Lieutenancy area

Lieutenancy areas /lɛfˈtɛnəns/, officially counties and areas for the purposes of the lieutenancies, are the separate areas of the United Kingdom appointed a lord-lieutenant – a representative of the British monarch. In many cases they have similar demarcation and naming to, but are not necessarily coterminate with, the counties of the United Kingdom.

Lieutenancy area
LocationUnited Kingdom
Created byLieutenancies Act 1997
  • 1997
Number99 (as of 2008)
Possible types
Areas3–8,611 km²

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