county town

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county town ‎(plural county towns)

  1. the administrative town of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom.

Usage notesEdit

  • If the county town happens to have city status, it is still referred to as the county town, never the county city.
  • A few eponymic towns (e.g. Derby, Lancaster, York) are not the county towns of their counties.

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