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'''''Große Kreisstadt''''' ({{IPA-de|ˈɡʁoːsə ˈkʁaɪsˌʃtat|lang}}, "major district town") is a term in the [[municipal law]] (''[[Gemeindeordnung]]'') of several [[States of Germany|German states]]. In some federal states the term is used as a special legal status for a [[Districts of Germany|district]]-affiliated [[town]]—as distinct from an [[independent city]]—with additional competences in comparison with other [[Municipalities of Germany|municipalities]] of the district. The title is based on sovereign conferment by the state government.