North Yorkshire

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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,[4] it measures 2,483 square miles (6,430 km2)[5] and has a population of 1,158,816 (2021). The largest county of England by land area, The county town is Northallerton.

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North Yorkshire
Location of North Yorkshire within England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionDivided between Yorkshire and the Humber & North East
Established byLocal Government Act 1972
Preceded byNorth Riding of Yorkshire
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceNorth Yorkshire Police
Cleveland Police
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantJohanna Ropner[1]
High SheriffDavid Kerfoot (2020–21)[2]
Area9,020 km2 (3,480 sq mi)
  Ranked1st of 48
Population (2021)1,158,816
  Ranked14th of 48
Density134/km2 (350/sq mi)
Ethnicity96% White
2.0% S.Asian
0.6% Black
Non-metropolitan county
County councilNorth Yorkshire County Council
Admin HQNorthallerton[3]
Area8,037 km2 (3,103 sq mi)
  Ranked1st of 26
  Ranked20th of 26
Density77/km2 (200/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NYK
ONS code36

Districts of North Yorkshire
Districts County council area:

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.[6] The non-metropolitan county covers most of the ceremonial county's area at 3,103 square miles (8,037 km2)[citation needed] and population at 604,900 (mid-2016 estimate).[7]

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.[8][9] The most populous settlement in the non-metropolitan county, and third most populated overall, is Harrogate at 73,576.[10] 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.[11] 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.