BoroughA borough or burgh is a political division originally used in England and in Scotland. Borough rhymes with burrow; burgh rhymes with burra. The name derives from the Old English word burg, meaning "fortified town". Boroughs had a Royal Charter and returned Members of Parliament.
- The Bronx (Bronx County)
- Brooklyn (Kings County)
- Manhattan (New York County)
- Queens (Queens County)
- Staten Island (Richmond County)
A self-governing city or town in some U.S. States, such as Pennsylvania, is called a borough, sometimes spelled (in the municipality's name) boro. In some states (although not in Pennsylvania), boroughs may be grouped together under a governing township.