Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs.) is a county in the East Midlands of England, with a long coastline on the North Sea to the east. It borders Norfolk to the south-east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south-west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the north-west, and the East Riding of Yorkshire to the north. It also borders Northamptonshire in the south for just 20 yards (19 m), England's shortest county boundary. The county town is the city of Lincoln, where the county council is based.
Land and God
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
Yorkshire and the Humber (North Lincolnshire and
North East Lincolnshire)
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)|
|Members of Parliament|
|Lord Lieutenant||Toby Dennis|
|High Sheriff||Michael Scott (2020–21)|
|Area||6,959 km2 (2,687 sq mi)|
|• Ranked||2nd of 48|
|Population (mid-2019 est.)||1,087,659|
|• Ranked||18th of 48|
|Density||156/km2 (400/sq mi)|
|County council||Lincolnshire County Council|
|Area||5,921 km2 (2,286 sq mi)|
|• Ranked||4th of 26|
|• Ranked||14th of 26|
|Density||128/km2 (330/sq mi)|
Districts of Lincolnshire
Unitary County council area
The ceremonial county of Lincolnshire consists of the non-metropolitan county of Lincolnshire and the area covered by the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire. Part of the ceremonial county is in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and most is in the East Midlands region. The county is the second-largest of the English ceremonial counties and one that is predominantly agricultural in land use. The county is fourth-largest of the two-tier counties, as the unitary authorities of North Lincolnshire and North East Lincolnshire are not included.
The county has several geographical sub-regions, including the rolling chalk hills of the Lincolnshire Wolds, the Lincolnshire Fens (south-east Lincolnshire), the Carrs (similar to the Fens but in north Lincolnshire), the industrial Humber Estuary and North Sea coast around Grimsby and Scunthorpe, and in the south-west of the county, the Kesteven Uplands, rolling limestone hills in the district of South Kesteven.