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City of Ripon

Fountains Abbey at Ripon

Arms of Ripon City Council
Population15,922 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid referenceSE312714
• London223 miles (359 km)
Civil parish
  • Ripon
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townRIPON
Postcode districtHG4
Dialling code01765
PoliceNorth Yorkshire
FireNorth Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places

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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  1. "2001 Census: Key Statistics: Parish Headcounts: Area: Ripon CP (Parish)". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Archived from the original on 26 May 2011. Retrieved 1 February 2009.
  2. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics".