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There are several types of single-tier governments in the United States. In the states of Connecticut, Rhode Island, and much of Massachusetts, county government has been abolished and the municipalities (known as New England towns) are the only governing tier below the state government, though the former counties still exist in the ceremonial sense. In Virginia, municipalities with city status are, by definition, independent from any county, meaning there is no intermediate governing tier between state-level government and municipal-level government for these independent cities. In Nevada, the state capital of Carson City is also an independent city, free of any county. There are also several consolidated cities where the county government and municipal government are unified. San Francisco and Philadelphia are two examples, wherein the city and county are coterminous and have one singular governing body.

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