A municipality is for ordinar a urban admienistrative diviesion haein corporate status an aften haes pouers o sel-guvernment. The term municipality is uised tae mean the guvernin body o a municipality.[1] A municipality is a general-purpose admienistrative subdiviesion, as fornent a special-purpose destrict. The term comes frae French "municipalité" an Laitin "municipalis".[2]

Generic term


The term "municipality" is a generic term, an can describe onie polietical jurisdiction frae a sovereign state, like the Principality o Monaco, or a smaa vielage, like West Hampton Dunes, New York.

The territory o a municipality micht hae

Polietical pouers


The pouer o a municipality ranges frae virtual autonomy tae complete subordination tae the state. Municipalities can hae the richt tae tax individuals an corporations wi income tax, property tax an corporate income tax, but can get a lot o siller aff the state an aa.


  1. "Municipality". Merriam-Webster.
  2. "municipality definition". Yourdictionary.com.
  3. "Santiago de Chile - Comunas". Mapas de Chile, Castor y Polux Ltda. Archived frae the original on 20 September 2019. Retrieved 1 November 2012.

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