A canton is a type of administrative division of a country.In general, cantons are relatively small in terms of area and population when compared with other administrative divisions such as counties, departments, or provinces. Internationally, the most politically important cantons are the Swiss cantons. As the constituents of the Swiss Confederation, theoretically and historically, they are semi-sovereign states.
The term is derived from the French word canton , meaning corner or district (from which "Cantonment" is also derived).
Cantons exist or previously existed in the following countries:
Colombia is a unitary republic made up of thirty-two departments and a Capital District. Each department has a governor (gobernador) and an Assembly, elected by popular vote for a four-year period. The governor cannot be re-elected in consecutive periods. Departments are country subdivisions and are granted a certain degree of autonomy.
The Dominican Republic is divided into thirty–one provincias, while the national capital, Santo Domingo, is contained within its own Distrito Nacional.
Granada Club de Fútbol, S.A.D., known simply as Granada, is a Spanish football club in the city of Granada, in the autonomous community of Andalusia. Its main shareholder is the Chinese company Desport, and its president Jiang Lizhang. The football club was founded on 14 April 1931 with the name of Club Recreativo de Granada, it plays in La Liga. The club plays its home matches at the Nuevo Estadio de Los Cármenes.
Curridabat is a district of the Curridabat canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica.
Costa Rica is administratively divided into seven provinces which are subdivided into 82 cantons, and these are further subdivided into districts. Cantons are the only administrative division in Costa Rica that possess local government in the form of municipalities. Each municipality has its own mayor and several representatives, all of them chosen via municipal elections every four years.
Palmares is a canton in the Alajuela province of Costa Rica.
El Guarco is a canton in the Cartago province of Costa Rica. The head city is in Tejar district.
Pérez Zeledón is the nineteenth canton of the province of San José in Costa Rica, located in the Brunca region. The capital city of the canton is San Isidro de El General.
According to the Political Constitution of Costa Rica of 1949, in article 168, the territorial division of Costa Rica is organized by law into three types of subnational entity:
Carmen is the first distrito of San José Canton in Costa Rica, and one of the four administrative units that form San José downtown. This district is not heavily populated although it is a busy downtown area in daytime.
Catedral is a district of the San José canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica, it is one of the four administrative units that form San José downtown properly.
Postal codes in Costa Rica are five digit numeric, and were introduced in March 2013, they are associated with and identifies a unique district in the country. They are managed by the Correos de Costa Rica, a government controlled institution that provides postal service in the country.
San Isidro de El General is the first district of the canton of Pérez Zeledón, in the southern part of the province of San José in Costa Rica, as well as the name of said district's main city.
Rancho Redondo is a district of the Goicoechea canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica.
Barú is a district of the Pérez Zeledón canton, in the San José province of Costa Rica.
El Roble is a district of the Puntarenas canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.
La Cuesta is a district of the Corredores canton, in the Puntarenas province of Costa Rica.
Pocora is a district of the Guácimo canton, in the Limón province of Costa Rica.
The 2021–22 La Liga will be the 91st season of La Liga, Spain's premier football competition. It will begin on 13 August 2021 and will conclude in 22 May 2022.