department_(country_subdivision).

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