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

A parish as a subnational entity, exist in various countries. In England it is sometimes called "civil parish" to distinguish it from a religious one. 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 ... A parish is a subdivision. ... Subnational entity is a generic term for an administrative region within a country — on an arbitrary level below that of the sovereign state — typically with a local government encompassing multiple municipalities, counties, or provinces with a certain degree of autonomy in a varying number of matters. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ...


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. ... 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. ... 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... This is a list of the rural (est: vallad, singular - vald) and urban (est: linnad, singular - linn) municipalities of Estonia. ... 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. ... 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... 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 ... A freguesia is a secondary local administrative unit in Portugal and the former Portuguese overseas province of Macao. ... 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. ... A freguesia is a secondary local administrative unit in Portugal and the former Portuguese overseas province of Macao. ... The freguesias (civil parishes) of Portugal are listed in by concelho (municipality) according to the following format: concelho freguesias Other pages: A, B, C, E, F, G, H, I, L, M, N, O, P, R, S, T, V Source: European Commission Categories: Lists of Freguesias of Portugal ... 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. ... Motto: Capital Santiago de Compostela Official languages Galician and Castilian Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 7th  29 574 km²  5,8% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 5th  2 737 370  6,5%  92,36/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Galician  â€“ Spanish  â€“ Portuguese  Galician  galego  gallego  galego Statute of Autonomy April... Capital Oviedo Area  â€“ Total  â€“ % of Spain Ranked 10th  10 604 km²  2,1% Population  â€“ Total (2003)  â€“ % of Spain  â€“ Density Ranked 12th  1 056 789  2,5%  99,65/km² Demonym  â€“ English  â€“ Asturian  â€“ Spanish  Asturian  asturianu/a,  asturiano/a Statute of Autonomy January 11, 1982 Parliamentary representation  â€“ Congress seats  â€“ Senate seats... 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. ... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... 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. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... 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. National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ... Community councils (CCs) are the most local official representative bodies in Scotland and Wales. ...


The administrative counties of Scotland were sub-divided into parishes, but these lacked their own councils. Scotland has now bodies called Community councils, but these are not equivalent to and have fewer powers than the English parishes and Welsh communities. The administrative counties of Scotland were set up in 1889 as areas that county councils would cover. ... 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... National motto: Cymru am byth (Welsh: Wales for ever) Waless location within the UK Official languages English(100%), Welsh(20. ...


In Ireland, counties are divided into civil parishes. Irish civil parishes are divided into 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. The island of Ireland has 32 counties, with Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland being nicknamed respectively the six counties and the twenty-six counties. ... A townland is the lowest-level geographical unit of land used in Ireland, smaller than a Parish or County. ... Various rulers or governments of Europe, of Japan bestow or recognise the title of baron. ...


State of Louisiana, United States

In the state of 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. Louisiana and Alaska - which uses the term boroughs - are the only two states to refer to county level geographical units as something other than county. This is due mainly because the state was once a possession of France, and because the state has a civil law system derived from the French - unlike the remaining states that are based on common law derived from England. State nickname: Pelican State Other U.S. States Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans Governor Kathleen Blanco (D) Official languages None; English and French de facto Area 134,382 km² (31st)  - Land 112,927 km²  - Water 21,455 km² (16%) Population (2000)  - Population 4,468,976 (22nd)  - Density 39. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ...


The lowlands of South Carolina were also previously divided into parishes, rather than counties, well into the nineteenth century. State nickname: Palmetto State Other U.S. States Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Governor Mark Sanford (R) Official languages English Area 82,965 km² (40th)  - Land 78,051 km²  - Water 4,915 km² (6%) Population (2000)  - Population {{{2000Pop}}} (26th)  - Density 51. ...



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Autonomous: banner | city | community | county | prefecture | province | region | republic | ward
Civil: parish | township
Federal: district
Local: council
Metropolitan: borough | county
Rural: council | district | municipality
Urban: district
edit See also: List of subnational entities, Matrix of subnational entities

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Parish (subnational entity) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (524 words)
In England and in Louisiana it is sometimes called "civil parish" to distinguish it from the religious parish.
As the population grew, new parishes were created and the civil parish covered the same area as the established Church of Ireland.
In this case the Parish is equivalent to the counties found throughout the rest of the country.
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