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A departamento (Spanish pronunciation: [departaˈmento]) is a country subdivision in several Latin American countries, mostly as top-level subnational divisions (except in Argentina). It is usually simply translated as "department".

Current use

Ten countries currently have departamentos.

Country Level Num. Subdivisions
23x15px Argentina 2nd 378 municipios
23x15px Bolivia 1st 9 provincias
23x15px Colombia 1st 32 municipios
23x15px El Salvador 1st 14 municipios
23x15px Guatemala 1st 22 municipios
Template:Country data Honduras Honduras 1st 18 municipios
23x15px Nicaragua 1st 15 municipios
23x15px Paraguay 1st 17 municipios
23x15px Peru 1st 24 municipios
23x15px Uruguay 1st 19 municipios

Past use

Mexico in the 1830s was divided into 24 departamentos, which were first-level divisions. It was during an attempt to centralize the government.

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