Darlington

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This article discusses Darlington, England. See Darlington (disambiguation) for other places with the same name.
Borough of Darlington
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Geography
Status:Unitary, Borough
Region:North East England
Ceremonial County:Durham
Area:
- Total
Ranked 189th
197.47 km²
Admin. HQ:Darlington
ONS code:00EH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 223rd
98,210
497 / km²
Ethnicity:97.9% White
Politics
Darlington Borough Council
http://www.darlington.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:Tony Blair, Alan Milburn

Darlington is an industrial town in the north-east of England. In 2003 it had a resident population of 98,210.

Darlington has an attractive historic market area in the town centre and is famed for its associations with the birth of railways. The world's first ever passenger rail journey was between Darlington and nearby Stockton-on-Tees on the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.

The town is the home of Darlington F.C.

It lies within the traditional and ceremonial area of County Durham but on 1 April 1997 become a unitary authority with the name Darlington Borough Council, and so is not governed by Durham, but it does share police and fire services with its former county. It borders County Durham, North Yorkshire, and Stockton-on-Tees.

The current borough was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Borough of Darlington with Darlington Rural District. Places within the borough boundaries apart from Darlington include Hurworth-on-Tees.

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Districts of England - North East England Flag of England
Alnwick - Berwick-upon-Tweed - Blyth Valley - Castle Morpeth - Chester-le-Street - Darlington - Derwentside - Durham - Easington - Gateshead - Hartlepool - Middlesbrough - Newcastle upon Tyne - North Tyneside - Redcar and Cleveland - Sedgefield - South Tyneside - Stockton-on-Tees - Sunderland - Teesdale - Tynedale - Wansbeck - Wear Valley

1974 counties: Cleveland - County Durham - Northumberland - Tyne and Wear

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