Cumbria

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Object type (Freebase): Topic Location Administrative Division County English non-metropolitan county Statistical region Dated location Ontology Instance UK statistical location Bibs Location Bibs Topic English administrative county Administrative Area English non metropolitan county Newspaper circulation area

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  • Russian:

    Камбрия

  • French:

    Cumbrie

  • English:

    Cumbria

  • Chinese:

    坎布里亞郡

  • Ukrainian:

    Камбрія

  • Portuguese:

    Cúmbria

  • Catalan:

    Cumbria

  • German:

    Cumbria

  • Italian:

    Cumbria

  • Japanese:

    カンブリア

  • Slovak:

    Cumbria

  • Esperanto:

    Kumbrio

  • Romanian:

    Cumbria

  • Indonesian:

    Cumbria

  • Spanish:

    Cumbria

Cumbria is a non-metropolitan county in North West England. The county and Cumbria County Council, its local authority, came into existence in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972. Cumbria's largest settlement and county town is Carlisle and the only other major urban area is the town of Barrow-in-Furness on the south-western tip of the county. It consists of six districts, and in 2008 had a population of just under half a million. Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the United Kingdom, with 73.4 people per km (190/sq mi). In comparison, the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness, in the south, has a population density over twelve times this at 921/km (2,385.3/sq mi). Cumbria, the third largest ceremonial county in England by area, is bounded to the north by the Scottish council areas of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders, to the west by the Irish Sea, to the south by Lancashire, to the southeast by North Yorkshire, and to the east by County Durham and Northumberland. A predominantly rural county, Cumbria contains the Lake District and Lake District National Park, considered one of England's most outstanding areas of natural beauty, serving as inspiration for artists, writers and musicians. Much of Cumbria is mountainous, and it contains every peak in England over 900 metres (3,000 ft) above sea level, with Scafell Pike at 978 metres (3,209 ft) being the highest point of England. An upland, coastal and rural area, Cumbria's heritage is characterised by invasions, migration and settlement, as well as battles and skirmishes between the English and Scottish. Historic sites in Cumbria include Carlisle Castle, Furness Abbey, Piel Castle and Hadrian's Wall.

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United Kingdom 2,615
    England 2,613
        Cumbria 2,584
        Administrative County: North Yorkshire 18
        Administrative County: Lancashire 5
        Administrative County: Northumberland 5
        Administrative County: Durham 1
    Scotland 2
        Unitary District: Dumfries and Galloway 2

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