Geographical Level details for Parish

Type:Parish
Identifier:11
Description:(Civil) A division or department of a county or other area, sometimes identical with an ecclesiastical parish but sometimes having quite different limits, constituted for various purposes of local government and civil administration, originally esp. for the administration of the Poor Law in England or (Ecclesiastical) a relatively large area (resembling a modern diocese) incorporating a township or cluster of townships under the control of a minster (Oxford English Dictionary).
Number of units in system:41412
ADL Feature Type:countries, 4th order divisions
Possible type values: Ecclesiastical Parish , Parish-level Unit , Scottish Parish , Irish Civil Parish