John Cowan wrote:
>As for East Anglia,
>it's not a traditional county or an administrative unit, though it is a
FWIW, Norfolk and Suffolk have seperate dioceses.
>I take it to be more or less equivalent to geographical Norfolk,
>Suffolk, and parts of Essex and Cambridgeshire.
>Here's the total list of 39:
>Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cheshire,
>Cornwall, Cumberland, Derbyshire, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Essex,
>Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire,
>Kent, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Middlesex, Norfolk,
>Northamptonshire, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire,
>Rutland, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Surrey, Sussex,
>Warwickshire, Westmorland, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Yorkshire.
>(The ridings [historically "thridings", 1/3-parts] of Yorkshire are also
>very old, but not technically geographical counties.)
You missed out the West Midlands. And "Durham" is generally called "County
Durham", to distinguish it from the town.
The Welsh 22:
Abertawe, Bro Morgannwg, Caerdydd, Caerfilli, Casnewydd, Castell Nedd Port
Talbot, Ceredigion, Conwy (where I live),
Gwynedd, Merthyr Tudful, Pen-y-Bont ar Ogwr, Powys, Rhondda Cynon Taf, Sir
Benfro, Sir Ddinbych, Sir Fynwy, Sir Gaerfyrddin, Sir y Fflint, Wrecsam,
Pa vezer o vageal e bae Douarnenez e klever a-wechoù un trouz iskis:
Kleier kêr Is a zo a seniñ dinandan ar mor.