Counties of England Map Quiz

Click the name of each highlighted English county.
City of London not pictured
The first highlighted county is in the far bottom left
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Last updated: October 28, 2018
First submittedApril 11, 2014
Times taken170,556
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Select County
Bedfordshire
Berkshire
Buckinghamshire
Cambridgeshire
Cheshire
City of Bristol
Cornwall
Cumbria
Derbyshire
Devon
Dorset
Durham
East Riding of Yorkshire
East Sussex
Essex
Gloucestershire
Greater London
Greater Manchester
Hampshire
Herefordshire
Hertfordshire
Isle of Wight
Kent
Lancashire
Leicestershire
Lincolnshire
Merseyside
Norfolk
North Yorkshire
Northamptonshire
Northumberland
Nottinghamshire
Oxfordshire
Rutland
Shropshire
Somerset
South Yorkshire
Staffordshire
Suffolk
Surrey
Tyne and Wear
Warwickshire
West Midlands
West Sussex
West Yorkshire
Wiltshire
Worcestershire
This County is:
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Level 80
May 8, 2014
Where's The Shire?
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Level 34
May 8, 2014
Maybe new zealand?
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Level 63
Dec 26, 2016
Yep. "Do you remember the Shire, Mr. Frodo? It'll be spring soon. And the orchards will be in blossom. And the birds will be nesting in the hazel thicket. And they'll be sowing the summer barley in the lower fields... and eating the first of the strawberries with cream. Do you remember the taste of strawberries?"
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Level 34
May 21, 2020
Arron321 Huh...
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Level 63
May 8, 2014
Even if you live in England, this is very difficult
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Level 63
Jun 4, 2015
So true
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Level 32
Aug 2, 2015
Yeah my best is only 34
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Level 23
Mar 8, 2018
true
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Level 43
May 8, 2014
What about teeside just north of north yorkshire
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Level 80
May 9, 2014
Teesside became Cleveland which in turn was abolished. Now split between North Yorkshire and County Durham.
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Level 55
May 8, 2014
The north and the south were easy but the middle is just one massive blur of Birmingham and friends
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Level 48
Jan 4, 2020
Ha. I'm from the Midlands so that part was the easiest for me! It's the West side that I struggle with! Not the Southwest, obviously, that's a doddle!
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Level 42
May 19, 2020
As a northerner the only region I massively struggle with is the south east. I know where Surrey, Kent and Essex are but all the other London-adjacent counties are a blur.
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Level 60
May 8, 2014
I'm a Yank and did atrociously. Cornwall is the peninsula, the Isle of Wight is the little isle off of the Southern coast. London is in the Southeast. I assumed Kent was adjacent because it's one of the counties I heard about. Same with Surrey. How do you even pronounce some of these? Gloucestershire? Leicestershire?
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Level 62
May 14, 2014
If it helps any, Gloucestershire would be said a bit like "Gloster-shire"; Leicestershire like "Lester-shire"; Worcestershire like "Wooster-shire", Warwickshire like "Worrick-shire", Herefordshire like "Herry-f'd-shire"; and in all cases, the "shire" is less "The Shire" a la The Hobbit and pronounced more like a very short "sheer" or "sher". Oh, and Tyne and Wear would be pronounced more like Tine and Weir.
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Level 74
Aug 30, 2015
Woostershire - I was born there!
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Level 35
May 3, 2016
Wooster-shire, as a southerner from Hampshire
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Level 63
Dec 26, 2016
I trace my family line back to Worcestershire 1775. And now I live in the Shire - land of the Hobbits!
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Level 17
Oct 27, 2019
I'm from Gloucesterhire, I didn't know how to say it until I was 7 though!
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Level 24
Nov 7, 2015
General rule: if it has a 'cester' in it, drop the 'ce'. 'Shire' is pronounced 'sheer', not like the shire from lord of the rings. Gloucestershire: GLO-ster-sheer Leicestershire: LEH-ster-sheer Worcestershire: WUH-ster-sheer
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2016
It's pronounced "sheer" if you're southern, more like just "sher" if you're Northern. Note my capitalisation of the N in Northern, but not the s in southern. Northern = Better. haha
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Yes to my ear they are pronounced sjur (sometimes sha, yoaksha pudding). Ofcourse it will matter a lot from which part of the UK someone is from.
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Level 56
Mar 16, 2020
Further to the replies already posted, the counties with the "cester" element in the name are derived from the latin names of cities within the counties. The names having been bequeathed us by the romans. :-)
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Level 60
May 8, 2014
Also, my misadventures of this American's attempt to take this quiz reminded me of this: http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/its-thanksgiving-so-we-asked-some-brits-to-label-the-us-stat
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Level 51
May 9, 2014
I'm American and only got 5 - used up my guesses by clicking all the northern ones til I got North Yorkshire and all the coastal ones til I got Devon.
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Level 22
May 11, 2014
Got 100% on my first try and I'm from America! I feel awesome.
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Level 63
Jun 4, 2015
I live in Britain and only got 40% - you clearly used a map.
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Or he had a previous interest in geography and had already studied it. Like how some people have memorized a lot of digits of pi, when a quiz about pi comes up and they do well, that does not necessarily mean they opened another tab or book and copying it.

The percentage of (non UK) people knowing all the counties will be low but not nonexistent. Like how after taking this quiz (a few times) there will be more people that know it. And might remember it for another quiz.

