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Ipoh City Council
Ipoh City Council in Malaysia.

A city council, town council, town board, or board of aldermen is the legislative body that governs a city, town, municipality or local government area.

Because of the differences in legislation between the states, the exact definition of a City Council varies. However, it is generally only those local government areas which have been specifically granted city status (usually on a basis of population) that are entitled to refer to themselves as cities.

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