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Welcome to CoreFacts, where we're always short on time and big on science. I'm Steve Sobieszczyk. Well, today we have some trivia for you.
How many counties are there in the United States?
There are 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the 50 States and the District of Columbia. They are categorized as follows:
This does not include Commonwealths and territories with what are generally county equivalents, which are as follows:
78 Municipalities in Puerto Rico
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Title: How many counties are there in the United States?
Description: Listen to hear the answer.
Date Recorded: 4/4/2008
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