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A society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) Counties of the United Kingdom.

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The Association of British Counties makes a number of resources available to aid in using the historic counties, including the following:

County Border Data in KMZ and SHAPE, eBook and Data Extract

on the Gazetteer of British Place Names

Visit the Gazetteer

Match counties to Post Towns for your address database or look-up

on the Historic Counties Postal Directory

Visit the Directory

Create embeddable Web Maps with County Borders or view our map

on the Gazetteer of British Place Names

Visit the Gazetteer

You may also like to visit the following to find out more about the historic counties:


Find out more about the counties.

An introduction to the counties


Visit Wikishire, an encyclopaedia for the counties

Visit Wikishire


The Historic
Counties Trust

a Registered Charity which aims to promote public awareness of the historic counties

Visit the HCT