HOME TheInfoList.com
Providing Lists of Related Topics to Help You Find Great Stuff
[::MainTopicLength::#1500] [::ListTopicLength::#1500] [::ListLength::#15] [::ListAdRepeat::#3]
</

picture info

Herefordshire
HEREFORDSHIRE (/ˈhɛrᵻfərdʃər/ ; abbreviated HEREFS. or HFDS.) is a historic English county in the West Midlands . It is a ceremonial county and a unitary non-metropolitan county and district, also named in legislation as the COUNTY OF HEREFORDSHIRE and governed by Herefordshire Council . It borders the English ceremonial counties of Shropshire
Shropshire
to the north, Worcestershire
Worcestershire
to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh preserved counties of Gwent to the south-west and Powys
Powys
to the west. The Welsh unitary county covering the part of Gwent next to Herefordshire
Herefordshire
is Monmouthshire
Monmouthshire
. Hereford
Hereford
is a cathedral city and is the county town ; with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England, with a population density of 82/km² (212/sq mi). The land use is predominantly agricultural and the county is well known for its fruit and cider production, and the Hereford
Hereford
cattle breed
[...More...]

"Herefordshire" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Hertfordshire
HERTFORDSHIRE (/ˈhɑːrtfərdʃɪər/ ( listen ) ; often abbreviated HERTS) is a county in southern England , bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England region. In 2013, the county had a population of 1,140,700 living in an area of 634 square miles (1,640 km2). Four towns have between 50,000 and 100,000 residents: Hemel Hempstead , Stevenage , Watford and St Albans . Hertford , once the main market town for the medieval agricultural county, derives its name from a hart (stag) and a ford , used as the components of the county's coat of arms and flag. Elevations are high for the region in the north and west. These reach over 240m in the western projection around Tring which is in the Chilterns . The county's borders are approximately the watersheds of the Colne and Lea ; both flowing to the south; each accompanied by a canal. Hertfordshire's undeveloped land is mainly agricultural and much is protected by green belt . The county's landmarks span many centuries, ranging from the Six Hills in the new town of Stevenage built by local inhabitants during the Roman period, to Leavesden Film Studios
[...More...]

"Hertfordshire" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Herefordshire (UK Parliament Constituency)
The county constituency of HEREFORDSHIRE, in the West Midlands of England bordering on Wales, was abolished when the county was divided for parliamentary purposes in 1885. It was a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of England
Parliament of England
, then of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800 and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. The undivided county was represented from 1290 by two Knights of the Shire until 1832 and three thereafter. After the county was split two new county constituencies were created, the North division or Leominster and the South division or Ross . CONTENTS * 1 Boundaries * 2 Members of Parliament * 2.1 1290–1604 * 2.2 1604–1832 * 2.3 1832–1885 * 3 See also * 4 References * 5 External links BOUNDARIESThe constituency consisted of the historic county of Herefordshire
Herefordshire
. Although Herefordshire
Herefordshire
contained a number of parliamentary boroughs , each of which elected one or two MPs in its own right for parts of the period when Herefordshire
Herefordshire
was a constituency, these areas were not excluded from the county constituency. Owning freehold property of the required value, within such boroughs, could confer a vote at the county election
[...More...]

"Herefordshire (UK Parliament Constituency)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Counties Of England
COUNTIES OF ENGLAND are areas used for the purposes of administrative, geographical, cultural or political demarcation. For administrative purposes, England outside Greater London and the Isles of Scilly is divided into 83 metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties . These counties may consist of a single district or be divided into several districts. As of April 2009, 27 of these counties are divided into districts and have a county council . Six of the counties, covering the major conurbations , are known as metropolitan counties , which do not have county councils, although some functions are organised on a county-wide basis by their districts (metropolitan boroughs ) acting jointly. All of England (including Greater London and the Isles of Scilly) is also divided into 48 ceremonial counties , which are also known as geographic counties. Most ceremonial counties correspond to a metropolitan or non-metropolitan county of the same name but often with reduced boundaries. The current arrangement is the result of incremental reform. Many of the counties have their origins in the Middle Ages , although the larger counties of Yorkshire and Sussex lost many or all of their administrative functions centuries ago. The geographic counties which existed before the local government reforms of 1965 and 1974 are referred to as ancient counties or historic counties
[...More...]

"Counties Of England" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Flag Of Herefordshire
HEREFORDSHIRE (/ˈhɛrᵻfərdʃər/ ; abbreviated HEREFS. or HFDS.) is a historic English county in the West Midlands . It is a ceremonial county and a unitary non-metropolitan county and district, also named in legislation as the COUNTY OF HEREFORDSHIRE and governed by Herefordshire Council . It borders the English ceremonial counties of Shropshire to the north, Worcestershire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south-east, and the Welsh preserved counties of Gwent to the south-west and Powys to the west. The Welsh unitary county covering the part of Gwent next to Herefordshire is Monmouthshire . Hereford is a cathedral city and is the county town ; with a population of approximately 55,800 inhabitants it is also the largest settlement. The county is one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England, with a population density of 82/km² (212/sq mi). The land use is predominantly agricultural and the county is well known for its fruit and cider production, and the Hereford cattle breed
[...More...]

