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In the U.S. state of Pennsylvania, boroughs are a form of local government, a subdivision of a county. As of August 2005 there were 961 boroughs in the state.[1]

A borough is a self-governing municipal entity that is smaller than a city, usually a small town; almost all areas of Pennsylvania are governed either as boroughs, cities, Home Rule Municipalities, or townships (areas not incorporated as a borough, city, or Home Rule Municipality). The only exception to this is the town of Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania which is recognized by state government publications as the "only" incorporated town.[2] [3] [4] However, in 1975, McCandless Township, in Allegheny County adopted a home rule charter under the name "Town of McCandless", but remains classified as a township by the state government.[5][6]

See also

List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania

References


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