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Yorkshire
YORKSHIRE (/ˈjɔːrkʃər/ or /ˈjɔːrkʃɪər/ ; abbreviated YORKS), formally known as the COUNTY OF YORK, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom . Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform . Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region . The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military , and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire , South Yorkshire , West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire . Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are areas which are widely considered to be among the greenest in England, due to the vast stretches of unspoilt countryside in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and to the open aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire has sometimes been nicknamed "God\'s Own County" or "God\'s Own Country"
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County Of York (other)
COUNTY OF YORK is a formal name for Yorkshire, England COUNTY OF YORK may also refer to * County of York, East Riding * County of York, North Riding * County of York, West Riding * County of York (South Australia) , cadastral divisionSEE ALSO * York County (other) This disambiguation page lists articles about distinct geographical locations with the same name. If an internal link led you here, you may wish to change the link to point directly to the intended article. Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=County_of_York_(other) additional terms may apply. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy .® is a registered trademark of the Wikimedia Foundation, Inc
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Flags And Symbols Of Yorkshire
YORKSHIRE (/ˈjɔːrkʃər/ or /ˈjɔːrkʃɪər/ ; abbreviated YORKS), formally known as the COUNTY OF YORK, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform . Throughout these changes, Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region . The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military , and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire
, South Yorkshire , West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire
and East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
. Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
are areas which are widely considered to be among the greenest in England, due to the vast stretches of unspoilt countryside in the Yorkshire
Yorkshire
Dales and North York Moors and to the open aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire
Yorkshire
has sometimes been nicknamed "God\'s Own County" or "God\'s Own Country"
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Historic Counties Of England
The HISTORIC COUNTIES OF ENGLAND were established for administration by the Normans , in most cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires established by the Anglo-Saxons
Anglo-Saxons
and others. They ceased to be used for administration with the creation of the administrative counties in 1889. They are alternatively known as ANCIENT COUNTIES or TRADITIONAL COUNTIES. Where they are not included among the modern counties of England
England
they are also known as FORMER COUNTIES. Despite this name, several historic counties continue to be recognised as cultural regions and have their own county days , county flags and boundary signs, many of which were created or registered long after these counties were abandoned as units for administrative purposes. Unlike the partly self-governing boroughs that covered urban areas, the counties of medieval England
England
existed primarily as a means of enforcing central government power, enabling monarchs to exercise control over local areas through their chosen representatives – originally Sheriffs and later the Lord Lieutenants – and their subordinate justices of the peace . Counties were used initially for the administration of justice , collection of taxes and organisation of the military, and later for local government and electing parliamentary representation
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Jórvík
SCANDINAVIAN YORK (also referred to as JóRVíK) or DANISH/NORWEGIAN YORK is a term used by historians for the south of Northumbria
Northumbria
(modern day Yorkshire
Yorkshire
) during the period of the late 9th century and first half of the 10th century, when it was dominated by Norse warrior-kings; in particular, used to refer to the city ( York
York
) controlled by these kings. Norse monarchy controlled varying amounts of Northumbria
Northumbria
from 875 to 954, however the area was invaded and conquered for short periods by England
England
between 927 and 954 before eventually being annexed into England
England
in 954. It was closely associated with the much longer-lived Kingdom of Dublin throughout this period. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Aftermath * 2 Kings of Jórvík * 3 Archaeological findings * 4 See also * 5 References * 5.1 Bibliography * 6 External links HISTORY A map of the routes taken by the Great Heathen Army from 865 to 878 York
York
had been founded as the Roman legionary fortress of Eboracum and revived as the Anglo-Saxon trading port of Eoforwic
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Ancient Counties Of England
The HISTORIC COUNTIES OF ENGLAND were established for administration by the Normans , in most cases based on earlier kingdoms and shires established by the Anglo-Saxons and others. They ceased to be used for administration with the creation of the administrative counties in 1889. They are alternatively known as ANCIENT COUNTIES or TRADITIONAL COUNTIES. Where they are not included among the modern counties of England
England
they are also known as FORMER COUNTIES. Despite this name, several historic counties continue to be recognised as cultural regions and have their own county days , county flags and boundary signs, many of which were created or registered long after these counties were abandoned as units for administrative purposes. Unlike the partly self-governing boroughs that covered urban areas, the counties of medieval England
England
existed primarily as a means of enforcing central government power, enabling monarchs to exercise control over local areas through their chosen representatives – originally Sheriffs and later the Lord Lieutenants – and their subordinate justices of the peace . Counties were used initially for the administration of justice , collection of taxes and organisation of the military, and later for local government and electing parliamentary representation
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History Of Local Government In Yorkshire
The HISTORY OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN YORKSHIRE is unique and complex. Yorkshire is the largest historic English county and consists of a diverse mix of urban and rural development with a heritage in agriculture , manufacturing , and mining . After a long period of very little change, it has been subject to a number of significant reforms of local government structures in modern times, some of which were controversial. The most significant of these was the Local Government Act 1972 and the 1990s UK local government reform . It currently corresponds to several counties and districts and is mostly contained within the Yorkshire and the Humber region. CONTENTS * 1 Ancient divisions * 2 Modern local government * 2.1 Distribution of population in 1971 * 3 Changes in 1974 * 3.1 Royal Mail reaction * 3.2 District name changes * 4 1990s UK local government reform * 5 2000s UK local government reform * 5.1 Proposed options * 6 Demography * 7 See also * 8 References ANCIENT DIVISIONS Yorkshire in 1832 Yorkshire originated in antiquity as the Kingdom of Jórvík . It was traditionally divided into West , North and East ridings . The term originates from Old Norse _þriðing_, "third part", a legacy of the area's 9th century Scandinavian settlers
