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North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire
Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Administrative County
Region: Yorkshire and the Humber
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 1st
8,654 km²
Ranked 1st
8,038 km²
Admin HQ: Northallerton
ONS code: 36
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 12th
124 / km²
Ranked 19th
Ethnicity: 97.9% White
1.0% S.Asian
North Yorkshire County Council
Executive: Conservative
Members of Parliament
Vera Baird, Hugh Bayley, Stuart Bell, David Curry, John Greenway, John Grogan, William Hague, Alan Haselhurst, Ashok Kumar, Anne McIntosh, Dari Taylor, Phil Willis
  1. Selby
  2. Harrogate
  3. Craven
  4. Richmondshire
  5. Hambleton
  6. Ryedale
  7. Scarborough
  8. City of York (Unitary)
  9. Redcar and Cleveland (Unitary)
  10. Middlesbrough (Unitary)
  11. Stockton-on-Tees (Unitary)
    (the part south of the Tees)
North Yorkshire is a county within the region of Yorkshire and the Humber in England. It is divided into the districts of Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.

Contained within its boundaries 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 county was formed in 1974, and covers most of the lands of the traditional North Riding, as well as the northern half of the West Riding and the northern and eastern fringes of the traditional East Riding. York became a unitary authority independent of North Yorkshire on April 1, 1996, and at the same time Middlesborough, Redcar and Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees south of the river became part of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes, having been part of Cleveland from 1974 to 1996, and the North Riding before.

The ceremonial county borders those of East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and Durham.

Towns and villages

Places of interest

Options for change

May 25, 2004 the Boundary Committee for England published its final recommendations for systems of Unitary Authorities to be implemented if proposals for elected Regional Assemblies are approved by referendums in three northern Regions of England. They put forward two options for each County Council area, which the electorate will be asked to choose between at the same time as the Assembly Referendums.

For North Yorkshire the options are

Option 1


Option 1 (left)
  1. Stockton-on-Tees
  2. Middlesbrough
  3. Redcar and Cleveland
  4. City of York
  5. North Yorkshire Council
Option 2


Option 2 (right)
  1. Stockton-on-Tees
  2. Middlesbrough
  3. Redcar and Cleveland
  4. City of York
  5. Craven & Harrogate
  6. Hambleton & Richmondshire
  7. Ryedale & Scarborough
  8. East Riding of Yorkshire

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