"Flag Of Herefordshire" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Coat Of Arms Of Herefordshire
This is a LIST OF THE COATS OF ARMS OF VARIOUS COUNTY COUNCILS (CURRENT AND FORMER) IN ENGLAND. CONTENTS * 1 Background * 2 History * 2.1 First grants * 2.2 Changes in 1965 * 2.3 Changes in 1974 * 2.4 Changes in 1986 * 2.5 Changes after 1996 * 3 Use of the arms * 4 Current * 4.1 Non-metropolitan county councils * 4.2 Unitary authorities of ceremonial counties * 5 Obsolete * 5.1 County councils 1889-1974 * 5.2 Greater London Council 1965-1986 * 5.3 Non-Metropolitan County Councils * 5.4 Metropolitan County Councils 1974 - 1986 * 6 Sources * 7 References BACKGROUNDUnder heraldic law in England, arms are not granted to places as such, but only to the corporate bodies that govern them. Accordingly, although arms and devices were associated with counties from the eighteenth century onward, there were no official grants until the establishment of county councils in 1889. HISTORYFIRST GRANTSThe first grant was made to West Sussex County Council soon after its establishment in 1889. The cost of the grant was defrayed by the Duke of Norfolk , titular head of the College of Arms , who was also first chairman of the county council
[...More...]

"Coat Of Arms Of Herefordshire" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Geographic Coordinate System
A GEOGRAPHIC COORDINATE SYSTEM is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols. The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position , and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
[...More...]

"Geographic Coordinate System" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

List Of Sovereign States
This LIST OF SOVEREIGN STATES provides an overview of sovereign states around the world , with information on their status and recognition of their sovereignty . Membership within the United Nations
United Nations
system divides the 206 listed states into three categories: 193 member states , two observer states , and 11 other states. The _sovereignty dispute_ column indicates states whose sovereignty is undisputed (190 states) and states whose sovereignty is disputed (16 states, out of which there are 6 member states, 1 observer state and 9 other states). Compiling a list such as this can be a difficult and controversial process, as there is no definition that is binding on all the members of the community of nations concerning the criteria for statehood . For more information on the criteria used to determine the contents of this list, please see the _criteria for inclusion _ section below. The list is intended to include entities that have been recognized to have _de facto_ status as sovereign states, and inclusion should not be seen as an endorsement of any specific claim to statehood in legal terms
[...More...]

"List Of Sovereign States" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic Ocean
, with the North Sea to its east, the English Channel to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world . The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain
Great Britain
and Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi), the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world and the 11th-largest in Europe
Europe
. It is also the 21st-most populous country , with an estimated 65.1 million inhabitants
[...More...]

"United Kingdom" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Countries Of The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) comprises four countries : England , Scotland , Wales and Northern Ireland . Within the United Kingdom, a unitary sovereign state , Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have gained a degree of autonomy through the process of devolution . The UK Parliament and British Government deal with all _reserved matters _ for Northern Ireland and Scotland and all _non-transferred matters_ for Wales, but not in general matters that have been devolved to the Northern Ireland Assembly , Scottish Parliament and National Assembly for Wales . Additionally, devolution in Northern Ireland is conditional on co-operation between the Northern Ireland Executive and the Government of Ireland (see North/South Ministerial Council ) and the British Government consults with the Government of Ireland to reach agreement on some non-devolved matters for Northern Ireland (see British–Irish Intergovernmental Conference ). England, comprising the majority of the population and area of the United Kingdom, remains fully the responsibility of the UK Parliament centralised in London . England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are not themselves listed in the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) list of countries
[...More...]

"Countries Of The United Kingdom" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

England
ENGLAND is a country that is part of the United Kingdom . It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west. The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south. The country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain (which lies in the North Atlantic ) in its centre and south; and includes over 100 smaller islands such as the Isles of Scilly , and the Isle of Wight . The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles , one of the Germanic tribes who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, and since the Age of Discovery , which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world. The English language , the Anglican Church , and English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, and the country's parliamentary system of government has been widely adopted by other nations
[...More...]

