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  Encyclopedia: Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Northamptonshire (abbreviated Northants or Nhants) is a landlocked county in central England with a population of 629,676 (2001 census).
Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west.
The Borough of Milton Keynes is a borough in England.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Administrative-counties-of-England   (8304 words)

 County Durham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It is a county of contrasts: the remote and sparsely populated dales and moors of the Pennines characterise the interior; while nearer the coast the county is highly urbanised, and was once dominated by the coal mining industry.
County Durham is roughly bounded by the watershed of the Pennines in the west, the River Tees in the south, the North Sea in the east and the Rivers Tyne and Derwent in the north.
The east of the county between the Ryhope district of Sunderland and Seaton Carew in Hartlepool is the coastline of the North Sea.
www.sevenhills.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/County_Durham   (824 words)

 Ceremonial counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to administrative counties of England.
The administrative county of the Isle of Wight was part of the ceremonial county of Hampshire.
It is worthy of note that Cornwall is the only 'county' in which there exists a large minority who claim that Cornwall is quite incorrectly considered a ceremonial county of England and should instead be referred to as a Duchy and one of the home nations of the UK (see the constitutional status of Cornwall).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ceremonial_counties_of_England   (663 words)

 Counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
For political purposes, these covered newly established areas known as 'administrative counties', which included such entities as the County of London, covering parts of historic Kent, Middlesex and Surrey, and the historic counties were not formally abolished.
The administrative counties did not cover the independent county boroughs; and many historic counties were covered by two (Suffolk, Sussex, Northamptonshire, Hampshire, Cambridgeshire) or three (Yorkshire, Lincolnshire) administrative counties.
Of these, 34 are 'shire counties' with county councils and district councils, and 40 are unitary authorities.
www.lighthousepoint.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Counties_of_England   (597 words)

 Subdivisions of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Non-unitary authorities are administrative counties with a two-tier structure, consisting of a county council and a number of district councils.
They are defined either as administrative counties consisting of a single district, or districts of a county (such as Berkshire or the metropolitan counties) that has no county council.
England is also divided into governmental regions: Greater London, South East England, South West England, East of England, East Midlands, West Midlands, North West England, Yorkshire and the Humber and North East England.
www.arikah.net /encyclopedia/Subdivisions_of_England   (925 words)

 Civil parish - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The administrative counties of Scotland were sub-divided into parishes, but these lacked their own councils.
Counties are also divided into larger subdivisions called baronies, which are made up of a number of parishes or parts of parishes.
Where a county is divided into three of these intermediate jurisdictions, they are called trithings, which still subsist in the large county of York, where, by an easy corruption, they are denominated ridings; the north, the east, and the west.
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 Herefordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England.
It borders the counties of Shropshire in the north, Worcestershire in the east, Gloucestershire in the south east and the Welsh preserved county counties of Gwent in the south west and Powys in the west.
In 1974 it was administratively merged with the neighbouring Worcestershire to form the short-lived Hereford and Worcester.
www.kernersville.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Herefordshire   (276 words)

 South West England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
South West England is one of the regions of England.
It is in the south-west of the United Kingdom, and covers the area known as the West Country and much of the historical area of Wessex, although omitting Hampshire.
South West England is one of the constituencies used for elections to the European Parliament.
www.secaucus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/South_West_England   (283 words)

 Essex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Essex is a county in the East of England.
The county town is Chelmsford and the highest point of the county is Chrishall Common near the village of near the Hertfordshire border, which reaches 147m/482ft.
To the north of the Green Belt, with the exception of major towns such as Chelmsford, the county is rural, with many small towns, villages and hamlets largely built in the traditional materials of timber and brick, with clay tile or thatched roofs.
www.northmiami.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Essex   (637 words)

 Local government - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Regions appear to have been introduced in their present form arount 1994 and the policy of the current administration is to increase their power, including the introduction of elected assemblies where desired.
Tradional counties still exist, although in the 1990s some of the districts within the counties became separate unitary authorities and a few counties have been disbanded completely.
Counties are further divided into districts (also known as boroughs in some areas).
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Local_government   (862 words)

