Definition of metropolitan county in English:

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metropolitan county

Pronunciation: /mɛtrəˈpɒlɪtənˈkaʊnti/


(In England) each of six units of local government centred on a large urban area (in existence since 1974, although their councils were abolished in 1986).
Example sentences
  • This established a two-tier system of thirty-nine counties and six metropolitan counties for the major conurbations outside London.
  • Ian, who worked in a family printing and stationery business, had teamed up with local historian Peter to record life in Eccles before it became part of a metropolitan county.
  • The motion calls for the re-regulation of buses in metropolitan counties like Greater Manchester.
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