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 English Counties, England
Bedfordshire is a county in the southern Midlands of England.
Herefordshire is an inland an border county of southwest England in the western Midlands,...
Northumberland is a county in northeast England, bounded on the north by Scotland and the Cheviot... /eg/e/egcounty.htm   (645 words)

 Administrative counties of England - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In 1986 the county councils of the metropolitan counties, and the Greater London Council, were abolished by Margaret Thatcher's government following disputes with central government, but the counties themselves remained legally in existence.
In England the counties were to be largely modelled on the existing counties, but in some areas (quite apart from the metropolitan areas) quite radical reforms were put forward.
Most of the powers that the former county councils used to have, devolved to their metropolitan boroughs, which are now in effect unitary authorities, however some functions such as emergency services, civil defence, and public transport are still run jointly on a metropolitan county wide basis. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Administrative_counties_of_England   (2075 words)

 Subdivisions of England - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
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.
These are districts of a non-metropolitan county (Berkshire) which has had its county council abolished.
Non-unitary authorities are administrative counties with a two-tier structure, consisting of a county council and a number of district councils. /encyclopedia/Subdivisions_of_England   (934 words)

 Metropolitan county - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The metropolitan counties are sometimes incorrectly referred to as "former metropolitan counties", although the county councils were abolished, the metropolitan counties still exist, both as legal counties, and are also ceremonial counties (or geographic counties), they are also used in government statistics.
The counties no longer have county councils, as they were abolished in 1986 with most of their functions being devolved to the individual districts or taken over by joint-boards.
The metropolitan counties were established by the Local Government Act 1972, the county councils were first elected in 1973, and formally recognized in 1974. /project/wikipedia/index.php/Metropolitan_county   (713 words)

 About Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Areas
The general concept of a metropolitan or micropolitan statistical area is that of a core area containing a substantial population nucleus, together with adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core.
Counties or equivalent entities form the geographic "building blocks" for metropolitan and micropolitan statistical areas throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Under the standards, the county (or counties) in which at least 50 percent of the population resides within urban areas of 10,000 or more population, or that contain at least 5,000 people residing within a single urban area of 10,000 or more population, is identified as a "central county" (counties). /population/www/estimates/aboutmetro.html   (879 words)

In local government terms, the phrase 'Shire county' refers to the non-metropolitan administrative counties of England outside London.
The term is often used by political commentators to describe the areas of England outside London and the 'metropolitan counties' created for the principal conurbations in 1974.
In England, the counties of Devon and Dorset are occasionally referred to with the 'shire' suffix. /s/shire.html   (241 words)

 definition:Tyne and Wear - Biocrawler
Tyne and Wear is one of six metropolitan counties in England, comprising the estuary areas of the rivers Tyne and Wear.
In 1986 the county council was abolished, and most of its powers devolved to the metropolitan districts, but the county still exists as a legal entity.
In addition the Northumbria Police force, which covers the whole of Northumberland and Tyne and Wear, is one of several joint forces in England spanning two or more counties. /biowiki/Tyne_and_Wear   (803 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
Northumberland& local government: Most of the County of Northumberland is governed by a two-tier system - Northumberland County Council and the six Districts of Alnwick, Berwick upon Tweed, Blyth Valley, Castle Morpeth, Tynedale and Wansbeck.
Tyne and Wear is centred on the cities of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sunderland with the town of Morpeth being awarded the honour of being the adminstration centre for the 'new' Northumberland.
It may be little populated and savage in its rural heart, yet the county possesses wonderful scenery such as the Cheviots, as well as little oases of sheltered beauty. /heritage/counties/england/northumberland.html   (791 words)

 Open Directory - Regional:Europe:United Kingdom:England
The County of Cambridgeshire is one of the six counties of the East Anglian region of England, with the eastern part of the county being part of the Fens.
The county stretches from the North West outskirts of London, served by the Metropolitan line, with tube stations terminating at Chesham in the rural hills of the Chilterns, spreading westward to Oxfordshire and northwards to Bedfordshire and Northamptonsire
Dorset is a county of England in the United Kingdom. /Regional/Europe/United_Kingdom/England/desc.html   (6866 words)

