UK Counties are subsections of the United Kingdom that were established for Political demarcation, Geographical locations and administrative purposes. In England, there are a total of 48 UK counties, with the most populated county being Greater London and the least populated county being City of London with a population of 8,788,884 and an area of 1572km2. The least populated UK County in England among the 48 counties is City of London County which has a population of 9,410. The UK County which covers the largest area is North Yorkshire with an area of 8,763 km2 and a population density of 131 people per km2. The table below shows a list of all the UK Counties in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland although in Scotland, these counties are referred as Council areas as from the year 1996.

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UK COUNTY POPULATION AREA (KM2) POPULATION DENSITY COUNTRY
1 Greater London 8,788,884 1,572 5,591 England
2 West Midlands 2,865,013 902 3,176 England
3 Greater Manchester 2,782,552 1,276 2,181 England
4 West Yorkshire 2,289,976 2,034 1,126 England
5 Essex 1,820,888 3,471 525 England
6 Kent 1,820,460 3,736 487 England
7 Hampshire 1,819,536 3,791 480 England
8 Lancashire 1,487,165 3,075 484 England
9 Merseyside 1,406,012 645 2,180 England
10 South Yorkshire 1,384,962 1,552 892 England
11 Devon 1,178,505 6,305 187 England
12 Surrey 1,176,884 1,668 706 England
13 Hertfordshire 1,162,694 1,643 708 England
14 North Yorkshire 1,144,446 8,763 131 England
15 Tyne and Wear 1,137,082 541 2,102 England
16 Nottinghamshire 1,132,320 2,162 524 England
17 Staffordshire 1,120,312 2,711 413 England
18 Lincolnshire 1,070,189 6,977 153 England
19 Cheshire 1,048,154 1,499 699 England
20 Derbyshire 1,034,510 2,624 394 England
21 Leicestershire 1,031,281 1,974 522 England
22 Somerset 948,896 4,178 227 England
23 Berkshire 910,917 1,158 787 England
24 Gloucestershire 900,023 3,151 286 England
25 Norfolk 893,807 5,111 175 England
26 Cambridgeshire 862,893 3,396 254 England
27 County Durham 859,624 2,721 316 England
28 West Sussex 840,380 1,991 422 England
29 East Sussex 834,635 1,800 464 England
30 Buckinghamshire 790,568 1,876 421 England
31 Dorset 769,783 2,652 290 England
32 Suffolk 742,876 3,803 195 England
33 Northamptonshire 733,630 2,365 310 England
34 Wiltshire 706,311 3,492 202 England
35 Oxfordshire 690,135 2,607 265 England
36 Bedfordshire 664,701 1,239 536 England
37 County Antrim 618,347 3,048 203 Northern Ireland
38 Glasgow city 615,365 176 3,496 Scotland
39 East Riding of Yorkshire 597,907 2,550 234 England
40 Worcestershire 582,266 1,743 334 England
41 Gwent 560,509 1,554 361 Wales
42 Warwickshire 555,614 1,801 309 England
43 Cornwall 553,712 3,545 156 England
44 County Down 531,671 2,451 217 Northern Ireland
45 Edinburgh City 507,207 266 1,907 Scotland
46 Cumbria 498,281 6,769 74 England
47 Clwyd 491,113 2,910 169 Wales
48 Shropshire 486,321 3,487 139 England
49 Bristol 454,325 112 4,056 England
50 South Glamorgan 445,025 475 937 Wales
51 Mid Glamorgan 423,212 782 541 Wales
52 Dyfed 375,211 5,781 65 Wales
53 Fife 370,381 1,326 279 Scotland
54 West Glamorgan 365,507 820 446 Wales
55 North Lanarkshire 339,401 471 721 Scotland
56 South Lanarkshire 317,201 1,771 179 Scotland
57 Northumberland 316,028 5,013 63 England
58 Aberdeenshire 262,311 6,313 42 Scotland
59 County Londonderry 247,137 2,076 119 Northern Ireland
60 Highland 234,827 25,661 9 Scotland
61 Aberdeen city 229,814 187 1,229 Scotland
62 Herefordshire 189,325 2,179 87 England
63 Gwynedd 187,411 3,263 57 Wales
64 West Lothian 180,112 428 421 Scotland
65 County Tyrone 177,993 3,152 56 Northern Ireland
66 Renfrewshire 175,922 262 671 Scotland
67 County Armagh 174,796 1,327 132 Northern Ireland
68 Falkirk 159,426 298 535 Scotland
69 Perth and Kinross 150,739 5,286 29 Scotland
70 Dumfries and Galloway 149,545 6,424 23 Scotland
71 Dundee City 148,311 60 2,472 Scotland
72 Isle of Wight 139,218 381 365 England
73 North Ayrshire 135,911 885 154 Scotland
74 Powys 132,011 5,196 25 Wales
75 East Ayrshire 122,248 1,263 97 Scotland
76 Angus 116,495 2,182 53 Scotland
77 Scottish Borders 114,529 4,733 24 Scotland
78 South Ayrshire 112,539 1,229 92 Scotland
79 East Dunbartonshire 107,518 175 614 Scotland
80 East Lothian 104,201 680 153 Scotland
81 Moray 96,150 2,239 43 Scotland
82 East Renfrewshire 93,819 174 539 Scotland
83 Stirling 93,811 2,189 43 Scotland
84 West Dunbartonshire 89,926 161 559 Scotland
85 Midlothian 88,627 355 250 Scotland
86 Argyll and Bute 87,164 6,910 13 Scotland
87 Inverclyde 79,187 161 492 Scotland
88 County Fermanagh 61,810 1,694 36 Northern Ireland
89 Clackmannanshire 51,411 159 323 Scotland
90 Rutland 38,605 382 101 England
91 Na h-Eileanan Siar 26,925 3,072 9 Scotland
92 Shetland Islands 23,209 1,467 16 Scotland
93 Orkney Islands 21,911 991 22 Scotland
94 City of London 9,410 3 3,245 England

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