County seat

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A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.wikipedia
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County

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A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.
The Saxons had already established the districts that became the historic counties of England, calling them shires; many county names derive from the name of the county town (county seat) with the word shire added on: for example, Gloucestershire and Worcestershire.

Capital city

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A county seat is an administrative center, seat of government, or capital city of a county or civil parish.
In several English-speaking states, the terms county town and county seat are also used in lower subdivisions.

Ellicott City, Maryland

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Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Ellicott City is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in, and the county seat of, Howard County, Maryland, United States.

Howard County, Maryland

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Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
Its county seat is Ellicott City.

Towson, Maryland

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Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
It is the county seat of Baltimore County and the second-most populated unincorporated county seat in the United States (after Ellicott City, the seat in nearby Howard County, southwest of Baltimore).

Middle Township, New Jersey

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For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality.
The township's Cape May Court House section is the county seat of Cape May County.

Baltimore County, Maryland

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Ellicott City, the county seat of Howard County, is the largest unincorporated county seat in the United States, followed by Towson, the county seat of Baltimore County, Maryland.
The city remained a part of surrounding Baltimore County and continued to serve as its county seat from 1768–1851.

Administrative division

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In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state.
Within those entities are the large and small cities or towns, which may or may not be the county seat.

Hualien City

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Hualien City (Mandarin Pīnyīn: Huālián Shì; Wade-Giles: Hua¹-lien² Shih⁴; Hokkien POJ: Hoa-lian-chhī or Hoa-liân-chhī) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Hualien County, Taiwan.

Jincheng, Kinmen

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It is the county seat of Kinmen County, Fujian Province, Republic of China (Taiwan).

Magong

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Magong (Hokkien POJ: Má-keng) is a county-administered city and seat of Penghu County, Taiwan.

Douliu

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Douliu (Hokkien POJ: Táu-la̍k) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Yunlin County, Taiwan.

Cape May Court House, New Jersey

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For example, Cape May Court House, New Jersey, though unincorporated, is a section of Middle Township, an incorporated municipality.
It is the county seat of Cape May County and serves as the principal administrative hub for the township.

Nangan, Lienchiang

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Nangan Township is a rural township in the Matsu Islands and the county seat of Lienchiang County, Taiwan.

Arlington County, Virginia

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The exceptions include the county seats of counties that have no incorporated municipalities within their borders, such as Arlington County, Virginia (where the county seat is the entire county ).
Its county seat is the census-designated place (CDP) of Arlington, which is coterminous with the boundaries of the county; however, the county courthouse and most government offices are located in the Courthouse neighborhood.

Iowa

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However, some counties in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New York, and Vermont have two or more county seats, usually located on opposite sides of the county.
Iowa has 99 counties, but 100 county seats because Lee County has two.

Taitung City

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Taitung City (Mandarin pinyin: Táidōng Shì; Hokkien POJ: Tâi-tang-chhī) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Taitung County, Taiwan.

County (United States)

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In most of the United States, counties are the political subdivisions of a state.
The site of a county's administration, and often the county courthouse, is called the county seat ("parish seat" in Louisiana, or "borough seat" in Alaska).

Pingtung City

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Pingtung City (Mandarin Pīnyīn: Píngdōng Shì; Hokkien POJ: Pîn-tong-chhī) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Pingtung County, Taiwan.

Biloxi, Mississippi

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An example is Harrison County, Mississippi, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats.
Biloxi is a city and one of two county seats of Harrison County, Mississippi, United States (the other seat being the adjoining city of Gulfport).

Taibao

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Taibao (Hokkien POJ: Thài-pó) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Chiayi County, Taiwan.

Gulfport, Mississippi

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An example is Harrison County, Mississippi, which lists both Biloxi and Gulfport as county seats.
Along with Biloxi, Gulfport is the other county seat of Harrison County and the larger of the two principal cities of the Gulfport-Biloxi, Mississippi Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Gulfport-Biloxi-Pascagoula, Mississippi Combined Statistical Area.

Miaoli

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Miaoli City (Mandarin pinyin: Miáolì Shì; Hakka PFS: Mèu-li̍t-sṳ; Hokkien POJ: Biâu-le̍k-chhī or Miâu-le̍k-chhī) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Miaoli County, Taiwan.

Yilan City

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Yilan City (Mandarin pinyin: yí lán shì ; Hokkien POJ: Gî-lân-chhī) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Yilan County, Taiwan.

Zhubei

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Zhubei (Hakka PFS: Chuk-pet; Hokkien POJ: Tek-pak) is a county-administered city and the county seat of Hsinchu County, Taiwan.