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in the United States. In the New England states the town is the basic unit of local government. The New England town government's unique feature is the town meeting, much praised as a nearly pure form of democracy.
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A political and geographic area within the boundaries of a municipal government; sometimes separate from a larger county.


1. a small town
2. (in the Scottish Highlands and islands) a small crofting community
3. (in the US and Canada) a territorial area, esp a subdivision of a county: often organized as a unit of local government
4. (formerly, in South Africa) a planned urban settlement of Black Africans or Coloured people
5. English history
a. any of the local districts of a large parish, each division containing a village or small town
b. the particular manor or parish itself as a territorial division
c. the inhabitants of a township collectively
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We purchased land near the green belt but the SDDA officials sold the green belt illegally after cutting all the trees,' said Amanullah, another resident of the township.
Aside from the expansion of its office portfolio, Megaworld is also building a retail row around the township.
The township has limited gap-closing capacity, with little ability to increase revenue.
The state Treasury Department anticipates a continued relationship with Royal Oak Charter Township officials and will further support the township as it continues to improve its finances, operations and quality of life for its residents.
The first township project to embody this concept would be Eastwood City, located along C-5 Road in Quezon City, whose success of this development has prompted the real estate arm of self-made tycoon Andrew Tan to continue developing more of such projects and replicate it in the provinces.
This is Megaworld's 19th township development and the fourth to be launched in 2015.
The Senior Minister on this occasions announced that all the directors, staff and sections of PDA concerned with RMT would forthwith shifted to the side office of the township to listen and settle grievances of the local dwellers while also cautioned that any director or official found absent from duty would be removed from office by very next day.
The trustees are joined in their appeal by the Ohio Township Association and the Coalition of Large Ohio Urban Townships.
Plot owners are not allowed to deviate far from the norms since the purpose of an integrated township is providing a uniform, wellbalanced neighbourhood," says Puri of JLL.
The municipality also has the record of Esteqlal township of Haji Munir and Abdul Wasae township near the Tepa-i-Radar, Sdat Parvez Arabzada, Sdat mer Sattar, Pamir, Wahdat, Adalat, Suleh, Islamabad, Gulistan, Ariay-e-Sabz, Sharifabad, Zakirin, Nejat Mena (Najib Kabuli) and Adro Gul in the 17th district.
The feasibility study concluded that the construction costs alone would make it impossible for the township to address the state's security directive and the overcrowding issue with one solution.
Today, twenty states use the town or township form of government.