Ceremonial counties of England

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The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. They are also often called geographic counties.[1]

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  1. Northumberland
  2. Tyne and Wear
  3. County Durham
  4. Cumbria
  5. Lancashire
  6. North Yorkshire
  7. East Riding of Yorkshire
  8. South Yorkshire
  9. West Yorkshire
  10. Greater Manchester
  11. Merseyside
  12. Cheshire
  13. Derbyshire
  14. Nottinghamshire
  15. Lincolnshire
  16. Rutland
  17. Leicestershire
  18. Staffordshire
  19. Shropshire
  20. Herefordshire
  21. Worcestershire
  22. West Midlands
  23. Warwickshire
  1. Northamptonshire
  2. Cambridgeshire
  3. Norfolk
  4. Suffolk
  5. Essex
  6. Hertfordshire
  7. Bedfordshire
  8. Buckinghamshire †   
  9. Oxfordshire
  10. Gloucestershire
  11. Bristol
  12. Somerset
  13. Wiltshire
  14. Berkshire
  15. Greater London
  16. Kent
  17. East Sussex
  18. West Sussex
  19. Surrey
  20. Hampshire
  21. Isle of Wight
  22. Dorset
  23. Devon
  24. Cornwall
English ceremonial counties 1998 (numbered).svg
Not shown: City of London

† ceremonial county covers larger area than the non-metropolitan county

Definition[change | change source]

The Lieutenancies Act 1997 defines the "ceremonial counties" in terms of local government areas created by the Local Government Act 1972 as amended. Schedule 1, paragraphs 2–5 defines them as:

Lieutenancy areas in 1890[change | change source]

English geographical counties 1889 with ridings (numbered).svg
  1. Bedfordshire
  2. Berkshire
  3. Buckinghamshire
  4. Cambridgeshire, including Isle of Ely
  5. Cheshire
  6. Cornwall
  7. Cumberland
  8. Derbyshire
  9. Devon
  10. Dorset
    • held jointly with Poole
  11. Durham
  12. Essex
  13. Gloucestershire
  14. Herefordshire
  15. Hertfordshire
  16. Huntingdonshire
  17. Kent
  18. Lancashire
  19. Leicestershire
  20. Lincolnshire
  21. City of London, having commissioners of Lieutenancy (not shown on map)
  22. County of London
  23. Middlesex
  24. Norfolk
  25. Northamptonshire, including the Soke of Peterborough
  26. Northumberland
  27. Nottinghamshire
  28. Oxfordshire
  29. Rutland
  30. Salop (Shropshire)
  31. Somerset
  32. Southamptonshire (Hampshire)
  33. Staffordshire
  34. Suffolk
  35. Sussex
  36. Warwickshire
  37. Westmorland
  38. Wiltshire
  39. Worcestershire
  40. Yorkshire - had three Lieutenants, one for each of the three ridings

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