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A subdivision of government in most American states. Most of the time, a county is a municipal level below the state government but above a city or township. Counties serve different purposes, depending on the state. In some states, they have courts and a sheriff's office. The chief prosecutor (district attorney) for an area is often employed at the county level. In Oklahoma and many other states, counties have jurisdiction over all land in their boundaries not otherwise incorporated into a city or other municipality. In some states like Maryland, counties have quite broad responsibilities, including the provision of public health services and education. On the other hand, counties have no authority in Rhode Island. In Louisiana, counties are called parishes. In Alaska, they are called boroughs. See also: ABCD Counties.


A political subdivision within a state. It is usually the largest government body within the state.In Louisiana,the equivalent is called a parish.

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Despite using similar sampling methodology, the baseline and endline respondents differed in terms of mother's age, education and subcounty representation.
They are used here to illustrate just one example of the application of human migration analysis at the subcounty level.
However, before the 2000 presidential election, election administration was largely a county or subcounty responsibility.
It has allowed me to speak with confidence in meetings," said Kulastika Okwanga, another UPLIFT learner in Panyango subcounty.
By August these students, including the future Republican minister of communications, Cao Rulin, could look on with pride as their work became part of the comprehensive nine-year plan of constitutional reform announced that month, promising representative assemblies at three levels: provincial assemblies in 1909, subcounty councils beginning in 1912 and a national assembly in 1917.
The tragedy followed another two weeks ago, in which a man drowned in River Tyaa in the same subcounty following heavy rains.
Felix Okinyi, 14, and a Class Seven pupil at Mubachi Primary School in Suna West SubCounty took his life on Saturday evening after he quarrelled with Brian Omondi Kiriga, 21, who is a student at the nearby Mubachi Secondary school.
What is the substate and subcounty distribution of circumstance-specific fatalities across the entire United States?
Ojaamong said, the county has now purchased an aggregate of 14 tractors and every subcounty will get 2 tractors,.
2-5) An unpublished study in Kyabugimbi subcounty found that only 60% had received measles immunization by age one.