gobernacion politica departmental

00:19 Apr 15, 2006
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Law/Patents - Law (general) / Marriage Certificate
Spanish term or phrase: gobernacion politica departmental
Stamp at the top of a Salvadoran marriage certificate. A couple of working translations: "departmental home office" or "departmental office of the interior?" La primera traduccion me parece una que tiene mas que ver con una corporacion. He encontrado estos dos traducciones posibles en un diccionario latinoamericano pero tienen Uds. mejor traducciones? El documento fue cumplido en la alcaldia municipal de San Salvador.

Gracias a todos por su ayuda.
Barbara Cochran, MFA
United States
Local time: 19:26


Summary of answers provided
4State Political Government
Beatriz Umana
3State authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ Ministry of the Interior
Manuel Cedeño Berrueta


  

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State authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ Ministry of the Interior


Explanation:
Hi, Femme.
In this case, “departamental” means “de/perteneciente/ relacionado con un departamento”, and “departamento” refers to a political-administrative division of the country, roughly equivalent to a state.

“Gobernación política” could be “internal affairs”.

So, I believe that “State authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs/ Ministry of the Interior” (where "state" is used as opposed to "national") could be a possible translation.

Best wishes,
Manuel


Manuel Cedeño Berrueta
Local time: 19:26
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Estimado Manuel, Gracias por sus notaciones. Estamos al menos de acuerdo que es una "authority." Decidi de traducir esta frase como "Departmental Political Authority" porque creo que el idea es que tiene el poder de expedir estos tipos de documentos. Saludos, femme

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State Political Government


Explanation:
State or Department.

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Note added at 16 hrs (2006-04-15 16:44:22 GMT)
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Sorry I mean Salvador...

Beatriz Umana
Local time: 18:26
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