List of counties of UK with county names of England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland countries, check names of counties in the United Kingdom. The UK is divided into four constituent countries: England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland where country has its own administrative divisions including counties. Here is the complete list of counties of the United Kingdom as a whole.
The counties for the purposes of the lieutenancies in England, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England and informally known as ceremonial counties, are areas of England to which lords-lieutenant are appointed. Legally, the areas in England, Wales and Scotland are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as “counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain” (“counties” in England and Wales, “areas” in Scotland), in contrast to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England used for local government.
They are also informally known as “geographic counties”, to distinguish them from other types of counties of England.
List of Counties of UK
The list of counties of UK includes county names of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the name of counties of each one of these countries is specified here.
List of Counties of England
|No.||Current Ceremonial Counties||Composition (Metropolitan/Non-metropolitan Counties/Unitary Authority Areas)|
|1.||Bedfordshire||Bedford, Central Bedfordshire and Luton|
|2.||Berkshire||Bracknell Forest, Reading, Slough, West Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead and Wokingham|
|3.||Bristol||City of Bristol|
|4.||Buckinghamshire||Buckinghamshire and City of Milton Keynes|
|5.||Cambridgeshire||Cambridgeshire and City of Peterborough|
|6.||Cheshire||Cheshire East, Cheshire West and Chester, Halton, and Warrington|
|7.||City of London||City of London|
|8.||Cornwall||Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly|
|9.||Cumbria||Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness|
|10.||Derbyshire||Derbyshire and City of Derby|
|11.||Devon||Devon, City of Plymouth and Torbay|
|12.||Dorset||Dorset and Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole|
|13.||Durham||County Durham, Darlington, Hartlepool and part of Stockton-on-Tees north of the River Tees|
|14.||East Riding of Yorkshire||East Riding of Yorkshire and City of Kingston upon Hull|
|15.||East Sussex||East Sussex and Brighton and Hove|
|16.||Essex||Essex, Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock|
|17.||Gloucestershire||Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire|
|18.||Greater London||None (see the London boroughs)|
|19.||Greater Manchester||Greater Manchester|
|20.||Hampshire||Hampshire, City of Portsmouth and City of Southampton|
|23.||Isle of Wight||Isle of Wight|
|24.||Kent||Kent and Medway|
|25.||Lancashire||Blackburn with Darwen, Blackpool and Lancashire|
|26.||Leicestershire||Leicestershire and City of Leicester|
|27.||Lincolnshire||Lincolnshire, North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire|
|30.||North Yorkshire||Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, Redcar and Cleveland, City of York and part of Stockton-on-Tees south of the River Tees|
|31.||Northamptonshire||North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire|
|33.||Nottinghamshire||Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham|
|36.||Shropshire||Shropshire and Telford and Wrekin|
|37.||Somerset||Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset and Somerset|
|38.||South Yorkshire||South Yorkshire|
|39.||Staffordshire||Staffordshire and City of Stoke-on-Trent|
|42.||Tyne and Wear||Tyne and Wear|
|44.||West Midlands||West Midlands|
|45.||West Sussex||West Sussex|
|46.||West Yorkshire||West Yorkshire|
|47.||Wiltshire||Swindon and Wiltshire|
List of Counties of Northern Ireland
List of Counties of Scotland
|12.||East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)|
|19.||Midlothian (County of Edinburgh)|
|26.||Ross and Cromarty|
|32.||West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)|
List of Counties of Wales
Quick Facts on UK County List
- There are 48 counties in the England country.
- In Northern Ireland, number of counties is 6. However, there are 2 more counties namely City of Belfast (Part of counties Antrim and Down) & City of Derry (Part of County Londonderry) which are designated as special post town and can be considered as separate county.
- In Scotland country, the total number of counties is 33. However, there are 4 more counties namely City of Aberdeen, City of Dundee, City of Edinburgh and City of Glasgow which are designated as special post town and can be considered as separate county.
- There are a total of 8 counties in the Wales country.
Please note that this list is verified from wikipedia article list of counties of the United Kingdom and comprises of only the official date of the UK government.