Government, Local

GOVERNMENT, LOCAL, provides and maintains essential services at the community level. Services include water, sewage, garbage collection, roads and sidewalks, street lighting, fire and police and may include LIBRARIES, parks and recreational facilities.

Communities are organized as either municipalities or regional districts. There are 4 types of municipalities: villages, with population under 2,500; towns, 2,501–5,000; cities, more than 5,000; and district municipalities, which are large...

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