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Counties of England Map Quiz

Click the name of each highlighted English county.
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
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First submittedApril 11, 2014
Times taken267,459
Average score48.9%
Rating4.95
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Select County
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
City of Bristol
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Sussex
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Merseyside
Norfolk
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Rutland
Shropshire
Somerset
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Tyne and Wear
Warwickshire
West Midlands
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
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81 Comments
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Level 69
May 8, 2014
Even if you live in England, this is very difficult
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Level 67
Jun 4, 2015
So true
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Level 31
Aug 2, 2015
Yeah my best is only 34
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Level 23
Mar 8, 2018
true
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2022
It’s not something that you are taught in school
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Level 41
May 8, 2014
What about teeside just north of north yorkshire
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Level 56
Aug 23, 2021
Teeside is just a part of County Durham.
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Level 53
May 8, 2014
The north and the south were easy but the middle is just one massive blur of Birmingham and friends
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Level 45
Jan 4, 2020
Ha. I'm from the Midlands so that part was the easiest for me! It's the West side that I struggle with! Not the Southwest, obviously, that's a doddle!
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Level 44
May 19, 2020
As a northerner the only region I massively struggle with is the south east. I know where Surrey, Kent and Essex are but all the other London-adjacent counties are a blur.
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Level 64
Jan 16, 2021
I can get them all but I do have to think about which way round Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire go!
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Level 45
May 2, 2024
I always mess those two up. The rest is not too difficult, what with having lived in the Southeast, the Southwest, the East Midlands, a wife from East Anglia and having studied in Merseyside.
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Level 53
Dec 14, 2021
I live in London so most of the surrounding counties are as easy as pie as it just remembering train station order simply by commutive repetition. Those central ones however especially Leicestershire confuses me
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Level 63
May 8, 2014
I'm a Yank and did atrociously. Cornwall is the peninsula, the Isle of Wight is the little isle off of the Southern coast. London is in the Southeast. I assumed Kent was adjacent because it's one of the counties I heard about. Same with Surrey.

How do you even pronounce some of these? Gloucestershire? Leicestershire?

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Level 67
May 14, 2014
If it helps any, Gloucestershire would be said a bit like "Gloster-shire"; Leicestershire like "Lester-shire"; Worcestershire like "Wooster-shire", Warwickshire like "Worrick-shire", Herefordshire like "Herry-f'd-shire"; and in all cases, the "shire" is less "The Shire" a la The Hobbit and pronounced more like a very short "sheer" or "sher". Oh, and Tyne and Wear would be pronounced more like Tine and Weir.
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Level 76
Aug 30, 2015
Woostershire - I was born there!
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Level 32
May 3, 2016
Wooster-shire, as a southerner from Hampshire
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Level 68
Dec 26, 2016
I trace my family line back to Worcestershire 1775. And now I live in the Shire - land of the Hobbits!
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Level 20
Oct 27, 2019
I'm from Gloucesterhire,

I didn't know how to say it until I was 7 though!

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Level 29
Sep 14, 2020
And when did you learn how to spell it?
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Level 80
Jun 22, 2021
Some time in the future ;)
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Level 44
Aug 16, 2021
WOOSTER shire? All these years I have been pronouncing it "war cess ter shire"
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Level 71
Mar 16, 2020
Further to the replies already posted, the counties with the "cester" element in the name are derived from the latin names of cities within the counties. The names having been bequeathed us by the romans. :-)
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2022
I suppose that "cester" is derived from the word "castrum," or the old square fortified military camps that Roman soldiers would build which often developed into proper towns after they'd been posted there a while?
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Level 63
May 8, 2014
Also, my misadventures of this American's attempt to take this quiz reminded me of this:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-thanksgiving-so-we-asked-some-brits-to-label-the-us-stat

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Level 46
May 9, 2014
I'm American and only got 5 - used up my guesses by clicking all the northern ones til I got North Yorkshire and all the coastal ones til I got Devon.
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Level 92
Aug 28, 2014
Just curious, why did you omit the City of London? Was it a scaling issue?
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Level ∞
Nov 8, 2014
Yes
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Level 14
Oct 11, 2014
I know nothing about the uk
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Level 70
May 29, 2015
At least you got the name right.
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Level 76
Aug 18, 2017
Not even that it needs capitals
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Capitals are overrated ;)
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Level 28
Nov 27, 2014
43/47 on first try - being a Northern lad I'm still somewhat shaky on the southern counties, especially to the west of London.
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Level 51
Jul 19, 2015
I thought I'd be good at this but not having Wales as a guide really threw me!
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Level 59
May 5, 2019
Me also. I got the border shires all wrong but wasn't doing well leaving Devon really. Been ages since I even tried, names all familiar, even pictures in my head of places in them even, but can I map them ... nope. Ah well, my next project perhaps.
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2015
I only got 1, Bedfordshire, but only because I just kept putting it in randomly. In my defense, I'm a ten year old from Colorado.
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Level 37
May 29, 2018
Many thanks from Bedfordshire! You should visit one day...
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Level 56
Feb 21, 2016
Got there, finally. The home counties always get me, and I took a long while not to get Berks and Bucks the wrong way round. My county of Durham looks so small next to Northumberland and North Yorks!!
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2016
•The first highlighted country is in the far bottom left .........