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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Btw I scored 66% taking it for the 2nd time and not from the UK. (3rdtime will probably be 90% mixing one or 2 up and 4th time 100% Though after a year I will probably have forgotten a few again and guess I ll be near 80%)
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Level 86
Aug 28, 2014
Just curious, why did you omit the City of London? Was it a scaling issue?
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Level ∞
Nov 8, 2014
Yes
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Level 15
Oct 11, 2014
I know nothing about the uk
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Level 70
May 29, 2015
At least you got the name right.
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Level 48
Aug 18, 2017
Not even that it needs capitals
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Capitals are overrated ;)
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Level 31
Nov 27, 2014
43/47 on first try - being a Northern lad I'm still somewhat shaky on the southern counties, especially to the west of London.
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Level 52
Jul 19, 2015
I thought I'd be good at this but not having Wales as a guide really threw me!
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Level 61
May 5, 2019
Me also. I got the border shires all wrong but wasn't doing well leaving Devon really. Been ages since I even tried, names all familiar, even pictures in my head of places in them even, but can I map them ... nope. Ah well, my next project perhaps.
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Level 69
Nov 25, 2015
I only got 1, Bedfordshire, but only because I just kept putting it in randomly. In my defense, I'm a ten year old from Colorado.
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Level 37
May 29, 2018
Many thanks from Bedfordshire! You should visit one day...
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Level 59
Feb 21, 2016
Got there, finally. The home counties always get me, and I took a long while not to get Berks and Bucks the wrong way round. My county of Durham looks so small next to Northumberland and North Yorks!!
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Level 70
Mar 18, 2016
•The first highlighted country is in the far bottom left ......... Should read 'County'.
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Level ∞
Mar 19, 2016
Fixed
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Level 72
Sep 18, 2016
Well, it took me eight attempts, but I got there.
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Level 64
Nov 25, 2016
I'm intrigued as to why the map appears to show a tidal bit of the River Hull, and some random river in Lincolnshire, as if they're very important...?
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Level 44
Dec 24, 2016
I am so bad, I actually got 0%
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Level 63
Dec 26, 2016
I admire your honesty!
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Level 62
Dec 29, 2016
Durham is not the county, it is the city. The county is called "County Durham". It's the same as missing the "shire" from the others. (that and its the only one in the country to be called County something...)
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Level 42
Feb 15, 2017
Took me a while to get all the southern ones right, but I got there in the end
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Level 42
Apr 5, 2017
Being from the north, the north and midlands are fairly easy but the south is a blur. There's so many tiny counties down there, some of them look more like cities.
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Level 15
Apr 15, 2017
Got them all right on the 13th try (American Here). I used strategies to remember. For example, there aren't any "shire" endings on the western peninsula and outside of the Yorkshires and Lancashire, none north of Manchester. Also began correlating county shapes to objects (ex- Staffordshire looks like Boris Johnson), etc. Interior England was what was toughest on me though.
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Level 70
Sep 3, 2017
Wiltshire looks like Washington (the man) and Lancashire looks like Fred Flinstone.
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Level 38
Apr 6, 2018
Warwickshire looks like a fish
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Level 24
Aug 23, 2017
Gosh ! English (Brits) pronunciation is Damn Hard
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Level 12
Sep 16, 2017
Can you (or someone) please make a Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland quiz?
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Level 52
Dec 11, 2017
If you liked this, try this https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/266516/coastal-counties-of-britain
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Level 82
Jan 4, 2018
I always get Staffordshire and Shropshire the wrong way round
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Level 23
Mar 8, 2018
got them all wrong apart from south Yorkshire
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Level 34
May 17, 2018
I love doing this quiz for some reason. Trying to beat my own previous best times. It doesn’t get me any more points but it’s (oddly) therapeutic.
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Level 37
May 29, 2018
The Midlands kills me... I can do all the East Coast , I live in Cambridgeshire... The West is DEATH
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Level 61
May 5, 2019
That's what I found too. The East is much easier.
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Level 55
Jun 1, 2018
12/46. I'm impressed with myself. I have never been to England. I live in MI.
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Level 72
Jul 26, 2018
I got five right. The only one I was remotely sure about was Cornwall.
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Level 38
Jan 30, 2019
These are of course merely the administrative districts dreamed up in 1974 in a local government reform, which were stupidly named 'counties' by the government and now everyone knows these truncated units better than the 1000+ year old Anglo-Saxon shires they overlay.
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Level 42
Feb 7, 2019
how do you make a map quiz
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2019
I'm a Brit and got 66%. The South I find easy but am so ignorant of anything North of Birmingham. Must do some homework!
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Level 32
Mar 30, 2019
#MakeMiddlesexExistAgain
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Level 68
Apr 22, 2019
I'm proud to say that I got nine (I'm an American)
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Wow went from 9 to 31 :) and didnt even really studied them. Just flicked through the answers quickly and went ow -ssexes are south an yorks are northeast. And apparently quite a lot just stuck :)
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Level 67
Mar 4, 2020
Now I wíll actively study the ones I missed ; Berkshire is a fallen birch with a guy Will to the left of it (or the tree is wilting for Wiltshire) and well, there is an ox fallen on top of it ;) so Oxfordshire. Now on to the rest :)

Efit: Hert and Bed together look like a heart. Unfortunately chesire does not look like cat.