in larger cities of Germany (in circle-free cities, large district towns as well as large independent cities and/or. many large cities circle-belonging) there is not only a mayor, but a mayor and one or more different, this subordinate, for specialTopics responsible mayors or departmental heads. Details - as for instance the question, who selects the mayor or the Oberbürgermeisterin - are depending upon Land of the Federal Republic different and in the respective Gemeindeordnung regulated.

In Denmark the appropriate office title is called Overborgmester. In English-languageCountries the term lord Mayor is used:

See also: List of the German mayors


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