The county stretches across around 92 miles west to east and around 67 miles from its northernmost tip to its southernmost point.
North Yorkshire is made up of seven district council areas -
The North Yorkshire County Council is responsible for some services across all seven local authorities including highways, schools, library services and health and social care.
District authorities have a wide range of functions including refuse collection, planning, tourism, sport and leisure, housing, parking, cemetaries, crematoriums and community centres.
Each of the seven districts covers a vast area with many communities including multiple towns and dozens of villages. Although large in area, populations of the districts reflect the rural nature of this part of Yorkshire.
More facts and figures about North Yorkshire:
• North Yorkshire has only one city, Ripon, which is in Harrogate district council's area.
• The county of North Yorkshire was formed in 1974, including much of the former North Riding of Yorkshire but also large portions of the West Riding and some areas of the East Riding.
Lost from the historic North Riding in 1974 were areas that originally formed Cleveland. These are now in the unitary districts of Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and the part of Stockton-on-Tees borough south of the River Tees. These districts are part of the Tees Valley Combined Authority, These areas remain part of the North Yorkshire ceremonial county, but are not part of the county council area. Also lost from the historic North Riding in 1974 was a large area of upper Teesdale which now forms part of the Durham County Council unitary authority.
• North Yorkshire includes two National Parks, the
• North Yorkshire also has one of Yorkshire's three stretches of
• The highest of North Yorkshire's
Places in North YorkshireFind cities, towns and villages in the districts of North Yorkshire:
Links to useful North Yorkshire websites
North Yorkshire County Council
County authority providing services including highways, schools, library services and health and social care across seven shire districts.
Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner North Yorkshire
Covers the county of
Emergency servicesNorth Yorkshire Police
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Service
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust