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Parish Hall of St. Clement, Jersey - seat of the municipal administration

A parish as a country subdivision or administrative subdivision exists in several countries' political systems. In England and in Louisiana it is sometimes called "civil parish" to distinguish it from the religious parish. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1004, 1218 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Le Hocq Parish (subnational entity) Saint Clement, Jersey ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1567x1004, 1218 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Le Hocq Parish (subnational entity) Saint Clement, Jersey ... Country subdivision can be any type of subdividing the territory of a country. ... Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 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... This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ...


Countries with parishes as subnational entity

In these areas, it originated as a religious subdivision, but over time has come to be either a purely civil one, or (in some jurisdictions in which the church is not separate from the state) one that is simultaneously ecclesiastical and civil. The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... The island of Antigua of Antigua and Barbuda is separated into six parishes: Saint George Saint John Saint Mary Saint Paul Saint Peter Saint Philip The island of Barbuda has the status of dependency, as does the tiny island of Redonda to the west. ... The Local Government Areas of New South Wales, Australia have been subject to periodic bouts of restructuring and rationalisation by the State Government, involving voluntary and involuntary amalgamation of areas. ... 1877 map of the counties of Victoria The Australian state of Victoria is divided into counties. ... Motto: Audax at Fidelis (Bold but Faithful) Other Australian states and territories Capital Brisbane Governor HE Ms Quentin Bryce Premier Peter Beattie (ALP) Area 1,852,642 km² (2st)  - Land 1,730,648 km²  - Water 121,994 km² (6. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Barbados which is located in the Caribbean, is divided into eleven parts or sections that are called Parishes. ... This is a list of parishes in the Canadian province of New Brunswick. ... This is a list of parish municipalities in Quebec. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Dominica is divided into 10 parishes: Saint Andrew Parish, Dominica Saint David Parish, Dominica Saint George Parish, Dominica Saint John Parish, Dominica Saint Joseph Parish, Dominica Saint Luke Parish, Dominica Saint Mark Parish, Dominica Saint Patrick Parish, Dominica Saint Paul Parish, Dominica Saint Peter Parish, Dominica Categories: Lists of subnational... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Grenada is divided into six parishes: Saint Andrew Saint David Saint George Saint John Saint Mark Saint Patrick Carriacou and Petit Martinique, two of the Grenadines, have the status of dependency. ... Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies of the United Kingdom. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Jamaica is divided into fourteen parishes (capitals in parentheses)- Clarendon Parish (May Pen) Hanover Parish (Lucea) Kingston Parish (Kingston) Manchester Parish (Mandeville) Portland Parish (Port Antonio) Saint Andrew Parish (Half Way Tree) Saint Ann Parish (Saint Anns Bay) Saint Catherine Parish (Spanish Town) Saint Elizabeth Parish (Black River) Saint... Crown dependencies are possessions of the British Crown, as opposed to overseas territories or colonies of the United Kingdom. ... The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, France, in the English Channel. ... Jersey is divided into parishes Saint Helier Saint Saviour Saint Clement Grouville (historically Saint Martin de Grouville) Saint Martin (historically Saint Martin le Vieux) Trinity Saint John Saint Mary Saint Ouen Saint Peter Saint Brelade Saint Lawrence Categories: UK geography stubs | Parishes of Jersey | Parishes ... PRC redirects here. ... A freguesia (pron. ... The administrative division within Macao (Click here for Satellite Image) Macao is a special administrative region of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Montserrat is divided into three parishes: Saint Anthony Parish Saint Georges Parish Saint Peter Parish Categories: ‪Lists of subnational entities‬ | ‪Montserrat‬ | ‪Parishes of Montserrat‬ ... A freguesia (pron. ... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Saint Kitts and Nevis is divided into 14 parishes: Christ Church Nichola Town Saint Anne Sandy Point Saint George Basseterre Saint George Gingerland Saint James Windward Saint John Capisterre Saint John Figtree Saint Mary Cayon Saint Paul Capisterre Saint Paul Charlestown Saint Peter Basseterre Saint Thomas Lowland Saint Thomas Middle... The Caribbean or the West Indies is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea. ... Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is divided into 6 parishes. ... Galicia (Spain) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Anthem: Asturias, patria querida Capital Oviedo Official language(s) Spanish; Asturian have special status Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 10th  10,604 km²  2. ... The parishes of Sweden are subdivisions within Church of Sweden. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the lowest unit of local government, lower than districts or counties. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... This is a list of civil parishes in England, the smallest level of local government, split by county. ... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... List of Louisiana parishes The state of Louisiana is divided into parishes in the same way that the other states of the United States are divided into counties. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Minor parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries â€¢ Politics Portal • • A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities referred to... In English history, the Established Church is the Church of England, the church which is established by the Government, supported by it, and of which the monarch is the titular head; until 1920 it also held the same position in Wales. ...


