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Picture of Pichilemu, a Chilean comuna

A commune is a minor administrative subdivision corresponding to an urban or rural zone, or mixed. It is the equivalent of a municipality, a council, or other instances of local administration.

Communes in the world

Many countries have adopted the name of commune (or similar) for their minor and basic administrative unit. Some countries are Germany (Gemeinde), Belgium (commune/gemeente), Chile (comuna), Colombia (Comuna), Denmark (kommune), France (commune), Italy (comune), Luxembourg (commune), Netherlands (gemeente), Poland (gmina), Sweden (kommun) and Switzerland (Gemeinde/commune/comune).