Ward (electoral subdivision)

A ward is a local authority area, typically used for electoral purposes. Wards are usually named after neighbourhoods, thoroughfares, parishes, landmarks, geographical features and in some cases historical figures connected to the area. It is common in the United States for wards to simply be numbered.

In Swahili/Kiswahili Local Ward is called Kata.

In Australia, Canada, Monaco, New Zealand, South Africa, the United Kingdom, and the United States, they are an electoral district within a district or municipality, used in local government elections. In the United States, wards are usually subdivided into precincts for polling purposes.

In the Republic of Ireland, urban Wards and rural District Electoral Divisions were renamed Electoral Divisions in 1994.[1] The electoral districts for local authorities are often popularly called "wards". These consist of multiple electoral divisions, and are officially called "local electoral areas".[2]

In the case of a municipal amalgamation, the former cities and towns that make up the new metropolis may be referred to as wards.

  • In certain cities of India, such as Mumbai and Delhi, a ward is an administrative unit of the city region; a city area is divided into Zones, which in turn contains numerous wards. The smallest administrative unit of Gram Panchayats in India is also known as a ward.[3][4]
  • In Japan, a ward (ku or 区 in Japanese) is an administrative unit of one of the larger cities, closely equivalent to a London Borough or a New York Borough.
  • In Vietnam, a ward (phường) is an administrative subunit of an inner city district (quận).
  • A ward in Nepal is a political division. Nine wards make up a village development committee (VDC); VDCs make districts; districts makes zones; and zones (regions) make up the country.
  • In parts of northern England, a ward was a sub-entity of a county, equivalent to a hundred.

See also


  1. ^ Local Government Act, 1994 §63
  2. ^ Local Government Act, 1994 §24
  3. ^ Zones Municipal Corporation of Delhi
  4. ^ Elected Members: Rohini Zone (Ward-wise) at Municipal Corporation of Delhi

Barwaha is a municipality in Khargone district in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. The Barwaha town is divided into 18 wards for which elections are held every 5 years. The Barwaha Municipality has population of 39,973 of which 20,940 are males while 19,033 are females as per report released by Census India 2011. Literacy rate of Barwaha is 87.27% higher than state average of 69.32%. In Barwaha, Male literacy is around 92.73% while female literacy rate is 81.23%.

Barwaha Municipality has total administration over 5,133 houses to which it supplies basic amenities like water and sewerage. It is also authorized to build roads within Municipality limits and impose taxes on properties coming under its jurisdiction. This is a beautiful town situated on the banks of the Narmada River. It has got the largest CISF training campus in India. The town is surrounded by hundreds of very small villages and so is the main market area for those villages. On every Tuesday people from all these villages come to purchase their weekly required materials, whereas on Friday most of the shops remain closed.


Mohisbathan (Mahis Bāthān)(Bengali: মহিষবাথান) is a Mahallain in Rajshahi Division, under Rajpara Thana in Bangladesh.

Mohisbathan is also known as Mahis Bathan, Mahis Bāthān, Mahishbathan. West Mohisbathan, North Mohisbathan. East Mohisbathan.

It includes developing areas with improved communication, electricity, gas, water supply, sewerage and sanitation with comparatively higher population density. The majority of the population is engaged in non-agricultural professions.

Walter J. Wren

Walter J. Wren (ca. 1873–1919) was an insurance man who was a member of the Los Angeles City Council in 1906-09.

Ward (United States)

In the United States, a ward is an optional division of a city or town for administrative and representative purposes, especially for purposes of an election. Depending upon the state and local laws, the term ward can mean any of:

an electoral district of a city council or town board, created for the purpose of providing more direct representation, from which a single councilman is elected; or

a division used in political party leadership elections; or

an administrative division, as in the wards of Newark, New Jersey or the six wards of Houston.

Wards of Bangladesh

In Bangladesh, a ward is an optional division of a city or town, especially an electoral district, for administrative and representative purposes. It is an elective unit of a City Corporation or Municipal Corporation, created for the purpose of providing more direct representation, from which a single council member is elected.

Designations for types of administrative territorial entities

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