What is borough?

  • (noun): One of the administrative divisions of a large city.
    See also — Additional definitions below


A borough is an administrative division in various countries. In principle, the term borough designates a self-governing township although, in practice, official use of the term varies widely.

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Záhorská Bystrica
... Záhorská Bystrica (German Bisternitz, Hungarian Pozsonybeszterce) is a borough in northern Bratislava ... It is a small borough with preserved peasants' houses and more recent modern villas and estates ... The borough is home to Slovakia's major TV station, TV Markíza ...
Wyomissing, Pennsylvania
... Wyomissing is a borough in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States, established on July 2, 1906 ... the combined 2000 Census estimate was 11,155 making it the most populous borough in Berks County ... The borough is recognized as a Tree City USA and selected as a "Contender" for the best places to live in Pennsylvania by Money magazine ...
Borough - Etymology
... The word borough derives from the Old English word burh, meaning a fortified settlement ... In some cases, the 'berg' element in place names has converged towards burg/borough for instance Farnborough, from fernaberga (fern-hill) ...
Rockledge, Pennsylvania - Politics and Government
... Rockledge has a borough manager form of government with a mayor and a seven-member borough council ... The Borough Council President is Jason Showmaker ... The Borough's Acting Police Chief is Jerry Miller ...
Rutledge, Pennsylvania - History
... There is a long-standing legend that the Borough was named after Ann Rutledge, a sweetheart of Abraham Lincoln ... However, the site of what is now Rutledge Borough was once a section of land on the estate of Edward Rutledge, who served as Representative from South Carolina at the Constitutional Convention of ...

More definitions of "borough":

  • (noun): An English town that forms the constituency of a member of Parliament.