Municipality

The Ponce City Hall, in the city of Ponce, Puerto Rico, is the seat of the government for both the city and the surrounding barrios making up the municipality.
Map of all city municipalities in Slovenia
A city or town municipalities (red-colored) with other non-town municipalities in Finland (2020)

Usually a single administrative division having corporate status and powers of self-government or jurisdiction as granted by national and regional laws to which it is subordinate.

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Municipalities of Colombia

The Municipalities of Colombia are decentralized subdivisions of the Republic of Colombia.

Municipalities of Colombia
Municipalities of Amazonas and its department corregimientos.
Municipalities of Antioquia.
Municipalities of Arauca
Municipalities of Atlántico. The district and urban area of Barranquilla is highlighted
Bogotá Capital District with its 20 localities
Municipalities of Bolívar.
Municipalities of Boyacá. The district and urban area of Tunja high lightened
Municipalities of Caldas.
Municipalities of Caquetá.
Municipalities of Casanare.
Municipalities of Cauca.
Municipalities of Cesar.
Municipalities of Chocó.
Municipalities in the Córdoba Department.
Municipalities of Cundinamarca and the Capital District.
Municipalities of Guajira.
Municipalities of Guainía.
Municipalities of Guaviare.
Municipalities of Huila.
Municipalities of Magdalena.
Municipalities of Meta.
Municipalities of Nariño.
Municipalities of Norte de Santander.
Municipalities of Putumayo.
Municipalities of Quindío.
Municipalities of Risaralda.
Municipalities of San Andres and Providencia
Municipalities of Santander.
Municipalities of Sucre.
Municipalities of Tolima.
Municipalities of Valle del Cauca.
Municipalities of Vaupés.
Municipalities of Vichada.

Municipalities make up most of the departments of Colombia with 1,122 municipalities (municipios).

Communes of France

Level of administrative division in the French Republic.

Road sign marking the end of the village of Y in the Somme department of Hauts-de-France
Mittelhausbergen in Alsace
Vacqueyras in Provence,
showing double French/
Provençal name

French communes are analogous to civil townships and incorporated municipalities in the United States and Canada, Gemeinden in Germany, comuni in Italy or municipios in Spain.

Special district (United States)

A highway sign designating the border between Nicholas and Greenbrier counties in West Virginia along a secondary road

Special districts (also known as special service districts, special district governments, limited purpose entities, or special-purpose districts) are independent, special-purpose governmental units that exist separately from local governments such as county, municipal, and township governments, with substantial administrative and fiscal independence.

Communes of Chile

Smallest administrative subdivision in Chile.

The communal civil service administration is known as the municipality (municipalidad) and is headquartered at the mayor's office (alcaldía).

Municipal council (India)

In India, a Municipal Council (also known as Municipality, Nagar Palika, or Nagar Palika Parishad) is an Urban Local Body that administers a city of population 100,000 or more.

Local government in the United States

Local government in the United States refers to governmental jurisdictions below the level of the state.

Rules and orders for the regulation of the corporation when met in Common Council, Philadelphia, circa 1800–1809
A city council meeting in Fullerton, California

Most states and territories have at least two tiers of local government: counties and municipalities.

Rural municipality

Rural municipality

A rural municipality is a classification of municipality, a type of local government, found in several countries.

Communes of Benin

Communes of Alibori.
Communes of Atakora.
Communes of Atlantique.
Communes of Borgou.
Communes of Collines.
Communes of Donga.
Communes of Kouffo.
Communes of Littoral.
Communes of Mono.
Communes of Ouémé.
Communes of Plateau.
Communes of Zou.

The departments of Benin are subdivided into 77 communes, which in turn are divided into arrondissements and finally into villages or city districts.

Public service

Any service intended to address specific needs pertaining to the aggregate members of a community.

Tbilisi Public Service Hall Building, Tbilisi, Georgia
The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) headquarters building in Tikkurila, Vantaa, Finland
Trains are a public service.
A group of Chilean 'Damas de Rojo', volunteers at their local hospital

The widespread provision of public utilities as public services in developed countries usually began in the late nineteenth century, often with the municipal development of gas and water services.

Human settlement

Community in which people live.

The small town of Flora, Oregon in the United States is unincorporated, but is considered a populated place.
A field landscape of the rural Pajuniemi village in Sastamala, Pirkanmaa, Finland.
Taos Pueblo, an ancient pueblo belonging to a Taos-speaking Native American tribe of Pueblo people. It is approximately 1000 years old and lies about 1 mile (1.6 km) north of the modern city of Taos, New Mexico.
Some settlement sites may go out of use. This location in Estonia was used for human settlement in 2nd half of first millennium and it is considered an archaeological record, that may provide information on how people lived back then.
Urban structure of Sortavala, a town in Republic of Karelia, Russia
Abandoned buildings in Kolmanskop, Namibia

3) Civil − a political division formed for administrative purposes (borough, county, incorporated place, municipality, parish, town, township)."