Tehsil


Tehsil

A tehsil (tahsil, tahasil) (Hindi: तहसील, Urdu: تحصیل); also known as taluk (taluq, taluka), and mandal, is an administrative division of some countries of South Asia.

Generally, a tehsil consists of a city or town that serves as its headquarters, possibly additional towns, and a number of villages. As an entity of local government, it exercises certain fiscal and administrative power over the villages and municipalities within its jurisdiction. It is the ultimate executive agency for land records and related administrative matters. Its chief official is called the tehsildar or less officially the talukdar or taluka muktiarkar.

Contents

Variations

Taluka or Tehsil can be called Suburbs Tehsil and taluka and their variants are used as English words without further translation. Since these terms are unfamiliar to English speakers outside of the subcontinent, the word county has sometimes been provided as a gloss, on the basis that a tehsil, like a county, is an administrative unit hierarchically above the local city, town, or village, but subordinate to a larger state or province. However, India and Pakistan have two (or more, at least in parts of India) intermediate levels of hierarchy—the District and the tehsil, both of which are sometimes glossed as county. In neither case is the analogy very precise in specific details.

India

In India the term tehsil is only used in some states. For details see the corresponding article.

Pakistan

In Pakistan, the term tehsil is generally used except in Sindh where the term taluka (Urdu: تعلقه) predominates, e.g., Larkana Taluka.[1] The tehsil is the second-lowest tier of local government in Pakistan; each tehsil is part of a larger District (Zila/Zilah (Urdu: ضلع)). Each tehsil is subdivided into a number of Union Councils. In the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, tehsil has the same meaning as explained above except for Malakand Division. In Malakand Division, a District (Zila/Zilah) has two or more Subdivisions and a Subdivision has two or more tehsils. The Subdivisions in Malakand Division are about the same as tehsils in the rest of the country.

See also

References

External links

  • 2001 maps; provides maps of social, economic and demographic data of India in 2001
  • Chak Rajaram Tiwaripur

Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Tehsil — Las palabras tehsil, tahsil, tahasil, taluka, y taluk se refieren a una unidad de gobierno en algunos países del subcontinente indio. La preferencia regional determina el término a ser usado, tehsil viene siendo preferido en Pakistán y en algunos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Tehsil — Les Tehsil ou suivant les régions ou prononciation tahsil, taluka ou tahasil sont des subdivisions administratives du sous continent indien parmi les plus petites. En Inde Dans bon nombre de régions de l Inde. Typiquement les tehesil sont des… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tehsil — Beispiel: Der Bundesstaat Goa ist in zwei Distrikte und elf Talukas unterteilt Ein Tehsil (auch Tahsil, Tahasil, in einigen Gegenden auch Taluka, Taluk oder Taluq, in Andhra Pradesh Mandal) ist eine Verwaltungseinheit in Pakistan und Indien. In… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • tehsil — Inglish (Indian English) Dictionary A subdivision of a county …   English dialects glossary

  • tehsil — /ˈtɛsɪl/ (say tesil) noun (in India) an administrative division within a district of a state, mainly for the purpose of the collection of government revenue; revenue district. {Hindi tahsīl, from Arabic taḥṣīl} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Tehsil d'Abbottabad — Le Tehsil d Abbottabad est en rouge sur cette carte, le Tehsil d Havelian est en vert. Le Tehsil d Abbottabad est l un des deux Tehsil (avec celui d Havelian) du District d Abbottabad au Pakistan. Les Union Councils Le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Tehsil d'Havelian — 33° 56′ 00″ N 73° 07′ 00″ E / 33.9333, 73.1167 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Oghi (tehsil) — Administrative subdivisions of Mansehra District. Oghi Tehsil is a sub district (Tehsil) of Mansehra District in the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa province of Pakistan. The Tehsil takes its name from the main city of the area, Oghi. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • Sarai Alamgir Tehsil — Sarai Alamgir Tehsil …   Wikipedia

  • Murree Tehsil —   Tehsil   Country …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.