Ch. 13.7 - Fragmented Government

Most urban areas have a large number of local governments

Annexation

The process of legally adding land area to a city.
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Metropolitan Government

About 20,000 local governments are spread throughout the United States with two kinds of strong metropolitan governments, Federation and Consolidation of city and county governments.
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