Township

   Aunit of local administration established by the British during the colonial period. It was also part of the four-level administrative structure defined by the Constitution of 1974: the national level, the state/division level, the township level, and the ward/village tract level. Under the State Peace and Development Council, the district, composed of four or five townships, has been reintroduced as an administrative unit. Although district Peace and Development Councils are frequently headed by a Tatmadaw officer of lieutenant-colonel rank, township Peace and Development Councils are often headed by military veterans, while the township government head is a local resident appointed by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Burma presently is divided into 324 townships, which are further subdivided into wards or village tracts.

Historical Dictionary of Burma (Myanmar). . 2014.

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  • township — [ tɔnʃip; taonʃip ] n. f. ou m. • 1985; mot angl. « commune » ♦ Anglic. Ghetto noir à la périphérie des grandes villes d Afrique du Sud. ● township nom féminin (anglais township, municipalité) Faubourg indigène des villes d Afrique du Sud.… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Township — steht für: Township (England), eine historische Verwaltungseinheit unterhalb der Parish in England, vor allem Nordengland Township (Kanada), eine Verwaltungseinheit in Kanada (im französisch sprachigen Ost Kanada auch Kanton) Township (Südafrika) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • township — Township, in government survey, is square tract six miles on each side containing thirty six square miles of land. U. S. v. Weyerhaeuser Co., C.A.Or., 392 F.2d 448, 449. In some of the states, this is the name given to the civil and political… …   Black's law dictionary

  • Township — Town ship, n. 1. The district or territory of a town. [1913 Webster] Note: In the United States, many of the States are divided into townships of five, six, seven, or perhaps ten miles square, and the inhabitants of such townships are invested… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • township — In a government survey, a square tract of land six miles on each side, constituting thirty six square miles. In some states, the name given to the political subdivision of a county. Dictionary from West s Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.… …   Law dictionary

  • township — [toun′ship] n. [ME tunscipe < OE, people living in a tun: see TOWN & SHIP] 1. Historical in England, a parish or division of a parish, as a unit of territory and administration 2. in parts of the U.S. and Canada, a division of a county,… …   English World dictionary

  • Township — (spr. Taunschip), 1) in England a) das Weichbild einer Stadt, der Stadtbezirk; b) die Ortsgemeinde; 2) in den Vereinigten Staaten von Nordamerika a) in den Neuenglandstaaten ein Stadtgebiet von 5 bis 10 engl. QM. (ungefähr 1/4 bis 1/2 deutsche QM …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Township [1] — Township (spr. taunschĭp), Flächenmaß der Vereinigten Staaten zu 36 Square Miles, = 9324 Hektar …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Township [2] — Township (engl., spr. taunschĭp), in England Kirchspiel oder Teil eines solchen, mit eigner Armenverwaltung; in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika Name der Unterabteilung der Counties, auch Hauptsektion der vermessenen Ländereien, 36 sections… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Township — (taunschip), in der nordamerikan. Union Unterabtheilung der County, Wahl , Schul od. Kirchenbezirk …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • township — (n.) O.E. tunscipe inhabitants or population of a town. Applied in Middle English to manor, parish, or other division of a hundred. Specific sense of local division or district in a parish, each with a village or small town and its own church is… …   Etymology dictionary

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