The very latest County Names 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.