Darlington

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Darlington is a market town in County Durham, England. The unitary authority borough named after the town which forms its centre is a constituent member of the devolved Tees Valley area.[1]

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Darlington
Town

Darlington town centre
Darlington
Location within County Durham
Area19.73 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Population93,417 
 Density4,680.81/km2 (12,123.25/sq mi) (Town)
OS grid referenceNZ289147
 London219 mi (352 km) south
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Areas of the town
Post townDARLINGTON
Postcode districtDL1, DL2, DL3
Dialling code01325
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
Websitewww.darlington.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54.5270°N 1.5526°W / 54.5270; -1.5526
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A tributary of the River Tees, to the south of the town, known as the River Skerne flows through the town. The town is near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, being 11 miles (18 km) from the park boundary near the town of Richmond. As of 2020 the town's estimated population was 93,417, an increase from 92,363 at the 2011 census.[2]

In the 19th century, establishment of the Stockton and Darlington Railway (the world's first permanent steam locomotive powered passenger railway) led to the town having an industal and manufacturing economy. The town has a finance sector which came from the businesses of Quaker families in the area.[3]