List of South East England Counties and Unitary Districts

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South East England Counties and Unitary Districts

Unitary authorities of England are local authorities that are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district. They are constituted under the Local Government Act 1992, which amended the Local Government Act 1972 to allow the existence of counties that do not have multiple districts. They typically allow large towns to have separate local authorities from the less urbanized parts of their counties and provide a single authority for small counties where division into districts would be impractical.

The population of all counties and unitary districts in South East England.

NameStatus
Bracknell ForestUnitary District
Brighton and HoveUnitary District
BuckinghamshireCounty
East SussexCounty
HampshireCounty
Isle of WightUnitary County
KentCounty
MedwayUnitary District
Milton KeynesUnitary District
OxfordshireCounty
PortsmouthUnitary District
ReadingUnitary District
SloughUnitary District
SouthamptonUnitary District
SurreyCounty
West BerkshireUnitary District
West SussexCounty
Windsor and MaidenheadUnitary District
WokinghamUnitary District

Counties

  1. Berkshire: Located in the southeast of England, Berkshire is a largely urban county, home to several towns including Reading, Bracknell, Maidenhead, and Newbury. The county is known for its royal connections, as Windsor Castle is located here.
  2. Buckinghamshire: Located to the northwest of London, Buckinghamshire is a largely rural county, home to the Chiltern Hills and parts of the Thames Valley. The county is known for its picturesque villages, historic towns, and stately homes.
  3. East Sussex: Located on the south coast of England, East Sussex is a coastal county with the cities of Brighton and Hove, and the towns of Hastings and Eastbourne. The county is known for its beaches, countryside, and historic landmarks such as the Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.
  4. Hampshire: Located on the south coast of England, Hampshire is a coastal county with the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth, and the towns of Winchester and Basingstoke. The county is known for its maritime history, rolling countryside, and the New Forest National Park.
  5. Isle of Wight: Located just off the south coast of England, the Isle of Wight is a self-governing island with a rich maritime and cultural history. The island is known for its stunning coastal scenery, picturesque towns, and festivals such as the Isle of Wight Festival.
  6. Kent: Located in the southeast of England, Kent is a coastal county with the cities of Canterbury and Rochester, and the towns of Maidstone and Folkestone. The county is known for its historic landmarks such as Canterbury Cathedral, as well as its agricultural heritage and beautiful countryside.
  7. Oxfordshire: Located to the west of London, Oxfordshire is a largely rural county, home to the city of Oxford and the towns of Banbury and Bicester. The county is known for its prestigious universities, historic landmarks such as Blenheim Palace, and scenic countryside.
  8. Surrey: Located to the south of London, Surrey is a largely suburban county with the towns of Guildford, Woking, and Reigate. The county is known for its beautiful countryside, historic landmarks such as Hampton Court Palace, and high-end shopping destinations such as Guildford and Kingston.
  9. West Sussex: Located on the south coast of England, West Sussex is a coastal county with the city of Chichester and the towns of Crawley, Horsham, and Worthing. The county is known for its stunning countryside, historic landmarks such as Arundel Castle, and its thriving aviation industry.

Unitary authorities:

  1. Bracknell Forest: Located in the county of Berkshire, Bracknell Forest is a small unitary district with a population of around 120,000 people. The district is home to the town of Bracknell and the village of Crowthorne and is known for its woodland areas and parks.
  2. Brighton and Hove: Located on the south coast of England in East Sussex, Brighton and Hove is a coastal unitary district with a population of over 290,000 people. The district is home to the vibrant city of Brighton and the town of Hove and is known for its beaches, nightlife, and cultural events.
  3. Medway: Located in the county of Kent, Medway is a unitary district with a population of around 280,000 people. The district is home to the towns of Chatham, Gillingham, and Rochester, and is known for its maritime history and heritage.
  4. Milton Keynes: Located in the county of Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes is a large unitary district with a population of around 280,000 people. The district is known for its modern architecture, green spaces, and thriving business district.
  5. Portsmouth: Located in the county of Hampshire, Portsmouth is a coastal unitary district with a population of around 215,000 people. The district is home to the historic naval port and the University of Portsmouth and is known for its maritime heritage and cultural attractions.
  6. Reading: Located in the county of Berkshire, Reading is a unitary district with a population of around 165,000 people. The district is a thriving business and commercial centre, home to the University of Reading and the Reading Festival.
  7. Slough: Located in the county of Berkshire, Slough is a unitary district with a population of around 150,000 people. The district is home to the Slough Trading Estate and is a major transport hub for the region.
  8. Southampton: Located in the county of Hampshire, Southampton is a coastal unitary district with a population of around 250,000 people. The district is home to the Port of Southampton, one of the busiest ports in Europe, as well as the University of Southampton and the Southampton Boat Show.
  9. West Berkshire: Located in the county of Berkshire, West Berkshire is a unitary district with a population of around 160,000 people. The district is home to a number of historic market towns, such as Newbury and Hungerford, as well as the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
  10. Windsor and Maidenhead: Located in the county of Berkshire, Windsor and Maidenhead is a unitary district with a population of around 150,000 people. The district is home to the famous Windsor Castle, as well as a number of other historic attractions and picturesque villages.
  11. Wokingham: Located in the county of Berkshire, Wokingham is a unitary district with a population of around 170,000 people. The district is known for its high quality of life, with excellent schools, green spaces, and transport links.
South East England Counties and Unitary Districts
List of South East England Counties and Unitary Districts