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Baladiyah (Arabic: بلدية‎) is a type of Arabic administrative division that can be translated as district or municipality. The plural is baladiyat (Arabic: بلديات‎). Grammatically, it is the feminine of بلدي "rural, country-, folk-".

The Arabic term amanah (أمانة) is also used for "municipality".


  • Arab countries 1
    • Sets 1.1
    • Other 1.2
  • Turkish 2
  • See also 3

Arab countries


Specific set Note
Communes of Algeria refer to tertiary level administration divisions
municipalities of Lebanon refer to tertiary level administration divisions
municipalities of Qatar top level
Districts of Libya#Baladiyat former
municipalities of Damascus



In Turkish, the word belediye (definite accusative belediyesi), which is a loan from Arabic, means municipality or city council.

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