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Encyclopedia > City hall
It has been suggested that Town Hall be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)
It has been suggested that Hôtel de Ville be merged into this article or section. (Discuss)
In small towns, the town hall may also incorporate other functions, such as a post office.

A city hall or town hall is the headquarters of a city or town's administration. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... City Hall is a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker. ... Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... In French, a hôtel de ville or mairie is a town hall (and not a hotel). ... City Hall may refer to: City hall, the headquarters of a city or towns administration City Hall (film), a 1996 film directed by Harold Becker starring Al Pacino and John Cusack City Hall, a song by Tenacious D from their 2001 album Tenacious D Category: ... Post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama, Sunday, June 30, 2002. ... Post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama, Sunday, June 30, 2002. ... Small-town post office and town hall in Lockhart, Alabama A post office is a facility (in most countries, a government one) where the public can purchase postage stamps for mailing correspondence or merchandise, and also drop off or pick up packages or other special-delivery items. ... Headquarters (HQ) denotes the location where most, if not all, of the important functions of an organization are concentrated. ... Chicago from the air. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ...


Whether a hall is labelled a "Town Hall" or "City Hall" in North America depends on the size of the municipality it serves. In the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the usual term is "Town Hall". Among the exceptions are: World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ... A municipality or general-purpose district (compare with: special-purpose district) is an administrative local area generally composed of a clearly defined territory and commonly referring to a city, town, or village government. ...

As central local government buildings, many city halls are known for their distinctive architecture. Coat of arms The City of London is a small area in Greater London. ... The Guildhall The Guildhall complex in c. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Bribane City Hall ( view from King George Square ) Brisbane City Hall has frontages to King George Square, Ann Street and Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. ... The city from above Centenary Square. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... Birmingham Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed concert and meeting venue in Victoria Square, Birmingham, England. ... A Concert hall is a cultural building, which serves as performance venue, chiefly for classical instrumental music. ... Categories: UK geography stubs ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... The Parthenon on top of the Acropolis, Athens, Greece Architecture (from Latin, architectura and ultimately from Greek, αρχιτεκτων, a master builder, from αρχι- chief, leader and τεκτων, builder, carpenter) is the art and science of designing buildings and structures. ...


"City hall" can be used by metonymy for municipal government or for government in general, as in the idiom "You can't fight city hall". "Town hall" tends to have less formal connotations (cf. Town meeting). In rhetoric, metonymy (from Greek beyond/changed and , a suffix used to name figures of speech from name (OED)) (IPA //) is the substitution of one word for another with which it is associated. ... An idiom is an expression (i. ... Town meeting is a form of local government commonly practiced in the U.S. region of New England, but uncommon elsewhere in the United States. ...

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Gallery of city and town halls around the world

