Counties of England Quiz

Name the ceremonial counties of England.
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Last updated: August 30, 2018
First submittedOctober 25, 2010
Times taken434,074
Average score56.3%
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County
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
City of Bristol
City of London
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
East Riding of
Yorkshire
East Sussex
Essex
County
Gloucestershire
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Merseyside
Norfolk
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
County
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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Level 30
Sep 22, 2015
YAY 39/48. :):):)
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Level 64
Jan 3, 2016
Please alphabetize "City of Bristol" to fit along with the other answers. :)
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Level 72
Feb 22, 2016
Agree. Or put "City of London" in with the Ls.
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Level 68
Feb 7, 2016
southyork is all you need to type in for south yorkshire, but westyork doesn't work?
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Level 67
Feb 26, 2016
Some oddities. Needed Wiltshire for Wiltshire, but only Berk for stuff like Berkshire. Needed West Yorkshire, but not the shire for East, North and South, etc.
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2016
Should be fixed now
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Level 17
Mar 1, 2016
These aren't the Cerominal Counties. These are the post 1970's counties
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Level ∞
Nov 11, 2016
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceremonial_counties_of_England
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Level 75
Apr 28, 2019
If we were talking post 1970, Avon would be in there
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Level 59
Mar 18, 2016
Finished, but with only 5 seconds left! So much easier with the interactive map!
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Level 28
Jun 1, 2016
Shouldn't 'Telford and Wrekin' be included
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Level 79
Aug 1, 2016
It's a unitary authority, not a county.
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Level 36
Aug 1, 2016
Who else lives in Cambridgeshire guys, the boring flat county full of farmers and clever people? Ayyyy it's great!
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Level 56
May 12, 2018
Tut Tut - Gog Magog Hills - the highest point for many thousands of miles eastwards until you reach the Ural Mountains
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Level 71
Aug 1, 2016
SO , after screwing up cause you were accepting answers before they were complete...i.e. -shire, and having to erase constantly, why is it that West Yorkshire has to be input all they way? Out of all the

-shires, this is the only one that is not accpeted in "short form" (West York)

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Level 67
Aug 5, 2016
YUS! Got them all. West Midlands was the last one...!
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Level 28
Aug 25, 2016
The autocompleting 'shire' really bugs me. You shouldn't get the answer/point for just writing "Che", or even "Gloucester"
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Level 50
Sep 19, 2016
I keep forgetting Staffordshire!
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Level 80
Mar 21, 2018
Same, and Surrey weirdly
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Level 83
Sep 19, 2016
Well, in May I got 15, in September on my second attempt I got 48. Rather pleased with that improvement.
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Level 64
Oct 16, 2016
I got 15. Pretty good for an American, although I should probably know more.
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Level 18
Nov 19, 2016
Why can't they spell the WHOLE name out. Much annoyed with the laziness. I type so fast that i can't flow into next county because I have to delete the ending of the last.
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Level 61
Dec 30, 2016
A bit of a pain, yes, but once you get the first part of the shires, you know it.
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Level 59
Nov 27, 2016
Why not put in instructions "For counties ending in -shire, you do not need to include those 5 letters"? Might make a lot of people happier.
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Level 59
Nov 23, 2017
Surely you quickly learn that you don't need those letters. Or did you just spend all the time typing out "shire" umpteen times?
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Level 36
Dec 4, 2016
23/49
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Level 36
Dec 4, 2016
27/48
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Level 61
Dec 30, 2016
48/48
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Level 59
Apr 12, 2017
Nice picture of Bodiam Castle at the top (in the proper county of Sussex).
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Level 21
Apr 15, 2017
How about an Irish Badge eh?

This is too hard

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Level 12
Jun 28, 2017
Countries??
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Level 61
Jun 29, 2017
i finally got all of them on my third attempt... but one question... what in the world is england??
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Level 55
Apr 30, 2022
Idk
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Level 52
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 38
Dec 15, 2017
East East East Yorkshire!!!
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Level 56
May 12, 2018
I assume that ceremonial counties means any place that has a Lord Lieutenant. Otherwise I have difficulty in east and West Sussex and NOT Lindsey; Kesteven and Holland.

