The early Finlanders do not seem to have had any governmental organization, but to have lived in separate communities and villages independent of each other.
On the southeastern slope are governmental and military summer quarters.
In the colonial era Maryland had an interesting list of governmental subdivisions - the manor, the hundred, the parish, the county, and the city - but the two last are about all that remain and even these are in considerable measure subject to the special local acts of the General Assembly.
Scarcely had these amendments been carried when the serious financial straits brought on by debt incurred through the state's promotion of internal improvements gave rise to the demand for a reduction of governmental expenses and a limitation of the power of the General Assembly to contract debts.
The province is divided into the three governmental departments (Regierungsbezirke) of Minden, Munster and Arnsberg.