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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Major organization : KREIS LIPPE DER LANDRAT, EIGENBETRIEB SCHULEN
Contact Person: Kreis Lippe Der Landrat, Zentrale Vergabestelle
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.
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.
Contact Person: Kreis Lippe Der Landrat Zentrale Vergabestelle Raum 502 Felix-Fechenbach-Strae 5