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Cumbria, created in 1974, is a county in the North West region of England.

 

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom. The area has provided inspiration for generations of British and foreign artists, writers and musicians.

The highest point of the county (and of the whole of England) is Scafell Pike at 978 m (3210 ft). In fact, all the land in England that is over 3,000 feet is in this county.

Parts of Hadrian's Wall can be found in the northernmost reaches of the county, in and around Carlisle.

Cumbria is neighboured by Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Lieutenancy areas of Dumfries and Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale in Scotland.

 

The boundaries are along the Irish Sea to Morecambe Bay in the west, and along the Pennines to the east. Cumbria's northern boundary stretches from the Solway Firth along the border with Scotland to Northumberland.

 

It is made up of six districts: Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. For many administrative purposes Cumbria is divided into 3 areas - East, West and South. East being the districts of Carlisle and Eden, West - Allerdale and Copeland and South Lakeland and Barrow making up South Cumbria.

 

In January 2007, Cumbria County Council voted in favour of an official bid to scrap the current two-tier system of county and district councils in favour of a new unitary Cumbria Council, to be submitted for consideration to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

The county returns 6 Members of Parliament to the House of Commons, representing the constituencies of Carlisle, Penrith & The Border, Workington, Copeland, Westmorland and Lonsdale and Barrow & Furness.


Locations within Cumbria:

Abbey Town
Aikton
Ainstable
Allonby
Alston
Ambleside
Appleby
Arlecdon
Armathwaite
Arnside
Askham
Aspatria
Ayle
Baggrow
Bampton
Barbon
Barrow in Furness
Beaumont
Beckermet
Beckfoot
Beetham
Belle Vue
Bewcastle
Blencarn
Blencogo
Boltongate
Boot
Bootle
Bothel
Bowland Bridge
Bowness-on-Solway
Bowness-on-Windermere
Braithwaite
Brampton
Branthwaite
Braystones
Bridekirk
Bridgefoot
Brigham
Brigsteer
Brisco
Bromfield
Brough
Brough Sowerby
Broughton in Furness
Broughton Moor
Burgh by Sands
Burneside
Busk
Buttermere
Caldbeck
Calder Bridge
Calthwaite
Calvo
Camerton
Cark
Carlisle
Cartmel
Castle Carrock
Cleator
Cleator Moor
Cliburn
Clifton
Cockermouth
Colby
Colton
Coniston
Corney
Cotehill
Coupland
Crackenthorpe
Croasdale
Croglin
Crook
Crooklands
Crosby
Crosby Garrett
Crosby Ravensworth
Crosscanonby
Culgaith
Cummersdale
Cumrew
Cumwhinton
Cumwhitton
Dacre
Dalston
Dalton in Furness
Dean
Dearham
Dent
Distington
Dockray
Drigg
Drumburgh
Drybeck
Duddon
Dufton
Edenhall
Egremont
Ellenborough
Ellonby
Elterwater
Farlam
Farleton
Fingland
Flimby
Flookburgh
Frizington
Gaisgill
Gamblesby
Garrigill
Gatebeck
Gatesgill
Gawthrop
Gilcrux
Gilgarran
Glasson
Glassonby
Gleaston
Glenridding
Gosforth
Grasmere
Grayrigg
Great Asby
Great Blencow
Great Musgrave
Great Ormside
Great Orton
Great Salkeld
Great Strickland
Great Urswick
Greystoke
Grizebeck
Grizedale
Hackthorpe
Hale
Harker
Harraby
Harrington
Haverigg
Haverthwaite
Hawkshead
Hayton
Hesket Newmarket
Heversham
High Hesket
High Newton
High Nibthwaite
High Wray
High Yewdale
Hilton
Hodbarrow
Holker
Holme
How
Ireby
Ireleth
Irthington
Ivegill
Johnby
Keisley
Keldhead
Kendal
Kentmere
Kershopefoot
Keswick
Kingstown
Kirkandrews upon Eden
Kirkbride
Kirkby Lonsdale
Kirkby Stephen
Kirkby Thore
Kirkcambeck
Kirkland
Kirklinton
Kirkoswald
Kirksanton
Knock
Lake Side
Lamplugh
Langrigg
Langwathby
Lazonby
Leadgate
Leece
Levens
Lindal in Furness
Little Blencow
Little Salkeld
Little Strickland
Long Marton
Longtown
Lorton
Low Borrowbridge
Low Hesket
Lowca
Loweswater
Lupton
Mardale
Maryport
Maulds Meaburn
Mawbray
Mealsgate
Melmerby
Middleton
Milburn
Millom
Millthrop
Milnthorpe
Mockerkin
Morland
Mosedale
Mossbay
Mungrisdale
Murton
Nateby
Natland
Nenthead
Nethertown
Newbiggin
Newby
Newby Bridge
Newlands
Newton Arlosh
Newton Reigny
Old Hutton
Orton
Oulton
Ousby
Outhgill
Parton
Patterdale
Pennington
Penrith
Penruddock
Plumbland
Plumpton Wall
Pooley Bridge
Port Carlisle
Raughton
Ravenglass
Ravenstonedale
Red Dial
Renwick
Rockcliffe
Roose
Rosgill
Rosthwaite
Rowrah
Rusland
Rydal
Saint Bees
Saint Bridget Beckermet
Saint John Beckermet
Sandford
Sandside
Santon Bridge
Scaleby
Scalehouses
Scales
Scotby
Seathwaite
Sebergham
Sedbergh
Sedgwick
Shap
Shopford
Siddick
Silecroft
Silloth
Skelsmergh
Skelton
Skinburness
Skirwith
Smardale
Soulby
Soutergate
Southwaite
Stanwix
Staveley
Sunderland
Tallentire
Tebay
Temple Sowerby
Threlkeld
Thursby
Tirril
Torpenhow
Torver
Troutbeck
Uldale
Ullock
Ulpha
Ulverston
Underbarrow
Vickerstown
Waberthwaite
Walton
Warcop
Warwick
Waverton
Welton
Westward
Wetheral
Whitehaven
Whitrigg
Wiggonby
Wigton
Winder
Windermere
Winster
Winton
Workington
Wreay
Wythburn


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Status: Ceremonial & Non-metropolitan county
Region: North West England
Area: 6,768 sq. km
Admin HQ: Carlisle
ISO 3166-2: GB-CMA
ONS code: 16
NUTS 3: UKH11/12
Population: 498,800 (2005 est.)
Council: Cumbria County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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