Landrat

Landrat

 

(1) In Russia from 1713 to 1719, a councillor taken from among the noblemen of a district. The office of landrat was introduced by Peter I. To administer a province, a province collegium was formed consisting of eight to 12 landrats (depending on the number of districts in the province). In 1719, landrats were replaced by voevody (military governors), who were appointed by the government.

(2) In the Federal Republic of Germany the head of a district body of local government.

(3) A legislative body in some cantons of Switzerland.

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Fulbrook centres on Bqdzin (Bendsburg), Poland, a small, primarily Jewish town, only twenty-five miles from Auschwitz and its Landrat (civilian administrator), Dr.
It is also an investigation of the man most responsible, Udo Clausa, the local Landrat.
The guests were hosted by Landrat, Herr Bertold Gall, who heads up local government in Main Taunus Kreis.
The two cases originated separately before the High Court in the UK and the Landrat of the Herford Local Authority (a regional administrative court) in Germany, but were each referred to the ECJ to decide whether national laws enacting Article 8 of the Directive, banning the sale of snus (oral moist snuff), are invalid.
Major organization : LANDKREIS ODER-SPREE, DER LANDRAT, DEZERNAT II, AMT FR GEBUDE- UND IT-MANAGEMENT, SG GEBUDEMANAGEMENT
The current Landrat of the town - Berthold Gall - visited the borough in January and was so impressed with Solihull's educational initiatives, that he asked to send over a group of operational managers to find out more.
Major organization : LANDKREIS EMMENDINGEN, VERTRETEN DURCH HERRN LANDRAT HANNO HURTH
Major organization : LANDKREIS AICHACH-FRIEDBERG, VERTRETEN DURCH DEN LANDRAT HERRN DR.
Major organization : RHEIN-KREIS NEUSS DER LANDRAT KREISKRANKENHAUS DORMAGEN
Address : Andkreis Neu-Ulm, dieser vertreten durch den Landrat
Contact point(s): Rhein-Kreis Neuss Der Landrat Auf der Schanze 4