According to Wikipedia the smallest region in England is the North East at 2.6m and the largest is the South East at 8.6m. Interestingly, when compared to the size of US states this would make the North East roughly the same size as Nevada (35th largest state) and the North East close to the size of New Jersey (11th largest).
Given that America and all of its states support local, state and federal governments it is clear that all the regions of England could support a Regional Government in a similar fashion to that seen in the US.
|Name||Population (2013)||Percent of UK||Area|
|England – South East||8,792,600||13.72%||19,095 km²|
|England – Greater London||8,416,500||13.13%||1,572 km²|
|England – North West||7,103,300||11.08%||14,165 km²|
|England – East||5,954,200||9.29%||19,120 km²|
|England – West Midlands||5,674,700||8.85%||13,000 km²|
|England – South West||5,377,600||8.39%||23,829 km²|
|England – Yorkshire and the Humber||5,337,700||8.33%||15,420 km²|
|England – East Midlands||4,598,700||7.17%||15,627 km²|
|England – North East||2,610,500||4.07%||8,592 km²|
|Northern Ireland||1,829,700||2.85%||13,843 km²|
We will discuss whether or not a Regional structure would benefit the UK in future posts.