City means a town of national, international, or worldwide importance. The difference between a "town" to "city" is not clearly defined.
- 1 Conditions
- 1.1 Antharia
- 1.2 Artenia
- 1.3 Balonis
- 1.4 Belphenia and Erzaleria
- 1.5 Castilea Archantea
- 1.6 Drabantia
- 1.7 Egani
- 1.8 Eshein
- 1.9 Federal States
- 1.10 Kojo
- 1.11 Latina and Zylanda
- 1.12 Litvania
- 1.13 Mauretia
- 1.14 Mergany
- 1.15 New Ingerland
- 1.16 Paroy
- 1.17 Pasundan-Padjadjaran
- 1.18 Pretany
- 1.19 Reeland
- 1.20 Sãikyel
- 1.21 Shilesia
- 1.22 Vodeo
- 1.23 Zalivnia
In Antharia, a so-called "municipality" (municipiu) has to meet the following conditions:
- An amount of at least 50,000 inhabitants
- Over 85% of the population employed in non-agricultural sectors
- At least 10 beds in hospitals per 1000 inhabitants
- Over 90% modernized streets
- Public gardens on a total space of at least 5m² per inhabitant
Municipalities in Antharia:
In Artenia, there are six types of municipalities. These include:
- Small City
- 50,000-100,000 residents
- Medium City
- 100,000-250,000 residents
- Large City
- 250,000+ residents
- Small City
- Small Town
- 10,000-20,000 residents
- Medium Town
- 20,000-35,000 residents
- Large Town
- 35,000-50,000 residents
- Small Town
- Small Village
- 5,000-7,500 residents
- Large Village
- 7,500-10,000 residents
- Small Village
- City Borough
- 10,000+ residents
- Town Borough
- 5,000+ residents
- Central Borough
- 2,500+ residents
- City Borough
- Small Neighborhood
- 1,000-2,500 residents
- Large Neighborhood
- 2,500-5,000 residents
- Small Neighborhood
- Rural Hamlet
- 50-250 residents
- 250-500 residents
- 500-1,000 residents
- Rural Hamlet
Any area below 50 residents is considered part of a larger zoned area. All areas are required to have official zones, official departments, roadways, and civilians, according to the government. Localities and Developments are official names only given to residents in 2017 and 2018. Many may call these other names like 'blocks', 'unnamed zones', and 'townships'. Try to stop confusion wherever it may start. Municipalities may include or be districts, parishes, regions, suburbs, wards, areas, or zones. Many of these 'other' municipalities are special zones. The populations of municipalities are measured between January and February of each year. Any areas that need updating should be brought to the government online, in-person, or by mail. Municipalities must be approved by the Artenian government, otherwise they revert to their previous status or dependency on other municipalities.
In Balonis, a city must:
- have more than 100,000 inhabitants
- be in a municipality with the same name
A "town" is something different than a "city" in Balonis. A settlement is called a town when it has more than 10,000 inhabitants and less than 100,000 inhabitants.
Belphenia and Erzaleria
In Belphenia, a city must:
- have more than 2,000 permanent residents
- have at least one organization or "guild" within city limits
- be registered and approved by the Housing and Urban Development Council of Belphenia
- follow Erzalerian laws if a city was established in Erzaleria
In Castilea Archantea a city:
- Has more than 10,000 inhabitants.
- Is called Ciutat, Ciutadela o Rauk.
Other types of settlements in Castilea Archantea are:
- Town (Poble, Pueblo): 200-9,999 inhabitants.
- Village: 5-199 inhabitants.
- Eremitori: < 5 inhabitants.
In Drabantia, a city:
- has over 50,000 inhabitants
- is called "statutární město" (statutory town)
In Drabantian, there is only one word for both "town" and "city", "město".
In Metropolitan Egani, a city:
- is an urbanised area with a central municipality
- has at least 90 000 inhabitants
- has been approved by the government
- has a specific local government different from a town's local government
Eganian people use an equivalent of the term "large town" to call a city.
