List of English districts

This is a list of the metropolitan and non-metropolitan districts of England, also including London boroughs. Districts are one type of English administrative division. All listed below are non-metropolitan districts except for the London boroughs, metropolitan boroughs, the Isle of Wight and those that are labelled as "sui generis". Population figures are mid-year estimates for 2007 from the Office for National Statistics [http://www.statistics.gov.uk/downloads/theme_population/Mid_2007_UK_England_&_Wales_Scotland_and_Northern_Ireland%20_21_08_08.zip] .seealso|List of rural and urban districts in England for a list of the pre-1974 districts.

List A-D

List S-Z

Renamings

Under section 74 of the Local Government Act 1972, the council of a district, county or London borough (or county borough in Wales) may change its name, providing the resolution to do so gains two-thirds of the votes at a special meeting. Until April 1, 1978, the council had to have the permission of the Secretary of State, but since that date they may do so unilaterally. At least one district name change was vetoed: the shadow authority for North Wolds wished to become "Bridlington and Yorkshire Wolds" prior to 1974 at the same time as other name changes were allowed.

Several English districts have done this, whilst others have been renamed under the 1990s UK local government reform. A few districts have even changed names twice.

† The resolutions to change the name of the district were made by the "shadow" councils elected on June 7, 1973.

Additionally, one English county has been renamed. Shropshire was originally formally known as 'Salop'. Its name was changed effective April 1, 1980.

References

External links

* [http://www.wikilivres.info/wiki/index.php/The_English_Non-metropolitan_Districts_%28Definition%29_Order_1972 The English Non-metropolitan Districts (Definition) Order 1972]


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