A municipal corporation is a term used by the local government. An incorporated town is able to create its own laws. These laws are in addition to the laws of the country, province, or state where the town is located.
Municipal charters[change | change source]
A municipal charters is a legal paper that establishes municipality; such as a city or town. This was created in Europe during the Middle Ages time. With a municipal charter, the new towns or cities are given rights.
Municipal charters by country[change | change source]
Canada[change | change source]
Germany[change | change source]
India[change | change source]
In India the municipal corporation has a local government that is in charge of a city population that has 200,000 people or more. Because of the panchayati raj system, the city government has to discuss with the state government. Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad have the biggest municipal corporations. Members are chosen from the wards of the city. The municipal corporations are responsible for roads, public transportation, water supply, records of births and deaths, sanitation that includes waste management, sewage, drainage and flood control, public safety services like fire and ambulance services, gardens and maintenance of buildings. Taxes is where the municipal corporations get their money from to fix problems in their cities.
Republic of Ireland[change | change source]
South Africa[change | change source]
Sweden[change | change source]
Philippines[change | change source]
United Kingdom[change | change source]
United States[change | change source]
In the United States, cities are made by the municipal charters. This is usually followed by a referendum vote.