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Darlington

Town in County Durham, England / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Darlington is a market and industrial town in County Durham, England. It is the main administrative centre of the unitary authority Borough of Darlington. The borough is a constituent member of the devolved Tees Valley area.[1]

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Darlington
Town
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Darlington is located in County Durham
Darlington
Darlington
Location within County Durham
Area19.73 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Population93,015 
 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. The town had a population of 93,015 in the 2021 Census, classed as large.[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 industrial and manufacturing economy.

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