Urban district (Great Britain and Ireland)

An Urban District ( German Urban District ) is or was in the UK and Ireland, a local government unit as part of a county. In contrast to the Rural Districts ( rural district), the Urban Districts extend to urban areas. The responsibilities of local government are divided between the Council of the Urban District ( Urban District Council ) and the County ( County Council ).

An Urban District is not a borough and therefore has no mayor. The Urban Districts were established in the late 19th century in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

In Ireland, they continue to exist to this day, but are simply called Towns. In England and Wales they were launched in 1894. With the municipal reform of 1974, it was abolished and replaced by larger districts. In many urban districts have since been known as Parish Councils ( councilors ) are used. In Northern Ireland, the urban districts were dissolved in 1973 and replaced by 26 new districts.

East MidlandsEast of England • North East England • North West England • South East EnglandSouth West England • West Midlands • Yorkshire and the Humber • Greater London

Counties with two-stage management - Unitary Authorities - Ceremonial counties - Traditional counties

Metropolitan Boroughs - London Boroughs

StrathclydeDumfries and Galloway • Scottish Borders • Central • TaysideLothianFife • Highlands • Western Isles • Shetland • Orkney

Traditional counties • former administrative counties

Council Areas • Lieutenancy Areas

Traditional counties - Preserved Counties

Traditional counties

Shire • County • Metropolitan County • District • Rural District • Urban District • Unitary Authority • Borough

Bailiwick of Jersey Bailiwick of Guernsey • • Isle of Man

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