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  County - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
County identity is heavily reinforced in the local culture by allegiances to county teams in Hurling and Gaelic Football.
The county of Oslo is equivalent to the municipality of Oslo.
At the county level there is a county administrative board led by a governor appointed by the central government of Sweden, as well as an elected county council that handles a separate set of issues, notably hospitals and public transportation.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Counties   (2430 words)

 Traditional Counties of Great Britain
The Association of British Counties (A.B.C.) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing existence of the 86 traditional Counties of Britain.
However, they were always understood to be separate entities from the Counties themselves and, indeed, had separate terminology: they were labeled "administrative counties" and "county boroughs".
The new county boundaries are solely for the purpose of defining areas of...
www.sterlingtimes.org /memorable_images42.htm   (365 words)

 Home Page of the Association of British Counties website   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
The Association of British Counties (ABC) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 86 historic (or traditional) Counties of Great Britain.
ABC believes that the Counties are an important part of the history, geography and cultural life of Great Britain.
ABC encourages the use of the historic Counties in postal addressing, in guide books, on boundary signs and maps and encourages their further use as a basis for sporting, social and cultural activities and organisations.
www.abcounties.co.uk   (765 words)

 United Kingdom - Wikitravel
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) [1] is a constitutional monarchy in northern Europe.
Most basic mapping in the United Kingdom is undertaken by the Ordnance Survey of Great Britain (in England, Scotland and Wales) and the Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland.
Britain is an expensive country even for Britons (though average salaries are among the highest in Europe, the average purchasing power is among the lowest), and due to the strong pound, even more so for foreigners.
wikitravel.org /en/Great_Britain   (12550 words)

 Revival of old shires could redraw the map of Great Britain Independent on Sunday, The - Find Articles
The campaigners, drawn from five political parties, want to recreate the 86 historic counties of Great Britain as symbolic entities, each presided over by a lord lieutenant, with its boundaries clearly marked on Ordnance Survey maps, and signs on all major roads telling drivers when they are crossing an old county border.
Middlesex was the first of the traditional county names to vanish, other than at the hospital, cricket club and university, when it was subsumed by the London County Council.
The Association of British Counties is not asking for the county councils to be reinstated, but for each old county to have a ceremonial status, with a lord lieutenant at the head.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_qn4159/is_20030105/ai_n9682302   (501 words)

 Country Conditions for Mailing - Great Britain and Northern Ireland (Includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
Postal packages without a customs declaration that contain goods liable to customs duty or control may be seized by the customs authorities.
Firearms that are intended for sporting purposes are mailable to Great Britain, provided the prospective addressee has obtained the required import license.
Great Britain limits the weight of M-bags to 20 kg.
pe.usps.gov /text/Imm/immicl/immicleg_021.html   (990 words)

 Find in a Library: A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the appeasing and quietting of ...
Find in a Library: A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the appeasing and quietting of all unlawfull tumults and insurrections in the severall counties of England and dominion of Wales : also an ordinance of both Houses for the suppressing of stage-playes.
A declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament for the appeasing and quietting of all unlawfull tumults and insurrections in the severall counties of England and dominion of Wales : also an ordinance of both Houses for the suppressing of stage-playes.
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649.
www.worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/oclc/12264467   (176 words)

 PEN-NEWS Archive   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-16)
In determining comparable total compensation, the Subcommittee recommends that the Postal Regulatory Board be authorized to determine the appropriate sector(s) of the private sector workforce to be used as the basis of comparison.
In addition, if the Postal Regulatory Board determines that a total compensation premium exists for current employees, the Subcommittee recommends that it be authorized to determine the appropriate period of time during which the premium must be eliminated, and to review eliminating the premium.
At a news conference Thursday at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lancaster County, postal officials from Washington briefed members of the press on a new anthrax detection device that will be tested at 14 postal processing plants throughout the country, including the one in Lancaster.
www.postalemployeenetwork.com /pen-news-archive.html   (11098 words)

 Great Britain Counties Rules
The Great Britain 10-10 Counties and Regions application sheet and rules are available from the Award Manager.
A written explanation of the organization structure of the Great Britain Counties and Regions Award is also available from the Award Manager.
Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain (a geographical area - the largest island in the British Isles).
www.ten-ten.org /gbctyr.html   (869 words)

Postal codes, in countries that have them, are usually numeric, sometimes containing a space or a hyphen.
The Universal Postal Union recommends that the ISO Alpha-2 Country Code be used for international mail, and that the country code prefix be omitted on domestic mail (e.g.
Postal addresses that appear in printed matter, databases, and on the Web can be found in all three formats.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/postal.html   (11611 words)

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In late 1775 he became a justice of the peace, a justice of the inferior court of common pleas for Essex County, and sole judge of the maritime court for the counties of Suffolk, Essex, and Middlesex.
Washington described Pickering as: a great Military genius, cultivated by an industrious attention to the Study of War, and as a Gentleman of liberal education, distinguished zeal and great method and activity in Business. In January 1778, Pickering left the army to serve on the Continental Congress's Board of War Committee.
He represented Luzerne County at the Pennsylvania convention ratifying the Constitution of the United States and was part of the convention that wrote the new state constitution for Pennsylvania.
www.usps.com /postalhistory/_rtf/Pickering.rtf   (3226 words)

