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Purok (English: District), also known as zone, is a political subdivision of a barangay. It is the smallest unit of governance in the Philippines led by an appointed barangay councilor. It is not, however, officially considered a local government unit. The barangay is the smallest political unit officially.
A purok is typically composed of twenty to fifty or more households, depending on the particular geographical location and cluster of houses. If created and given a mandate by an ordinance of the barangay, municipality, or city, a purok could perform government functions under the coordination and supervision of their local officials.
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