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List of Alaska boroughs and census areas

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Map of Alaska boroughs and census areas
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Map of Alaska boroughs and census areas

The U.S. state of Alaska is not divided into counties as other states in the country are. Much of the more densely populated parts of the state are divided into boroughs, which function in a manner similar to counties in other states. However, uniquely, boroughs do not cover the entire land area of the state. The area of Alaska not part of any borough is referred to as the unorganized borough.

For the 1970 Census, the government of Alaska and the U.S. Census Bureau divided the unorganized borough into census areas. However, these areas exist solely for the purposes of statistical analysis and presentation. They have no government of their own. There are services provided by borough governments that are provided directly by the Alaska state government in the unorganized borough.

In addition, the municipality of Anchorage is independent of any borough or census area. These three different types of divisions—boroughs, census areas, and municipality—are treated as county-level equivalents by the Census Bureau.


See Also

fr:Subdivisions de l'tat d'Alaska ja:アラスカ州の郡一覧

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