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Pennsylvania

What cities and towns are in Berks County Pennsylvania?

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Wiki User
10/10/2009

City (One and only One) Reading. Pennsylvania uses the term Borough for what most people would call a town. They also have a series of Townships and unincorporated or Census designated places. In theory Pennsylvania only contains one or two towns.

They list 29 Boroughs, 44 townships and nine Census-designated places. Some places like to hang onto terms like parishes simply to confuse the out of state (or out of Commonwealth) riff-raff.

It is kind of like Celsius versus Fahrenheit, Kilometers versus miles, Acres versus Hectares, bushels and pecks, (or for example with wine where you have a picolo, demi, Standard, Magnum, Jeroboam, Rehoboam, Methuselah, Mordechai, Balthazar, Nebuchadnezzar, Melchior, Solomon, Soverign, Primat, and Melchizedek), liters and gallons, meters versus yards, or inches versus those centisomethings.

They have a 2000 Census population of 373,638 and they can't all be living in Reading which had a 2000 Census population of only 81,207 residents. We need to better define what is a City, a Town and a Village. Can't we all just get along.