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Craven District

Local authority area of North Yorkshire, England / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Craven is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England centred on the market town of Skipton. In 1974, Craven District was formed as the merger of Skipton urban district, Settle Rural District and most of Skipton Rural District, all in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The population of the Local Authority area at the 2011 Census was 55,409.[1] It comprises the upper reaches of Airedale, Wharfedale, Ribblesdale, and includes most of the Aire Gap and Craven Basin.

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Official logo of Craven
Shown within North Yorkshire
Shown within North Yorkshire
Coordinates: 53.95°N 2.02°W / 53.95; -2.02
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial countyNorth Yorkshire
Admin. HQSkipton
  TypeCraven District Council
  Leadership:Alternative – Sec.31
  MPs:Julian Smith
  Total454 sq mi (1,177 km2)
  RankRanked 302nd
  Density130/sq mi (48/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code36UB (ONS)
E07000163 (GSS)
Ethnicity97.4% White
1.8% S.Asian (2011)[1]

The name Craven is much older than the modern district, and encompassed a larger area. This history is also reflected in the way the term is still commonly used, for example by the Church of England.