"England" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Regions Of England
The REGIONS (formerly known as the GOVERNMENT OFFICE REGIONS; GORS) are the highest tier of sub-national division in England . Between 1994 and 2011, nine regions had officially devolved functions within Government. While they no longer fulfil this role, they continue to be used for statistical and some administrative purposes. They define areas (constituencies) for the purposes of elections to the European Parliament . Eurostat also uses them to demarcate first level Nomenclature of Territorial Units for Statistics (NUTS) regions ("NUTS 1 regions") within the European Union . The regions generally follow the boundaries of the former standard regions , established in the 1940s for statistical purposes. The London region (also known as Greater London ) has a directly elected Mayor and Assembly . Six regions have local authority leaders\' boards to assist with correlating the headline policies of local authorities. The remaining two regions no longer have any administrative functions, having abolished their regional local authority leaders' boards. In 1998, regional chambers were established in the eight regions outside of London, which produced strategic plans and recommendations to local authorities
[...More...]

"Regions Of England" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

West Midlands (region)
The WEST MIDLANDS is one of nine official regions of England
England
at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It covers the western half of the area traditionally known as the Midlands . It contains the second most populous British city, Birmingham
Birmingham
, and the larger West Midlands conurbation , which includes the city of Wolverhampton
Wolverhampton
and large towns of Dudley
Dudley
, Solihull
Solihull
, Walsall
Walsall
and West Bromwich . The city of Coventry
Coventry
is also located within the West Midlands county
West Midlands county
, but is separated from the conurbation to the west by several miles of green belt . The region is geographically diverse, from the urban central areas of the conurbation to the rural western counties of Shropshire
Shropshire
and Herefordshire which border Wales
Wales
. The longest river in the UK, the River Severn
River Severn
, traverses the region southeastwards, flowing through the county towns of Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury
and Worcester
Worcester
, and the Ironbridge Gorge , a UNESCO World Heritage Site , as birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
[...More...]

"West Midlands (region)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Local Government Commission For England (1992)
The LOCAL GOVERNMENT COMMISSION FOR ENGLAND was the body responsible for reviewing the structure of local government in England from 1992 to 2002. It was established under the Local Government Act 1992, replacing the Local Government Boundary Commission for England . The Commission could be ordered by the Secretary of State to undertake "structural reviews" in specified areas and recommend the creation of unitary authorities in the two-tier shire counties of England. The Commission, chaired by John Banham , conducted a review of all the non-metropolitan counties of England from 1993 to 1994, making various recommendations on their future. After much political debate and several legal challenges, the Commission's proposals resulted in the abolition of Berkshire
Berkshire
county council and the counties of Avon , Cleveland , Hereford and Worcester and Humberside
Humberside
(created in 1974). Combined with a second wave of reviews in 1995, under the chairmanship of David Cooksey , the Commission's proposals led to the creation of unitary authorities covering many urban areas of England, including cities like Bristol
Bristol
, Hull , Leicester
Leicester
, Derby
Derby
, Nottingham
Nottingham
, Stoke-on-Trent and Plymouth
Plymouth
. Reforms in the rest of Great Britain followed a different course
[...More...]

"Local Government Commission For England (1992)" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

Hereford And Worcester
HEREFORD AND WORCESTER /ˈhɛrəfərd ən ˈwʊstər/ was an English county created on 1 April 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 from the areas of the former administrative county of Herefordshire , most of Worcestershire (except Halesowen , Stourbridge and Warley , which became part of the West Midlands ) and the county borough of Worcester . An aim of the Act was to increase efficiency of local government: the two counties are among England's smaller and less populous counties, particularly after the same Act transferred some of Worcestershire's most urbanised areas to the West Midlands. The merger aroused much opposition from Herefordshire people, many of whom regarded it as not a merger but a takeover by Worcestershire. The county bordered Shropshire , Staffordshire and the West Midlands to the north, Warwickshire to the east, Gloucestershire to the south, and Gwent and Powys in Wales to the west. It was abolished in 1998 and reverted, with some transfers of territory, to the two separate historic counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire
[...More...]

"Hereford And Worcester" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo

picture info

Historic Counties Of England
The HISTORIC COUNTIES OF ENGLAND were established for administration by the Normans , in most cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires established by the Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons
and others. They ceased to be used for administration with the creation of the administrative counties in 1889. They are alternatively known as ANCIENT COUNTIES or TRADITIONAL COUNTIES. Where they are not included among the modern counties of England
England
they are also known as FORMER COUNTIES. Despite this name, several historic counties continue to be recognised as cultural regions and have their own county days , county flags and boundary signs, many of which were created or registered long after these counties were abandoned as units for administrative purposes. Unlike the partly self-governing boroughs that covered urban areas, the counties of medieval England
England
existed primarily as a means of enforcing central government power, enabling monarchs to exercise control over local areas through their chosen representatives – originally Sheriffs and later the Lord Lieutenants – and their subordinate justices of the peace . Counties were used initially for the administration of justice , collection of taxes and organisation of the military, and later for local government and electing parliamentary representation
[...More...]

"Historic Counties Of England" on:
Wikipedia
Google
Yahoo