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UK Counties Map

by Vishal Kumar

UK Counties Map for free use, download, and print. Map showing the location of all the counties in the United Kingdom.

UK Counties Map

About the UK

The history of the United Kingdom dates back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons. During the early 10th century AD, they secured an allegiance with their Celtic neighbors, and after continuous successful conquests in the centuries that followed, the kingdoms became subjugated to English rule.

Wales was originally part of the Celtic kingdom, it was formally united with England in 1536, by the Acts of Union. In 1707, Scotland officially joined Wales and England to form the United Kingdom of Great Britain. During the 1600s, Ireland became subject to English control. They officially joined Great Britain in the Act of Union of 1800. In 1922, the Republic of Ireland became independent while six of its nine counties remained part of the United Kingdom.

Major Counties in the UK

The United Kingdom has a total of 57 counties. But only ten are considered to be major counties. These include; London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Edinburgh, and Leicester.

London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and is the center of all business, entertainment, architecture, and education. It is considered to be one of the oldest ‘great cities in the world. Its history spans over two millennia and it continues to thrive with its bustling cityscapes.

Birmingham is popularly known for being home to Cadbury chocolate. It is located in the West Midlands region of England.

Glasgow is a port city which is located on the River Clyde. It is part of the Western Lowlands in Scotland.

Liverpool is located in the northwestern part of England and is a maritime city, as well as the birthplace of The Beatles.

Bristol is another maritime city located in the southwestern part of England.

Manchester has the richest industrial heritage in the entire region.

Sheffield is located in South Yorkshire, and it is home to a variety of museums and galleries.

Leeds is located in Yorkshire and is a popular tourist destination in England.

Edinburgh is the capital of Scotland and is home to the Holyrood Palace, built in the 16th century.

Leicester is located in the East Midlands, and it is the county town of Leicestershire.

Important Facts about UK Counties

  • London is the biggest city in the United Kingdom and is where the Houses of Parliament are located.
  • Birmingham is one of the United Kingdom’s greenest cities. It is also officially the youngest city in the UK.
  • Glasgow is the fourth most populous county, and the name ‘Glasgow’ translates to ‘green valley,’ in the Gaelic language.
  • The waterfront located in Liverpool was officially named a World Heritage Site.
  • Bristol is located on the rivers of Frome and Avon, and it’s one of the wealthiest trading ports in the country.
  • Manchester is home to more than twenty Nobel Prize winners, who have studied at the University of Manchester.
  • Sheffield is referred to as the city of steel because it had the most iconic steel industry during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Leeds is home to the popular fashion brand Marks and Spencer or M&S. It was in the Leeds Market where Michael Marks first opened a penny bazaar stall in 1884.
  • The Edinburgh Castle is built upon an extinct volcano that last erupted millions of years ago.
  • In 1967, the first ever local radio station in Britain was aired in Leicester.

Other Counties and what are they famous for

With the help of this map, you’ll be able to easily identify the counties of the UK. There is a great deal that can be said about each place. A few examples;

Yorkshire is a great place to visit since it is home to various Michelin-starred restaurants. The county is extremely beautiful and you’d be able to enjoy various artworks of Victorian artists scattered around the vicinity.

Cotswold is filled with honey-colored towns and villages. It is complete with lively galleries and vibrant festivals which would surely pique your interest.

Devon is a great place to spend a holiday getaway because of its picturesque landscape. You will have a grand time exploring the magnificent beaches and enjoying the great outdoors.

If you love the countryside, Norfolk is a must-see destination during any visit. It is composed of flint-built villages, which are amazing for walking, touring, strolling, and cycling. It is also home to several medieval castles and fascinating museums.

