Geographical Level details for Parish

Description:(Civil) A division or department of a county or other area, sometimes identical with an ecclesiastical parish but sometimes having quite different limits, constituted for various purposes of local government and civil administration, originally esp. for the administration of the Poor Law in England or (Ecclesiastical) a relatively large area (resembling a modern diocese) incorporating a township or cluster of townships under the control of a minster (Oxford English Dictionary).
Number of units in system:54375
ADL Feature Type:countries, 4th order divisions
Possible type values: Ecclesiastical Parish , Irish Civil Parish , Parish-level Unit , Ancient Vill , Scottish Parish