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Encyclopedia > Hamlet (place)

A hamlet is (usually — see below) a small settlement, too small or unimportant to be considered a village. The name comes from the diminutive of a Germanic word for an enclosed piece of land or pasture. A village is a human settlement commonly found in rural areas. ...

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United Kingdom

In the UK, a hamlet is defined ecclesiastically. It is a village that may or may not have its own church, but which does not form a parish in its own right. This article is about the Christian buildings of worship. ... A church building is a building used in Christian worship. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


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New York

In the U.S. state of New York, hamlets are unincorporated areas within towns. Unlike villages, hamlets are not legal entities and have no local government or official boundaries. Municipal government services are provided by the town in which the hamlet is located. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki (R) Official languages None (English is de facto) Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ...

See further: Political subdivisions of New York State.

The definitions of the political subdivisions of the state of New York differ from those in certain other countries or even various other U.S. states, leading to misunderstandings regarding the governmental nature of an area. ...

Oregon

See Hamlet (Oregon)

A hamlet in Oregon is a model of local governance that as of 2005 only exists in Clackamas County. ...

Canada

In numerous provinces in Canada, there are officially designated municipalities, generally smaller than villages, classified as hamlets. There are some exceptions, such as Sherwood Park, Alberta, which has a population of more than 50,000 – well above that needed for city status — but which has retained hamlet status. Fort McMurray, Alberta used to be a city, but has now been amalgamated into the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, thus making it a hamlet. Hamlets are always unincorporated, except in Canada's northern territories, where they are incorporated municipalities. 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. ... Sherwood Park is an urban services area (not a hamlet) located east of Edmonton, Alberta in the Specialized Municipality of Strathcona County, named in honor of Lord Strathcona. ... Fort McMurray is a hamlet in the northeastern part of Canadas western province of Alberta, in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, Alberta. ... The regional municipality of Wood Buffalo is located in the northeastern corner of Alberta. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with unincorporated community. ... Incorporation is: In business, incorporation is the creation of a corporation. ...


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A community is an amalgamation of living things that share an environment. ...

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Rural: council | district | municipality
Urban: district
edit See also: List of subnational entities, Matrix of subnational entities

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Hamlet (place) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (243 words)
It is a village that may or may not have its own church, but which does not form a parish in its own right.
In the U.S. state of New York, hamlets are unincorporated areas within towns.
Hamlets are always unincorporated, except in Canada's northern territories, where they are incorporated municipalities.
Charity's Place.com > Hamlet (793 words)
Hamlet attacks his mother violently in her bedchamber and is only stopped from strangling her by his father's ghost.
Hamlet speaks suggestively to Ophelia during the play; she later, in a moment of madness, sings a song to the guards about how men never marry girls who have gone to bed with them.
The scene where Hamlet kisses Gertrude is not in fact a mistake, nor does it take away the credibility of the movie, it in fact enhances it because this was one of the true themes of the play.
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