Local government

Local  is a generic term for the lowest tiers of  administration within a particular sovereign .

This particular usage of the   refers specifically to a level of administration that is both geographically-localised and has limited powers.

While in some countries, “” is normally reserved purely for a national administration () (which may be known as a central  or  ), the term local is always used specifically in to national – as well as, in many cases, the activities of sub-national, first-level administrative divisions (which are generally known by names such as cantons, provinces, states, oblasts, or regions).

Local governments generally act only within powers specifically delegated to them by and/or directives of a higher level of .

In  states, local generally comprises a third or fourth tier of , whereas in unitary states, local usually occupies the second or third tier of .

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