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Durham (/ˈdʌrəm/ (listen) DURR-əm, locally /ˈdɜːrəm/ listen),[a] is a cathedral city and civil parish on the River Wear, County Durham, England. It is an administrative centre of the County Durham District, which is a successor to the historic County Palatine of Durham (which is different to both the ceremonial county and district of County Durham).
Dunelm, Dunholm & Duresm
City and civil parish
Faith, foresight, and industry.
|Coordinates: 54°46′34″N 1°34′24″W|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North East England|
|Ceremonial county||County Durham|
|Admin HQ||Clayport Library|
|Parish||1 April 2018|
|Areas of the city|
(2011 census BUASD)
|• Type||Civil parish|
|• Governing body||City of Durham Parish Council|
|• Total||12.4 sq mi (32.0 km2)|
|• Total||48,069 (urban area)|
|• Density||4,000/sq mi (1,500/km2)|
The settlement was founded over the final resting place of St Cuthbert. Durham Cathedral was a centre of pilgrimage in medieval England while the Durham Castle has been the home of Durham University since 1837. Both built in 11th-century, the buildings were designated as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986. HM Prison Durham is also located close to the city centre and was built in 1816.