Harrogate (borough)

Harrogate (borough)

Infobox UK district
name = Harrogate District

status = Borough
region = Yorkshire and the Humber
admincounty = North Yorkshire
area = Ranked 11th
1,309.13 km²
adminhq = Harrogate
onscode = 36UD
population = Ranked English district rank|ONS=36UD
English district population|ONS=36UD
English district density|ONS=36UD / km²
ethnicity = 96.9% White
1.0% Mixed
0.8% S.Asian
0.8% Chinese or other
0.6% Black [cite web
url = http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadTableView.do?a=3&b=277071&c=harrogate&d=13&e=13&g=476095&i=1001x1003x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1206654545187&enc=1&dsFamilyId=1812
title = Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages); Mid-2005 Population Estimates
accessdate = 2008-03-28
work = National Statistics Online
publisher=Office for National Statistics
politics = Harrogate Borough Council
leadership = Leader & Cabinet
executive = English district control|ONS=36UD
mayor =
mp = David Curry,
Anne McIntosh,
Phil Willis
year = 2005

Harrogate is a local government district and borough of North Yorkshire, England. Its council is based in the town of Harrogate but it also includes surrounding towns and villages.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the Masham and Wath rural districts, and part of Thirsk Rural District, from the North Riding of Yorkshire, along with the boroughs of Harrogate and the city of Ripon, the Knaresborough urban district, Nidderdale Rural District, Ripon and Pateley Bridge Rural District, part of Wetherby Rural District and part of Wharfedale Rural District, all in the West Riding of Yorkshire.

On April 1, 1996 the parishes of Nether Poppleton, Upper Poppleton, Hessay and Rufforth were transferred from the district to become part of the new York unitary authority. According to the 2001 census these parishes had a population of 5,169.


*Pateley Bridge

Population Size
1. Harrogate
2. Ripon
3. Knaresborough
4. Boroughbridge
5. Pateley Bridge

Historical sites

*Aldborough Roman Museum
*Fountains Abbey
*Ripon Cathedral
*Knaresborough Castle
*Ripley Castle
*Spofforth Castle
*Marston Moor
*Devil's Arrows


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