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Chapman Code
CHAPMAN CODES are a set of 3-letter codes used in genealogy to identify the administrative divisions in the United Kingdom , Ireland , the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands . CONTENTS * 1 Use * 2 Other uses * 3 Country codes * 4 Channel Islands * 5 England * 5.1 Ancient counties * 5.2 Ceremonial counties created since 1974 * 6 Scotland * 6.1 Ancient counties * 6.2 1975–1996 regions * 7 Wales * 7.1 Historic counties * 7.2 1974–1996 * 8 Ireland * 9 References USEThey were created by the historian, Dr. Colin R Chapman, in the late 1970s, and as intended, provide a widely used shorthand in genealogy which follows the common practice of describing areas in terms of the counties existing in the 19th and 20th centuries. OTHER USESChapman codes have no mapping, postal or administrative use. They can however be useful for disambiguation by postal services where a full county name or traditional abbreviation is not supplied after a place name which has more than one occurrence, a particular problem where these are post towns such as Richmond
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Riding (division)
A RIDING is an administrative jurisdiction or electoral district , particularly in several current or former Commonwealth countries. CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 Australia
Australia
* 3 Canada
Canada
* 4 England * 4.1 Yorkshire
Yorkshire
* 4.2 Elsewhere * 5 Ireland * 6 New Zealand
New Zealand
* 7 Scandinavia
Scandinavia
* 8 See also * 9 Sources and references * 10 External links ETYMOLOGYThe word riding is descended from late Old English *þriðing or *þriding (recorded only in Latin contexts or forms, e.g., trehing, treding, trithing, with Latin initial t here representing the Old English letter thorn ). It came into Old English as a loanword from Old Norse þriðjungr, meaning a third part (especially of a county), cf. farthing . The modern form riding was the result of initial th being absorbed in the final th or t of the words north, south, east and west, by which it was normally preceded. A common misconception holds that the term arose from some association between the size of the district and the distance that can be covered or encircled on horseback in a certain amount of time (cf. the Walking Purchase ). AUSTRALIAThe term was used in Australia
Australia
as a division of some shire councils, similar to a ward in city, borough, town and many shire councils
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North Riding Of Yorkshire
_Coat of arms of North Riding_ County CouncilThe NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE is one of the three historic subdivisions (ridings ) of the English county of Yorkshire , alongside the East and West Ridings . From the Restoration it was used as a Lieutenancy area . The three ridings were treated as three counties for many purposes, such as having separate Quarter Sessions . An administrative county was created with a county council in 1889 under the Local Government Act 1888 on the historic boundaries. In 1974 both the administrative county and the Lieutenancy of the North Riding of Yorkshire were abolished, being succeeded in most of the Riding by the new non-metropolitan county of North Yorkshire . The highest point in the North Riding was Mickle Fell at 2,585 ft (788 metres). CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Governance and administration * 3 Proposed resurrections * 4 Ancient divisions * 4.1 Wapentakes * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORYDuring the English Civil War , the North Riding predominantly supported the royalist cause, while other areas of Yorkshire tended to support the parliamentarians . GOVERNANCE AND ADMINISTRATIONThe COUNTY OF YORK, NORTH RIDING administrative county was formed in 1889
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West Riding Of Yorkshire
YORKSHIRE (/ˈjɔːrkʃər/ or /ˈjɔːrkʃɪər/ ; abbreviated YORKS), formally known as the COUNTY OF YORK, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom . Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been subject to periodic reform . Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region . The name is familiar and well understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military , and also features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire , South Yorkshire , West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire . Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are areas which are widely considered to be among the greenest in England, due to the vast stretches of unspoilt countryside in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and to the open aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire has sometimes been nicknamed "God\'s Own County" or "God\'s Own Country"
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East Riding Of Yorkshire
The EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE, or simply EAST YORKSHIRE, is a ceremonial county of England
England
. It is located in the region of Yorkshire and the Humber . The East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
may also refer to a local government district with unitary authority status, which does not include the city of Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull
, the largest settlement in the ceremonial county, which is a separate unitary authority. The modern East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
(both ceremonial county and unitary authority), was formed in 1996 from the northern part of the non-metropolitan county of Humberside . The East Riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
may also refer to the historic riding of Yorkshire
Yorkshire
(one of three ridings alongside the North Riding and West Riding ), which constituted a ceremonial and administrative county until 1974. The historic riding covered a larger area than the modern county: it included some areas now in North Yorkshire
Yorkshire
, but did not include the area of Goole , which was then in the West Riding. At the 2011 Census the Unitary Authority population was 334,179
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Northern England
NORTHERN ENGLAND or the NORTH OF ENGLAND, also known as the NORTH COUNTRY or simply THE NORTH, is the northern part of England , considered as a single cultural area . It extends from the Scottish border in the north to near the River Trent in the south, although precise definitions of its southern extent vary. Northern England approximately comprises three statistical regions : the North East , North West and Yorkshire and the Humber . These have a combined population of around 14.9 million as of the 2011 Census and an area of 37,331 km2 (14,414 sq mi). Northern England contains much of England\'s national parkland but also has large areas of urbanisation, including the conurbations of Greater Manchester , Merseyside , Teesside , Tyneside , Wearside , South and West Yorkshire . The region has been controlled by many groups, from the Brigantes , the largest Brythonic kingdom of Great Britain , to the Romans, to Anglo-Saxons, Celts and Danes. After the Norman conquest in 1066, the Harrying of the North brought destruction. The area experienced Anglo–Scottish border fighting until the unification of Britain under the Stuarts , with some parts changing hands between England and Scotland many times
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the <