Popularly, Great Britain is the shortened name for the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland." The OED says that Great Britain is "the whole island containing England, Wales, and Scotland, with their dependencies".
County names can be included, as in the country of Ireland (next section), in which case the word "County" (abbreviated "Co.") appears before the county name in the address.
In England, county names are not prefixed by the word "county" (as they are in Ireland), with one exception: County Durham, to distinguish the county from the city of the same name.
www.columbia.edu /kermit/l1-postal.html   (10988 words)

 Gilbert And Ellice, Gilbert Islands, Goa, Gold Coast, Graphic Arts, Great Britain, & Greece Postal History & ...
3 SEPTEMBER 1976 Great Britain Post Office FDC for 62nd Inter=-Parliamentary Conference issue, airmailed to Ann Arbor Michigan from where it was forwarded (with a yellow label) to Saline Michigan, interesting explanatory insert, small corner crease at bottom.
26th September 1979 Great Britain Post Office FDC for 4-stamp police issue, clear cancels, neatly addressed and airmailed to Ann Arbor Michigan, interesting illustrated explanatory insert showing historic police uniforms, a little edge wear at top of cover.
Previous owner pasted a listing of counties and their abbreviations on the inside front cover (useful if you don't remember them quickly).
www.judnick.com /LotsOfCovers/GilbertAndEllice-Greece.htm   (3459 words)

 Great Britain Economic & Trade Digest
GBET is a very large directory of traders within the Great Britain and the UK as a whole.
A list of all the counties in the UK including those in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
There are 66 cities, that is settlements which have received a city charter from the British monarch, within the United Kingdom.
www.gbet.com   (273 words)

 Great Lakes Restoration Financing Act of 2003
(1) The Great Lakes, and their connecting channels, form the largest freshwater system on Earth, holding 1/5 of the fresh surface water supply of the world and 9/10 of the fresh surface water supply of the United States.
(4) The Great Lakes are the source of drinking water for 28,000,000 people in the United States and 40,000,000 people in both the United States and Canada.
(2) GREAT LAKES- The term `Great Lakes' means Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Huron (including Lake Saint Clair), Lake Michigan, and Lake Superior, and the connecting channels (Saint Marys River, Saint Clair River, Detroit River, Niagara River, and Saint Lawrence River to the Canadian Border).
www.theorator.com /bills108/hr2720.html   (3730 words)

 Irish Terms
# * 26 Counties: Most of Ireland; became independent from Britain after the Easter rising of 1916 and the war of independence fought by the IRA between 1919-1922; also called the `Free State', 'Eire' or 'the Republic'.
The British equivalent, led by Tony Blair, is the party of government at Westminster * Leinster House: The seat of the Irish parliament * Long Kesh: Large prison which formerly housed most 6-county political prisoners; the H-Blocks are located here.
Nine counties, including the 6 Counties and Donegal, Cavan and Monaghan.
ourworld.compuserve.com /homepages/Irish_Aires/irishter.htm   (1364 words)

 Postal News from January 2003
Postal delivery was nothing to write home about before, but then privatisation came with promises of a better quality, competitive and more efficient postal services.
The House appropriations subcommittee with responsibility for the Postal Service held a hearing last week on the legislation to change the pension funding formula, which provided the first public hearing on the issue and gave lawmakers a chance to voice their support for the change.
Traffic World, "it is with great trepidation that anyone in the transportation and logistics industry should suggest that the federal government get any further involved in the regulation and governance of the industry than it already is. But with a crisis in the freight payment business looming on the horizon, federal action may be needed.
www.postcom.org /archive/news2003/news03-03.htm   (17272 words)

 Gilbert Islands, Gold Coast, Great Britain, Greece, Greenland, Guatemala Stamps, Philately & Philatelic Literature
Previous owner pasted a listing of counties and their abbreviations on the inside front cover (useful if you don't them quickly).
"GREAT BRITAIN / The Commander C. Enoch collection of line engraved issues 1840-1878" catalogue with prices realized for Robson Lowe Ltd. Sale No. 42889, cover illustrations in color.
"Capture tomorrow's history now with Britain's beautiful stamps..." 16 pages plus covers describing the services of the British Philatelic Bureau, and the accompanying letter they sent to overseas prospects in 1988.
www.judnick.com /LotsOfStamps/GilbertIslands-Guatemala.htm   (877 words)

 Philatelic Bibliopole Catalog of Philatelic Books and Literature; New and Used
New books are stocked from over 100 publishers with emphasis on: US Stamps and Postal History, CSA, Maritime, Fakes & Bogus, Bibliographies, GB and the Empire in addition to Classic Stamps.
Postal History Society of GB Francis J. Field
Sorry we do not accept credit cards; personal checks and postal money orders are most acceptable and other arrangements can be made.
pbbooks.com   (529 words)

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