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Encyclopedia > Amalgamation (politics)

Joining two political units, such as municipalities, counties, or cities into one entity is referred to as Amalgamation when the process occurs within a sovereign entity. In United States politics, such an entity may be called a consolidated city-county. A common cause is unbalanced growth or outward expansion of either one has necessitated an administrative decision to merge the two; in some cases, common perception of continuity may be a factor in prompting such a process. Some cities (see below) that have gone though amalgamation or a similar process feature several administrative sub-divisions or jurisdictions, each with a separate person in charge. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Consolidated city-county. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Look up city, City in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In American local government, a consolidated city-county, metropolitan municipality or regional municipality is a city and county that have been merged into one jurisdiction. ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ...

Annexation is similar to amalgamation, but differs mainly in that the units joined are sovereign entities before the process, as opposed to being units of a single political entity. Ceremonies during the annexation of Hawaii. ...

The term amalgamation is extended to describe the combination of distinct administrative regions into one within works of fiction, often evidenced by the sight of several landmarks not found within the city the work is nominally set in. This is usually seen in films shot in several cities, generally with the purpose of not locating the fictional city in which the action takes place as an existing location. Taj Mahal Big Ben Saint Basils Cathedral For other senses of this word, see landmark (disambiguation). ... A film being made in Warsaw, Bracka street Filmmaking is the process of making a film. ...

Notable Amalgamations

Over the years political parties have taken aim at cities as part of a larger political agenda. Often the abolishment of a level of government results in the growth of another level - negating the original purpose of the merger. Some of the more polically charged transformations of city governments has been led by conservative parties, as to target the usually more liberal voting urban regions.

Some of the more notable amalgamations are noted below: Within Canada:

The Municipality of Metropolitan Toronto was the name of the highest level of municipal government in the Toronto, Ontario area from 1954 to 1997. ... Michael Deane Harris (born January 23, 1945, in Toronto, Ontario) was the twenty-second Premier of Ontario from June 26, 1995 to April 15, 2002. ... The phrase Common Sense Revolution (CSR) has been used as a political slogan to describe common sense conservative platforms in Australia and the U.S. state of New Jersey in the 1990s. ... Ottawas City Hall, headquarters to the municipal government. ... The City of Cumberland was a short lived incorporated city in eastern Ontario, Canada that existed from 1999 to 2001. ... Osgoode Township is currently n part of the city of Ottawa, Canada for many years it was an independent community but was amalgamated with the city in 2000, and encompassed the same area that is now Osgoode Ward. ... Rideau is an historic township in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Goulbourn Township, Ontario was formed in 1818, roughly 20km south west of downtown Ottawa, with the first major settlement occurring in Richmond. ... West Carleton is an historic township in eastern Ontario, Canada. ... Nepean (pronounced ne-PEE-yin) was a local municipality adjacent to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada until it was amalgamated with the 10 other municipalities that formed the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton in 2001 to become the new city of Ottawa. ... Looking north along Kanatas March Road Kanata is a suburban area in the western part of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... Gloucester was a city in eastern Ontario, Canada on the Ottawa River and is now a suburb of the City of Ottawa. ... Vanier is a former local municipality that in 2001 was merged into the new city of Ottawa, Ontario. ... Rockcliffe Park is the wealthiest neighbourhood in Ottawa, Ontario, and is one of the most prosperous enclaves in Canada. ... Motto: Advance Ottawa/Ottawa en avant Location of the City of Ottawa in the Province of Ontario Coordinates: Country Canada Province Ontario Established 1850 as Town of Bytown Incorporated 1855 as City of Ottawa Amalgamated January 1, 2001 Government  - Mayor Larry OBrien  - City Council Ottawa City Council  - Representatives 8...

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