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Commune (subdivision)

For other meanings, see commune.

A commune is an administrative subdivision of various European countries, including France, Luxembourg, Germany, Poland and Norway. Within its territory it is the modern heir of the Medieval commune.

It's sometimes translated as municipality and corresponds to individual villages, towns, cities, or groupings of hamlets, governed by a mayor and a city/municipal council .

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