List of Counties in The United Kingdom

Country County Area Population
England Hillingdon 44.67 sq mi (115.70 km2) 292,690 (mid-2014 est.)
England Wandsworth 13.23 sq mi (34.26 km2) 312,145 (mid-2014 est.)
England Kensington and Chelsea 4.68 sq mi (12.13 km2) 156,190 (mid-2014 est.)
England Westminster 8.29 sq mi (21.48 km2) 233,292 (mid-2014 est.)
England Camden 8.4 sq mi (21.8 km2) 234,846 (mid-2014 est.)
England Haringey 11.42 sq mi (29.59 km2) 267,541 (mid-2014 est.)
England Islington 5.74 sq mi (14.86 km2) 221,030 (mid-2014 est.)
England Hackney 7.36 sq mi (19.06 km2) 263,150 (mid-2014 est.)
England London 607 sq mi (1,572 km2) 8,538,689 (2014)
England Tower Hamlets 7.63 sq mi (19.77 km2) 284,015 (mid-2014 est.)
England Lambeth 10.36 sq mi (26.82 km2) 318,216 (mid-2014 est.)
England Harrow 19.49 sq mi (50.47 km2) 246,011( mid- 2014 est.)
England Southwark 11.14 sq mi (28.85 km2) 302538 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Lewisham 13.57 sq mi (35.15 km2) 291933 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Waltham Forest 14.99 sq mi (38.82 km2) 268020 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Redbridge 21.78 sq mi (56.41 km2) 293055 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Havering 43.35 sq mi (112.27 km2) 245974 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Newham 13.98 sq mi (36.22 km2) 324322 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Barking and Dagenham 13.93 sq mi (36.09 km2) 198294 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Greenwich NA 30,578 (Peninsula and Greenwich West wards 2011)
England Bexley 23.38 sq mi (60.56 km2) 239865 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Merton 14.52 sq mi (37.61 km2) 203515 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Ealing 21.44 sq mi (55.53 km2) 342118 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Sutton 10.4 miles (16.7 km) 41483 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Croydon 9.5 miles (15.3 km) 173314 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Bromley 9.3 miles (15 km) 16,826 (Bromley Town ward)
England Hounslow 21.61 sq mi (55.98 km2) 265568 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Enfield 31.74 sq mi (82.20 km2) 324574 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Brent 16.70 sq mi (43.24 km2) 320762 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Hammersmith and Fulham 6.33 sq mi (16.40 km2) 178365 ( mid- 2014 est.)
England Richmond upon Thames 5.38 km2 (2.08 sq mi) 21,469 (North Richmond and South Richmond wards 2011)
England Kingston upon Thames 10 miles (16.1 km) 43013 ( mid- 2014 est.)
Wales Swansea 150 sq mi (380 km2) Unitary Authority area: 239,000, Ranked 2nd Urban area within
Unitary Authority: 179,485 Wider Urban Area: 300,352 Metropolitan Area: 462,000 (2011)
Wales Neath Port Talbot 170.7 mi² 35,633 (2001)
Wales Bridgend 2.51 mi² 49,404 (April 2011)
Wales Rhondda, Cynon, Taff 163.7 mi² 31,705 (2001 Census)
Wales Vale of Glamorgan 129 sq mi (335 km²) 126,300 (2011)
Wales Merthyr Tydfil approximately 23 miles (37 km) north of Cardiff 61250
Wales Caerphilly 107.3 mi² 30388
Wales Cardiff 54.2 sq mi (140.3 km2) 346,100 (2011 Census)
Wales Blaenau Gwent 42.09 mi² NA
Wales Torfaen 48.65 mi² 91,100 (2011)
Wales Newport 70 sq mi (190 km2) 145700 (2011 Census)
Wales Monmouthshire 850 km2 (330 sq mi) 91,300 (2011)
Scotland Inverclyde 60 sq mi (160 km2) 81,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland West Dunbartonshire 61 sq mi (159 km2) 91,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland Renfrewshire 101 sq mi (261 km2) 175,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland East Dunbartonshire 68 sq mi (175 km2) 105,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland Glasgow 175.5 km2 (67.8 sq mi) 599,650 (2015)
Scotland East Renfrewshire 67 sq mi (174 km2) 91,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland North Lanarkshire 180 sq mi (470 km2) 338,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland Falkirk 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi) 35,168 (2010)
Scotland Clackmannanshire 61 sq mi (159 km2) 51,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland West Lothian 165 sq mi (427 km2) 175,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland Edinburgh 264 km2 (102 sq mi) 464,990 – Urban Area 492,680 – Local Authority Area (2014)
Scotland Midlothian 137 sq mi (354 km2) 83,000 (2010 est.)
Scotland East Lothian 262 sq mi (679 km2) 100,000 (2010 est.)

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