A local government area is an administrative division of a country that a local government is responsible for. The size of an LGA varies by country but it is generally a subdivision of a state, province, division, or territory.
Local government area is an official designation in The Gambia, and Nigeria.
The phrase is used as a generalised description in Australia and the United Kingdom to describe such areas whose actual status can be unequal (e.g. boroughs, counties and cities) and in different countries within the United Kingdom. The term is particularly common in Australia where most local governments within a state have equivalent functions and powers even if they have different statuses.
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... At the 2011 Census, there were 68,413 people in the Coffs Harbour local government area, of these 48.5% were male and 51.5% were female ... Of people in the area aged 15 years and over, 48.4% were married and 14.8% were either divorced or separated. 5.78% and 8.32% respectively, population growth in the Coffs Harbour local government area was higher than the national average ...
... Central Highlands Regional Council is a Local Government Area in Queensland, Australia ... The Local Government Area was created in March 2008 as a result of the report of the Local Government Reform Commission released in July 2007 ... The new Council, located in Central Queensland, contains the entire areas of four previous Local Government Areas Shire of Bauhinia Shire of Duaringa Shire of Emerald and Shire of Peak Downs ...
... Statistics, there were 24,749 people as at 30 June 2006, the 73rd largest Local Government Area in New South Wales ... the 70th largest population growth in a Local Government Area in New South Wales ... over the year to 30 June 2006, the 79th fastest growth in population of a Local Government Area in New South Wales ...
... Akinyele is a Local Government Area in Oyo State, Nigeria ... It is one of the eleven local governments that make up Ibadan metropolis ... Akinyele local government area was created in 1976 and it shares boundaries with Afijio Local Government to the north, Lagelu Local Government Area to the east, Ido Local ...
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