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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 · Alaska is the only state that does not call its first-order administrative subdivisions counties (Louisiana uses parishes instead). 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.

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  4. Mar 28, 2020 · Alaska does not call its counties by that name, instead they are considered boroughs. Louisiana and Alaska both still have operational county governments. According to the National Association of Counties, only Connecticut and Rhode Island do not have operational county governments.

  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. TIL that Alaska does not have Counties like most US States, or Parishes as in Louisiana, but instead uses a mix of Census Areas and Boroughs. Its largest Borough - the "Unorganized Borough" is 319,852 sq mi (828,413 km2), which is larger than any US State but Alaska itself.

  7. May 31, 2022 · Alaska’s boroughs were intended to be more versatile and powerful than counties. The failure of some local economies to generate enough revenue to support separate counties was an important issue. What two states have parishes instead of counties? Louisiana has parishes instead of counties, and Alaska has boroughs.

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