Why is dans le Merseyside correct when it is stated to be a county...isn't it feminine?

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Ann

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1 May 2018

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Why is dans le Merseyside correct when it is stated to be a county...isn't it feminine?

This relates to:
En, dans = In, to with regions, states, counties (prepositions) -

Chris

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2 May 2018

2/05/18

Aurélie affirmed that, indeed, Merseyside is masculine. It joins ranks with all the other British counties and regions endinge on -shire, which are also masculine. That's as close to a justification I can give. It is probably also as close to one as there is.

-- Chris (not a native speaker).

Ann

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2 May 2018

2/05/18

My bad. Later, I noticed on a repeat of the question that they said le Merseyside is a region, I missed noticing the le!

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