First of all, you should know that "city" is difficult, if not impossible, to define since people tend to refer to a large metropolitan area by the name of the dominant independent political entity of that name. Sometimes, even the U.S. Post Office contributes to the problem.when a city is divided into parts (the city centre including), what is the best expression for them, "city parts" or borough, city district, suburb?
I don't think this sounds like "county". A county usually (but not always) encompasses several cities. You are talking about units that are smaller than the city itself. I believe it's rare that a city spans multiple counties in the U.S. I can't think of an example. The Los Angeles metropolitan area includes several counties, but the city of Los Angeles is entirely within the County of Los Angeles.Hello, I'm wondering about another word that we use in Australia, then. Could "shire" be the same as "borough" or "county"? My city is divided into different shires with its own local government and mayor. Thanks in advance.
A suburb is a residential area, either existing as part of a city (as in Australia and New Zealand, and generally in the United Kingdom) or as a separate residential community within commuting distance of a city (as in the United States and Canada).
I live in one. There are five counties, divisions of the state, in New York City. They are also the five boroughs of the city. (Some have different names; the borough of Manhattan, where I live, is New York County.)I believe it's rare that a city spans multiple counties in the U.S. I can't think of an example.
Does the mayor of New York City actually control the other boroughs as well? He is also the mayor of Queens, etc.? The county governments are subordinate to the city government? If so, I think this might be unique to New York.I live in one. There are five counties, divisions of the state, in New York City. They are also the five boroughs of the city. (Some have different names; the borough of Manhattan, where I live, is New York County.)
Wikipedia claims that a small part of Chicago lies in DuPage County. I didn't know that, nor can I find a map that shows it (I was born there), but in no sense can Chicago be said to "have" counties, although it apparently lies in parts of two.Chicagoland (the metropolitan area) has multiple counties, but the actual city of Chicago is almost exclusively in Cook County, I believe.