List of UK Counties
There have been a number of different classifications of counties within the United Kingdom over the last several decades. There have been different administrative counties, ceremonial counties, traditional counties and more recently the European Union is carving the UK up into European 'regions'. Which 'county' a town is in depends on which definition of county you are using and in which context. Some of the counties in this list no longer exist as administrative counties [in the context of local government] although they are frequently referred to as common geographical boundries and in terms of catchment areas for services like fire brigades and policing.