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  1. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, since 1922, comprises four constituent countries: England, Scotland, and Wales, as well as Northern Ireland. The UK Prime Minister's website has used the phrase "countries within a country" to describe the United Kingdom. Some statistical summaries, such as those for the twelve NUTS 1 regions of the United Kingdom, refer to Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as "regions". With regard to Northern Ireland, Scotland and ...

  2. The counties of the United Kingdom are subnational divisions of the United Kingdom, used for the purposes of administrative, geographical and political demarcation. The older term, shire is historically equivalent to county. By the Middle Ages, county had become established as the unit of local government, at least in England. By the early 17th century, all of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland had been separated into counties. In Scotland shire was the only term used until ...

  3. The number of countries that make up the United Kingdom is often the subject of debate. In decreasing order of area they are: England; Scotland; Wales; Northern Ireland; The United Nations and UK government says that the United Kingdom is officially made up of 2 countries (England and Scotland), one principality and one province (Northern Ireland).

  4. Countries of the United Kingdom by population. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has been suggested that this article be merged into Demography of the United Kingdom. ( Discuss) Proposed since June 2022. The population of the countries and regions in the United kingdom was last measured by census in 2011, [1] and the Census organisations ...

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    These counties are sometimes called historic counties, traditional counties or ancient or geographical counties.People argue about how much they exist in law. They are useful for genealogical and historic matters. Anyone may choose to use traditional counties or not. The traditional counties have had nothing to do with government since 1889. Howeve...

    See also Local government administrative areas have different functions and powers in each of the different countries in the United Kingdom (England and the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) This resulted from devolution of administrative, executive, or legislative authority to the new institutions operating. The are...

    The Queen appoints officers called "lord-lieutenants" and High Sheriff in ceremonial counties and lieutenancy areas. The UK area in which their duties are carried out is usually called a ceremonial county except in Scotland, where they are called "Lieutenancy Areas". In Scotland only a lord-lieutenant is appointed to each lieutenancy area.