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A ward is an electoral district used in local politics, most notably in England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland and many cities in the United States and the federal district of Washington, DC. Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Englands location within the UK Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK 49,138,831 377/km² Ethnicity... Scotland (Alba in Scottish Gaelic) is a country in northwest Europe and a constituent nation of the United Kingdom. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...

Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in the US for city wards to simply be numbered, however.

United Kingdom

A ward in the United Kingdom is an electoral district represented by one or more councillors. It is the primary unit of UK administrative and electoral geography (except in the Isles of Scilly). Tresco, the second largest Island of Scillonia The Isles of Scilly (Cornish: Ynysek Syllan) form an archipelago of islands off the Cornish coast. ...

As of 2004 there are 10,661 electoral wards in the UK, with an average population of 5,500 (Office for National Statistics). 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

In urban areas the wards within a local authority area generally contain roughly the same number of electors and elect three councillors. In local authorities with mixed urban and rural areas the number of councillors may vary from one to three depending on the size of the electorate.

A ward can be co-terminious with a civil parish or consist of groups of civil parishes. Also larger civil parishes can be divided into two or more wards. In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ...

United States

In the United States wards usually have leaders elected by the party committee members within their boundaries. Ward leaders are often major forces within the political and civic life of their neighborhoods, influencing zoning, the provision of governmental services, patronage, and the selection of candidates for office. Winning the leadership of a ward helped launch the Kennedy and Daley families, among many others, into elective office. Other cities in the US, such as Minneapolis use the term ward to refer to an elective district of their city councils, and is not used in party leadership elections. Several individuals have the surname Kennedy: Members of the Kennedy family of the United States, including: John F. Kennedy - U.S. President, U.S. Senator Robert Kennedy - U.S. Senator, and Attorney General Edward Kennedy - U.S. Senator Kennedy clan - Scottish clan Duncan Kennedy - Carter Professor of General Jurisprudence, Harvard... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota in the United States and the county seat of Hennepin County. ...

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