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North Yorkshire is a ceremonial county in the North of England. It is mostly located in the Yorkshire and Humber region, but the area around the Tees Valley is in the North East. The largest county of England by land area, it measures 2,483 square miles (6,430 km2) and has a population of 1,158,816 (2021). The largest county of England by land area, The county town is Northallerton.
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||Divided between Yorkshire and the Humber & North East|
|Established by||Local Government Act 1972|
|Preceded by||North Riding of Yorkshire|
|Time zone||UTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)|
|Members of Parliament||List of MPs|
|Police||North Yorkshire Police|
|Lord Lieutenant||Johanna Ropner|
|High Sheriff||David Kerfoot (2020–21)|
|Area||9,020 km2 (3,480 sq mi)|
|• Ranked||1st of 48|
|• Ranked||14th of 48|
|Density||134/km2 (350/sq mi)|
|County council||North Yorkshire County Council|
|Area||8,037 km2 (3,103 sq mi)|
|• Ranked||1st of 26|
|• Ranked||20th of 26|
|Density||77/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Districts of North Yorkshire
It consists of the non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire, which is made up of eleven districts, and four unitary authorities: the City of York, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland, which are entirely within the county, as well as a portion of Stockon-on-Tees, which is split with County Durham. Until 2023, the non-metropolitan county area is administered by North Yorkshire County Council in a two-tier structure. The non-metropolitan county covers most of the ceremonial county's area at 3,103 square miles (8,037 km2) and population at 604,900 (mid-2016 estimate).
It borders three other counties to the south which include the name Yorkshire: West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire. It also borders Lancashire, Cumbria and County Durham to the north and west. Its eastern border is with the North Sea. The two most populated settlements are Middlesbrough, with a population of 174,700, and York, with a population of 152,841. The most populous settlement in the non-metropolitan county, and third most populated overall, is Harrogate at 73,576. The county has two national parks: the North York Moors and most of the Yorkshire Dales.
The present county of North Yorkshire is located entirely within the boundaries of historic Yorkshire, its territory split between each of the three ridings of Yorkshire, also including the city of York, which as the county town was not in any of the ridings. North Yorkshire was created in 1974 as part of local government reorganisation and its present boundaries were established upon the abolition of Cleveland in 1996.