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About the Association of British Counties

The Association of British Counties(ABC) is a society dedicated to promoting awareness of the continuing importance of the 92 historic (or traditional) Counties of the United Kingdom. The ABC believes that the Counties are an important part of the culture, geography and heritage of Great Britain. The ABC contends that Britain needs a fixed popular geography, one divorced from the ever changing names and areas of local government but, instead, one rooted in history, public understanding and commonly held notions of cultural identity. The ABC, therefore, seeks to fully re-establish the use of the Counties as the standard popular geographical reference frame of Britain and to further encourage their use as a basis for social, sporting and cultural activities.

We are a membership organisation, so if you are interested in the Historic Counties or would like to find out more about us or join us, please visit our main website:

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