List of English districts by area

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This is a list of districts of England by size. The biggest are first and smallest are at the end.

Over 1,000 km²[change | change source]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
1 East Riding of Yorkshire 2,408.81 Unitary, District East Riding of Yorkshire
2 Tynedale 2,219.43 District Northumberland
3 Herefordshire 2,179.73 Unitary, District Herefordshire
4 Eden 2,156.45 District Cumbria
5 East Lindsey 1,760.24 District Lincolnshire
6 South Lakeland 1,553.39 District Cumbria
7 Ryedale 1,506.59 District North Yorkshire
8 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 1,428.76 Borough Norfolk
9 Richmondshire 1,318.67 District North Yorkshire
10 Hambleton 1,311.17 District North Yorkshire
11 Harrogate 1,309.13 District North Yorkshire
12 Breckland 1,305.12 District Norfolk
13 Allerdale 1,257.79 Borough Cumbria
14 North Cornwall 1,195.17 District Cornwall
15 Craven 1,178.81 District North Yorkshire
16 Cotswold 1,164.52 District Gloucestershire
17 West Devon 1,161.08 Borough Devon
18 West Lindsey 1,155.71 District Lincolnshire
19 North Devon 1,085.90 District Devon
20 West Dorset 1,081.48 District Dorset
21 Alnwick 1,079.51 District Northumberland
22 Carlisle 1,039.97 City Cumbria
23 South Shropshire 1,027.26 District Shropshire
24 Salisbury 1,004.13 District Wiltshire

100 - 1,000 km²[change | change source]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
25 Torridge 985.31 District Devon
26 Stratford-on-Avon 977.87 District Warwickshire
27 Berwick-upon-Tweed 971.80 Borough Northumberland
28 Kennet 966.62 District Wiltshire
29 North Norfolk 965.46 District Norfolk
30 South Somerset 959.04 District Somerset
31 South Kesteven 942.59 District Lincolnshire
32 North Kesteven 922.44 District Lincolnshire
33 Mid Devon 912.94 District Devon
34 Huntingdonshire 912.47 District Cambridgeshire
35 South Norfolk 907.71 District Norfolk
36 Aylesbury Vale 902.75 District Buckinghamshire
37 South Cambridgeshire 901.63 District Cambridgeshire
38 Suffolk Coastal 891.53 District Suffolk
39 South Hams 886.51 District Devon
40 Mid Suffolk 871.07 District Suffolk
41 North Lincolnshire 846.31 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
42 Teesdale 839.98 District Durham
43 Wealden 835.00 District East Sussex
44 Scarborough 816.54 Borough North Yorkshire
45 East Devon 814.40 District Devon
46 Derbyshire Dales 795.36 District Derbyshire
47 Chichester 786.32 District West Sussex
48 North Wiltshire 767.68 District Wiltshire
49 New Forest 753.21 District Hampshire
50 South Holland 742.37 District Lincolnshire
51 Mendip 739.44 District Somerset
52 Copeland 737.59 Borough Cumbria
53 West Somerset 726.84 District Somerset
54 West Oxfordshire 714.40 District Oxfordshire
55 West Berkshire 704.17 Unitary, District Berkshire
56 North Shropshire 679.17 District Shropshire
57 South Oxfordshire 678.53 District Oxfordshire
58 Teignbridge 673.87 District Devon
59 Daventry 665.61 District Northamptonshire
60 Caradon 664.39 District Cornwall
61 Wychavon 663.54 District Worcestershire
62 Winchester 660.97 City Hampshire
63 St Edmundsbury 656.96 Borough Suffolk
64 Newark and Sherwood 651.32 District Nottinghamshire
65 East Cambridgeshire 651.28 District Cambridgeshire
66 Uttlesford 641.18 District Essex
67 Bassetlaw 637.86 District Nottinghamshire
68 South Northamptonshire 634.02 District Northamptonshire
69 Basingstoke and Deane 633.81 Borough Hampshire
70 Bridgnorth 633.17 District Shropshire
71 Test Valley 627.58 Borough Hampshire
72 Castle Morpeth 618.23 Borough Northumberland
73 Braintree 611.71 District Essex
74 North Dorset 609.22 District Dorset
75 Shrewsbury and Atcham 601.63 Borough Shropshire
76 Selby 599.31 District North Yorkshire
77 Stafford 598.17 District Staffordshire
78 Babergh 595.21 District Suffolk
79 Harborough 592.70 District Leicestershire
80 Cherwell 588.77 District Oxfordshire
81 Ribble Valley 584.47 Borough Lancashire
82 Ashford 580.62 Borough Kent
83 Vale of White Horse 578.63 District Oxfordshire
84 Malvern Hills 577.07 District Worcestershire
85 Lancaster 575.86 City (1937) Lancashire
86 Staffordshire Moorlands 575.85 District Staffordshire
87 Doncaster 567.98 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
88 Sedgemoor 564.36 District Somerset
89 Broadland 552.40 District Norfolk
90 Leeds 551.72 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
