What is another word for Shires?

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[ ʃˈa͡ɪ͡əz], [ ʃˈa‍ɪ‍əz], [ ʃ_ˈaɪə_z]

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Background Information

The various Shires constituting the United Kingdom were originally divided into hundreds, with the first administrative units occurring in the 7th century. The terms "shire" and "county" were interchangeable, with a hundred being the basic unit. By the early 19th century, however, the hundred had been replaced by the administrative county. A shire was designated as one of the original 68 counties created in England after the Norman Conquest in 1066. The first administrative unit was the hundred, and the shire was the basic unit of local government.

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