Urban township

An urban township is a designation of a unit of local government in several countries.

United States

The term is called urban township Michigan, Minnesota and Ohio and urban town in Wisconsin. Generally, an urban township is afforded more local authority than that of a township and less than that of a city. Often, urban townships use this authority for greater economic development. (In Michigan, an urban township is different from a Charter township.) For more information on the specifics in each state, see the respective entries below:


In Taiwan, the urban township (Chinese: ; pinyin: zhèn) is an administrative division of a county. Currently there are 38 urban townships in Taiwan. Those urban townships are:

See also

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