) is a subdivision of a gemeente
(municipality) in Belgium and the Netherlands.
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.
can be found in Rotterdam
. 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.