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York unitary authority area  X 

Yorkshire's historic capital has had self-governance as a city in one form or another since ancient times.

Since 1996 that has been as been as the City of York unitary authority covering a wider area of surrounding villages than previous local government of the city with an area of around 105 square miles.

The entire area has a population or around 211,000.

York was once a central hub surrounded by the three historic Ridings of Yorkshire, but the present York unitary authority is bounded by the North Yorkshire unitary authority (previously its Selby, Harrogate, Hambleton and Ryedale districts) and the East Riding unitary authority.

Although the City of York works in partnership as a non-constituent member of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the City of York is not joined to West Yorkshire as it once was to the West Riding. There are about four miles of North Yorkshire in-between.

North Yorkshire police and fire services serve the City of York, which is also included in the North Yorkshire Lieutenancy area.

City of York remains a separate unitary authority after the Government scrapped the seven large districts of North Yorkshire on April 1, 2023 to merge them into a massive North Yorkshire unitary authority. However, further Government changes have led to the formation of a York and North Yorkshire Combined Authority from December 2023, covering both the City of York and the new North Yorkshire unitary authority and with functions under the control of a mayor due to be elected in May 2024.

Below are places in the York unitary authority area:
 Acaster Malbis
 Askham Bryan
 Askham Richard
 Deighton City of York district
 Dunnington York
 Nether Poppleton
 Rawcliffe City of York
 Skelton City of York
 Stockton on the Forest
 Upper Poppleton

We continue to add more villages to our A to Y gazetteer and the above may not yet list all places in York unitary authority area
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