Yorkshire and the Humber

one of nine regions of England

Yorkshire and the Humber is one of the regions of England. It covers most of the historic county of Yorkshire, along with the part of northern Lincolnshire that was previously in the administrative area of Humberside (which existed 1974-1996).

Yorkshire and the Humber

The highest point of the region is Whernside, in the Yorkshire Dales, at 737 metres. The largest freshwater lake is Hornsea Mere in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

The population in 2005 was 5,854,357.

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The official region consists of the following subdivisions:

Map Ceremonial county County/ unitary Districts
  South Yorkshire * 1. Sheffield
2. Rotherham
3. Barnsley
4. Doncaster
West Yorkshire * 5. Wakefield
6. Kirklees
7. Calderdale
8. Bradford
9. Leeds
North Yorkshire
(part only)
10. North Yorkshire † Selby
11. York
East Riding of Yorkshire 12. East Riding of Yorkshire
13. Kingston upon Hull
(part only)
14. North Lincolnshire
15. North East Lincolnshire

Key: shire county = † | metropolitan county = *

It was originally called Yorkshire and Humberside, and defined as North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and Humberside.

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