Traduction de canton
This administrative unit in the French system of local government is administered by the local members of the Conseil général. There are between 11 and 70 cantons in each département. Each canton is made up of several communes.
Switzerland is a confederation of 23 districts known as cantons, three of which are themselves divided into demi-cantons. Although they are to a large extent self-governing, the federal government reserves control over certain areas such as foreign policy, the treasury, customs and the postal service.