Thursday, September 25, 2008
The United Kingdom consists of 4 constituent countries, which are not independent countries, but "countries-within-a-country", autonomous entities that share citizenship, a national parliament, and defense forces. Culturally they are often considered separate nations, for example in European sports leagues. British pounds are the currency used in the constituent countries, though each countries has its own coins and bills with their own countries' symbols and cultural heritage reflected.
Each UK constituent country is divided into counties (though sometimes not referred to as counties, they function at the county level). There are 82 counties in England. Scotland has 33 counties. The country of Wales has 23 counties. And Northern Ireland has just 6.
Here you can find and print out a UK map showing counties in each of the constituent countries of England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Some maps also show Ireland (not a part of the UK).
This Map of UK counties also shows Ireland.
I hope that up above you could find a UK map showing counties that was useful for you. Be sure to check back again soon for more map collections. See you next time!