Village (Pennsylvania)

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A Village in Pennsylvania is a geographic area within a larger political subdivision, usually a Township, although some villages are located within a Borough. Often, a village is also a census-designated place, but this is not always the case.

Geographic area[edit]

Villages in Pennsylvania are very often loosely defined by local residents with no definitive borders. They often represent the area of original settlement in an area.

Government[edit]

As villages in Pennsylvania are not political subdivision in and of themselves, they have no local governmental authority. Instead, they are part of, and under the authority of, their respective municipality.