Not I Article Talk Read Edit View history S Countv WIKIPEDIA The Free Encyclopedia From Wikipedia the free encyclopedia Not to be confused with Country Main page Contents Featured content Current events Random article Donate to Wikipedia Wikipedia store For other uses see County disambiguation A county is a geographical region of a country used for administrative or other purposes in certain modern nations The term is derived from the Old French conté or cunté denoting a jurisdiction under the sovereignty of a count earl or a viscount 21 The modern French is comté and its equivalents in other languages are contea contado comtat condado Grafschaft graafschap Gau etc cf conte comte conde Graf When the Normans conquered England they brought the term with them The Saxons had already established the districts that became the historic counties of England calling them shires3 many county names derive from the name of the county town county seat with the word shire added on for example Gloucestershire and Worcestershire4 The Anglo-Saxon terms earl and earldom were taken as equivalent to the continental terms count and county under the conquering Normans and over time the two blended and became equivalent Further the later-imported term became a synonym for the native English word scir ir or in Modern English shire Since a shire was an administrative division of the kingdom the term county evolved to designate an administrative division of a federal state as in Germany and the United States or of a national government in most other moden uses Irnteractior Help About Wikipedia Community portal Recent changes Contact page Tools What links here This is for pyro Meme

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