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Northumberland (/nɔːrˈθʌmbərlənd/ nor-THUM-bər-lənd)[2] is a county in North East England, one of the two counties in England that border on Scotland (the other is Cumbria). Notable landmarks in the county include Alnwick Castle, Bamburgh Castle, Hadrian's Wall, Hexham Abbey and the tidal island Lindisfarne with the accompanying Lindisfarne Castle.

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Location of Northumberland within England
Location of Northumberland within England
Coordinates: 55°10′N 2°00′W
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth East
12th century
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of ParliamentList of MPs
PoliceNorthumbria Police
Largest townBlyth
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantJane Percy, Duchess of Northumberland
High SheriffColonel James Royds [1] (2022–23)
Area5,013 km2 (1,936 sq mi)
  Ranked6th of 48
Population (2021)320,274
  Ranked44th of 48
Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
Ethnicity95.4% White British
Unitary authority
CouncilNorthumberland County Council (member of North of Tyne Combined Authority)
ExecutiveConservative (council NOC)
Admin HQMorpeth
Area5,014 km2 (1,936 sq mi)
  Ranked1st of 326
  Ranked36th of 326
Density64/km2 (170/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NBL
ONS code00EM
GSS codeE06000057
WebsiteUnitary authority council

Northumberland is bordered by land on three sides: by the Scottish Borders region to the north, by County Durham and Tyne and Wear to the south, and by Cumbria to the west. The fourth side is the North Sea, with a 103-kilometre (64 mi) stretch of coastline[3] to the east. Northumberland is a predominantly rural county with a landscape of moorland and farmland, and a large area of it is part of Northumberland National Park. The county has been the site of a number of historic battles with Scotland.