Seat o local govrenment

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The Rathaus in Hamburg, Germany, completit in 1897

In local govrenment, a ceety haw, toun house, civic centre, (in the UK or Australie) a guildhaw, or (mair rare) a municipal biggin, is the chief admeenistrative biggin o a ceety[1] toun or ither municipality. It uisually hooses the ceety or toun cooncil, its associatit depairtments, an thair employees. It an aa uisually functions as the base o the mayor o a ceety, toun, burgh, or coonty / shire.

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  1. "city hall". Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-19. 1 : the chief administrative building of a city; 2 a: a municipal government b: city officialdom or bureaucracy