England - Counties List

Counties have been used for geographical, political and administrative separation as units of local governments in the UK since the Middle Ages. Known in many parts of the British Isles other than England as "shires" until the 17th century, and as shires from the 17th century in Scotland, the name county comes from the title of its ruler - traditionally a count. Nowadays selected officials don’t need to have a noble title to rule, but the traditional name remained in place.

Bath and North East Somerset
13613 companies; 457 restaurants; 203 bars; 161 takeaways;
Bedford
12844 companies; 320 restaurants; 167 bars; 158 takeaways;
Blackburn with Darwen
9197 companies; 248 restaurants; 164 bars; 259 takeaways;
Blackpool
8729 companies; 321 restaurants; 54 bars; 302 takeaways;
Bournemouth
17119 companies; 578 restaurants; 119 bars; 198 takeaways;
Bracknell Forest
7560 companies; 264 restaurants; 144 bars; 106 takeaways;
Buckinghamshire
53906 companies; 774 restaurants; 505 bars; 314 takeaways;
Cambridgeshire
42837 companies; 1440 restaurants; 705 bars; 518 takeaways;
Central Bedfordshire
22049 companies; 377 restaurants; 245 bars; 183 takeaways;
Cheshire East
35086 companies; 1144 restaurants; 713 bars; 557 takeaways;
Cheshire West and Chester
0 companies; 0 restaurants; 1 bars; 0 takeaways;
Cheshire West and Chester
22186 companies; 907 restaurants; 260 bars; 303 takeaways;
City of Bristol
42611 companies; 1350 restaurants; 524 bars; 563 takeaways;
Cornwall
22632 companies; 1828 restaurants; 731 bars; 479 takeaways;
County Durham
15745 companies; 851 restaurants; 779 bars; 817 takeaways;
Cumbria
22216 companies; 1355 restaurants; 795 bars; 471 takeaways;
Darlington
5308 companies; 194 restaurants; 138 bars; 201 takeaways;
Derby
16636 companies; 340 restaurants; 251 bars; 381 takeaways;
Derbyshire
36244 companies; 1294 restaurants; 1232 bars; 797 takeaways;
Devon
36887 companies; 2222 restaurants; 1359 bars; 575 takeaways;
Dorset
26200 companies; 1556 restaurants; 828 bars; 450 takeaways;
East Riding of Yorkshire
17226 companies; 547 restaurants; 442 bars; 305 takeaways;
East Sussex
39404 companies; 1460 restaurants; 600 bars; 380 takeaways;
Essex
126956 companies; 2706 restaurants; 1422 bars; 1162 takeaways;
Gloucestershire
41607 companies; 1614 restaurants; 583 bars; 443 takeaways;
Halton
5372 companies; 133 restaurants; 112 bars; 111 takeaways;
Hampshire
98491 companies; 2065 restaurants; 1130 bars; 801 takeaways;
Hartlepool
3417 companies; 168 restaurants; 129 bars; 174 takeaways;
Herefordshire
9223 companies; 429 restaurants; 262 bars; 97 takeaways;
Hertfordshire
135238 companies; 2466 restaurants; 1235 bars; 1003 takeaways;
Isle of Wight
5503 companies; 415 restaurants; 207 bars; 120 takeaways;
Kent
114334 companies; 3282 restaurants; 1819 bars; 1264 takeaways;
Kingston upon Hull
12646 companies; 455 restaurants; 216 bars; 373 takeaways;
Lancashire
71611 companies; 2209 restaurants; 1372 bars; 1565 takeaways;
Leicestershire
71570 companies; 1992 restaurants; 982 bars; 1165 takeaways;
Lincolnshire
35063 companies; 1480 restaurants; 879 bars; 709 takeaways;
Luton
19036 companies; 249 restaurants; 68 bars; 191 takeaways;
Medway
16467 companies; 366 restaurants; 141 bars; 225 takeaways;
Merseyside
79466 companies; 2776 restaurants; 1369 bars; 1734 takeaways;
Middlesbrough
5889 companies; 325 restaurants; 141 bars; 228 takeaways;
Milton Keynes
27197 companies; 511 restaurants; 152 bars; 191 takeaways;
Norfolk
40417 companies; 2172 restaurants; 1248 bars; 952 takeaways;
Northamptonshire
57589 companies; 1577 restaurants; 788 bars; 526 takeaways;
North East Lincolnshire
7676 companies; 255 restaurants; 162 bars; 196 takeaways;
North Lincolnshire