 Find in a Library: Abolition or reform? : the GLC and the metropolitan county councils
County councils -- England -- London Metropolitan Area.
London Metropolitan Area (England) -- Politics and government.
: the GLC and the metropolitan county councils /wcpa/ow/b1d8cffc87d04f25a19afeb4da09e526.html   (79 words)

 Safeguarding the 39 Counties of England
Section 1(2) of the LGA 1972 subdivides the "counties" of this Act into "metropolitan counties" and "non-metropolitan counties".
This would mean abolishing the "county" level of the "unitary authorities" and abolishing the "metropolitan counties".
(i) Separate administrative counties were created for each of the Ridings of Yorkshire, the parts of Lincolnshire, the east and west divisions of Sussex, the east and west divisions of Suffolk, the Isle of Ely and the residue of Cambridgeshire, and for the Soke of Peterborough and the residue of Northamptonshire. /the39counties.htm   (7541 words)

 CDU: Gopher directory: censushelp/helpfile
Greater London comes first, followed by the other metropolitan counties in England, then other English counties in alphabetical order, then the counties in Wales in alphabetical order.
England and Wales: The file /db/census91/master/newparl/newparl.engwal on MIDAS gives the constitutions, in terms of 1991 Census districts, wards and EDs, of the new Parliamentary Constituencies in England and Wales which were initiated on 28th June 1995, to take effect at the next General Election following that date.
The filenames begin with the 2-digit county code used in the SAS and LBS and continue with an abbreviated version of the county name. /cdu/gopher/censushelp/helpfile/newparl.htm   (161 words)

 Camelot Village: Britain's Heritage and History
A metropolitan county formed in 1974 and centred around England's second largest city of Birmingham.
The county covers an area of 347 square miles and is home to 2,650,000 people.
The county is heavily industrialised with the manufacture of all kinds of engineering and mechanicals goods such as motor vehicles and machine tools the paramount trade. /heritage/counties/england/midlands.html   (118 words)

 Search Results for metropolitan -¬†Encyclop√¶dia Britannica
urban area, Newcastle upon Tyne metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear, historic county of Northumberland, England.
metropolitan complex—commonly called Greater Tokyo—along the northern and western shores of Tokyo Bay, on the Pacific coast of the island of Honshu, central Japan.
Originally, a metropolitan was a bishop of the Christian Church who resided in the chief city,... /search?query=metropolitan&submit=Find&source=MWTAB   (549 words)

 Map of England and Wales: Counties and Unitary Authorities
England and Wales is divided into Counties, Metropolitan Counties, Unitary Authorities, and Greater London:
Map of England and Wales: Counties and Unitary Authorities
The United Kingdom includes England, Wales, Scotland,& Northern Ireland. /jupiter/location/europe/england/england.html   (274 words)

S.Yorks is now 5th of the 6 England metropolitan counties, overtaking Tyne and Wear for the first time and achieving its pre-programme target.
A more direct comparison with South Yorkshire is a figure representing the other 5 metropolitan counties in England.
The main encouragement has been over the past year where improvement across the board in South Yorkshire was greater than that of England. /syforum/documents/aboutsy/syhdlineindicatorsrep1aug04.doc   (1722 words)

 Hampshire County Council
A collection of tables reprinted from a "Population Trends" article gives the estimated minority populations in the London boroughs, the metropolitan county districts and the non ­metropolitan counties of England and Wales for 1986­88, and illustrates the areas with the largest ethnic minority populations.
The Ethnic minority population of England and Wales.
Produced by Nick Fox of Hampshire County Council Library Service, /libsst/c9694.html   (136 words)

 Telephone Directory For Southampton England
and the county of Hampshire in Southern England...
Directory andgt; Regional andgt; Countries andgt; United Kingdom andgt; England andgt; Counties and Regions andgt; Hampshire andgt; Cities and Towns andgt; Southampton...
Directory andgt; Regional andgt; Countries andgt; United Kingdom andgt; England andgt; Counties and Regions... /telephone-directory-for-southampton-england.html   (936 words)

 House of Commons Hansard Debates for 7 Feb 1992
Pupil-teacher ratios in non-metropolitan counties, in England, as at January 1991 MaintainedMaintained primary primary schools
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was spent per pupil in each shire county in England in the most recent year for which figures are available (a) in primary schools and (b) in secondary schools.
No application would be approved to permit the dumping of minestone on to beaches beyond December 1995, or offshore into the sea beyond December 1997, unless use of the planning system has shown that no practical land- based methods of disposal were available. /pa/cm199192/cmhansrd/1992-02-07/Writtens-1.html   (2984 words)

