Administrative Areas of Northern Ireland

The first table below shows the historic counties and their administrative sub-divisions before the 1973 changes and lists the successor districts for each, that is the post-change districts which contain some or all of the original county area. The second table lists the districts after these changes.

The first table also shows the Chapman County Codes (CCC) for each county. These are unique 3 letter codes.

Additional information is provided where appropriate and available - the common abbreviation for the area; and the Chapman County Code (CCC), a unique 3 letter code for counties and regions.

For a brief description of the administrative changes in the United Kingdom see - Local Government Changes in the United Kingdom.

Key:- (C) = County Borough

Single-tier local authorities are shown italicised.

The links in the following table are to outline maps showing the location of each county.

Northern Ireland - changes of 1973
Historic CountyCCCAdministration until 1973Successor District Councils
AntrimANTAntrim
Belfast (C)
Antrim
Ballymena
Ballymoney
Belfast
Carrickfergus
Craigavon
Larne
Lisburn
Moyle
Newtownabbey
ArmaghARMArmaghArmagh
Craigavon
Newry and Mourne
DownDOWDownArds
Banbridge
Castlereath
Craigavon
Down
Lisburn
Newry and Mourne
North Down
FermanaghFERFermanaghFermanagh
Londonderry / DerryLDYLondonderry
Londonderry (C)
Coleraine
Cookstown
Limavady
Londonderry
Magherafelt
TyroneTYRTyroneCookstown
Dungannon
Omagh
Strabane

 

Northern Ireland
Councils from 1973
Antrim
Ards
Armagh
Ballymena
Ballymoney
Banbridge
Belfast
Carrickfergus
Castlereagh
Coleraine
Cookstown
Craigavon
Down
Dungannon
Fermanagh
Larne
Limavady
Lisburn
Londonerry / Derry
Magherafelt
Moyle
Newry and Mourne
Newtonabbey
North Down
Omagh
Strabane

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Page created by Phil Lloyd in January 1993. Revised and updated in September 1997 by Brian Pears.