Translation of township in Spanish:

township

Pronunciation: /ˈtaʊnʃɪp/

n

  • 1 (in (United States/los Estados Unidos) ) 1.1 [Government/Gobierno] municipio (m), municipalidad (f), ayuntamiento (m)
    More example sentences
    • North and South Fayette townships in Allegheny County posted population gains of 28 percent and 19 percent, respectively.
    • Since then, many counties and townships have switched to an electronic system eager to prevent future problems.
    • The generally accepted figure for our total tax load from townships, counties, states and the federals is 33 percent of GDP.
    More example sentences
    • Elsewhere the pattern reflects the rectilinear network of roads, which in turn derives from the early surveys of the territory based on uniform square townships six miles on a side.
    • By the end of the nineteenth century, most of the continent had been squared off into townships, and sections.
    More example sentences
    • That is something which has been recognised by church leaders and councillors in Queensbury who are campaigning to be allowed to join the growing number of villages and townships in the Bradford district which have a parish council.
    • A number of the signs have cropped up around the township and town council Chairman John Brodwell has condemned the advertisers.
    • He then became an assistant organiser in a village and township.
    1.2 (in surveys) distrito (masculine) municipal
    More example sentences
    • The centre is on a one-hectare site on the main road to the Berlin industrial and residential townships.
    • Stanbic Bank Zambia has embarked on an expansion programme that will see the opening of new outlets in Matero township and Kabulonga residential areas before going to other parts of the country.
    • The idea hit Goodrich last year after he saw how the many schools in the townships and rural areas where he delivered his second-hand furniture suffered from a lack of computer equipment.
  • 2 (in South Africa) distrito (masculine) segregado
    More example sentences
    • The site is close to Khayelitsha, a township of 500,000 black South Africans who suffered under apartheid and still live in poverty, with a 90 per cent unemployment rate.
    • Instead, the accounts of life in the black townships of South Africa resonate with his descriptions of Robben Island as a place that intensifies the degradation and violence of apartheid.
    • Boxing is a rough trade and South Africa's crime-ridden townships and inner cities are rough places, with widespread poverty and glaring disparities of income.

Definition of township in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day deteriorar
vt
los conflictos laborales han deteriorado nuestras relaciones = the labor disputes have damaged our relations …
Cultural fact of the day

Palacio de Oriente, also known as the Palacio Real, is the official residence of the Spanish Royal Family. The Royal Family now lives in the Palacio de la Zarzuela, on the outskirts of Madrid.