What Does Borough Mean?


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A town with its independent municipal corporation is known as a borough. It also elects its M.P. (Member of Parliament). The term was originally in use in England, Germany and Scotland way back in the middle ages, but now boroughs are common in several countries especially the United Kingdom, Quebec in Canada and some parts of the United States. Though these boroughs are governed independently originally they enjoyed only limited administrative freedom.

In the United Kingdom there are three separate forms of boroughs found, those in the Greater London area, in the rest of England and those found in Northern Ireland. Boroughs in the Greater London area total thirty two and include the City of Westminster.
In the rest of England boroughs originally meant those that enjoyed some sort of local government but these days the title is mostly ceremonial.

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