Deelgemeente

Deelgemeente

A deelgemeente (literally: part-municipality) is a subdivision of a gemeente (municipality) in Belgium and the Netherlands.

Belgium

Each municipality which existed as a separate entity on the first of January 1961, and no longer existed as such after the first of January 1977 is considered a deelgemeente within most municipalities.

In general these deelgemeenten are not a level of administration. Only in the municipality of Antwerp they are the lowest level of administration and are called districts.

Netherlands

Deelgemeenten can be found in Rotterdam and Amsterdam. In Amsterdam 14 of the 15 deelgemeenten are called stadsdeel.

A deelgemeente has its own mayor, the deelgemeentevoorziter, its own aldermen, deelgemeentewethoudres and its own elected assembly, the deelgemeenteraad.

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