East Riding Of Yorkshire.

The East Riding of Yorkshire is a non-metropolitan county in the Yorkshire and the Humber regions of England, with a population of over 336 thousand; it came into existence as a ceremonial county in 1974 after the passage of the Local Government Act 1972.

The East Ridings are split into three parts, the western part is the eastern section of the Vale of York with the southern extension into the Humberhead Levels, the middle part is the Yorkshire Wolds, a chalk formation which extends from the Humber at North Ferriby to the coast at Flamborough Head, the south-east of the district is the low-lying coastal plain of Holderness, which faces east to the North Sea and to the south drains into the Humber estuary.

There are few large settlements and no industrial centres in the East Riding of Yorkshire; the area is administered from the ancient market and ecclesiastical town of Beverley.


The East Riding of Yorkshire - Click on the map to see a larger map:


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