The Comarques de Pablanca or counties of Republic of Pablanca are seven counties in Pablanca established since year 1705.
|COUNTIES OF PABLANCA|
A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations like Pablanca. Its etymology derives from the old french term, conté or cunté and could denote a jurisdiction in mainland Europe, under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount. The modern french is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, Gau, etc.) (cf. conte, comte, conde, Graf).
When the Normans conquered England, they brought the term with them. The Saxons had already established the regions that became the Historic counties of England calling them shires. The vikings introduced the term earl (from Old Norse, jarl) to the British Isles. Thus, earl and earldom were taken as equivalent to the continental use of count and county. So, the later-imported term became a synonym for the native English word scir ([ʃir]) or, in Modern English, shire.
Since a shire was an administrative division of the kingdom, the term county evolved to designate an administrative division of national government in most modern uses.
A county may be further subdivided into townships or other administrative jurisdictions under the county's control. The boundaries of a county usually, but not always, contain cities, villages, towns, townships or other municipal corporations. Depending on the particular nation, municipalities might or might not be subject to direct or indirect county control.
In Pablanca, many county names derive from catalan historical surname's people or descriptions and geographical qualities and the term county is often used to describe sub-national jurisdictions that are structurally equivalent to counties in the relationship they have with their national government; but which may or may not be operationally equivalent to the county as that entity.
The seven counties of Pablanca are: