In the U.S. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity that is usually smaller than a city. There are 958 boroughs in Pennsylvania. All municipalities in Pennsylvania are classified as either cities, boroughs, or townships. The only exception to this is the town of Bloomsburg which is recognized by state government as the only incorporated town in 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.
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