Communes of Romania
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A commune (comună in Romanian) is the lowest level of administrative subdivision in Romania. There are 2686 communes in Romania. The commune is the rural subdivision of a county (urban areas, such as towns and cities within a county, are given the status of city or municipality).
There is no clear restriction on the population of a commune, even though when a commune becomes relatively urbanised and exceeds approximately 10,000 inhabitants it is usually granted city status (despite cities being on the same secondary administrative level as communes they do have a more powerful form of local government). Some urban or semi-urban areas of less than 10,000 inhabitants have also been given city status.
Each commune is administered by a mayor (primar in Romanian). A commune is made up of one or more villages even though villages do not have an administrative function. Communes, like cities, correspond to the LAU-2 subdivisions in the European Union.
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