A circuit or particular portion of a state or kingdom, separated from the rest of the territory, for certain purposes in the administration of justice and public affairs; -- called also a shire. See Shire.
The primary political division of most states are termed "counties". In Louisiana, these divisions are known as "parishes". Each county and county equivalent is assigned a three digit Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code that is unique within a state.
The lowest national unit of administration in contemporary China. There are about two thousand counties in China, most of which are similar in size and population to counties in the United States. They are represented in government by indirectly-elected County Congresses.
The primary political administrative subdivision of a state, the county is widely used for marketing purposes for the following reasons: 1) The range and reliability of currently available data below the state level is greatest at the county level. 2) County geographic boundaries are rarely altered. 3) Complete national coverage is achieved by summarizing all counties. 4) County boundaries are readily identifiable. For Louisiana, parishes are used in lieu of counties; for Alaska, boroughs and census areas. The District of Columbia is treated as a single county unit. In Virginia, all cities are by law independent of counties; therefore they are treated as county units. The cities of Baltimore, MD, St. Louis, MO and Carson City, NV are also independent and therefore classified as counties.
The highest level of census geography in England & Wales (equivalent of Region in Scotland). Counties have recently been replaced by a totally new local government geography.'91 geography'81 geography
One of the fifty-eight political subdivisions in the State of California.
a region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government; "the county has a population of 12,345 people"
the largest administrative district within a state; "the county plans to build a new road"
a collection of Scout Districts
a mere local subdivision of the state created by it without the request or consent of the people residing therein
a municipal corporation and possesses only those powers which have been conferred upon it by the Constitution and the statutes
a municipal corporation, a subdivision of the state
a municipal corporation created by law for public and political purposes and constitutes part of the government of the state
a municipality that is a federation of the towns, villages, and townships within its boundaries
an administrative unit of a country
an agency for the purpose of this statute
an involuntary political and civil division of the territory, created by statute to aid in the administration of governmental affairs, and possessed of a portion of the sovereignty
an operational area along with its political sub- divisions) The state is divided into seven Law Enforcement Mutual Aid Regions
a patchwork of municipalities that are not all governed by the Los Angeles Mayor's Office
a political or civil division of the state, created to aid in the administration of government
a political subdivision of the State, and provides State and local services to its residents
a rare one in Liaoning Province
a the largest political or territorial division within a state)
The Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) code of the county or county equivalent (parish, borough, etc.) in which the site is located.
A US government division that is larger than a single city but smaller than a state.
a geographical and sometimes administrative or area of the UK. A typical UK county will contain three or four major towns, and a county town, which is the administrative centre of the county
Territorial division of the State for administrative purposes.
Montgomery County government.
(Tib: dzong): Administrative division approximately equivalent to a district
A local administrative subdivision of a State, as defined by the State.
Counties were formerly the upper tier of local government across the UK. Due to various local government restructurings, however, the only counties retaining an administrative function are the non-metropolitan (shire) counties of England (eg Cheshire), each of which covers a group of non-metropolitan districts. The Neighbourhood Statistics website also includes data on the former English metropolitan counties, although these are no longer administrative units.
Counties are the primary legal subdivision of most states. In Louisiana, these subdivisions are known as parishes. In Alaska, which has no counties, the county equivalents are boroughs, a legal subdivision, and Census areas, a statistical subdivision. In four states (Maryland, Missouri, Nevada and Virginia), there are one or more cities that are independent of any county and thus constitute primary subdivisions of their states. The District of Columbia has no primary divisions, and the entire area is considered equivalent to a county for statistical purposes. In Puerto Rico, municipios are treated as county equivalents. Counties are non-overlapping.( Back to the top)
The lowest geographic unit used on Terrascend. Only a few countries, such as the United States, require this level of detail. If a state or province has counties or regions associated with it, those are displayed in a menu after the state or province is selected.
The middle level administrative unit.
A division within a state, usually encompassing one or more cities or towns.
The largest division of local government in all states except Louisiana and Alaska, where the comparable units are parish and borough, respectively.
A territorial division of land in a geographic region (state or province). Similar to Regions and Regional Municipality.
A county of the United States is a local level of government smaller than a state but almost always larger than a city or town, in a U.S. state or territory. The word "county" is used in 48 of the 50 states, while Louisiana uses the term "parish" and Alaska uses the word "borough." Including those, there are 3,077 counties in the US, an average of 62 counties per state.
In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of åŽ¿ (xiÃ n). In the People's Republic of China, counties are found in the third level of the administrative hierarchy, a level that is known as "county-level" and also contains autonomous counties, county-level cities, banners, autonomous banners, and districts. The equivalent in Metropolitan France is a departmental arrondissement.