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County Durham (district)

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County Durham is a unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of Durham, North East England. It covers seven former districts: Durham (city), Easington, Sedgefield (borough), Teesdale, Wear Valley, Derwentside, and Chester-le-Street.[1] It is governed by Durham County Council and has 136 civil parishes.[2][3][4]

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County Durham
Durham, the administrative centre of the district and its largest settlement
Durham, the administrative centre of the district and its largest settlement
Flag of County Durham
Coat of arms of County Durham
Shown within Durham ceremonial county
Shown within Durham ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
RegionNorth East England
Unitary Authority1 April 2009
  TypeNon-metropolitan district
  Local AuthorityDurham County Council
  MPsMary Foy (L)
Dehenna Davison (C)
Paul Howell
Grahame Morris (L)
Kevan Jones (L)
Richard Holden (C)
  Total522,068 (Ranked 8th)
98.2% White 1.8% Other
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Dialling code0191
ISO 3166-2GB-DUR
ONS code00EJ (ONS)
E06000047 (GSS)
WebsiteCouncil website

The district is in a ceremonial county with three boroughs: Borough of Darlington, Borough of Hartlepool & Borough of Stockton-on-Tees (area north of the River Tees).

The area is 2,232.6 km2 (862 sq m).