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.
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.