UK Local Authorities Map (basic)

editable, scalable, royalty free, vector artwork map base
supplied in Illustrator AI · high-res PDFs · SVG · examples ready to use & edit

Zoom preview showing full area of coverage (low-resolution)

UK Local Authorities Map - poster preview
UK Local Authorities Map - poster preview preview UK local authorities basic map preview preview

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Examples of styling in the zoom previews are included as ready to use high-resolution PDF files in the download package. You can edit all colours, fonts and other elements using Adobe Illustrator or other SVG editing software.


This map shows all 379 of the UK’s local authorities. The breakdown of local authorities from 1 April 2020 is:

England – 314 local authorities
Scotland – 32 local authorities
Wales – 22 local authorities
Northern Ireland – 11 local authorities

(The old authorities for Chiltern, Wycombe, South Bucks and Aylesbury Vale were amalgamated into a single authority for Buckinghamshire on 1 April 2020.)

Included in the package are two high-resolution PDFs, one in a simple monotone styling and the other formatted and scaled specially for A-format poster printing. The smallest labels on the poster format version are legible when printed at A2 or bigger. The PDF maps are sharp at every level of zoom, unlike the preview images on this page.

In addition to the layered PDFs, raw Illustrator files are included for each version, as is an SVG file of the grey styling. These files are aimed at graphic designers who will find the artwork to be layered for easy manipulation and application. All elements are editable in Adobe Illustrator, including colours and fonts. Each local authority is a discrete polygon on its own sublayer interlocking perfectly with its neighbours.

Also included in the package is a spreadsheet in CSV format with a list of the 379 UK local authorities in alphabetical order. This is generally useful for people working with UK local authorities data, and it is essential for users who are wanting to commission a spreadsheet-driven online map from us.

Our UK Local Authorities map is based on data supplied by the Office for National Statistics licensed under the Open Government Licence v.3.0. The full copyright notice appears on the bottom right of the map and must be retained by designers producing edited versions of the map.

Looking for more detail and context on the UK Local Authorities Map?

This basic local authorities map is also sold as one of the versions in our UK Local Authorities and Postcode Districts map package which has far more detail including roads, towns and postcode districts labelled.

UK local authorities basic map poster zoom detail example
Detail from the UK Local Authorities map poster version. The artwork is supplied as a high-resolution PDF scaled for poster printing in A-format, e.g. A2 size.