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For ither uises, see Yorkshire (disambiguation).
Banner o Yorkshire
Banner o Yorkshire
Yorkshire in England
Yorkshire athin Ingland, showin historic extent
 • 1831 3,669,510 acres (14,850 km2)[1]
 • 1901 3,883,979 acres (15,718 km2)[1]
 • 1991 2,941,247 acres (11,903 km2)[1]
 • 1831 1,371,359[1]
 • 1901 3,512,838[1]
 • 1991 3,978,484[1]
 • 2011 5,288,200[2]
 • 1831 0.37/acre (91/km2)
 • 1901 0.9/acre (220/km2)
 • 1991 1.35/acre (330/km2)
 • Origin Kinrick o Jórvík
 • Creatit In antiquity
 • Succeedit bi Various
Chapman code YKS
 • Teep Ridings
 • Units 1 North2 West3 East
Ridings o Yorkshire

Yorkshire (/ˈjɔːrkʃər/ or /ˈjɔːrkʃɪər/; abbreviated Yorks), formally kent as the County of York, is a historic coonty o Northren England an the lairgest in the Unitit Kinrick.[3] Due tae its great size in comparison tae ither Inglis coonties, functions hae been unnertaken ower time bi its subdiveesions, which hae been subject tae periodic refuirm. Throuoot these chynges, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geografical territory an cultural region.[4][5] The name is familiar an well unnerstuid athort the Unitit Kinrick an is in common use in the media and the militar,[6] an featurs in the teetles o current auries o ceevil admeenistration such as North Yorkshire, Sooth Yorkshire, Wast Yorkshire an East Riding of Yorkshire an aw.

Athin the borders o the historic coonty o Yorkshire are auries which are widely considert tae be amang the greenest in Ingland, due tae the vast stretches o unspoilt kintraside in the Yorkshire Dales an North York Moors an tae the open aspect o some o the major ceeties.[7][8] Yorkshire haes sometimes been elknamit "God's Own County" or "God's Own Country".[5][9][10]

The emblem o Yorkshire is the White Rose o the Inglis ryal Hoose o York, an the maist commonly uised flag representative of Yorkshire is the White Rose on a blue backgrund,[11] which efter nearly fifty years o uise, wis recognisit bi the Flag Institute on 29 Julie 2008.[12] Yorkshire Day, held on 1 August, is a celebration o the general cultur o Yorkshire, rangin frae its history tae its awn dialect.[13]

Yorkshire is nou dividit atween different offeecial regions. Maist o the coonty faws athin Yorkshire an the Humber. The extreme northren pairt o the coonty faws athin North East Ingland. Smaw auries in the wast o the historic coonty nou fuirm pairt o North Wast Ingland, follaein boondar chynges in 1974.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "200 years of the Census in Yorkshire" (PDF). National Statistics. 2001. Retrieved 15 July 2008.  Note that the area of Yorkshire increases slightly from 3,669,510 acres (14,850 km2) in 1831 to 3,883,979 acres (15,718 km2) in 1901 and then reduces to 2,941,246 acres (11,903 km2) in 1991, so that these three figures relate to different areas.
  2. "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Mid-2016". Office for National Statistics. 22 June 2017. Retrieved 27 June 2017. 
  3. G. Gibbons, Yorkshire: Britain's Largest County (London: Geographica Ltd., 1969).
  4. "Yorkshire Ridings Society". Retrieved 3 June 2009. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Allen, Liam (1 August 2006). "What's so special about Yorkshire?". BBC. Retrieved 15 July 2008. 
  6. "New Yorkshire Regiment is formed". BBC. 6 June 2006. Retrieved 8 October 2008. 
  7. Benjamin, Alison; Wainwright, Martin (20 October 2007). "And the winner of the award for the greenest city in Britain is ... Bradford". London: Guardian Unlimited. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  8. "Green space conference comes to UK's 'greenest city'". Yorkshire Forward. 23 March 2006. Archived frae the oreeginal on 18 November 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  9. "God's own Country". London: Guardian Unlimited. 2 June 2006. Retrieved 24 October 2007. 
  10. "The Olympics are just what we need to bring Yorkshiremen together as a nation". The Telegraph. Retrieved 20 April 2016. 
  11. "Yorkshire (United Kingdom)". CRWFlags.nom. Retrieved 25 October 2007. 
  12. Wainwright, Martin (29 July 2008). "Proud Yorkshire can finally fly white rose flag without charge". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 29 July 2008. 
  13. "Yorkshire Day". Army.mod.uk. 18 February 2008. Retrieved 3 October 2008. 

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