North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire within England
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
(Part of the ceremonial county is in the North East Region)
Ceremonial county
High SheriffMrs Linda Fenwick[1] (2019–20)
Area8,608 km2 (3,324 sq mi)
 • Ranked1st of 48
Population (mid-2018 est.)1,153,400
 • Ranked14th of 48
Density133/km2 (340/sq mi)
Ethnicity92.3% White
2.0% S.Asian
0.6% Black
Non-metropolitan county
County council
Admin HQNorthallerton[2]
Area8,053 km2 (3,109 sq mi)
 • Ranked1st of 27
 • Ranked20th of 27
Density76/km2 (200/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-NYK
ONS code36
North Yorkshire numbered districts.svg
Districts of North Yorkshire
Unitary County council area
  1. Selby
  2. Harrogate
  3. Craven
  4. Richmondshire
  5. Hambleton
  6. Ryedale
  7. Scarborough
  8. City of York
  9. Redcar and Cleveland
  10. Middlesbrough
  11. Stockton-on-Tees (the part south of the Tees)

Neighbouring counties are: East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and County Durham
Members of Parliament
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC)
 • Summer (DST)British Summer Time (UTC+1)

North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county (or shire county) and the largest ceremonial county in England. It is located primarily in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber but partly in the region of North East England. The estimated (by ONS) population of North Yorkshire was 602,300 in mid-2016 (not including the unitary districts of York, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar & Cleveland).[3]

Created by the Local Government Act 1972,[4] it covers an area of 8,654 square kilometres (3,341 sq mi), making it the largest county in England. The majority of the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors lie within North Yorkshire's boundaries, and around 40% of the county is covered by National Parks. The largest towns are Middlesbrough (174,700),[5] York (152,841),[6] Harrogate (73,576) and Scarborough (61,749); the county town, Northallerton, has a population of 16,832.

Divisions and environs

The area under the control of the county council, or shire county, is divided into a number of local government districts: Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby.[7]

The Department for Communities and Local Government considered reorganising North Yorkshire County Council's administrative structure by abolishing the seven district councils and the county council to create a North Yorkshire unitary authority. The changes were planned to be implemented no later than 1 April 2009.[8][9] This was rejected on 25 July 2007 so the County Council and District Council structure will remain.[10]

The largest settlement in the administrative county is Harrogate, the second largest is Scarborough. Within the ceremonial county, the largest is the Middlesbrough built-up area. York is the most populous district in the ceremonial county.

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.[11]

The ceremonial county area, including the unitary authorities, borders East Riding of Yorkshire to the east/south east, South Yorkshire to the south, West Yorkshire to the west/south west, Lancashire to the west, Cumbria to the north west and County Durham to the north, with the North Sea to the east.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Noord-Yorkshire
asturianu: North Yorkshire
Bân-lâm-gú: North Yorkshire
български: Северен Йоркшър
brezhoneg: Norzh Yorkshire
Esperanto: North Yorkshire
客家語/Hak-kâ-ngî: Pet Yorkshire
Bahasa Indonesia: Yorkshire Utara
interlingua: North Yorkshire
italiano: North Yorkshire
Lëtzebuergesch: Nord Yorkshire
Nederlands: North Yorkshire
norsk nynorsk: North Yorkshire
português: North Yorkshire
română: North Yorkshire
Runa Simi: North Yorkshire
русский: Норт-Йоркшир
Simple English: North Yorkshire
slovenčina: North Yorkshire
српски / srpski: Северни Јоркшир
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: North Yorkshire
Türkçe: North Yorkshire
українська: Північний Йоркшир
Tiếng Việt: North Yorkshire
Volapük: North Yorkshire
粵語: 北約郡
中文: 北约克郡