6823 companies; 293 restaurants; 197 bars; 189 takeaways;
North Somerset
12376 companies; 289 restaurants; 158 bars; 123 takeaways;
Northumberland
10906 companies; 673 restaurants; 473 bars; 311 takeaways;
North Yorkshire
33568 companies; 1786 restaurants; 1065 bars; 607 takeaways;
Nottinghamshire
58383 companies; 1986 restaurants; 1155 bars; 1322 takeaways;
Oxfordshire
45829 companies; 1476 restaurants; 809 bars; 469 takeaways;
Peterborough
12246 companies; 325 restaurants; 104 bars; 205 takeaways;
Plymouth
10056 companies; 453 restaurants; 156 bars; 182 takeaways;
Poole
20293 companies; 250 restaurants; 59 bars; 125 takeaways;
Portsmouth
15679 companies; 502 restaurants; 243 bars; 286 takeaways;
Reading
15030 companies; 325 restaurants; 129 bars; 187 takeaways;
Redcar and Cleveland
3546 companies; 287 restaurants; 166 bars; 218 takeaways;
Rutland
1978 companies; 67 restaurants; 52 bars; 24 takeaways;
Shropshire
16553 companies; 835 restaurants; 415 bars; 156 takeaways;
Slough
15122 companies; 220 restaurants; 37 bars; 124 takeaways;
Somerset
27599 companies; 1061 restaurants; 753 bars; 332 takeaways;
Southampton
16494 companies; 365 restaurants; 175 bars; 206 takeaways;
Southend-on-Sea
21304 companies; 514 restaurants; 95 bars; 201 takeaways;
South Gloucestershire
15612 companies; 406 restaurants; 259 bars; 153 takeaways;
South Yorkshire
72375 companies; 2634 restaurants; 1142 bars; 1612 takeaways;
Staffordshire
47851 companies; 1248 restaurants; 1061 bars; 761 takeaways;
Stoke-on-Trent
3 companies; 0 restaurants; 0 bars; 0 takeaways;
Stockton-on-Tees
8669 companies; 255 restaurants; 164 bars; 171 takeaways;
Stoke-on-Trent
10190 companies; 354 restaurants; 322 bars; 361 takeaways;
Suffolk
38269 companies; 1423 restaurants; 776 bars; 594 takeaways;
Surrey
122685 companies; 2203 restaurants; 916 bars; 663 takeaways;
Swindon
12704 companies; 345 restaurants; 131 bars; 138 takeaways;
Telford and Wrekin
6699 companies; 296 restaurants; 181 bars; 155 takeaways;
The City of Brighton and Hove
41533 companies; 1146 restaurants; 507 bars; 381 takeaways;
Torbay
7383 companies; 362 restaurants; 106 bars; 137 takeaways;
Tyne and Wear
49899 companies; 2046 restaurants; 1022 bars; 1601 takeaways;
Warrington
29542 companies; 360 restaurants; 252 bars; 255 takeaways;
Warwickshire
43106 companies; 1003 restaurants; 701 bars; 391 takeaways;
West Berkshire
17181 companies; 181 restaurants; 182 bars; 130 takeaways;
Warwickshire
15 companies; 2 restaurants; 0 bars; 0 takeaways;
West Sussex
59912 companies; 1755 restaurants; 781 bars; 571 takeaways;
West Yorkshire
138655 companies; 4037 restaurants; 2664 bars; 3483 takeaways;
Wiltshire
36160 companies; 640 restaurants; 673 bars; 272 takeaways;
Windsor and Maidenhead
17574 companies; 459 restaurants; 144 bars; 96 takeaways;
Wokingham
13289 companies; 209 restaurants; 116 bars; 60 takeaways;
Worcestershire
45878 companies; 879 restaurants; 786 bars; 548 takeaways;
York
12238 companies; 468 restaurants; 236 bars; 188 takeaways;

Despite multiple reforms and attempts to standardise what a county is and what it means, even today the system is overly complex and full of exceptions. There are 2 basic kinds of counties. First, there are so-called ceremonial counties, 48 in England in total. These represent geographical and cultural boundaries. These counties don’t fulfil any administrative role.

Then, there are 83 metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties. These areas serve local governments and fulfil a purely administrative and formal role. Both kinds of counties often have the same name, though usually their borders differ from each other. Below you’ll find detailed information about businesses in the UK, by county.

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