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York

York
City and Unitary authority
York city centre from above
York city centre from above
Flag of York
Flag
Coat of arms of York
Coat of arms
Motto: 'Let the Banner of York Fly High'
York unitary authority shown within North Yorkshire and England
York unitary authority shown within North Yorkshire and England
Coordinates: 53°57′30″N 1°4′49″W / 53.95833°N 1.08028°W / 53.95833; -1.08028Coordinates: 53°57′30″N 1°4′49″W / 53.95833°N 1.08028°W / 53.95833; -1.08028
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Ceremonial county North Yorkshire
Admin HQ York City Centre
Founded as Eboracum c. 71 AD
Government
 • Type Unitary authority, City
 • Governing body City of York Council
 • Leadership: Leader and Executive
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Rachael Maskell (L)
Julian Sturdy (C)
Area
 • Total 105.00 sq mi (271.94 km2)
Population (mid-2014 est.)
 • Total 204,439 (Ranked 83rd)
 • Density 1,780/sq mi (687/km2)
 • Ethnicity
(2009 Estimates)
92.8% White
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode YO
Area code(s) 01904
ISO 3166-2 GB-YOR
ONS code 00FF (ONS)
E06000014 (GSS)
OS grid reference SE603517
NUTS 3 UKE21
Primary Airport Leeds Bradford Airport (Outside of York)
Website www.york.gov.uk

York (Listeni/ˈjɔːrk/) is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities making it a popular tourist destination for millions.

The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.


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