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

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United Kingdom

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is a purely ceremonial post conferred by letters patent.

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Ireland

Equivalents in 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.
  • In Romania and Moldova, the mayors of the capitals (Bucharest and Chişinău, respectively) are named Primar General which means General Mayor. The name is ceremonial and it has no higher powers than mayors of other cities.

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Noun

Singular
Lord Mayor

Plural
Lord Mayors

Lord Mayor (plural Lord Mayors)

  1. (UK, Ireland, and some Commonwealth countries) the title of the mayor of a major city

Usage notes

  • The term is largely a ceremonial title, hence the use of capitals. However, in Australia, it is a political position and lower case lord mayor is often used. If referring to the person or their title, Lord Mayor is used.

Simple English

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

Contents

United Kingdom

In England, Wales and Northern Ireland it is a ceremonial postion. This means the person is not in charge of the day to day work of the city, but represents the city at important events. These positions are given to a person by letters patent, which are a special letter from the monarch.

Commonwealth of Nations

Ireland

Other countries

  • In Denmark, Overborgmester, is the title of the highest mayor of Denmark's capital city, Copenhagen.
  • In Germany, Oberbürgermeister, is the title of the mayors of large, often county-free cities. As in Australia, Germany's mayors are the working leaders of their cities. The mayor in the three German city-states is the same as a Ministerpräsident (head of government of one of Germany's constitutive States). These mayors are called Regierender Bürgermeister (Governing Mayor) in Berlin, and Erster Bürgermeister (First Mayor) in Hamburg.
  • In Finland, the head city manager of the capital, Helsinki, is given the title ylipormestari meaning "high mayor". This title is used more than the official title of the office, kaupunginjohtaja. This tradition is almost the same as the Lord Mayors in other countries.
  • In Romania and Moldova, the mayors of the capitals (Bucharest and Chişinău, are named Primar General which means General Mayor. The name is ceremonial and it has no higher powers than mayors of other cities.

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