Scotland, Wales and Ireland

In Wales the equivalent body to a Parish council is termed a Community council. Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in... Community councils (CCs) are the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales. ...


The counties of Scotland were sub-divided into parishes, but the councils of these were abolished in 1930. Scotland has now bodies called Community councils, but these are not equivalent to and have fewer powers than the English parishes and Welsh communities. This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... 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... Motto: (Welsh for Wales forever) Anthem: Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau Capital Cardiff Largest city Cardiff Official language(s) English, Welsh Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP  - First Minister Rhodri Morgan AM Unification    - by Gruffudd ap Llywelyn 1056  Area    - Total 20,779 km² (3rd in...


In Ireland, counties are divided into civil parishes. Irish civil parishes are divided into approximately 60,000 townlands. Counties are also divided into larger subdivisions called baronies, which are made up of a number of parishes or parts of parishes. Both civil parishes and baronies are now largely obsolete (except for some purposes such as legal transactions involving land) and are no longer used for local government purposes. From the 17th to mid-19th centuries civil parishes were based on early Christian and medieval monastic and church settlements. As the population grew, new parishes were created and the civil parish covered the same area as the established Church of Ireland. The Roman Catholic Church adapted to a new structure based on towns and villages. There 2,508 civil parishes in Ireland, which frequently break both barony and county boundaries. The island of Ireland is divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced cun-day), the Republic of Ireland is made up of 26 of these; Northern Ireland is comprised of the remaining six. ... A townland is a small geographical unit of land used in Ireland and Scotland, and believed to be of Gaelic or Goidelic origin. ... In Ireland, the term barony refers to a subdivision of a county. ... Church of Ireland The Church of Ireland (Irish: Eaglais na hÉireann) is an autonomous province of the Anglican Communion, operating seamlessly across the border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. ... Various rulers or governments of Europe, of Japan bestow or recognise the title of baron. ... The island of Ireland is divided into 32 counties (Irish language contae or condae, pronounced cun-day), the Republic of Ireland is made up of 26 of these; Northern Ireland is comprised of the remaining six. ...


State of Louisiana, United States

In Louisiana, a civil parish is a geographical unit of administration. In this case the Parish is equivalent to the counties found throughout the rest of the country. This is due to its history as a Spanish and French colony. Louisiana and Alaska - which uses the term borough - are the only two states to refer to county level geographical units as something other than county. This Article does not cite its references or sources. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Official language(s) English Capital Juneau Largest city Anchorage Area  Ranked 1st  - Total 663,267 sq mi (1,717,854 km²)  - Width 808 miles (1,300 km)  - Length 1,479 miles (2,380 km)  - % water 13. ... A borough is an administrative division used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ...


The lowlands of South Carolina were also previously divided into parishes, rather than counties, well into the nineteenth century. Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35...



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Administrative: county
Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | district | prefecture | province | region | republic | territorial unit | ward
Capital: district | region | territory
Census: division | metropolitan area | subdivision
City: council | district
Civil: parish | township
County: borough
Federal: capital | dependencies | capital district | capital territory
Local: administrative unit | council | government area
Metropolitan: borough | county | district
National: capital district | capital territory | territory
Imperial: circle | free city | province
(Native) Indian: reserve | reservation
Regional: municipality | county municipality | municipal district
Rural: council | district | municipality | sanitary district
Residential: community
Special: region | administrative region | capital district
Urban: area (U.S.: urbanized area) | district | sanitary district

[edit] See also: List of terms for subnational entities, List of subnational entities, Matrix of country subdivisions

 
 

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