There are 535 in the state of Georgia. They must have charters. The municipal charters outline the form of government, boundaries and powers. There is no set limit of the number of municipalities in Georgia. Municipal charters are approved by the General Assembly. There must be more than 200 people living in an area, it must be 3 miles from another city, at least 2/3 of the land is split into living or business properties. To remain a municipality, a city must hold regular elections, have 6 official meetings a year, provide 3 or more services. There are three different types of municipal governments: council-manager, strong mayor-council, and weak mayor-council.