Place:North Dorset District, Dorset, England


NameNorth Dorset District
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates50.86°N 2.16°W
Located inDorset, England     (1974 - )
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North Dorset is a local government district in Dorset, England. It is largely rural, but includes the towns of Blandford Forum, Gillingham, Shaftesbury, Stalbridge and Sturminster Newton. Much of North Dorset is in the River Stour valley and is called the Blackmore Vale. The economy of North Dorset is largely based on dairy agriculture.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal boroughs of Blandford Forum and Shaftesbury, as well as Blandford Rural District, Shaftesbury Rural District and Sturminster Rural District.

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