List of Counties in UK – England, Wales, Scotland & Northern Ireland County List

List of counties of UK with county names of England (48), Wales (8), Scotland (33) & Northern Ireland (6) countries, check list of counties of United Kingdom

List of Counties of UK

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
21. Herefordshire Herefordshire
22. Hertfordshire Hertfordshire
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
28. Merseyside Merseyside
29. Norfolk Norfolk
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
32. Northumberland Northumberland
33. Nottinghamshire Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham
34. Oxfordshire Oxfordshire
35. Rutland Rutland
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
40. Suffolk Suffolk
41. Surrey Surrey
42. Tyne and Wear Tyne and Wear
43. Warwickshire Warwickshire
44. West Midlands West Midlands
45. West Sussex West Sussex
46. West Yorkshire West Yorkshire
47. Wiltshire Swindon and Wiltshire
48. Worcestershire Worcestershire

List of Counties of Northern Ireland

  1. Antrim
  2. Armagh
  3. Down
  4. Fermanagh
  5. Londonderry
  6. Tyrone

List of Counties of Scotland

No. County Name
1. Aberdeenshire
2. Angus (Forfarshire)
3. Argyll
4. Ayrshire
5. Banffshire
6. Berwickshire
7. Bute
8. Caithness
9. Clackmannanshire
10. Dumfriesshire
11. Dunbartonshire (Dumbarton)
12. East Lothian (Haddingtonshire)
13. Fife
14. Inverness-shire
15. Kincardineshire
16. Kinross-shire
17. Kirkcudbrightshire
18. Lanarkshire
19. Midlothian (County of Edinburgh)
20. Moray (Elginshire)
21. Nairnshire
22. Orkney
23. Peeblesshire
24. Perthshire
25. Renfrewshire
26. Ross and Cromarty
27. Roxburghshire
28. Selkirkshire
29. Shetland (Zetland)
30. Stirlingshire
31. Sutherland
32. West Lothian (Linlithgowshire)
33. Wigtownshire

List of Counties of Wales

No. County Name
1. Clwyd
2. Dyfed
3. Gwent
4. Gwynedd
5. Mid Glamorgan
6. Powys
7. South Glamorgan
8. West Glamorgan

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.

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