Lieutenancy area

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Lieutenancy area
The Lord Lieutenancies of the United Kingdom
Location United Kingdom
Number 99 (as of 2008)
Possible types England (48)
Northern Ireland (8)
Scotland (35)
Wales (8)

Lieutenancy areas are the separate areas of the United Kingdom appointed a Lord Lieutenant - the representative of the British monarch. In many cases they have similar demarcation and naming to, but are not necessarily conterminate with, the counties of the United Kingdom.

Origin[edit]

In England, Lieutenancy areas are colloquially known as the ceremonial counties, although this phrase does not appear in any legislation referring to them. The Lieutenancy areas of Scotland are subdivisions of Scotland that are more or less based on the counties of Scotland, making use of the major cities as separate entities.[1] In Wales, the Lieutenancy areas are known as the preserved counties of Wales and are based on the counties that were used for Lieutenancy and local government between 1974 and 1996. The Lieutenancy areas of Northern Ireland correspond to the six counties and two former county boroughs.

Map[edit]

Northumberland
Cumbria
Tyne and Wear
Durham
North Yorkshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Lancashire
W Yorks.
S Yorks.
Mers.
Gr. Manc.
Lincolnshire
Cheshire
Derbs.
Notts.
Staffs.
Norfolk
Suffolk
Cambs.
Shropshire
Leics.
Rutland
Northants.
W Mids.
Heref.
Worcs.
Warks.
Beds.
Bucks.
Glos.
Oxon.
Wiltshire
Bristol
Essex
Herts.
Gr. London
Berks.
Kent
Surrey
Hampshire
W Sussex
E Sussex
Somerset
Dorset
Devon
Cornwall
Isle of Wight
Powys
Clwyd
Gwynedd
Dyfed
WG
MG
SG
Gwent
Antrim
Down
Armagh
Tyrone
Fermanagh
Co. Londonderry
Derry
Belfast
Shetland
Orkney
Caithness
Sutherland
Western Isles
Ross and Cromarty
Inverness
Moray
Nairn
Banffshire
Aberdeenshire
Aberdeen
Kincardineshire
Angus
Perth and Kinross
Dundee
Fife
Argyll and Bute
Stir. & Falk.
Berwickshire
Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Dumfries
Kirkcudbrightshire
Wigtown
Ayrshire and Arran
Lanarkshire
1
1. Clackmannanshire
2
3
2. Dunbartonshire
3. Glasgow
4
4. West Lothian
5
6
5. Edinburgh
6. Midlothian
East Lothian
7
6
7. Renfrewshire

Not shown: City of London


References[edit]

  1. ^ The Lord-Lieutenants (Scotland) Order 1996, Statutory Instrument 1996 No. 731 (S.83)