What is county?

  • (noun): A region created by territorial division for the purpose of local government.
    Example: "The county has a population of 12,345 people"
    See also — Additional definitions below

County

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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Orange County, California - Geography - Adjacent Counties
... Los Angeles County, California—north, west San Bernardino County, California—northeast Riverside County, California—east San Diego County, California—southeast ...
Västra Götaland County - Politics
... 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 ...
Van Buren County, Iowa - Geography - Adjacent Counties
... Jefferson County (north) Henry County (northeast) Lee County (east) Clark County, Missouri (southeast) Scotland County, Missouri (southwest) Davis County (west ...
Västra Götaland County
... 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) ... and governmental seat of Västra Götaland County is Gothenburg ...
Västra Götaland County - Heraldry
... 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 ...

More definitions of "county":

  • (noun): The largest administrative district within a state.
    Example: "The county plans to build a new road"

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