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Encyclopedia > Land counties

Powiat is the Polish name for county, a second-level unit of the administrative division and local government in Poland. It is smaller than voivodship (województwo), but bigger than commune, municipality (gmina). Usually it consist of 5 to 15 communes. The name powiat is usually translated into English as county or district.


The history of powiats back into 14th century. They were dissolved in 1975, but finally they were brought again into being in 1999. At present there is 308 so called land counties (powiat ziemski) and 65 city or urban counties (powiat grodzki).


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Minnesota Association of County Land Commissioners :: Home (648 words)
These lands were labeled "worthless." They became the "lands nobody wanted." In 1935, in an attempt to return these acres to private ownership, the Minnesota Legislature provided for forfeiture of these delinquent lands, thereby enabling their resale to others.
Counties, primarily in the northern regions of the state, began to appoint land commissioners to serve as stewards of the land, adopt forest resource policies, and initiate forest management programs.
The Minnesota Association of County Land Commissioners is dedicated to the protection, stewardship, and multiple use of county resources and to the promotion of education and understanding of the proper use of the land.
Harford County, Maryland - Agriculture Director - Electronic Farm (1059 words)
Harford County's mission is to permanently preserve large amounts of farmland for future generations of farming.
A District is a commitment by the landowner not to develop their land for a minimum of 5 years and allows for a property owner to be qualified for up to a 50% tax credit from County Real Property Taxes.
Following purchase of development rights from the land owner by the State or the County, the farm is subject to an easement which prohibits development in the future.
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