Parish (administrative division)
A parish is an administrative division used by several countries. In all parts of the British Isles except Scotland and Wales, it is known as a civil parish to distinguish it from the ecclesiastical parish.
A country-side administrative parish corresponds to the concept of socken in Nordic countries, a predecessor to today's municipalities of Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark.
The table below lists countries which use this administrative division:
- ^ "Parish and historical maps". Land & Property Information. Government of New South Wales. 2012. Archived from the original on 5 January 2015. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
- ^ "In praise of ... civil parishes". The Guardian. 16 May 2011.
- ^ "An Overview of County Government". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on April 17, 2013. Retrieved April 25, 2013.
- ^ The Newberry Library (2009). "South Carolina: Individual County Chronologies, South Carolina Atlas of Historical County Boundaries". publications.newberry.org. Chicago, Illinois, US. Retrieved June 5, 2018.