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County Borough
County
County
borough is a term introduced in 1889 in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland
Ireland
(excluding Scotland), to refer to a borough or a city independent of county council control. They were abolished by the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
in England
England
and Wales, but continue in use for lieutenancy and shrievalty in Northern Ireland. In the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
they remain in existence but have been renamed cities under the provisions of the Local Government Act 2001.[1] The Local Government (Wales) Act 1994
Local Government (Wales) Act 1994
re-introduced the term for certain "principal areas" in Wales. Scotland
Scotland
did not have county boroughs but instead counties of cities. These were abolished on 16 May 1975
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Glasgow
Glasgow
Glasgow
(/ˈɡlɑːzɡoʊ, ˈɡlɑːs-, ˈɡlæz-, ˈɡlæs-/;[6][7] Scots: Glesga /ˈɡlezɡə/; Scottish Gaelic: Glaschu [ˈkl̪ˠas̪əxu]) is the largest city in Scotland, and third most populous in the United Kingdom. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow
Glasgow
City council area, one of the 32 council areas of Scotland; the local authority is Glasgow
Glasgow
City Council. Glasgow
Glasgow
is situated on the River Clyde
River Clyde
in the country's West Central Lowlands. Inhabitants of the city are referred to as "Glaswegians" or "Weegies". It is the fourth most visited city in the UK. Glasgow
Glasgow
grew from a small rural settlement on the River Clyde
River Clyde
to become the largest seaport in Britain
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Bradford
Bradford
Bradford
/ˈbrædfərd/ ( listen) is in the Metropolitan Borough of the City of Bradford
City of Bradford
in West Yorkshire, England, in the foothills of the Pennines
Pennines
8.6 miles (14 km) west of Leeds, and 16 miles (26 km) northwest of Wakefield. Bradford
Bradford
became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
Newcastle upon Tyne
(RP: /ˌnjuːkɑːsəl əpɒn ˈtaɪn/ ( listen);[4] locally: /njuːˌkæsəl əpən ˈtaɪn/ ( listen)),[4] commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh
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Cardiff
Cardiff
Cardiff
(/ˈkɑːrdɪf/ ( listen); Welsh:  Caerdydd Welsh pronunciation: [kairˈdiːð, kaˑɨrˈdɨːð]) is the capital and largest city in Wales
Wales
and the eleventh-largest city in the United Kingdom. The city is the country's chief commercial centre, the base for most national cultural and sporting institutions, the Welsh national media, and the seat of the National Assembly for Wales
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Large Burgh
In 1930, the Scottish burghs were split into two types, large burghs and small burghs. The councils of large burghs had more responsibilities and power than those of small burghs. All burghs in Scotland
Scotland
were abolished in 1975 and replaced with the uniform system of districts and regions, which is itself now defunct. See Subdivisions of Scotland
Scotland
for the modern units of local government in the country.Airdrie Arbroath Ayr Clydebank Coatbridge Dumbarton Dumfries Dunfermline East Kilbride Falkirk GreenockHamilton Inverness Kilmarnock Kirkcaldy Motherwell and Wishaw Paisley Perth Port Glasgow Rutherglen StirlingSee also[edit] Local Government
Local Government
(Scotland) Act 1929 Local Government
Local Government
(Scotland) Act 1947External links[edit]Status detail for Large BurghThis Scotland-related article is a stub
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England And Wales
England
England
and Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cymru a Lloegr) is a legal jurisdiction covering England
England
and Wales, two of the four countries of the United Kingdom. " England
England
and Wales" forms the constitutional successor to the former Kingdom of England
England
and follows a single legal system, known as English law. The devolved National Assembly for Wales
Wales
(Welsh: Cynulliad Cenedlaethol Cymru) was created in 1999 by the Parliament of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
under the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 1998 and provides a degree of self-government in Wales. The powers of the Assembly were expanded by the Government of Wales
Wales
Act 2006, which allows it to pass its own laws, and the Act also formally separated the Welsh Government from the Assembly
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Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
