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Cumbria

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Cumbria
Image:EnglandCumbria.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial & Administrative County
Region:North West England
Area:
- Total
- Admin. council
Ranked 3rd
6,768 km²
Ranked 2nd
Admin HQ:Carlisle
ISO 3166-2:GB-CMA
ONS code:16
NUTS 3:UKD11/12
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
Ranked 41st
489,829
72 / km²
Ranked 28th
Ethnicity:99.3% White
Politics
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Arms of Cumbria County Council


Cumbria County Council
http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
Executive:Conservative & Liberal Democrat
Members of Parliament

Tony Cunningham, Tim Farron, John Hutton, David Maclean, Eric Martlew, Jamie Reed

Districts
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  1. Barrow-in-Furness
  2. South Lakeland
  3. Copeland
  4. Allerdale
  5. Eden
  6. Carlisle

Cumbria is an administrative county located in the northwest area of England. The boundaries are along the Irish Sea to the west, and along the Pennines to the east. Cumbria's northern boundary stretches from the Solway Firth to Morecambe Bay along the Scotland border.

Cumbria is neighboured by Northumberland, County Durham, North Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Lieutenancy areas of Dumfries and Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale in Scotland.

It is made up of six districts: Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland.

Cumbria was created in 1974, and covers the traditional counties of Cumberland and Westmorland, plus the Furness part of Lancashire, and a protrusion of Yorkshire. The name "Cumbria" has been used for the region for centuries.

Following the creation of Cumbria as an (administrative) county, some people, particularly those born or brought up in the area, prefer to refer to the Furness area by its traditional county name of "Lancashire". Others, including local government, promotional material for the area, the Lake District National Park Authority, and most visitors describe the area as being in "Cumbria".

The culture of the area was Celtic until quite late (see Rheged), and the name derives from their name for the area, in the Cumbric language. It is etymologically connected to the Welsh term Cymru, meaning "Wales". Cumbria remains one of the most Celtic areas of England.

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park, considered one of the most beautiful areas of Great Britain. The highest point of the county (and of the whole of England) is Scafell Pike at 978m/3209ft.

Towns and Villages

See the List of places in Cumbria.

People and Places of Interest


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