Barangay is a term used in the Philippines to refer to the smallest administrative division in the country. It is similar to a village or a district in other countries and is usually headed by a barangay captain.

Barangays are further subdivided into smaller areas called puroks or sitios, which are often based on geographical locations or landmarks.

Barangays are responsible for providing basic services to their residents such as maintaining peace and order, collecting taxes, and implementing government programs at the local level.