 Articles - Administrative counties of England   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The administrative counties didn't exist prior to 1888, see traditional counties of England for the history of the English counties before then.
The County of London was expanded and renamed Greater London, taking three of the county boroughs, more of Surrey and Kent, parts of Essex and Hertfordshire and consuming nearly all of Middlesex - the remaining parts being ceded to Surrey and Hertfordshire.
In 1974 the administrative counties were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced with the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England.
www.worldhammock.com /articles/Administrative_counties_of_England   (613 words)

 subdivisions of the united kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
England and Wales are grouped into England and Wales for legal purposes.
The first level of administrative subdivision in England is the region, which have a limited existence.
England was traditionally divided into 39 traditional counties, which are still used for some cultural purposes.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Subdivisions_of_the_United_Kingdom.html   (303 words)

 South Yorkshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It was created as a metropolitan county in 1974 the southern part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, as a result of the Local Government Act 1972.
In 1986, the metropolitan county councils were abolished, with control devolving to the boroughs.
Districts of England - Yorkshire and the Humber
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 Cheshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Cheshire (or archaically the County of Chester) is a palatine county in North West England.
It borders the ceremonial counties of Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Derbyshire, Staffordshire (with Stoke-on-Trent), and Shropshire.
Cheshire is rich in canals, particularly the east of the county with its strategic importance between Manchester, Stoke and Birmingham.
www.bonneylake.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Cheshire   (716 words)

 Middlesex - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It was one of the 39 historical counties of England.
In 1995 the village of Poyle was transferred from Spelthorne in Surrey to the Berkshire borough of Slough.
Royal Mail guidelines now leave the use on letters of the historic county, administrative county, or no county at all up to the personal preference of the addresser, and Middlesex is consequently commonly found on addresses outside the London postal districts (and sometimes, even within).
www.lexington-fayette.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Middlesex   (646 words)

 Cities and Towns - Hometown England
England is named after the Angles, one of a number of Germanic tribes believed to have originated in Angeln in Northern Germany, who settled in England in the 5th and 6th centuries.
England comprises the central and southern two-thirds of the island of Great Britain, plus offshore islands of which the largest is the Isle of Wight.
Although being in South West England, which is the 4th strongest region in England, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (combined into a NUTS:3 region for statistical purposes) is the weakest area in England, with a GDP per capita of €15 366 per capita, or 73% of the EU average of €21 170.
www.hometownengland.com   (6247 words)

 metropolitan counties of england   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The metropolitan counties of England are administrative units that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts.
Their county councils were disbanded in 1986, for political rather than practical reasons, with most of the functions allocated to the individual districts.
They still exist both as legal administrative counties, are used in government statistics, and are also ceremonial counties.
www.yourencyclopedia.net /Metropolitan_Counties_of_England.html   (306 words)

 Staffordshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
It adjoins the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Shropshire.
The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these were removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands.
In the north and in the south the county is hilly, with wild moorlands in the north and Cannock Chase an area of natural beauty in the south.
www.americancanyon.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Staffordshire   (343 words)

 England - Wikitravel
England is by far the largest of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (together with Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland) - both in terms of surface area and population (about 50 million inhabitants out of about 60 million Britons).
England is part of the United Kingdom, which is a constitutional monarchy, with a Queen (or King) as the head of state, and a Prime Minister as the democratically elected head of government.
England has one of the highest densities of railway lines per square mile in the world...but much of it dates back to the early 20th century and as such there can be overcrowdning, delays and cancellations.
wikitravel.org /en/article/England   (1608 words)

 Shire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
These counties are typically (though not always) named after their county town.
The counties of Devon, Dorset, Rutland and Somerset were occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
In Wales, the counties of Merioneth and Glamorgan are occasionally referred to with the "shire" suffix.
www.peekskill.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Shire   (530 words)

 Lancashire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The county borders Cumbria, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, and Merseyside, and contains the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen.
On April 1, 1974 the Furness exclave was given to the new county of Cumbria, the south east being given to Greater Manchester, and the south-west becoming Merseyside.
On May 25, 2004 the Boundary Committee for England published recommendations for systems of Unitary Authorities to be put to referendum as described under Subdivisions of England, but on Thursday 4 November 2004 the referendum for the North East decided by a margin of 78% to 22% against an elected regional assembly.
www.butte-silverbow.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Lancashire   (535 words)

 Warrington - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Warrington, United Kingdom’s second biggest town (as opposed to city) is a town and borough in North West England, between Manchester and Liverpool.
By the 1890s when it acquired county borough status on reaching a population of 75,000, it was a centre of steel (particularly wire), textiles, brewing, tanning and chemical industries.
The borough eventually had its previous county borough status restored in another local government reform in the 1990s, when it became a unitary authority.
www.hackettstown.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Warrington   (1464 words)

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