Ward (administrative unit)

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In Australia , Ireland , Canada , New Zealand , South Africa , the United Kingdom, and the United States, ward [ wɔ: rd ] is a constituency within a parish.

The English word is of Germanic origin, comes from Old English weard for ' guard ', and was influenced in Middle English by Old French warde for ' guard '. Wards are usually named for districts, streets, parishes , landmarks, areas, and in some cases historical people from that region. In the United States, wards are often only numbered.


English are also mentioned, for example:

Individual evidence

  1. City of Cape Town: Wards . on www.capetown.gov.za ( Memento from December 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) (English), explanation of this territorial substructure and its functioning using the example of Cape Town
  2. a b ward . In: Oxford English Dictionary . Oxford University Press . Retrieved October 3, 2014.