91 Fenland 546.45 District Cambridgeshire
92 High Peak 540.25 Borough Derbyshire
93 Horsham 530.26 District West Sussex
94 Forest of Dean 526.43 District Gloucestershire
95 Macclesfield 524.97 Borough Cheshire
96 West Wiltshire 516.92 District Wiltshire
97 East Hampshire 514.44 District Hampshire
98 Rother 511.75 District East Sussex
99 East Northamptonshire 509.79 District Northamptonshire
100 Wear Valley 504.63 District Durham
101 Mid Bedfordshire 502.85 District Bedfordshire
102 South Gloucestershire 496.94 Unitary, District Gloucestershire
103 Melton 481.38 Borough Leicestershire
104 Bedford 476.41 Borough Bedfordshire
105 East Hertfordshire 475.69 District Hertfordshire
106 Kerrier 473.52 District Cornwall
107 Taunton Deane 462.36 Borough Somerset
108 Carrick 461.00 District Cornwall
109 Stroud 460.65 District Gloucestershire
110 Restormel 451.83 Borough Cornwall
111 Chester 448.04 City Cheshire
112 Crewe and Nantwich 430.41 Borough Cheshire
113 Tewkesbury 414.42 Borough Gloucestershire
114 Rushcliffe 409.24 Borough Nottinghamshire
115 Kirklees 408.60 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
116 South Staffordshire 407.32 District Staffordshire
117 Purbeck 404.40 District Dorset
118 Rutland 393.75 Unitary, District Rutland
119 Maidstone 393.33 Borough Kent
120 East Staffordshire 390.00 Borough Staffordshire
121 Vale Royal 380.19 Borough Cheshire
122 Isle of Wight 380.16 Unitary, County Isle of Wight
123 Forest Heath 377.71 District Suffolk
124 North Hertfordshire 375.37 District Hertfordshire
125 North Somerset 374.68 Unitary, District Somerset
126 Swale 373.40 Borough Kent
127 Waveney 370.39 District Suffolk
128 Sevenoaks 370.34 District Kent
129 Sheffield 367.94 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
130 Bradford 366.42 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
131 Calderdale 363.92 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
132 Boston 361.54 Borough Lincolnshire
133 Maldon 358.78 District Essex
134 Shepway 356.70 District Kent
135 East Dorset 354.37 District Dorset
136 Rugby 353.56 Borough Warwickshire
137 Bath and North East Somerset 351.12 Unitary, District Somerset
138 West Lancashire 346.79 District Lancashire
139 Waverley 345.17 Borough Surrey
140 Peterborough 343.38 Unitary, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
141 Chelmsford 342.24 Borough Essex
142 Epping Forest (district) 338.99 District Essex
143 Wakefield 338.61 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
144 South Derbyshire 338.12 District Derbyshire
145 Tendring 337.58 District Essex
146 Mid Sussex 334.02 District West Sussex
147 Colchester 333.18 Borough Essex
148 Tunbridge Wells 331.33 Borough Kent
149 Lichfield 331.30 District Staffordshire
150 Barnsley 329.05 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
151 Wycombe 324.57 District Buckinghamshire
152 Dover 314.84 District Kent
153 Canterbury 308.84 City Kent
154 Milton Keynes 308.63 Unitary, Borough Buckinghamshire
155 Penwith 303.56 District Cornwall
156 Hinckley and Bosworth 297.35 Borough Leicestershire
157 Lewes 292.00 District East Sussex
158 Telford and Wrekin 290.31 Unitary, Borough Shropshire
159 Rotherham 286.54 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
160 North Warwickshire 284.27 Borough Warwickshire
161 Warwick 282.88 District Warwickshire
162 Wyre 282.55 Borough Lancashire
163 North West Leicestershire 279.33 District Leicestershire
164 Charnwood 279.06 Borough Leicestershire
165 North East Derbyshire 275.61 District Derbyshire
166 York 271.94 Unitary, City North Yorkshire
167 Guildford 270.93 Borough Surrey
168 Derwentside 270.79 District Durham
169 Birmingham 267.77 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
170 Amber Valley 265.39 Borough Derbyshire
171 Mole Valley 258.32 District Surrey
172 Oswestry 256.08 Borough Shropshire
173 Tandridge 248.19 District Surrey
174 Redcar and Cleveland 244.88 Unitary, Borough North Yorkshire
175 Tonbridge and Malling 240.13 Borough Kent
176 Kettering 233.49 Borough Northamptonshire
177 Swindon 230.10 Unitary, Borough Wiltshire
178 Arun 221.01 District West Sussex
179 Sedgefield 217.37 Borough Durham
180 Bromsgrove 216.97 District Worcestershire
181 Hart 215.27 District Hampshire
182 South Bedfordshire 212.82 District Bedfordshire
183 Dacorum 212.48 Borough Hertfordshire
184 Congleton 210.99 Borough Cheshire
185 Newcastle-under-Lyme 210.96 Borough Staffordshire
