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The equivalent terms tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, taluk, and taluq refer to a unit of government in some countries of the Indian subcontinent. Regional preference determines which term is used, tehsil being preferred in Pakistan and in some Indian states such as Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh and taluka or taluk in others such as Maharashtra, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka while taluks having a 5 tier district administration with Firkas under them have been replaced with mandals with a 4 tier structure in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Look up country in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Satellite image of the Indian subcontinent Map of South Asia (see note) This article deals with the geophysical region in Asia. ... India is subdivided into 28 states, 6 union territories and a national capital territory. ... Uttar Pradesh (Hindi: , Urdu: ‎, translation: Northern Province, IPA: ,  ), and Kanpur is the most populated city in the uttar pradesh also popularly known by its abbreviation U.P., is the most populous and fifth largest state in the Union of India. ... Uttarakhand presently called Uttaranchal is the ancient name for the stretch of Indian Himalayas that borders the Himachal ranges in the west, and Nepal in the east. ... Map of Himachal Himachal Pradesh   (Hindi: हिमाचल प्रदेश, IPA: ), formerly the Punjab Hill States, is a mostly mountainous state in northern India. ... Madhya PradeÅ›   (HindÄ«: मध्य प्रदेश, English: , IPA: ), often called the Heart of India, is a state in central India. ... Maharashtra   (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , English: , IPA: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ...   (IPA: ; ) is a state on the Western Coast of south-western India. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Andhra Pradesh  : (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్, Urdu: آندھرا پردیش, IPA: ), is a state in South India. ...


Generally, a tehsil consists of a city or town that serves as its headquarters, possibly additional towns, and a number of villages. As an entity of local government, it exercises certain fiscal and administrative power over the villages and municipalities within its jurisdiction. It is the ultimate executive agency for land records and related administrative matters. Its chief official is called the tehsildar or talukdar. The city of Chicago, as seen from the sky A city is an urban area that is differentiated from a town, village, or hamlet by size, population density, importance, or legal status. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... Main street in Bastrop, Texas, a small town A town is a residential community of people ranging from a few hundred to several thousands, although it may be applied loosely even to huge metropolitan areas. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state or province. ... Fiscal municipality in Huesca, Spain The term fiscal refers to government debt, expenditures and revenues, or to finance (particularly financial revenue) in general. ... Organisational use In some organisational analyses, administration can refer to the bureaucratic or operational performance of mundane office tasks, usually internally oriented. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... A tehsildar is an Indian revenue administrative officer. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Taluqdar. ...


While the word county is sometimes given as a translation of tehsil, this is probably misleading. It may be argued that county is more akin to the Indian or Pakistani District and that the closest equivalent to the tehsil is the civil township category used in parts of the United States. However, in specific details neither of these analogies is very close, and it should be noted that tehsil and taluka are used as English words without translation in India and Pakistan, terms like county and township never having been applied to any administrative unit. A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ...


India

Each tehsil is part of a larger District within a State or Union Territory. In some cases, the tehsils of a given District are organized into smaller groups of tehsils called Sub-Division (Pargana, Anuvibhag). Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... India is subdivided into 28 states, 6 union territories and a national capital territory. ... A Union Territory is an administrative division of India. ...


The governmental bodies called the panchayat samiti operate at the tehsil level. Panchayat Samiti is a local government body at the Tehsil or Taluka level in India. ...


The villages of a tehsil are grouped into smaller clusters known as hobli. In India, a hobli is a cluster of several villages. ...

See also Subdivisions of India.

India is divided into: States of India and Territories of India Divisions of India Districts of India Tehsils or Talukas blocks Categories: | | ...

Pakistan

Each tehsil is part of a larger District (Zillah) within a Province. Local government areas called districts are used, or have been used, in several countries. ... Currently, Pakistan is subdivided into four provinces, two territories, and also portions of Kashmir that are administered by the Pakistani government. ...

See also Subdivisions of Pakistan.

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Tehsil - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (249 words)
Generally, a tehsil consists of a city or town that serves as its headquarters, possibly additional towns, and a number of villages.
Outside the region, the word "county" is often used as an explanatory equivalent or translation of the term "tehsil".
The villages of a tehsil are grouped into smaller clusters known as hobli.
getPakistan.com Government Resources (8575 words)
In a tehsil where the population of the minorities is more than 10% of the total population, reserved seats for minority communities shall be allocated in the manner prescribed by the provincial government.
Internal: The Tehsil Council may recall the Tehsil Nazim by a simple majority on a motion to be tabled by a Tehsil Councillor and to be seconded by another.
After the exclusion of the tehsil that is designated a city district, the remaining tehsils may continue to bear the original name of the district and maintain the district headquarters in the urban area.
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