, New Zealand
, the United Kingdom
, and the United States
, a ward
is an electoral district
within a municipality
used in local politics
. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods
, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in the United States
for wards to simply be numbered. (See: Wards of the United States
- In certain cities of India, like Mumbai, a ward is an administrative unit of the city region.
- In Japan, a ward (ku or 区 in Japanese) is an administrative unit of one of the larger cities.
- In Vietnam, a ward (phường) is an administrative subunit of an inner city district (quận).
- A ward in Nepal is a political division. Nine wards make up a Village Development Committee (VDC); VDCs make districts; districts makes zones; and zones (regions) make up the country.
- In parts of northern England, a ward was a sub-entity of a county, equivalent to a hundred.