How many English counties do you think you could correctly name and locate on a map?

Not a county, is it

Heinz County?

don’t they have 48 recipes for their baked beans or something?

Inner Buckinghamshire

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57 types of ketchup

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how many counties do you think there are in Wales?

(don’t answer if you are from Wales)

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11 - 15
  • 16+
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English 1-3
Welsh - all of them

This is from 1851 btw, they might have invented some new ones since

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wow all 6!

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oh God if there’s like 48 counties in England think how many counties there must be in somewhere like Germany, there’s probably 200!

America has 3,243

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that’s distressing


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would you be happy to consolidate with your neighbouring county to get the number down to a more manageable amount?

  • yeah sure!
  • no way!
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90% confident with this. Always get the north east and all those counties along the Welsh border mixed up


is there a fun ye olde historical reason why most counties are a shire and some are just bullshit?

Is it because of the Danelaw?

I just did the Sporcle quiz (which just asks you to name them, not guess the location, but I was going by location) and I got all of them except Bedfordshire , which I couldn’t remember the name of

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Where’s Westmorland?

In some ways, everything is because of the Danelaw. Or a surfeit of leeches.

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I’ll be merging with Bedfordshire I think which is good because we’ll get the good bins!