Should read 'County'.

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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2016
Fixed
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Level 82
Sep 18, 2016
Well, it took me eight attempts, but I got there.
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Level 65
Nov 25, 2016
I'm intrigued as to why the map appears to show a tidal bit of the River Hull, and some random river in Lincolnshire, as if they're very important...?
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Level 41
Dec 24, 2016
I am so bad, I actually got 0%
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Level 68
Dec 26, 2016
I admire your honesty!
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2016
Durham is not the county, it is the city. The county is called "County Durham". It's the same as missing the "shire" from the others. (that and its the only one in the country to be called County something...)
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Level 44
Feb 15, 2017
Took me a while to get all the southern ones right, but I got there in the end
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Level 44
Apr 5, 2017
Being from the north, the north and midlands are fairly easy but the south is a blur. There's so many tiny counties down there, some of them look more like cities.
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Level 14
Apr 15, 2017
Got them all right on the 13th try (American Here). I used strategies to remember. For example, there aren't any "shire" endings on the western peninsula and outside of the Yorkshires and Lancashire, none north of Manchester. Also began correlating county shapes to objects (ex- Staffordshire looks like Boris Johnson), etc. Interior England was what was toughest on me though.
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Level 70
Sep 3, 2017
Wiltshire looks like Washington (the man) and Lancashire looks like Fred Flinstone.
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Level 43
Apr 6, 2018
Warwickshire looks like a fish
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Level 23
Aug 23, 2017
Gosh ! English (Brits) pronunciation is Damn Hard
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Level 47
Dec 11, 2017
If you liked this, try this https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/266516/coastal-counties-of-britain
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Level 81
Jan 4, 2018
I always get Staffordshire and Shropshire the wrong way round
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Level 23
Mar 8, 2018
got them all wrong apart from south Yorkshire
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Level 37
May 29, 2018
The Midlands kills me... I can do all the East Coast , I live in Cambridgeshire... The West is DEATH
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Level 59
May 5, 2019
That's what I found too. The East is much easier.
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Level 66
Jun 1, 2018
12/46. I'm impressed with myself. I have never been to England. I live in MI.
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Level 82
Jul 26, 2018
I got five right. The only one I was remotely sure about was Cornwall.
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Level 66
Sep 25, 2020
39/47 now. Whee
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Level 66
Jun 20, 2022
41/47. I call that progress
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Level 34
Jan 30, 2019
These are of course merely the administrative districts dreamed up in 1974 in a local government reform, which were stupidly named 'counties' by the government and now everyone knows these truncated units better than the 1000+ year old Anglo-Saxon shires they overlay.
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Level 61
Feb 7, 2019
how do you make a map quiz
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Level 49
Mar 2, 2019
I'm a Brit and got 66%. The South I find easy but am so ignorant of anything North of Birmingham. Must do some homework!
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Level 31
Mar 30, 2019
#MakeMiddlesexExistAgain
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Level 78
Apr 22, 2019
I'm proud to say that I got nine (I'm an American)
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Wow went from 9 to 31 :) and didnt even really studied them. Just flicked through the answers quickly and went ow -ssexes are south an yorks are northeast. And apparently quite a lot just stuck :)
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Level 69
Mar 4, 2020
Now I wíll actively study the ones I missed ; Berkshire is a fallen birch with a guy Will to the left of it (or the tree is wilting for Wiltshire) and well, there is an ox fallen on top of it ;) so Oxfordshire. Now on to the rest :)

Efit: Hert and Bed together look like a heart. Unfortunately chesire does not look like cat.

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Level 56
Jul 24, 2020
43% as someone who has never been to England. I am satisfied :)
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Level 53
Nov 24, 2020
Could you make a different quiz with historic (not ceremonial) counties, please?
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Level 66
May 24, 2021
To an American, these names are interesting. Everything seems like "West Blestforthenshireford" to me
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Level 80
Jun 22, 2021
I got 44/47 this time. Same as last time. it's the ones in the midlands counties that I struggle with.
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Level 80
Feb 8, 2023
Got 'em all this time.
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Level 44
Aug 16, 2021
Did it repetitively until I got a 100%...loss count of how many that was. The periphery is easier than the middle, especially west of London. This helps understand the geography of Jane Austen's books better, provided the locations have not changed or been renamed in the past 150 years...
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Level 60
Aug 21, 2021
These guys sure are obsessed with the Hobbit and LOTR!
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Level 68
Sep 22, 2021
This took me forever, but I finally got them all correct (American here)! Thanks for a brilliant quiz!
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Level 54
Oct 30, 2021
Getting all of the three counties playing ring around the rosie around the West Midlands correctly took me way longer than I'd like to admit.
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Level 68
Jun 19, 2022
Why isn’t the City of London included?
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Level 70
Jun 19, 2022
Too small to be visible probably. That said, I'm sure I have seen the Vatican City on quizzes like this before. Maybe because it would give away which county is Greater London?
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Level 46
Nov 27, 2022
Do some of them end in "-shire"?
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Level 46
Jan 30, 2023
44 out of 47 and i managed to miss london
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Level 28
Apr 25, 2024
I only got Worcestershire 😭