metropolitan county


Definition of metropolitan county

: any of the six conurbations in England that were established as administrative units in 1974

Note: The six metropolitan counties are Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Tyne and Wear, West Midlands, South Yorkshire, and West Yorkshire. The metropolitan county councils were abolished in 1986.

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First Known Use of metropolitan county

1971, in the meaning defined above

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“Metropolitan county.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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