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A county seat is a town which is the capital of a county. It is often, but not always, an incorporated municipality. County-wide politics and government are conducted here. The county courthouse and county administration are usually located in the county seat.

In the United Kingdom and Ireland, the term county town is usually used for the same purpose.

See also: borough seat (Alaska), parish seat (Louisiana), and shire town (Vermont).de:County Seat

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