City status
City status is the national recognition of an area as a city
A city is a relatively large and permanent settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town within general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.For example, in the U.S...

. Specifically, "city status" may refer to:
  • City rights in the Low Countries
  • City status in Ireland
    City status in Ireland
    In the island of Ireland, the term city has somewhat differing meanings in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.Historically, city status in the United Kingdom, and before that in the Kingdom of Ireland, was a ceremonial designation. It carried more prestige than the alternative municipal...

  • City status in the United Kingdom
    City status in the United Kingdom
    City status in the United Kingdom is granted by the British monarch to a select group of communities. The holding of city status gives a settlement no special rights other than that of calling itself a "city". Nonetheless, this appellation carries its own prestige and, consequently, competitions...

  • City status in the United States of America
    City status in the United States of America
    In the United States of America, the labeling of a population center as a city is left to the individual state governments. Within each state's constitution are provisions for local governance; thus the distinction, or lack thereof, between entities such as towns, cities, etc. can vary from state...

  • City status in Sweden
    City status in Sweden
    Stad is a Swedish term which nominally means town but can also encompass the English word "city". Since 1971 stad has had no administrative or legal significance in Sweden and there exists no commonly accepted definition of the term.-History :...

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