The very latest County List that can be used
as a reference to the county geography of the UK. The list
contains 86 traditional or ceremonial county names and 200
administrative county names.
Traditional or Ceremonial counties is a collective name which can be applied to areas to which are appointed a Lord Lieutenant. Originally established in Anglo-Saxon times and named counties by the Normans, these counties are used in daily conversation to refer to a locations - particularly when relating to birthplace.
The list of Administrative counties is the current county
structure in place for the administration of local government and
includes Unitary Authorities where established. These 'counties'
are not referred to in general conversation and therefore we
include both sets of names as a general reference tool.
In addition to the free County List available here, we also offer a range of other lists and products which may help with any analysis and reference regarding to counties you may be undertaking.