A city is a large and permanent human settlement. Although there is no agreement on how a city is distinguished from a town in general English language meanings, many cities have a particular administrative, legal, or historical status based on local law.
Cities generally have complex systems for sanitation, utilities, land usage, housing, and transportation. The concentration of development greatly facilitates interaction between people and businesses, benefiting both parties in the process, but it also presents challenges to managing urban growth.
There is not enough evidence to assert what conditions gave rise to the first cities. Some theorists have speculated on what they consider suitable pre-conditions and basic mechanisms that might have been important driving forces.
Legally, a city in Washington can be described primarily by its class. There are five classes of cities in Washington:
10 first class cities
9 second class cities
1 unclassified city
192 code cities
First class cities are cities with a population over 10,000 at the time of reorganization and operating under a home rule charter. They are permitted to perform any function specifically granted them by Title 35 RCW (Revised Code of Washington). Among them are Seattle, Tacoma, Spokane, Vancouver, and Yakima.
Second class cities are cities with a population over 1,500 at the time of reorganization and operating without a home rule charter. Like first class cities, they are permitted to perform any function specifically granted them by Title 35 RCW. Among them are Port Orchard, Wapato, and Colville.
Towns are municipalities with a population of under 1,500 at the time of reorganization. Towns are not authorized to operate under a charter. Like the previously listed cities, they are permitted to perform any function specifically granted them by Title 35 RCW. Among them are Steilacoom, Friday Harbor, Eatonville, and Waterville. In 1994, the legislature made 1,500 the minimum population required to incorporate.
Texas has a total of 254 counties, by far the largest number of counties of any state.
Each county is run by a five-member Commissioners' Court consisting of four commissioners elected from single-member districts (called commissioner precincts) and a county judge elected at-large. The county judge does not have authority to veto a decision of the commissioners court; the judge votes along with the commissioners (being the tie-breaker in close calls). In smaller counties, the county judge actually does perform judicial duties, but in larger counties the judge's role is limited to serving on the commissioners court and certifying elections. Certain officials, such as the sheriff and tax collector, are elected separately by the voters, but the commissioners court determines their office budgets, and sets overall county policy. All county elections are partisan, and commissioner precincts are redistricted after each ten year Census both to equalize the voting power in each and in consideration of the political party preferences of the voters in each.
The strong quake hit at a relatively shallow depth of 31 kilometres (20 miles), about 127 kilometres southwest of the city of Ternate... A powerful quake shook the island of Lombok in 2018 and several more tremors followed over the next couple of weeks, killing more than 550 people on the holiday island and neighbouring Sumbawa.
Away from the city, travellers have the opportunity to reconnect with nature ... A post shared by Akun Hits No 1 Lombok 👏👏 (@lombokhit) on Sep 16, 2017 at 9.27pm PDT ... Tuck into dishes such as fish satay, Babalung ribs or chicken with Lombok chilli sambal – note that the best halal restaurants can be found in the main city areas, rather than at resorts.
Mataram, W Nusa Tenggara (ANTARA) - The Mataram city government is planning to return the disaster relief funds allocated by the government for repairing homes damaged in the 2018 Lombok earthquake, an official said ... Mataram city government validates data on Lombok quake victims ... Mataram City`s squares full of tents of quake evacuees.
Earlier this month another was found by fishermen north of the East Java port city of Surabaya near the approaches to the Lombok Strait separating Java and Bali...Manned underwater craft, particularly US Navy nuclear submarines, mostly use the Lombok and easternmost Ombai straits, ...
The primary culprit may have been the 1257 MountSalamas eruption, which took place in Lombok, Indonesia... This immense event buried most of Lombok and even reached neighboring islands. The eruption caused many casualties, including several human habitations and Pamatan, the Lombok capital.
As I look ahead to 2019 here in Indonesia, my thoughts turn to families in Lombok who experienced a devastating earthquake in August, and thousands of other ...We can’t neglect the early recovery and reconstruction needs around the city of Palu in Sulawesi and in northwest Lombok.