Intendencias sentence example
- An important administrative reform was made in 1784, when Peru was divided into 7 intendencias, each under an officer called an intendente.
- These intendencias included about 6 of the old corregimientos, which were called partidos, under officers named subdelegados.
- The republic adopted the same system, calling the intendencias departments, under a prefect, and the partidos provinces, under a sub-prefect.
- It was, however, a consequence of his work that in q 1786 the provinces and kingdoms were replaced by twelve intendencias (Guadalajara, Zacatecas, Durango, Sonora, Puebla, Vera Cruz, Merida, Oaxaca, Valladolid, Guanajato, San Luis Potosi, Mexico), whose governors and minor officials were directly dependent on the viceroy, the former alcaldes, mayores and corregidores, who were very corrupt, being abolished.
- This division of the national territory was modified in 1905, by creating seven additional departments from detached portions of the old ones, and by cutting up the unsettled districts of Goajira and the great eastern plains into four intendencias.Advertisement
- The four intendencias are called Goajira, Meta, Alto Caqueta and Putumayo, and their aggregate area is estimated to be considerably more than half of the republic. The first covers the Goajira peninsula, which formerly belonged to the department of Magdalena, and the other three roughly correspond to the drainage basins of the three great rivers of the eastern plains whose names they bear.
- The government of Colombia is that of a centralized republic composed of 15 departments, 1 federal district, and 4 intendencias (territories).
- The intendencias are represented by one member each, who is chosen by the intendant, his secretary, and 3 citizens elected.