- Borough (Pennsylvania)
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. [ [http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/deskbook06/Basics01_Local_Government_Entities.pdf Pennsylvania Legislator’s Municipal Deskbook, Third Edition (2006)] (
A borough is a self-governing
municipalentity 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, Pennsylvaniawhich is recognized by state government publications as the "only" incorporated town. [http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/pamanual/cwp/view.asp?a=437&Q=129762&pm=1&pamanualNav=| The Pennsylvania Manual 117] ] [ [http://www.newpa.com/download.aspx?id=82 "Pennsylvania Local Government Fact Sheet", 2005] ] [ [http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/deskbook06/Basics01_Local_Government_Entities.pdf "Local Government Entities in Pennsylvania"] and [http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/deskbook06/Basics08_Municipal_Statistics.pdf "Municipal Statistics"] in [http://www.lgc.state.pa.us/deskbook.html "Legislator’s Municipal Deskbook for Pennsylvania"] ] 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. [ [http://www.columbiamontourchamber.com/Alliance/quality_of_life.html Bloomsburg] ] [ [http://www.pacode.com/secure/data/302/chapter23/chap23toc.html Pennsylvania code, Title 302, Chapter 23] ]
List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania
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