Regions in North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Cities and Large Towns
About North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire is the largest non-metropolitan county and lieutenancy area in England, covering an area of 3,341 square miles.
From 1974 (via Local Government Act 1972) to 1996, North Yorkshire was entirely within the Yorkshire and the Humber region.
Since 1996, parts of the North East England region joined the county non-administratively. York also moved into being a non-administrative part of the county in 1996.
The Middlesbrough built-up area (population: 174,700) is the most populous settlement while the York built-up area is second with a population of 152,841, although neither form part of the administrative county, and are not governed by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).
Mid-2016 estimates by the ONS recorded a 602,300 population in the NYCC area.
The most populous settlement in the administrative county (and third in the overall ceremonial county) is Harrogate (Population: 75,070); followed by Scarborough (Population: 61,749).
Northallerton, the administrative county town, was recorded with a 16,832 population.
While York is not technically in the administrative region, as it is a unitary authority in its own right, it is the historic capital of Yorkshire, and sits entirely within North Yorkshire geographically.
Other large settlements in the county are Redcar, Thornaby-on-Tees and Ingleby Barwick.