(/ˈɛdɪnb(ə)rə/ ( listen);[6][7][8] Scottish Gaelic: Dùn Èideann [ˈt̪uːn ˈeːtʲən̪ˠ]; Scots: Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland
Scotland
and one of its 32 council areas. It is located in Lothian
Lothian
on the Firth of Forth's southern shore. Recognised as the capital of Scotland
Scotland
since at least the 15th century, Edinburgh
Edinburgh
is the seat of the Scottish Government, the Scottish Parliament and the supreme courts of Scotland. The city's Palace of Holyroodhouse is the official residence of the Monarchy in Scotland. Historically part of the county of Midlothian, the city has long been a centre of education, particularly in the fields of medicine, Scots law, literature, the sciences and engineering
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Dundee
Ian Borthwick [2] • Leader of Dundee
Dundee
City CouncilJohn Alexander (councillor) [3] • MSPs2Joe FitzPatrick (SNP) Shona Robison (SNP) • MPs2Stewart Hosie (SNP) Chris Law (SNP)Area[4] • Total 60 km2 (20 sq mi)Elevation[4] 18 m (59 ft)Population (2016)[6] • Total 148,270 • Rank 4th, Scotland • Density 2,478/km2 (6,420/sq mi) • Metro 237,000[5] • Language(s) English, Sco
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Aberdeen
Aberdeen
Aberdeen
(/æbərˈdiːn/ ( listen); Scots: Aiberdeen,  listen (help·info); Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain [ˈopər ˈʝɛ.ɛɲ]; Latin: Aberdonia) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen[1] and 229,800 for the local authority area.[2] Nicknames include the Granite
Granite
City, the Grey City
City
and the Silver City with the Golden Sands
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Counties Of Cities
The counties or shires of Scotland
Scotland
(Scottish Gaelic: Siorrachdan na h-Alba) are geographic subdivisions of Scotland
Scotland
established in the Middle Ages. They ceased to be used for local government purposes after 1975 under the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.[1] Today, local government in Scotland
Scotland
is based upon "council areas", which sometimes incorporate county names, but frequently have vastly different boundaries
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Principal Areas
In England and Wales local government legislation, a principal area is one of the various sub-national areas established for control by a principal council
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Republic Of Ireland
Ireland
Ireland
(/ˈaɪərlənd/ ( listen); Irish: Éire [ˈeːɾʲə] ( listen)), also known as the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
(Poblacht na hÉireann), is a sovereign state in north-western Europe
Europe
occupying 26 of 32 counties of the island of Ireland. The capital and largest city is Dublin, which is located on the eastern part of the island, and whose metropolitan area is home to around a third of the country's 4.75 million inhabitants. The state shares its only land border with Northern Ireland, a part of the United Kingdom. It is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the Celtic Sea to the south, Saint George's Channel
Saint George's Channel
to the south-east, and the Irish Sea to the east
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High Sheriff
A high sheriff is a ceremonial officer for each shrieval county of England and Wales
England and Wales
and Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
or the chief sheriff of a number of paid sheriffs in U.S. states who outranks and commands the others in their court-related functions. In Canada, the High Sheriff provides administrative services to the supreme and provincial courts. The office existed in what is now the Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland
but was abolished there in 1926. In England and Wales, the offices of high sheriff arose at the direction of the Local Government Act 1972
Local Government Act 1972
incepting on 1 April 1974. The purpose was to distinguish sheriffs of counties proper from sheriffs of cities and boroughs designated counties corporate
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Birmingham
Birmingham
Birmingham
(/ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/ ( listen),[3] locally /ˈbɜːmɪŋ(ɡ)əm/ or /ˈbɜːmɪnəm/) is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands of England, standing on the River Rea
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Berwick Upon Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Berwick-upon-Tweed
(/ˈbɛrɪk əˌpɒn ˈtwiːd/ ( listen); Scots: Sooth Berwick, Scottish Gaelic: Bearaig a Deas) is a town in the county of Northumberland
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