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UK Local Authorities Map

Local government in the United Kingdom is complex and varied. For a start, the UK is divided into four countries: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
England consists of 63 unitary authorities, 36 metropolitan boroughs, 26 non-metropolitan counties, 32 boroughs and one Common Council of London as well as one Council for an achipelago 45 km (28 mi) off of the southwest tip of the island of Great Britain.
Northern Ireland is divided into 11 districts.
Scotland is divided into 32 unitary authorities.
Wales is divided into 22 principal areas.
Of these 217 local bodies of government, how many can you name in 20 minutes?
It should be noted that England has an additional 6 metropolitan counties and 192 non-metropolitan districts, all of which fall under the 'higher tier' authorities above for at least some portion of local governance.
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England
Barking and Dagenham
Barnet
Barnsley
Bath and North East Somerset
Bedford
Bexley
Birmingham
Blackburn with Darwin
Blackpool
Bolton
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Bracknell Forest
Bradford
Brent
Brighton and Hove
City of Bristol
Bromley
Buckinghamshire
Bury
Calderdale
Cambridgeshire
Camden
Central Bedfordshire
Cheshire East
Cheshire West and Chester
Cornwall
Coventry
Croydon
Cumberland
Darlington
Derby
Derbyshire
Devon
Doncaster
Dorset
Dudley
County Durham
Ealing
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Sussex
Enfield
Essex
Gateshead
Gloucestershire
Greenwich
Hackney
Halton
Hammersmith and Fulham
Hampshire
Haringey
Harrow
Hartlepool
Havering
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Hillingdon
Hounslow
Islington
Kensington and Chelsea
Kent
Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Thames
Kirklees
Knowsley
Lambeth
Lancashire
Leeds
Leicester
Leicestershire
Lewisham
Lincolnshire
Liverpool
City of London
Luton
Manchester
Medway
Merton
Middlesbrough
Milton Keynes
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newham
Norfolk
North East Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire
North Northamptonshire
North Somerset
North Tyneside
Northumberland
North Yorkshire
Nottingham
Nottinghamshire
Oldham
Oxfordshire
Peterborough
Plymouth
Portsmouth
Reading
Redbridge
Redcar and Cleveland
Richmond upon Thames
Rochdale
Rotherham
Rutland
St Helens
Salford
Sandwell
Isles of Scilly
Sefton
Sheffield
Shropshire
Slough
Solihull
Somerset
Southampton
Southend-on-Sea
South Gloucestershire
South Tyneside
Southwark
Staffordshire
Stockport
Stockton-on-Tees
Stoke-on-Trent
Suffolk
Sunderland
Surrey
Sutton
Swindon
Tameside
Telford and Wrekin
Thurrock
Torbay
Tower Hamlets
Trafford
Wakefield
Walsall
Waltham Forest
Wandsworth
Warrington
Warwickshire
West Berkshire
Westminster
Westmorland and Furness
West Northamptonshire
West Sussex
Wigan
Isle of Wight
Wiltshire
Windsor and Maidenhead
Wirral
Wolverhampton
Worcestershire
Wokingham
York
Northern Ireland
Antrim and Newtonabbey
Ards and North Down
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon
Belfast City
Causeway Coast and Glens
Derry City and Strabane
Fermanagh and Omagh
Lisburn and Castlereagh City
Mid and East Antrim
Mid Ulster
Newry, Mourne and Down
Scotland
Aberdeen City
Aberdeenshire
Angus
Argyll and Bute
Clackmannanshire
Dumfries and Galloway
Dundee City
East Ayrshire
East Dunbartonshire
East Lothian
East Renfrewshire
Edinburgh City
Falkirk
Fife
Glasgow City
Highland
Inverclyde
Midlothian
Moray
Na h-Eileanan Siar
North Ayrshire
North Lanarkshire
Orkney
Perth and Kinross
Renfrewshire
Shetland
South Ayrshire
South Lanarkshire
Scottish Borders
Stirling
West Dunbartonshire
West Lothian
Wales
Isle of Anglesey
Blaenau Gwent
Bridgend
Caerphilly
Cardiff
Carmarthenshire
Ceredigion
Conwy
Denbighshire
Flintshire
Gwynedd
Merthyr Tydfil
Monmouthshire
Neath Port Talbot
Newport
Pembrokeshire
Powys
Rhondda Cynon Taf
Swansea
Torfaen
Vale of Glamorgan
Wrexham
13 Comments
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Level 69
Feb 12, 2020
Outstanding quiz!

Thank you

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Level 95
Feb 12, 2020
Thank you for your very kind comment! I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz.
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Level 63
May 19, 2020
Great quiz, loved it and nominated it
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Level 95
May 19, 2020
Thanks for the comment and nomination – I'm glad you enjoyed the quiz!
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Level 35
Jan 15, 2021
Just the quiz I've been looking for!! Love it.

Nominated :)

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Level 95
Jan 15, 2021
I'm so glad you've found it! Thank you for the comment and the nomination!
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Level 65
May 30, 2021
Good quiz. Update - as of April 2021 Northamptonshire has been divided into two unitary authorities - North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire.
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Level 95
May 30, 2021
Cheers – I'll get on that!
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Level 74
Aug 8, 2021
Nominated!
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Level 28
Mar 8, 2024
Wow, absolutely gorgeous quiz! It's a shame local government in the UK is so confusing. I would love to see a quiz that includes the lower tier of those two-tier units, but that's just me craving really big quizzes ;)
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Level 95
Mar 8, 2024
Cheers!
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Level 28
Mar 20, 2024
By the way, Cumbria is no longer a two-tier non-metropolitan county. It has been replaced by two unitary authorities: Cumberland (from merging the districts Allerdale, Carlisle, and Copeland) and Westmoreland and Furness (from Eden, South Lakeland, and Barrow-in-Furness).
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Level 95
Mar 20, 2024
Thanks for reminding me - only a year late!