Local municipality (Quebec)

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The local municipality, (municipalité locale) is the lowest unit of local government in Quebec and is distinguish it from the higher-level regional county municipality, or RCM, a municipal government at the supralocal level.

Eight municipalities are further subdivided into boroughs.

There are also eleven agglomerations grouping a number of municipalities and exercising some of the powers that would be exercised by a municipality elsewhere in Quebec.

With the exception of some Aboriginal communities, municipalities are governed by the Towns and Cities Act and the Municipal Code of Québec.

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