186 Stockton-on-Tees 203.89 Unitary, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
187 Chorley 202.80 Borough Lancashire
188 Windsor and Maidenhead 198.43 Royal Borough Berkshire
189 Darlington 197.47 Unitary, Borough Durham
190 Chiltern 196.35 District Buckinghamshire
191 Wyre Forest 195.41 District Worcestershire
192 Medway 192.03 Unitary, Borough Kent
193 North East Lincolnshire 191.85 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
194 Wigan 188.19 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
195 Durham 186.68 City Durham
196 Warrington 180.64 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
197 Wokingham 178.98 Unitary, District Berkshire
198 Solihull 178.29 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
199 Great Yarmouth 173.98 Borough Norfolk
200 Rochford 169.49 District Essex
201 Pendle 169.36 Borough Lancashire
202 Fylde 165.53 Borough Lancashire
203 Thurrock 163.38 Unitary, Borough Essex
204 Wellingborough 163.04 Borough Northamptonshire
205 St Albans 161.18 City (1877) Hertfordshire
206 Bolsover 160.33 District Derbyshire
207 Rochdale 158.08 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
208 Wirral 157.05 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
209 Sefton 153.14 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
210 Brentwood 153.12 Borough Essex
211 Bromley 150.15 London borough Greater London
212 Easington 144.56 District Durham
213 Oldham 142.36 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
214 Gateshead 142.35 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
215 Preston 142.22 City (2002) Lancashire
216 South Bucks 141.28 District Buckinghamshire
217 Bolton 139.80 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
218 Rossendale 138.05 Borough Lancashire
219 Sunderland 137.46 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
220 Blackburn with Darwen 137.01 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
221 St Helens 136.38 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
222 Blaby 130.47 District Leicestershire
223 Welwyn Hatfield 129.55 District Hertfordshire
224 Reigate and Banstead 129.13 Borough Surrey
225 Stockport 126.06 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
226 Gedling 119.98 Borough Nottinghamshire
227 Hillingdon 115.70 London borough Greater London
228 Manchester 115.65 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
229 Newcastle upon Tyne 113.44 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
230 South Ribble 112.96 Borough Lancashire
231 Havering 112.27 London borough Greater London
232 Liverpool 111.84 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
233 Burnley 110.70 Borough Lancashire
234 Basildon 110.02 District Essex
235 Erewash 109.63 Borough Derbyshire
236 Ashfield 109.56 District Nottinghamshire
237 Bristol 109.46 Unitary, City (1542) Bristol
238 Bracknell Forest 109.38 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
239 Trafford 106.04 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
240 Walsall 103.95 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
241 Thanet 103.30 District Kent
242 Tameside 103.17 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
243 Hertsmere 101.16 Borough Hertfordshire

10 - 100 km²[change | change source]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
244 Bury 99.48 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
245 Gravesham 99.02 Borough Kent
246 Coventry 98.64 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
247 Dudley 97.96 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
248 Salford 97.19 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
249 Elmbridge 96.34 Borough Surrey
250 Surrey Heath 95.09 Borough Surrey
251 Hartlepool 93.86 Unitary, Borough Durham
252 Stoke-on-Trent 93.45 Unitary, City (1925) Staffordshire
253 Three Rivers 88.81 District Hertfordshire
254 Ellesmere Port and Neston 88.41 Borough Cheshire
255 Barnet 86.74 London borough Greater London
256 Croydon 86.52 London borough Greater London
257 Knowsley 86.47 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
258 Sandwell 85.58 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
259 Brighton & Hove 82.67 Unitary, City (2000) East Sussex
260 North Tyneside 82.39 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
261 Enfield 82.20 London borough Greater London
262 Northampton 80.76 Borough Northamptonshire
263 Corby 80.28 Borough Northamptonshire
264 Broxtowe 80.10 Borough Nottinghamshire
