What are the different shires in England?


Why are some English counties called shires?

“Shire” is just the Anglo-Saxon equivalent of the old French word “county”, so Yorkshire, for example, means “County of York”.

What are the 12 regions of the UK?

In this section

  • Relationship of NUTS areas to UK administrative geographies.
  • North East (England)
  • North West (England)
  • Yorkshire and The Humber.
  • East Midlands (England)
  • West Midlands (England)
  • East of England.
  • London.

What is the difference between a county and a shire?

As nouns the difference between county and shire

is that county is (historical) the land ruled by a count or a countess while shire is former administrative area of britain; a county.

What does the suffix shire mean in England?

One of the most common words used in county names in the United Kingdom is the suffix shire. This is a West Saxon word meaning share/division.

Is Kent a shire?

The County of Kent is a shire at the south-eastern corner of Great Britain. The north-western towns of Kent are within the London suburbs. Kent is considered is one of the home counties.

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