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(Encyclopedia) county [Fr., comté, =domain of a count], division of local government in the United States, Great Britain, and many Commonwealth countries. The county…

King's County

(Encyclopedia) King's County, Republic of Ireland: see Offaly .

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

(Encyclopedia) Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Calif. The original museum, the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art, opened in 1913. Among its important…


(Encyclopedia) borough: see city government ; county .


(Encyclopedia) Dyfed dŭv´ĕd [key], former county, W Wales. It was created in the 1974 administrative reorganization of Wales from the counties of Cardiganshire, Carmarthenshire, and…


(Encyclopedia) Flintshire, Welsh Sir y Fflint, county, 169 sq mi (437 sq km), NE Wales. In 1974, the county of Flintshire became part of the nonmetropolitan county of Clwyd…

Hereford and Worcester

(Encyclopedia) Hereford and Worcester hĕr´əfərd, wo͝os´tər [key], former county, W central England, created under the Local Government Act of 1972 (effective 1974). It was composed of…


(Encyclopedia) Monmouthshire, county, 328 sq mi (851 sq km), SE Wales. In 1974 most of the old county of Monmouthshire was reorganized as the nonmetropolitan county of Gwent ;…