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Counties of England Map Quiz

Click the name of each highlighted English county.
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  • The first highlighted county is in the far bottom left
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Click 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:
0 guessed, 47 remaining
Answer Stats
County
% Correct
Your %
+1
level 11
Apr 28, 2014
Second attempt - 4 mins 33 seconds remaining (made the fatal error of clicking HerEfordshire instead of HerTfordshire first time around!)
+2
level 76
May 8, 2014
Where's The Shire?
+1
level 34
May 8, 2014
Maybe new zealand?
+1
level 57
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?"
+4
level 46
May 8, 2014
Even if you live in England, this is very difficult
+1
level 41
Jun 4, 2015
So true
+1
level 29
Aug 2, 2015
Yeah my best is only 34
+2
level 14
Aug 29, 2015
I got 100% on the American statesman quiz and only 57% on this one... which is bad seeing as I'm English!
+1
level 19
Sep 19, 2016
Same here
+1
level 20
Mar 8, 2018
true
+1
level 45
May 8, 2014
What about teeside just north of north yorkshire
+2
level 76
May 9, 2014
Teesside became Cleveland which in turn was abolished. Now split between North Yorkshire and County Durham.
+2
level 56
May 8, 2014
The north and the south were easy but the middle is just one massive blur of Birmingham and friends
+1
level 54
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?
+2
level 57
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.
+1
level 70
Aug 30, 2015
Woostershire - I was born there!
+1
level 36
May 3, 2016
Wooster-shire, as a southerner from Hampshire
+1
level 57
Dec 26, 2016
I trace my family line back to Worcestershire 1775. And now I live in the Shire - land of the Hobbits!
+2
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
+3
level 60
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
+1
level 54
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
+1
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.
+1
level 22
May 11, 2014
Got 100% on my first try and I'm from America! I feel awesome.
+3
level 41
Jun 4, 2015
I live in Britain and only got 40% - you clearly used a map.
+1
level 2
Apr 15, 2016
I'm also American and got 100% -- no map. It just takes some study.
+3
level 34
Feb 10, 2017
So what you mean is you prepared beforehand as opposed to going in completely blind as most people here do.
+2
level 61
Jul 8, 2014
Finally got it after seven tries. I'm a Yank from New England, so the names are all familiar, but not the places. The shires in the middle of the country are the hardest.
+2
level 36
May 3, 2016
As someone from Hampshire (Southern England), I couldn't agree more, the south is no problem, and everything north of Merseyside is very distinctive, but the Midlands are a mess...
+1
level 79
Aug 28, 2014
Just curious, why did you omit the City of London? Was it a scaling issue?
+2
level ∞
Nov 8, 2014
Yes
+1
level 14
Sep 18, 2014
i live in cornwall, uk and only scored 21 - very difficult!! i got the whole of the south-west, south, south-east and east anglia and yorkshire - thats it
+1
level 15
Oct 11, 2014
I know nothing about the uk
+1
level 65
May 29, 2015
At least you got the name right.
+1
level 38
Aug 18, 2017
Not even that it needs capitals
+1
level 33
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.
+1
level 27
Feb 19, 2015
ROFLutLOLand
+1
level 2
Apr 21, 2015
Perfect score! From Hudson Valley, NY. I had 2:06 left...gonna try and beat that score by at least 90 seconds at some point. Berkshire always kills me - I can't remember that name!
+1
level 26
Aug 11, 2015
I'm from England and only got 39. There is no way you are not cheating
+1
level 53
Feb 20, 2016
Might play a lot of strategy games or something. I'm from the US & I know your geography much better than ours, for this reason. (This one still took me a few tries.)
+1
level 53
Jul 19, 2015
I thought I'd be good at this but not having Wales as a guide really threw me!
+1
level 19
Oct 5, 2015
I live in Nigeria and did it all in 1 minute.
+1
level 57
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.
+1
level 35
May 29, 2018
Many thanks from Bedfordshire! You should visit one day...
+1
level 8
Jan 2, 2016
Great quiz
+1
level 60
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!!
+1
level 65
Mar 18, 2016
•The first highlighted country is in the far bottom left ......... Should read 'County'.
+1
level ∞
Mar 19, 2016
Fixed
+1
level 2
Mar 23, 2016
I guessed 42, and I am russian...we studied english counties at school.
+1
level 70
Sep 18, 2016
Well, it took me eight attempts, but I got there.
+2
level 1
Nov 2, 2016
As a Derbyshire lad, I got all of the north, all of the East Midlands, some of the West Midlands, none of the south midlands, all of the south coast.
+1
level 60
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...?
+1
level 43
Dec 24, 2016
I am so bad, I actually got 0%
+1
level 57
Dec 26, 2016
I admire your honesty!
+1
level 55
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...)
+1
level 32
Feb 15, 2017
Took me a while to get all the southern ones right, but I got there in the end
+1
level 2
Mar 6, 2017
i was born in greater london
+1
level 32
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.
+1
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.
+1
level 65
Sep 3, 2017
Wiltshire looks like Washington (the man) and Lancashire looks like Fred Flinstone.
+1
level 30
Apr 6, 2018
Warwickshire looks like a fish
+1
level 22
Aug 23, 2017
Gosh ! English (Brits) pronunciation is Damn Hard
+1
level 12
Sep 16, 2017
Can you (or someone) please make a Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland quiz?
+1
level 43
Dec 11, 2017
If you liked this, try this https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/266516/coastal-counties-of-britain
+1
level 82
Jan 4, 2018
I always get Staffordshire and Shropshire the wrong way round
+1
level 20
Mar 8, 2018
got them all wrong apart from south Yorkshire
+1
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.
+1
level 35
May 29, 2018
The Midlands kills me... I can do all the East Coast , I live in Cambridgeshire... The West is DEATH
+1
level 40
Jun 1, 2018
12/46. I'm impressed with myself. I have never been to England. I live in MI.
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