Place:York, Yorkshire, England

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NameYork
Alt namesCaer Ebraucsource: Blue Guide: England (1980) p 619
Eboracumsource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1038
Eburacumsource: Athena, Romano-British Sites [online] (2000); Times Atlas of World History (1993) p 342
Eoforwicsource: Dark Ages, Archaeology (1998)
Jorviksource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 1038
TypeBorough (county), City
Coordinates53.967°N 1.083°W
Located inYorkshire, England     ( - 1996)
Also located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
West Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
See alsoAinsty Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandarea surrounding the City of York
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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York is a walled city, situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events throughout much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities.

The city was founded by the Romans under the name of Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.[1]

In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre. In recent decades, the economy of York has moved from being dominated by its confectionery and railway-related industries to one that provides services. The University of York and health services have become major employers, whilst tourism has become an important element of the local economy.

From 1996, the term City of York describes a unitary authority area which includes rural areas beyond the old city boundaries. In 2011 the urban area had a population of 153,717, while in 2010 the entire unitary authority had an estimated population of 202,400.[2]

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