As nouns the difference between province and departments
is that province
is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory) while departments
As a proper noun province
is (british) northern ireland.
A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
A territorial area within a country.
A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
(British) Northern Ireland