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A governorate is a country subdivision. The term is mostly used to translate the Arabic muhafazah (plural muhafazat), also spelled mohafazah (mohafazat). It may also refer to the Governorates and Governor-Generalships of Imperial Russia (Russian: губерния, tr.: guberniya).

[edit] Arab countries

With the exception of Tunisia all translations into the term governorate originate in the arab word muhafazah.

[edit] Imperial Russia

[edit] Germany

During the time of the Third Reich a General government for the occupied Polish areas, in German Generalgouvernement für die besetzten polnischen Gebiete existed. The German term is only rarely translated as General Governorate. The term is a traditional Prussian term.


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