Subprefecture is an administrative level that is below prefecture or province.
There are twelve Albanian counties or prefectures, each of which is subdivided into several districts, sometimes translated as subprefectures.
- Examples: District of Korçë, District of Sarandë
Examples: Djibasso Subprefecture
Examples: N'Gouri Subprefecture, Chari-Baguirmi Prefecture, and Massakory Subprefecture.
It was used in Qing Dynasty. Called ting (廳 or 厅) in Chinese, it is also on the same level as a department (州) and a district (縣). And is below prefecture (府).
Examples: Tamsui (Danshui) Subprefecture (淡水廳 dan4 shui3 ting1) and Kavalan (Ga'malan) Subprefecture (噶瑪蘭廳 ga2 ma3 lan2) (both in Taiwan).
Sous-préfecture is the capital city of an arrondissement. The civil servant in charge is the sous-préfet.
Examples: Aix en Provence, Apt, Arles, Bayonne, Boulogne-Billancourt, Boulogne-sur-Mer, Calais, Cambrai, Château-Thierry, Cherbourg, Le Havre, Narbonne, Reims, Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Saint-Omer, Sedan, Vichy
Some Japanese prefectures have branch offices called 支庁 (shicho) in Japanese, which are translated in English as "subprefectures", "branch offices", or "branches of the prefectural government". See details in Subprefectures of Japan and an example of Kushiro Subprefecture.
Examples: Hacibektas Subprefecture.
Examples: Quang Hoa subprefecture (Thanh Hoa province)