Comment 69420

By Mahesh_P_Butani (registered) - website | Posted September 12, 2011 at 10:06:52

"...divides that exist and have existed since amalgamation..." ~ Mr. Meister

“Cease to lament for that thou canst not help; and study help for that which thou lamentest” ~ Bill S.

History of large human settlements are replete with mergers & amalgamations - cities thus evolve and grow. Settlements usually associated with frozen time are called Hamlets. That is not to say one is better than the other, it is just the way of growth.

Denmark: In 1970, mergers brought the number of municipalities of Denmark from 1,098 to 277. In 2007, the (by then) 270 municipalities were consolidated into 98 municipalities, most of them results of mergers.

Finland: An ongoing series of mergers has reduced the number of municipalities of Finland from 432 in 2006 to 336 in 2011

Germany: Several states of West Germany carried out municipal merger programmes in the 1960s and 1970s.

"Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards." ~ Soren Kierkegaard

Comment edited by Mahesh_P_Butani on 2011-09-12 10:09:32

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