 Members of Parliament - Non-Metropolitan counties in England
Members of Parliament - Non-Metropolitan counties in England
Further enquiries and comments can be e-mailed to the House of Commons Information Office
Members of Parliament at 8 June 2001: Shire Counties /commons/lib/clnonmetro.htm   (47 words)

 BBC Radio Leeds
BBC Radio Leeds is the BBC Local Radio service for the EnglandEnglish Metropolitan Counties of Englandmetropolitan county of West Yorkshire.
Opened in 1968, it broadcasts from its studios in Leeds on 92.4, 95.3 FM, 774 AM radioAM and Digital audio broadcastingDAB/.
David Hopkin will be in Wishaw preparing Port Glasgow juniors for a hotly-contested away fixture when Scotland entertain Belarus before a feverishly expectant Tartan Army. /find/BBC_Radio_Leeds   (131 words)

 United Kingdom Government 1990 - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
Flag: blue with the red cross of St. George (patron saint of England) edged in white superimposed on the diagonal red cross of St. Patrick (patron saint of Ireland) which is superimposed on the diagonal white cross of St.
Andrew (patron saint of Scotland); known as the Union Flag or Union Jack; the design and colors (especially the Blue Ensign) have been the basis for a number of other flags including dependencies, Commonwealth countries, and others /wfb1990/united_kingdom/united_kingdom_government.html   (310 words)

 United Kingdom Government - Flags, Maps, Economy, Geography, Climate, Natural Resources, Current Issues, International Agreements, Population, Social Statistics, Political System
note: England may now have 35 counties and Wales 9 counties /wfb/wfb1999/united_kingdom/united_kingdom_government.html   (405 words)

 Tatet - Merseyside
Merseyside EnglandMerseyside MerseysideNumbered # Liverpool# Sefton# Knowsley# St. Helens # Wirral arms-merseyside 200px Merseyside is a Metropolitan Counties of England
Europe > United Kingdom > Parts of United Kingdom > England > Merseyside /search-Merseyside.html   (154 words)

 Tatet - Tyne and Wear
Tyne and Wear EnglandTyneWear TyneWearNumbered # Newcastle-upon-TyneNewcastle # North Tyneside # South Tyneside# Sunderland# Gateshead Tyne and Wear is one of six Metropolitan Counties of England
Europe > United Kingdom > Parts of United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear
*See: River Tyne, England Another River Tyne exists in Scotland, in East Lothian. /search-Tyne_and_Wear.html   (510 words)

 Metropolitan county
The metropolitan counties of England are administrative counties that cover large urban areas, each with several metropolitan districts.
See also: Counties of England, Districts of England, Historical Counties of England.
Their county councils were disbanded in 1986, for political rather than practical reasons, with most of the functions allocated to the individual districts. /encyclopedia/m/me/metropolitan_county.html   (211 words)

 FIPS 8-6 - Metropolitan Areas
The general concept underlying Metropolitan Areas is that of a core area containing a large population nucleus together with adjacent communities having a high degree of economic and social integration with that core.
MAs are defined in terms of counties because a wide range of statistical data New England, however, the definitions are produced in terms of cities and towns for the same reason (although county-based definitions are also prepared for that region.
The CMSAs and MSAs now comprise a total of 806 counties and county equivalents outside of New England and Puerto Rico, 576 New England cities and towns (including one Indian reservation serving as a town equivalent), and 53 municipios (county equivalents) in Puerto Rico. /fipspubs/fip8-6-0.htm   (2324 words)

 Metropolitan borough -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article
A metropolitan borough (or metropolitan district) is a type of (The government of a local area) local government (A region marked off for administrative or other purposes) district in (A division of the United Kingdom) England, covering urban areas within (additional info and facts about metropolitan counties) metropolitan counties.
New (additional info and facts about metropolitan counties) metropolitan counties were created to cover the six largest urban areas in England, and these were subdivided into metropolitan boroughs.
Historically, between 1899 and 1965 metropolitan boroughs were sub-divisions of the (additional info and facts about County of London) County of London. /encyclopedia/m/me/metropolitan_borough.htm   (417 words)

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