There are three types of cities in Eshein:
- Metropolitan city (only the capital, New Tyrrin): a city that is composed by boroughs and not as one unit
- City (7 of them): a town with more than 90,000 inhabitants that got a city status from its state's staatret
- Some towns are often being called cities although they didn't got a city status, usually is towns above 50,000 inhabitants
Other types of settlements in Eshein:
- Town: 3,000-90,000 inhabitants
- Village: 500-3,000 inhabitants
- Hamlet: up to 500 inhabitants
- (rare) Farm: a single farm, commonly up to 20 inhabitants. Only given in case that there is more than 10km to a nearby town or village
In the state of Minnonigan, incorporated municipalities are designated as either “villages”, “towns”, or “cities” based on their founding charters. There are no population requirements for any of the three terms; the difference lies in the composition of municipal government.
- Villages are governed by a Board of Trustees comprised of seven trustees elected at-large throughout the municipality. One Trustee is elected Village President (Mayor) by the Village as a whole.
- Towns are governed by a Board of Commissioners, who each oversee a division of the town’s government (e.g., Police Commissioner, Fire Commissioner, Public Works Commissioner, etc.). All Commissioners are elected at-large by residents of the Town. Once elected, the Board of Commissioners select one Commissioner to be the Board President (Mayor) for the term.
- Cities are governed by a City Council comprised of Aldermen. The City is divided into Wards, each represented in the City Council by an Alderman elected by the residents of each Ward. Cities may or may not also have at-large Aldermen elected by the City as a whole. The City Council is presided over by the Mayor, who is elected by the City at-large but does not vote in the City Council except to break ties.
Towns in Minnonigan should not be confused with townships, which are governmental units below the county level to provide basic services to unincorporated areas.
All municipalities in Minnonigan with a population of 25,000 residents or more have “home rule” per the Minnonigan State Constitution of 1968, which affords municipalities a high degree of autonomy. Municipalities with a population below 25,000 can become “home rule” by referendum.
Whitestone has three types of municipalities: towns, cities, and villages. The entire state is covered by its numerous towns, some of which are incorporated as cities or have villages within their borders and jurisdiction. The types of local municipalities are explained in more detail below:
- Towns are the basic municipal division of Whitestone, and are governed by a Board of Aldermen. The First Alderman is the chief administrative officer and is elected by the town at large, while the other Aldermen each represent a district (non-municipal subdivision of a town used for electoral and other purposes) and are elected by the members of their respective district. The town government provides municipal services (schools, emergency, etc.) for its residents,
- Cities must be incorporated by the Whitestone General Assembly via a 2/3 majority in both houses, and differ from other towns due to the fact that they have a Mayor. Mayors have much stronger executive powers than First Aldermen, but are not members of the Board of Aldermen (sometimes called the City Council). Otherwise, city government functions the same as town government.
- Villages are a lower-level municipal division that is subordinate to its town. However, the village government (generally a Board of Trustees) does have some lawmaking power and autonomy from their towns. Villages still send members to their town's Board of Aldermen and generally are provided with services by their town.
In Kojo, compact settlements above 100,000 inhabitants are considered cities and form their own Sur. However, Surs can also refer to larger rural areas with several smaller towns and villages. A Pang with 10,000 - 99,999 inhabitants in a rural Sur is referred to as a town. Smaller settlements are declared villages.
Latina and Zylanda
In Latina is spoken of a "city", if a town has more as 500 000 inhabitants.
In Litvania a city must be:
- Over 100 000 inhabitants.
- Must be of cultural and economic importance.
- Has to be well connected to the rest of the country.
In Litvanian, there are multiple words to describe a "city". Below 100 000 is called a "Mestečko", while above is always referred to as "Mesto".