Why can;t we just simply go back to pre 1974 It was so much simpler.

By the way, I think that historically Bristol has at some time counted as part of Gloucestershire, but never as Somerset

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Level 59
May 1, 2019
You get my vote! Bring back the pre-'74 counties (they had been around for a 1,000 years before then, some much longer). As someone who is from Sussex, it pains me to type out East Sussex and West Sussex.
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
lol im american, never been to england, never heard a name for any of the counties. but i did get six, so that was better than expected XD
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Level 47
May 29, 2018
ooh, 13 on my second try
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Level 47
May 30, 2018
36 on my tenth try. almost there.
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Level 47
May 30, 2018
ah, man! warwick was the last one on my eleventh try.
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Level 47
May 30, 2018
geez, 14th try! kept forgetting a different one each time. easier than my own state, though. theres 99 counties here.
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Level 57
Jul 24, 2021
You're from Iowa.
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Level 23
Jun 13, 2018
20/48. Well... at least I got some large ones! (Norfolk,York,Northumberland)
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Level 73
Jun 22, 2018
Finally got all of them.... From Guatemala
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Level 66
Aug 4, 2018
Very tough!
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Level 37
Aug 9, 2018
I just type in gsydhshire or walfshire or hafninshire then auto-correct.
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2022
a very unconventional yet effective way to get answers lol
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Level 50
Feb 20, 2019
Got them but get so confused North of Birmingham!! From a southern softie x
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Level 32
Feb 26, 2019
Does anyone actually live in Rutland?
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Level 61
Apr 27, 2019
It would be nice if you accepted some misspellings of Isle of Wight.
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Level 59
May 1, 2019
Ile of Wight? Isle ov Wight?
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Level 66
Nov 12, 2021
IsLe Of WiGhT?
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Level 59
Apr 28, 2019
At first I thought it said countries and I was a bit confused. Now I don't feel like taking it, I'd be surprised if I even got 3.
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Level 61
Apr 29, 2019
Anyone else who tried New Glouckenshire thanks to Phoebe Buffay? :D
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Level 78
Apr 29, 2019
Living in New England helps on this quiz. I guessed a bunch of counties and towns from New England and a lot of them were there. It's also nice that it gave them without adding shire.
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Level 47
Jul 31, 2019
There's Sussex, Wessex, Essex, and historically Middlesex, but no Nussex :(
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Level 28
Aug 3, 2019
I missed out West Midlands :P
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Level 60
Aug 5, 2019
All those irrelevant ones in the West Midlands 😡
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Level 75
Apr 24, 2020
That is very offensive. As a person living in Worcestershire, this is just down-right rude. But, what do you expect from someone living in London? They are just oblivious of the rest of the UK.
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Level 61
Oct 9, 2020
Two West Midland counties have already been mentioned, let's keep the chain! Warwickshire!
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Level 36
Nov 22, 2019
This is nearly Impossible!!!😡😡😡
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Level 36
Nov 22, 2019
I can do this!!!😎😎😎
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Level 53
Jan 23, 2020
have you noticed that nearly every county ends in "Shire"?
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Level 55
Apr 26, 2020
Ya
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2022
yesshire
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Level 48
May 21, 2020
Ok but why “shire?” Can someone explain?
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Level 76
Jul 24, 2020
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, the origin of the word 'shire' is from Old English scīr, meaning ‘care, official charge, county’, of Germanic origin.
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Level 76
Jul 24, 2020
Aaarrrgghhh..... I forgot Dorset, my favourite county (although I've never been there, but I've heard that it has the most beautiful scenery, and it is the setting of most of Enid Blyton's Famous Five books (my favourite childhood author))!
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Level 35
Aug 18, 2020
Noooooooo! there was just two more and I accidentally refrshed the page!
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Level 48
Aug 23, 2020
after 6 tries I got 48..
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Level 61
Oct 9, 2020
Same! I got Northampton the first time and then forgot about it for the next three takes (OK, maybe it was more than six).
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Level 54
Dec 19, 2020
Do you find this quiz too easy? Try Counties of England with an Empty Map
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Level 58
Dec 22, 2020
Got 23, more than I expected but still disappointing. Tons of directional pieces that I missed, also spelling with stuff like Leicestershire
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Level 70
Dec 29, 2020
alphabetically, shouldn’t north yorkshire come after northamptonshire and northumberland?
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Level 28
Jan 21, 2021
no
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Level 55
Feb 18, 2021
can you add a type in so when you write warkwick it will count as warwick? The wikipedia source is wrong, i know, but people reading it and taking the quiz can get muddled up in confusion.
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Level 49
Mar 22, 2021
Why are there so many Shires?
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Level 42
May 5, 2021
I did this from my Robot Wars memory. First thought: From Derby, Carbide!
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Level 66
Jul 13, 2021
The feeling when some answers are words you've never used before, words that you've probably read only once or twice in your life many years ago without really paying attention to what it refers to, but your brain unconsiously stored them in an obscure part of your memory, and suddenly, years later, as you read the statement of the quiz you're about to take, you don't know why but you want to type those words. You start the quiz, you're full of doubts but your fingers start typing anyway, and, surprisingly, the score goes +1.
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Level 28
Jul 18, 2021
Shire: *exists*

