A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations. Its etymology derives from the Old French term, conté or cunté and could denote a jurisdiction in mainland Europe, under the sovereignty of a count (earl) or a viscount. The modern French is comté, and its equivalents in other languages are contea, contado, comtat, condado, Grafschaft, Gau, etc.) (cf. conte, comte, conde, Graf).
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Some articles on county:
... Jefferson County (north) Henry County (northeast) Lee County (east) Clark County, Missouri (southeast) Scotland County, Missouri (southwest) Davis ...
... Los Angeles County, California—north, west San Bernardino County, California—northeast Riverside County, California—east San Diego County, California—southeast Los Angeles ...
... Västra Götaland County (Swedish Västra Götalands län) is a county or län on the western coast of Sweden ... The county is the second largest (in terms of population) of Sweden's counties and it is subdivided into 49 municipalities (kommuner) ... The capital and governmental seat of Västra Götaland County is Gothenburg ...
... The arms for the County of Västra Götaland was granted in 1999 when the county was formed ... When the arms is shown with a royal crown it represents the County Administrative Board, which is the regional presence of (royal) government authority ...
... Götaland Regional Council or Västra Götalandsregionen is an evolved County Council that for a trial period has assumed certain tasks from the County Administrative Board ... Similar trial councils are applied for Skåne County and Gotland County ...
More definitions of "county":
- (noun): A region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government.
Example: "The county has a population of 12,345 people"
Famous quotes containing the word county:
“Jack: A politician, huh?
Editor: Oh, county treasurer or something like that.
Jack: Whats so special about him?
Editor: They say hes an honest man.”
—Robert Rossen (19081966)
“In the county there are thirty-seven churches
and no butcher shop. This could be taken
as a matter of all form and no content.”
—Maxine Kumin (b. 1925)
“In the County Tyrone, in the town of Dungannon,”
—Unknown. The Old Orange Flute (l. 1)