Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor

The Lord Mayor is the title of the Mayor of a major city, with special recognition.

* In England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is a purely ceremonial post, see Mayors in the United Kingdom, list of cities in the United Kingdom, especially Lord Mayor of the City of London (the ceremonial representative of the one square mile small financial district, but with the trappings of a viceroy).
* In Australia it is a political position. Australian cities with Lord Mayors: Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Hobart, Melbourne, Newcastle, Parramatta, Perth, Sydney, and Wollongong. See list of cities in Australia.
* In Canada, the only town with a Lord Mayor is Niagara-on-the-Lake, as recognition of its role as the first Capital of Upper Canada.
* In the Republic of Ireland, the posts of Lord Mayor of Dublin and Lord Mayor of Cork still exist and are symbolic titles as in the UK.
* In the Malaysian federal capital Kuala Lumpur (Federal territory separated from Selangor, since 1 February 1974) established on 1 February 1972

Rendering other languages:
* In Denmark, as the translation of Danish "Overborgmester", it is the title of the highest Mayor of Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen.
* In Germany, it is sometimes (and perhaps anachronistically or incongruously) used to translate German "Oberbürgermeister", the title of the mayors of large, often county-free cities. As in Australia, Germany's mayors serve as the actual executive leaders of their cities. Moreover, the post of mayor in the three German city-states is equivalent to that of a Ministerpräsident (head of government of one of Germany's constitutive States) and the respective post is referred to as "Regierender Bürgermeister" (Governing Mayor) in Berlin and "Erster Bürgermeister" (First Mayor) in Hamburg.
* In Finland, the head city manager of the capital, Helsinki, is customarily given by the country's President the title "ylipormestari" [loosely translated: "high mayor"] (which then generally is much more used of the official than "kaupunginjohtaja", the title of the office itself), a tradition that resembles closely the Lord Mayoralties in other countries.

See also

*Lord Provost, the similar post in Scotland

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  • Lord Mayor — Lord May|or auch: Lord Ma|yor 〈[lɔ:d mɛ:ə(r)] m. 6〉 Erster Bürgermeister (Londons u. einiger anderer engl. Großstädte) [engl.] * * * Lord Mayor   [lɔːd meə], Titel des Oberbürgermeisters von London und zwölf anderen Städten. Lord Mayor s Day: Tag …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Lord Mayor — n. the title of the mayor of London and of the mayor of any of several other British cities …   English World dictionary

  • Lord-Mayor — (engl., spr. mē r), Titel für die ersten Bürgermeister der Städte London, Dublin, York, Liverpool, Manchester und Belfast während ihrer einjährigen Amtsführung; die Bürgermeister einiger schottischer Städte (Edinburg, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Lord Mayor — Lord Ma|yor* [... me:ɐ] der; s, s <aus gleichbed. engl. Lord Mayor> Oberbürgermeister bestimmter Großstädte im brit. Commonwealth …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Lord Mayor — ► NOUN ▪ the title of the mayor in London and some other large cities …   English terms dictionary

  • Lord Mayor — In englischsprachigen Ländern ist der Lord Mayor der Oberbürgermeister einiger Städte, der jedoch meist nur zeremonielle Funktionen wahrnimmt. Das bekannteste Beispiel ist der Lord Mayor of London. Die politischen Aufgaben werden in der Regel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lord Mayor — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Lord Mayor : singular Lord Mayor plural Lord Mayors the leader of the council in some British cities, especially the City of London …   English dictionary

  • lord mayor — lord may′or n. gov (often caps.) (esp. in Britain and the Commonwealth) the mayor of certain cities or the chief municipal officer of certain boroughs • Etymology: 1545–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • Lord Mayor — Lord May|or auch: Lord Ma|yor 〈[lɔ:d mɛ:ə(r)] m.; Gen.: ( ) s, Pl.: ( ) s〉 Erster Bürgermeister (Londons u. einiger anderer engl. Großstädte) [Etym.: engl.] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • lord mayor — The chief officer of the corporation of the city of London was formerly so called. The origin of the appellation of lord, which the mayor of London enjoyed was attributed to the fourth charter of Edward III, which conferred on that officer the… …   Black's law dictionary

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