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This is where my grandma lives!  :D Image File history File links Belfast_City_Hall_-_Carisenda. ... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: 54. ... Boston City Hall, Boston, Massachusetts Source: Library of Congress Collection: Historic American Buildings Survey Origin: National Park Service URL: http://memory. ... Boston City Hall during the 2004 rally for the New England Patriots. ... Download high resolution version (1144x856, 244 KB) Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Brisbane (pronounced ) is the capital and most populous city of the Australian state of Queensland, and is the third largest city in Australia, with a population of over 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2000x3008, 3400 KB) Description Hotel de ville de Bruxelles by night Photo taken by Luc Viatour 2006 Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Brussels User:Lviatour User:Lviatour/Images/Belgique Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Town Hall of Brussels The Town Hall (French: Hôtel de Ville, Dutch: Stadhuis) of Brussels, Belgium, stands on that citys famous Grand Place. ... Image File history File links CapeTownCityHall. ... Cape Town City Hall (Afrikaans Kaapstad Stadsaal) is a large Edwardian building in Cape Town city centre. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2576x1932, 1252 KB) Description: City hall in ÄŒeský Těšín Date: 5 July, 2006 Camera: Kodak DX7590 Author: Darwinek File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): ÄŒeský T... ÄŒeský Těšín (Polish: ) is a town in the northeastern Czech Republic, on the Olza river, in Moravian-Silesian Region. ... Image File history File links Chicago_City_Hall. ... Chicago City Hall, shortly before construction was completed in 1911. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1760x1168, 502 KB) Summary Cleveland City Hall Photo by Stu Spivack Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: City hall Cleveland City Council Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... one of a famous set of eighteenth century Maltons prints of Dublin - no copyright that I have ever heard of and given the age, even if they had been copyrighted, it would have lapsed centuries ago. ... Dublin City Hall 18th Century view of the Royal Exchange one of Maltons views of Dublin The City Hall, Dublin, originally the Royal Exchange, was built between 1769 and 1779 and is a particularly fine example of 18th century architecture. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Römer1. ... Frankfurt am Main [ˈfraŋkfʊrt] is the largest city in the German state of Hessen and the fifth largest city of Germany. ... Download high resolution version (800x608, 130 KB)City hall in Haarlem, the Netherlands. ... City Hall of Haarlem on the Grote Markt. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (768x1024, 424 KB) City Hall, Hong Kong Taken by Simon Shek at 20 March 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: City Hall, Hong Kong ... Honolulu Hale. ... Honolulu as seen from the International Space Station Honolulu is the largest city and the capital of the U.S. state of Hawai‘i. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (424x741, 165 KB) Town hall of Leuven, 03. ... Town Hall, Leuven The Town Hall (Dutch: Stadhuis, French: Hôtel de Ville) of Leuven, Belgium, is a landmark building on that citys Grote Markt square, across from the monumental St. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2125x1524, 552 KB) City Hall, London, England, taken from the high walkway on Tower Bridge. ... City Hall, taken from the high walkway on Tower Bridge City Hall in London is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London. ... Vidhana Soudha, Bangalore. ... Bangalore (anglicised from Bengalooru) is the capital of Karnataka, located in South India. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1024x1536, 665 KB) Los Angeles City Hall. ... Los Angeles City Hall is the center of government in the city of Los Angeles, California. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1536x1024, 516 KB) [edit] Summary Description: La Plaza de la Villa, Madrid. ... Location Location of Madrid in Europe Coordinates : 40° 23’N , 3°43′0″W Time Zone : CET (GMT +1) - summer: CEST (GMT +2) General information Native name Villa de Madrid (Spanish) Spanish name Villa de Madrid Founded 9th century Postal code 28001-28080 Area code 34 (Spain) + 91 (Villa de... Download high resolution version (1000x768, 97 KB)Minneapolis City Hall circa 1900. ... Minneapolis City Hall, Franklin Bidwell Long and Frederick G. Kees, architects, finished 1906 (view from northeast) Minneapolis City Hall and Hennepin County Courthouse (also known as the Municipal Building) is the main building used by the city government of Minneapolis, Minnesota, also serving Hennepin County. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Mosdumanew. ... Revolution Square and Moscow City Hall in 2000. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 358 KB) Summary New York City Hall from the Park Row side. ... ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1280x960, 238 KB) no: Oslo rÃ¥dhus en: Townhall of Oslo, Norway File links The following pages link to this file: List of city halls Oslo City Hall ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2840x1810, 1386 KB) Cropped, and rotated version of http://commons. ... The Hôtel de Ville houses the office of the Mayor of Paris. ... Philadelphia Town Hall, scanned from postcard, c. ... Philadelphia City Hall is the seat of government for Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 402 KB)[edit] Summary [edit] Licensing I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Location of Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal province Pietermaritzburg was founded in 1838. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1572x1067, 328 KB) City Hall Porto, Portugal. ... Location  - Region  - Subregion  - District or A.R.   Norte Grande Porto Porto Mayor  - Party Rui Rio PSD Area 41. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x1280, 588 KB) Town Hall of PoznaÅ„, wiev from Woźna Str. ... PoznaÅ„ (?· i; full official name: The Capital City of PoznaÅ„, Latin: , German: , Yiddish: פּױזן Poyzn) is a city in west-central Poland with over 578,900 inhabitants (2002). ... City and County Building, Salt Lake City, Utah. ... The Salt Lake City and County Building, seat of city government since 1894 The Salt Lake City and County Building, usually called the City-County Building, is the seat of government for Salt Lake City, Utah. ... Download high resolution version (1280x960, 320 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... San Francisco City Hall in Summer 2003. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 492 KB) [edit] Summary City Hall, Singapore. ... Image File history File links Isaacsquare. ... The façade of the Mariinsky Palace is executed in a local reddish-brown sandstone. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (881x718, 335 KB) Beschreibung |Description = Arlanda Airport Sweden |Source = own picture |Date = created 3. ... Stockholm City Hall, seen from the south. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1600x1200, 932 KB) Ratusz w Sulmierzycach. ... Download high resolution version (2048x1536, 1309 KB)Tocho towers 1 and 2. ... Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building (Tōchō) Tōchō 1st through 12th floor The Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building ), (also referred to as Tokyo City Hall, or Tōchō) is the building which houses the headquarters of Tokyo local government; this comprises not only the 23 wards that people think of as... Download high resolution version (896x592, 121 KB)Toronto City Hall (Personal snapshot by User:Montrealais. ... Toronto City Hall The City Hall of Toronto, Ontario, Canada is one of the most distinctive landmarks of the city. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... ToruÅ„ (?· i; German: ; Kashubian: , see also other names) is a city in northern Poland, on the Vistula river. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1952x2576, 1041 KB) own picture File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... s-Hertogenbosch (literally The Dukes Forest in Dutch; translated in French as Bois-le-Duc), unofficially also called Den Bosch, is a municipality in the Netherlands, the capital of the province of North Brabant. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1712x2288, 695 KB) Summary self taken, 31. ... Statistics Population: 79,885 Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SE335205 Administration Metropolitan Borough: City of Wakefield Metropolitan county: West Yorkshire Region: Yorkshire and the Humber Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: West Yorkshire Historic county: Yorkshire (West Riding) Services Police force: West Yorkshire Police Ambulance service... Download high resolution version (2181x1000, 825 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Zwickau is a city of Germany, in the Bundesland Saxony (Sachsen), situated in a valley at the foot of the Erzgebirge, on the left bank of the Zwickauer Mulde, 130 km (82 miles) southwest of Dresden, south of Leipzig and south west of Chemnitz. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1024x768, 231 KB)[edit] Summary Berezhany City Hall taken by me (Roman Zakharii) in 2004. ... Reconstruction of Berezhany fortress. ...

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City Hall (London) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (472 words)
City Hall in London is the headquarters of the Greater London Authority and the Mayor of London.
City Hall is not in the City of London, whose headquarters is in the Guildhall north of the Thames.
Although County Hall's old council chamber is still intact, it is unavailable for use by the GLA due to the building's conversion into, amongst other things, a luxury hotel, amusement arcade and aquarium.
City hall - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
A city hall or town hall is the headquarters of a city or town's administration.
The usual term in the United Kingdom, Australia, and New Zealand is 'town hall' or 'guildhall' (in the case of London's City Hall), the phrase is used as the building's proper name rather than as a generic term.
Both 'town hall' and 'city hall' are used in North America, usually depending on the size of the municipality they serve.
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