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North Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber regions of England, with a population of over 600 thousand; it came into existence as a ceremonial county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972; it is divided into a number of local government districts, which are Craven, Hambleton, Harrogate, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby; it borders the East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria and County Durham; its eastern border is the North sea coast.

North Yorkshire covers an area of 3,341 square miles (8,654 square kilometres), making it the largest ceremonial county in England; around 40% of the county is covered by National Parks; the majority of the Yorkshire Dales and all of the North York Moors lie within its boundaries; and are two of only eleven areas of countryside within England and Wales to be officially designated as national parks.

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