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  1. Mar 3, 2022 · Many counties have transportation responsibilities, while not all Alaska boroughs do. And instead of a bunch of county courthouses, the state has a unified court system. The state also...

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  2. Sep 17, 2022 · In Alaska, counties are instead called boroughs. Boroughs are similar to counties in many ways. They are both first-order administrative subdivisions and they have both governmental and civil functions. The only difference between a borough and a county is that a borough has a smaller population than a county. There are 19 boroughs in Alaska.

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  5. Alaska is politically divided into something called “boroughs,” which are the equivalent of counties in other states. Since most of Alaska is very sparsely populated, and large parts are virtually uninhabited, there are not many of these boroughs, and most of them are very large. (For example, Texas has 254 counties.

  6. boroughs. what does Alaska have instead of counties?

  7. Alaska is also unusual in that it does not have counties. Instead, it is divided into boroughs in some of the more populated areas, but nearly half the state is in the Unorganized Borough and has no local government or services other than town or village councils.

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