Download United Kingdom Administrative Boundary Shapefiles – Countries, Regions, Counties, Unitary Authorities, Wards and more

Hello GIS enthusiasts, IGISMAP has now published the latest GIS vector data of United Kingdom administrative levels. Links for downloading the shapefiles of the important administrative divisions of United Kingdom are provided in the following. You can also download these data in KML, GeoJSON or CSV formats.


  • All data available are in GCS datum EPSG:4326 WGS84 CRS (Coordinate Reference System).
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The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain is a sovereign state to the northwest of continental Europe, consists of:

  • England
  • Scotland
  • Wales
  • Northern Ireland

The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-­eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands within the British Isles. Northern Ireland shares a land border with the Republic of Ireland. Otherwise, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea separates Great Britain and Ireland. The total area of the United Kingdom is 93,628 square miles (242,500 km2), with an estimated population in 2020 of 68 million.

United Kingdom GIS Data - Country Boundaries
United Kingdom Country Boundaries

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The regions, formerly known as the government office regions, are the highest tier of sub-national division in England, established in 1994 which is divided into 9 regions.

United Kingdom GIS Data - Region Boundaries
United Kingdom Region Boundaries

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County level division of pan UK includes Metropolitan counties, Non metropolitan counties, Unitary authorities and London Boroughs. Following data available in IGISMAP consist of 202 polygon features of county level boundaries.

United Kingdom GIS Data - County Boundaries
United Kingdom County Boundaries

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Download United Kingdom Unitary Authorities Shapefile Data

Unitary Authority divisions are associated with England, thus commonly known as Unitary authorities of England. The unitary authorities of England are those local authorities which are responsible for the provision of all local government services within a district. Following data of Unitary Authority boundaries is a combined data of Local Authority District polygons of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with the Unitary Authority polygons which is a sum of 138 polygon features.

United Kingdom GIS Data - Unitary Authority Boundaries
United Kingdom Unitary Authority Boundaries

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Download United Kingdom Wards Shapefile Data

The wards and electoral divisions in the United Kingdom are electoral districts at sub-national level represented by one or more councillors. The ward is the primary unit of English electoral geography for civil parishes and borough and district councils, electoral ward is the unit used by Welsh principal councils, while the electoral division is the unit used by English county councils and some unitary authorities. Each ward/division has an average electorate of about 5,500 people, but ward-population counts can vary substantially. As at the end of 2014 there were 9,456 electoral wards/divisions in the UK

United Kingdom GIS Data - Ward Boundaries
United Kingdom Ward Boundaries

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