Ceremonial counties of England

The counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies, also referred to as the lieutenancy areas of England[2] and informally known as ceremonial counties,[3] are areas of England to which lords-lieutenant are appointed. Legally, the areas in England, as well as in Wales and Scotland, are defined by the Lieutenancies Act 1997 as "counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies in Great Britain", in contrast to the areas used for local government. They are also informally known as "geographic counties",[4] to distinguish them from other types of counties of England.

Counties and areas for the
purposes of the lieutenancies
  • Also known as:
  • ceremonial counties
    lieutenancy areas
CategoryLieutenancy areas
Populations8,000 (City of London)–8,167,000 (Greater London)[1]
Areas3–8,611 km²

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