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What are the differences between a county, a town, and a city? Please answer!?

I'm curious to know what are the differences between a county, a town, and a city?

BQ: Which one out of the three is the smallest when it comes to size and which one out of the three is the biggest when it comes to size?

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago
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    The difference between a town and a city is the form of government. Towns usually have an annual town meeting and all citizens can attend and vote on issues. In contrast city govern usually involves an elected city council and/or mayor that do the decision making.

    A county is a subdivision of a state that's made of many towns and cities.

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    • Holy Vengeance
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      8 months agoReport

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  • Jon
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    A county was historically an area ruled over by a count (a noble rank between a duke and a baron). In modern usage it is name for an administrative district in the UK and USA (e.g. England has 38 counties).

    There is no fixed and worldwide distinction between a town and a city. In the UK historically a town which had a cathedral or a minster (major churches) was called a city. In the USA I believe a city has a different type of local government to a town. Globally, a city ios simply a very large town.

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    Traditionally, a county is an area that has it's own count/earl

    A town is different from a village because it has a fence around it (Zaun still is the german word for fence).

    A city is a town that has been granted city-rights

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