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List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area
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List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area

This is a List of Administrative shire counties of England by Area, that is to say Administrative counties with a two-tier County council structure, not including Administrative counties which are Unitary Authorities.

See also: List of Ceremonial counties of England by Area - List of Administrative shire counties of England by Population

Rank County Area km²
1 North Yorkshire 8,038
2 Cumbria 6,768
3 Devon 6,564
4 Lincolnshire 5,921
5 Norfolk 5,371
6 Northumberland 5,013
7 Suffolk 3,801
8 Hampshire 3,679
9 Cornwall 3,547
10 Kent 3,544
11 Essex 3,465
12 Somerset 3,451
13 Wiltshire 3,255
14 Shropshire 3,197
15 Cambridgeshire 3,046
16 Lancashire 2,903
17 Gloucestershire 2,653
18 Staffordshire 2,620
19 Oxfordshire 2,605
20 Derbyshire 2,547
21 Dorset 2,542
22 Northamptonshire 2,364
23 County Durham 2,226
24 Nottinghamshire 2,085
25 Cheshire 2,083
26 Leicestershire 2,083
27 West Sussex 1,991
28 Warwickshire 1,975
29 Worcestershire 1,741
30 East Sussex 1,709
31 Surrey 1,663
32 Hertfordshire 1,643
33 Buckinghamshire 1,565
34 Bedfordshire 1,192