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North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan or shire county, located in the Yorkshire and the Humber region of England, and a ceremonial county in that region and also partly in North East England. Created in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972 it covers an area of 8,654 km², making it the largest county in England.

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into a number of local government districts; they are Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.

The Department for Communities and Local Government is considering reorganising North Yorkshire County Council's administrative structure by abolishing the seven districts to create a North Yorkshire unitary authority. The changes are planned to be implemented no later than 1 April 2009.

York, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland are unitary authority boroughs which form part of the ceremonial county for various functions such as the Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, but do not come under county council control. Uniquely for a district in England, Stockton-on-Tees is split between North Yorkshire and County Durham for this purpose. Middlesbrough, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar and Cleveland boroughs form part of the North East England region.

The area including the unitary authorities, or ceremonial county, borders East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and County Durham.

Within North Yorkshire are the North York Moors and most of the Yorkshire Dales; two of eleven areas of countryside within England and Wales to be officially designated as a national park. The highest point is Whernside, on the Cumbrian border, at 2414 feet (736 metres).

North Yorkshire was formed on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, and covers most of the lands of the historic North Riding, as well as the northern half of the West Riding, the northern and eastern fringes of the East Riding of Yorkshire and the former county borough of York.

York became a unitary authority independent of North Yorkshire on 1 April 1996, and at the same time Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland and areas of Stockton-on-Tees south of the river became part of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes, having been part of Cleveland from 1974 to 1996.

Locations within North Yorkshire:

Acaster Malbis
Acklam
Acomb
Ainderby Steeple
Airton
Aislaby
Aldborough
Aldbrough
Aldwark
Allerston
Allerton Mauleverer
Alne
Amotherby
Ampleforth
Appersett
Appleton le Moors
Appletreewick
Arncliffe
Askham Richard
Askrigg
Austwick
Aysgarth
Ayton
Azerley
Bagby
Bainbridge
Baldersby
Barlow
Barton
Barton le Street
Barton le Willows
Battersby
Beck Hole
Bedale
Bell Busk
Bellerby
Beningbrough
Bilbrough
Bilton
Birdsall
Birkby
Birstwith
Bishop Monkton
Bishopthorpe
Blubberhouses
Boltby
Bolton Bridge
Bolton Percy
Bolton upon Swale
Boroughbridge
Borrowby
Bossall
Bouthwaite
Bradley
Brafferton
Brandsby
Brayton
Brompton
Brotherton
Broughton
Broxa
Buckden
Bulmer
Burn
Burneston
Burniston
Burnsall
Burton in Lonsdale
Burton Leonard
Burton Salmon
Burythorpe
Butterwick
Caldbergh
Caldwell
Cam Houses
Carleton
Carlton
Carperby
Carthorpe
Castleton
Cattal
Catterick
Catterick Camp
Cawood
Cawthorn
Cayton
Chapel Haddlesey
Chop Gate
Church Fenton
Clapham
Clifton
Cloughton
Cold Kirby
Commondale
Coniston Cold
Conistone
Cononley
Constable Burton
Copgrove
Copmanthorpe
Copt Hewick
Cotterdale
Coulton
Coverham
Cowesby
Cowthorpe
Coxwold
Cracoe
Crakehall
Crambe
Crathorne
Crayke
Croft
Cropton
Cundall
Dacre
Dalby
Dalton
Dalton upon Tees
Danby Wiske
Darley
Darrington
Deepdale
Deighton
Denton
Dishforth
Downholme
Draughton
Drax
Duggleby
Earby
Earswick
Easby
Easingwold
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East Lutton
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Grantley
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Great Heck
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Grinton
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Hambleton
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York

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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: Yorkshire & the Humber (North East England)
Area: 8,654 sq. km
Admin HQ: Northallerton
ISO 3166-2: GB-NYK
ONS code: 36
NUTS 3: UKE22
Population: 1,045,000 (2005 est.)
Council: North Yorkshire County Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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