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What are the requirements to become a Borough? It seems that most of them are small(in land area) and densely populated. Are there any boroughs that are actually large in terms of land area?
- Yes, administratively, what makes a borough a borought instead of, say, a township? The article doesn't mention anything about how this form of government differs. If it only differs, nominally, from a township, then that needs to be made note of. --Criticalthinker (talk) 05:39, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
- This is exactly what I was just asking myself. I lived in Pennsylvania from 2000-2009, then moving to my native California. From what little I could tell, Townships divided themselves into postal "towns" that somewhat mimic unincorporated areas in California. And Boroughs did not. I'd be very curious to know the real distinction. YellowAries2010 (talk) 19:12, 1 February 2011 (UTC)
- I'm given to understand that townships are the oldest model, dating back to Penn, which most townships having converted to either boroughs or third-class cities. More information available in the Pennsylvania Manual on pages 6-5 and 6-6. -Fuzzy (talk) 18:25, 25 October 2016 (UTC)