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Colin Smale colin.smale at xs4all.nl
Tue May 8 11:05:31 BST 2012

In general, the world considers a city to be a "very large town". In the 
UK (and possibly other places) the concept of "city" has specific 
connotations, namely the granting of Letters Patent by the Crown (a 
cathedral is not a prerequisite, nor is it a guarantee of city status!)

A similar system in the Netherlands dictates that The Hague is 
technically only a village as it has never formally been granted the 
right to call itself a town, let alone a city.

The Post Town (as used by Royal Mail) is one way of defining a location, 
but there may be cases where Royal Mail disagrees with local government 
and/or common usage.

On 08/05/2012 11:36, Philip Barnes wrote:
> I believe there is an address locallity which can be used in this case.
> Why city though? Isn't posttown more correct, not every address 
> contains the name of city. Mine for example, Shrewsbury. It is a large 
> town, but not a city. To be a city it would require a cathedral.
> Phil
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