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Cumbria county
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Country United Kingdom
Part of the country England
region North West England

status Ceremonial and Administrative County

Ceremonial county

Administrative county
founded April 1, 1974
out Cumberland , Westmorland
by Local Government Act 1972
Administrative headquarters Carlisle
ISO-3166-2 GB-CMA
surface 6,768 km²
Residents 498,888
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 16
GSS code E10000006
NUTS code UKD1

! Districts /! Unitary Authorities
  1. Barrow-in-Furness
  2. South Lakeland
  3. Copeland
  4. Allerdale
  5. Eden
  6. Carlisle

Cumbria [ ˈkʌmbɹɪə ] is a county in north-west England . It borders the Irish Sea to the west and the Pennines to the east. The neighboring counties are Northumberland , County Durham , North Yorkshire , Lancashire and the so-called Lieutenancy areas of Scotland Dumfries and Roxburgh, Ettrick and Lauderdale in Scotland .


Cumbria was created in 1974 when the traditional counties of Cumberland and Westmorland and Furness from Lancashire merged. The name "Cumbria" has been used for centuries for this region, which was formerly ruled by the Celts . It comes from the name of the area in the Cumbrian language .

Cumbria is divided into six districts : Allerdale , Barrow-in-Furness , Carlisle , Copeland , Eden and South Lakeland .

Cumbria is home to the Lake District National Park .

There is a district partnership with the Rheinisch-Bergisches Kreis in North Rhine-Westphalia .

There are several offshore wind farms off the coast: Walney , Ormonde , Barrow and West of Duddon Sands .

towns and places


Archaeological places

Castlerigg stone circle

Individual evidence

  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 54 ° 34 ′  N , 2 ° 55 ′  W