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Counties - English Counties 2
In which county is the Lake District?

Counties - English Counties 2

There are different uses for the word 'county'. These quizzes are about the 48 geographic counties of England - sometimes known as the ceremonial counties.

How well do you know the English counties - here is your chance to find out!

1.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Berkshire
Northumberland
Devon
Cornwall
  • Has only one border with another county
  • Has only one city
  • The largest town is St Austell
  • Tin and copper mining were important
  • Mines are now a World Heritage Site
  • Home to the Eden Project
  • China clay extraction at St Austell
  • 'Best UK Holiday Region' in 2010
  • Courts of Justice are in Truro
  • Famous surfing at Newquay and Bude
2.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Leicestershire
Dorset
West Yorkshire
Rutland
  • Smallest English county
  • Only county in England that doesn't have a McDonalds
  • Only two towns – Oakham and Uppingham
  • County motto translates as 'Much in Little'
  • Residents known as Raddlemen
  • Contains the UK's largest man made lake
  • Breeding site for ospreys
  • Stephen Fry was expelled from Uppingham School
  • Cement quarry at Ketton
  • Prison at Stocken
3.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Suffolk
Surrey
Essex
Cornwall
  • Highest point at 484 feet is near Langley
  • Contains part of Epping Forest
  • Contains London Stansted Airport
  • Electronic companies at Harlow
  • Garrison town of Colchester
  • Production of bank notes at Loughton
  • Basildon and Harlow were built after WW2
  • Lakeside Shopping Centre at Thurrock
  • Royal Corinthian Yacht Club at Burnham-on-Crouch
  • Audley End House in Saffron Walden
4.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Buckinghamshire
Tyne and Wear
Northumberland
Kent
  • Admin HQ at Morpeth
  • More castles than any other county
  • Contains some of the Cheviot Hills
  • County flower is the Bloody Cranesbill
  • Collieries and coal mines were at Ellington and Ashington
  • Bobby and Jack Charlton born at Ashington
  • 'Capability' Brown (landscape designer) born at Kirkharle
  • George Stephenson (engineer) born at Wylam
  • Grace Darling (Victorian heroine) born at Bamburgh
  • Tidal island at Lindisfarne
5.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Northumberland
Gloucestershire
Tyne and Wear
Isle of Wight
  • "Angel of the North" near the A1
  • Locals called Geordies
  • Contains part of Hadrian's Wall
  • Metro centre at Gateshead
  • Bede's World at Jarrow
  • Daniel Defoe lived in Hillgate
  • Stephenson's Rocket was built in Newcastle
  • The first public demonstration of a light bulb was in Newcastle
  • First church in Britain to have stained glass windows was Monkwearmouth
6.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Berkshire
Oxfordshire
Worcestershire
Wiltshire
  • Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge born at Reading
  • Dulux Paints manufactured in Slough
  • High-tech industries based in Bracknell
  • World headquarters of Vodafone at Newbury
  • Traditional cheese made at Riseley and Barkham
  • Ricky Gervais born in Reading
  • Ascot Racecourse
  • Windsor Racecourse
  • Greenham Common
  • Windsor Castle
7.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Hampshire
Leicestershire
Rutland
Lancashire
  • Europe's largest outdoor covered market
  • National Space Centre in the county city
  • Home of the Quorn Hunt
  • Highest point is Bardon Hill – 912 feet
  • Symbol of the county cricket club is the fox
  • 'Great Paul' bell was made in Loughborough
  • New National Forest around Coalville area
  • County hall in Glenfield
  • Dunelm Mill at Syston
  • Belvoir Castle near Grantham
8.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Shropshire
Staffordshire
Durham
Hertfordshire
  • Contains part of the Peak District National Park
  • The Pennine Way goes through the County
  • Highest village in Britain is Flash
  • Highest point is Cheeks Hill
  • Area of natural beauty is Cannock Chase
  • Keele University in Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • In 2009 Anglo-Saxon gold was found near Lichfield
  • Largest city is Stoke-on-Trent
  • Alton Towers at Alton
  • Football club founded in 1863 at Stoke
  • Only synagogue is in Newcastle-under-Lyme
9.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Shropshire
Somerset
Dorset
Essex
  • No cities
  • 3 large ports – Poole, Weymouth and Portland
  • Poole is one of the largest natural harbours in the world
  • Experimental new town near Dorchester
  • Thomas Hardy born at Higher Bockhampton
  • Airport at Hurn
  • Popular tourist towns of Lyme Regis and Swanage
  • Seaside resorts of Bournemouth and Weymouth
  • Swannery at Abbotsbury
  • One of the most expensive places to live in Europe is Sandbanks near Poole
10.
What is the name of this geographic county?
Lincolnshire
East Riding of Yorkshire
Suffolk
West Yorkshire
  • Economy is mainly based on agriculture
  • Admin. Headquarters at Beverley
  • University at Hull
  • Heritage coast at Flamborough Head
  • Natural gas terminal at Easington
  • Market towns at Driffield, Goole and Pocklington
  • Contains Beverley Racecourse
  • Yacht club at Bridlington
  • Flying and Gliding at Eddsfield Airfield
  • Suburban villages at Cottingham and Willerby

 

Author:  Colin King

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