U.K. Counties with Letters Missing

Every other letter of these Counties of the United Kingdom have been removed, can you guess what the Counties are?
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Last updated: December 22, 2018
First submittedDecember 22, 2018
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County
K_N_
Kent
F_F_
Fife
D_V_N
Devon
E_S_X
Essex
O_K_E_
Orkney
S_R_E_
Surrey
W_E_H_M
Wrexham
S_M_R_E_
Somerset
C_R_W_L_
Cornwall
B_R_S_I_E
Berkshire
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County
H_M_S_I_E
Hampshire
S_T_E_L_N_
Sutherland
O_F_R_S_I_E
Oxfordshire
W_S_  S_S_E_
West Sussex
L_N_O_D_R_Y
Londonderry
W_R_I_K_H_R_
Warwickshire
I_L_  O_  W_G_T
Isle of Wight
P_M_R_K_S_I_E
Pembrokeshire
A_E_D_E_S_I_E
Aberdeenshire
N_T_I_G_A_S_I_E
Nottinghamshire
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Level 71
Dec 22, 2018
Wrexham isn't a county
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Level 68
Dec 22, 2018
It has been since 1996. See here
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Level 39
Jan 17, 2021
Fife, Orkney, Aberdeenshire, Sutherland and Londonderry are lieutenancies not counties, which technically means that they should be excluded from this quiz.