A municipality is uisually an urban admeenistrative diveesion haein corporate status an uisually pouers o sel-govrenment. The term municipality is uised tae mean the govrenin body o a municipality.[1] A municipality is a general-purpose admeenistrative subdiveesion, as opposed tae a special-purpose destrict. The term is derivit frae French "municipalité" an Laitin "municipalis".[2]

Generic termEedit

The term "municipality" is a generic term, an can describe ony poleetical jurisdiction frae a sovereign state, like the Principality o Monaco, or a sma veelage, like West Hampton Dunes, New York.

The territory o a municipality mey encompass

Poleetical pouersEedit

The pouer o a municipality range frae virtual autonomy tae complete subordination tae the state. Municipalities mey hae the richt tae tax individuals an corporations wi income tax, property tax an corporate income tax, but mey receive substantial fundin frae the state an aw.


  1. "Municipality". Merriam-Webster.
  2. "municipality definition". Yourdictionary.com.
  3. "Santiago de Chile - Comunas". Mapas de Chile, Castor y Polux Ltda.

Freemit airtinsEedit

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