Ward_(country_subdivision)

Ward (country subdivision)

In Australia, Canada, Ireland, 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, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, 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.

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