the term municipality (of old high German gimeinida) marks a social thing similarly a community.

Usually however a municipality has a higher level of organization. In earlier times by it a personnel body was to be understood. To the municipality a person belonged, where alsoalways it straight resided. Therefore head numbers of a municipality are not comparable approximately 1800 ago with the today's numbers of inhabitants.

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kinds of municipality

municipality today one uses:

see also

Wiktionary: Municipality - word origin, synonyms and translations


  • George weber, Renate weber (Hrsg.): Entrances to the municipality. Böhlau, Cologne 2000, ISBN 3-412-05798-3
  • Hofmann/Muth/Theisen, local legislation in North-Rhine/Westphalia, 12. Edition, 2004, 567 sides, publishing house Bernhard jokes. ISBN 3-933870-47-X
  • Hamann Philipp: Municipality regional reorganization in Bavaria - history of the development, balance and perspectives, Utz publishing house,Munich 2005, ISBN 3-8316-0528-9

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