Ripon

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City of Ripon
Fountains Abbey, Ripon.jpg
Fountains Abbey at Ripon
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Arms of Ripon City Council
Population15,922 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE312714
• London223 miles (359 km)
Civil parish
  • Ripon
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4
Dialling code01765
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
AmbulanceYorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
Websitehttp://www.ripon.org/
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire

Ripon is a small cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England. In the 2001 census Ripon had a population of 15,922.[2] In England only Wells, Ely and the City of London are smaller.

Ripon was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. It stayed a borough in the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Under the Local Government Act 1972 it became a parish in the borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Because it is an urban (town) parish Ripon can call its parish council Ripon City Council, the chairman of its parish council is called the City Mayor.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Ripon CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.