Administrative county

An administrative county was a first-level administrative division in England and Wales from 1888 to 1974, and in Ireland from 1899 until either 1973 (in Northern Ireland) or 2002 (in the Republic of Ireland). They are now abolished, although most Northern Ireland lieutenancy areas and Republic of Ireland counties have the same boundaries as former administrative countries.

Administrative county
CategoryCounty
LocationEngland and Wales and Ireland
Created byLocal Government Act 1888
Local Government (Ireland) Act 1898
Created
Abolished by
Abolished
Government
  • County council
Subdivisions