In Mauretia, there are two distinct types of administrative divisions that are often translated loosely as "city:"
- A cívita is an important settlement within a diocese (diosi) that has a degree of home-rule power separate from the rest of the diocese. A cívita obtains this level of status by royal charter and fulfillment of the terms set for the charter as defined by the constitution of the country.
- A qolna is a functionally unitary administrative division of provinces equivalent to a diosi. A qolna is often called an "independent city" in Ingerish. This entity is also bound by a civil charter but all sub-provincial powers are delegated to it as if it were a diocese. Unlike the diosim, a qolna is not divided into different units with governmental authority.
See also Administrative divisions of Mauretia
In Mergany a city is an urbanised area which has at least 120 000 inhabitants. A list of all current Mergan cities is here:
The status of city in New Ingerland does not apply automatically to any settlement, and must be granted by the Sovereign by way of letters patent. Using the practice of elevating towns with diocesan cathedrals, six of the eight diocesan sees of the Church were elevated to the status of city between 1870 and 1946. The two exceptions are the two cities that have served as the national capital. As the location of the seat of government, both Port Frederick (capital from 1836-68) and Kingsbury (capital 1868-present) were elevated as cities before their respective dioceses were formed.
Since 1947, it has been the practice that the status of city would no longer be bound to the presence of a cathedral or the seat of government, and grants made since have been awarded to municipalities on following criteria:
- The municipality has, during the five years next preceding such proclamation, had an average population of at least fifty thousand persons; and
- The municipality has during the said period had an average gross income from all sources of at least twenty thousand thallers; and
- The municipality is an independent centre of population and is not a suburb, whether residential, industrial, commercial, or maritime, of any other municipality or centre of population.
In Paroy, a city is defined as
- an incorporated place with more than 50,000 inhabitants
- approved by the state in which the city is located
- governed by the city rather than a municipality
For more details on this topic, see Political divisions of Paroy.
In Pasundan-Padjadjaran, a city :
- is an urbanised area which organize by a municipal goverment
- has at least has 100 000 inhabitants
- has population density at least 2.000 person/km2
- has at most 25% city's labour works at the primary sector ( agriculture and fishing)
In Pretany, any incorperated place a population exceeding 8,000 people is classified as a city. A city must not be within a modern duchy.
In Reeland, a city must:
- have more than 100 000 inhabitants
- have more than 1 municipality
- be approved by the Land or Region administration
In the Republic of Sãikyel, a city must:
- have over 150,000 residents within city borders (excluding suburbs and the metro area);
- either constitute its own province, or be composed of several municipalities;
- be granted city status by the Urbanization Commission of the government.
In Shilesia, every settlement that meets following criteria is automatically considered a city:
- over one thousand inhabitants
- no grounds of agricultural purpose within it's borders
- a clearly defined centre
Main article: List of cities in Vodeo
In Vodeo, a city is defined as an urban area with a population of at least 50,000 residents, and can be granted city status either by provincial government or royal proclamation. Cities are not to be confused with city councils (often referred to as "cities", such as Enfield City in Saviso and Northcote City in Holme), which form the lowest level of local government in an urban area. Smaller cities will usually be governed either by a district or city council, while larger cities will be governed by a number of authorities; in this situation, more populous councils will often take the name City, while smaller councils will often be titled Borough.
There are x types of settlements, one can achieve:
- Metropolitan city - metropola, a city with more than a million inhabitants. They are subdivided into few cities, and then subdivided into smaller city-municipalities.
- City - grad, a settlement with at least 50,000 people, often with a significant importance to the rest of the country. They are subdivided into more
- (Small) city - varoš, a settlement with at least 15,000 people. They are called small cities because of their importance to their specific region.
- City within a metropolitan city - grad, a city within a metropolitan city. Since the only metropolitan city is Ulinje, they are all located there. TBesides the actual city of Ulinje, there are 6 other such settlements.
There is one metropolitan city (Ulinje), 6 cities (Markovac, Skroj, Krivorečje, Drežane, Borčane and TBD), and a total of TBD smaller cities.