The english: Yes

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Level 64
Jul 25, 2021
I'm surprised North Yorkshire is the most guessed county. I was thinking it would be London.
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Level 44
Aug 11, 2021
York is a type-in.
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Level 17
Aug 10, 2021
How did you program it so when you typed in say 'Devon' it would light up on your screen in green? (I'm trying to do this for another country but i'm unsure how?)
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Level 51
Sep 2, 2021
The only counties that matter are the 39 historic counties. Ceremonial counties are nonsense.
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Level 58
Sep 5, 2021
haven't done his one for a while so missed a few. Any chance of this becoming a minigame like the United States one?? :-)
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Level 63
Sep 20, 2021
American who managed 15

Cambridge/Oxfordshire - universities

Cheshire - Cheshire cat from Alice in Wonderland

Cornwall - based on location and reading a bit about Celtic culture/language/history of the place

Devon - I actually thought it was called "Devonshire"...

Essex - I have heard the accent on YouTube. Plus there is a county with the same name in Massachusetts

Gloucester/Leicester/Worcestershire - Remembered based on long names

Greater Manchester - Just typed in "Manchester"

Hampshire - Assumed this would exist based on New Hampshire

Isle of Wight - Remembered because I think I have heard that Brits like to holiday here

Kent - This one comes up a lot when reading about England. I assumed it must've been wealthy suburban London for that reason

North Yorkshire - typed in Yorkshire b/c Wuthering Heights

Nottinghamshire - Sherriff of Nottingham of Robin Hood

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Level 32
May 13, 2022
it is called devonshire! devon is its most common name though
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Level 55
Oct 18, 2021
I finally got 100% as an American!
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Level 28
Oct 28, 2021
ugh british people can't name countys or citys i just did british citys for the british badge
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Level 25
Dec 21, 2021
Personally i think York shouldn’t be a type-in for Yorkshire, Yorkshire is a series of counties while York is simply a city.
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Level 59
Jan 6, 2022
Tip: Just go JSwuhuefrhuewnishire on your keyboard a bunch
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Level 64
Mar 5, 2022
why is "leics" allowed for Leicestershire?
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Level 23
Mar 25, 2022
I was born in Taunton, Somerset and then moved to Craghead, Durham then Harelaw, Durham then finally Chester-le-Street,Durham. Whew!
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Level 37
Apr 16, 2022
Great Quiz!

I think you could do one about the historic counties of the UK or England

Or the Ceremonial Counties of all of the UK

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Level 37
Apr 16, 2022
Although Historic Counties have detached bits, for example Derbyshire has 1 detached bit.
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Level 47
Jun 15, 2022
West Midlands isn't a county... only an administrative area within Staffs and Shropshire
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Level 41
Jul 8, 2022
Since both Greater London and City of London come up when you type "London", shouldn't both North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire come up when you type "Yorkshire"?

I'm American though so let me know if this is intentional.

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Level 30
Aug 6, 2022
I did it! *closes wikipedia page*
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Level 65
Aug 29, 2022
Finally managed 100%!