265 Plymouth 79.78 Unitary, City (1928) Devon
266 Eastleigh 79.78 Borough Hampshire
267 Halton 79.09 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
268 Nuneaton and Bedworth 78.96 Borough Warwickshire
269 Cannock Chase 78.88 District Staffordshire
270 Runnymede 78.04 Borough Surrey
271 Derby 78.03 Unitary, City (1977) Derbyshire
272 Barrow-in-Furness 77.87 Borough Cumbria
273 Mansfield 76.72 District Nottinghamshire
274 Nottingham 74.61 Unitary, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
275 Fareham 74.24 Borough Hampshire
276 Leicester 73.32 Unitary, City (1919) Leicestershire
277 Hyndburn 72.99 Borough Lancashire
278 Dartford 72.77 Borough Kent
279 Hull 71.45 Unitary, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
280 Blyth Valley 70.36 Borough Northumberland
281 Wolverhampton 69.44 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
282 Chester-le-Street 67.58 District Durham
283 Wansbeck 66.76 District Northumberland
284 Chesterfield 66.04 Borough Derbyshire
285 Poole 64.88 Unitary, Borough Dorset
286 South Tyneside 64.41 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
287 Woking 63.60 Borough Surrey
288 Torbay 62.88 Unitary, Borough Devon
289 Bexley 60.56 London borough Greater London
290 Richmond upon Thames 57.41 London borough Greater London
291 Redbridge 56.41 London borough Greater London
292 Hounslow 55.98 London borough Greater London
293 Ealing 55.53 London borough Greater London
294 Havant 55.33 Borough Hampshire
295 Redditch 54.25 Borough Worcestershire
296 Middlesbrough 53.87 Unitary, Borough North Yorkshire
297 Broxbourne 51.43 Borough Hertfordshire
298 Spelthorne 51.16 Borough Surrey
299 Harrow 50.47 London borough Greater London
300 Christchurch 50.38 Borough Dorset
301 Southampton 49.84 Unitary, City (1964) Hampshire
302 Greenwich 47.35 London borough Greater London
303 Exeter 47.03 City Devon
304 Cheltenham 46.61 Borough Gloucestershire
305 Bournemouth 46.18 Unitary, Borough Dorset
306 Oxford 45.59 City (1542) Oxfordshire
307 Castle Point 45.08 Borough Essex
308 Crawley 44.97 Borough West Sussex
309 Eastbourne 44.16 Borough East Sussex
310 Sutton 43.85 London borough Greater London
311 Luton 43.35 Unitary, Borough Bedfordshire
312 Brent 43.24 London borough Greater London
313 Adur 41.80 District West Sussex
314 Southend-on-Sea 41.76 Unitary, Borough Essex
315 Weymouth and Portland 41.75 Borough Dorset
316 Cambridge 40.70 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
317 Gloucester 40.54 City Gloucestershire
318 Reading 40.40 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
319 Portsmouth 40.25 Unitary, City (1926) Hampshire
320 Ipswich 39.42 Borough Suffolk
321 Rushmoor 39.04 Borough Hampshire
322 Norwich 39.02 City (1195) Norfolk
323 Waltham Forest 38.82 London borough Greater London
324 Merton 37.61 London borough Greater London
325 Kingston upon Thames 37.25 London borough Greater London
326 Newham 36.22 London borough Greater London
327 Barking and Dagenham 36.09 London borough Greater London
328 Lincoln 35.69 City Lincolnshire
329 Lewisham 35.15 London borough Greater London
330 Blackpool 34.92 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
331 Wandsworth 34.26 London borough Greater London
332 Epsom and Ewell 34.07 Borough Surrey
333 Worcester 33.28 City (1189) Worcestershire
334 Slough 32.54 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
335 Worthing 32.48 Borough West Sussex
336 Tamworth 30.85 Borough Staffordshire
337 Harlow 30.54 District Essex
338 Hastings 29.72 Borough East Sussex
339 Haringey 29.59 London borough Greater London
340 Southwark 28.85 London borough Greater London
341 Lambeth 26.82 London borough Greater London
342 Stevenage 25.96 Borough Hertfordshire
343 Gosport 25.29 Borough Hampshire
344 Oadby and Wigston 23.52 Borough Leicestershire
345 Camden 21.80 London borough Greater London
346 Westminster 21.48 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
347 Watford 21.43 Borough Hertfordshire
348 Tower Hamlets 19.77 London borough Greater London
349 Hackney 19.06 London borough Greater London
350 Hammersmith and Fulham 16.40 London borough Greater London
351 Isles of Scilly 16.33 Unitary Cornwall
352 Islington 14.86 London borough Greater London
353 Kensington and Chelsea 12.13 London borough Greater London

Less than 10 km²[change | change source]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
354 City of London 2.90 Unitary, City Greater London