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Geography: York - is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name.
Date of foundation: as Eboracum - 71 BC
History: The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England throughout much of its two millennia of existence.
The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior, and later of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York grew as a major wool trading centre and became the capital of the northern ecclesiastical province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.
In the 19th century, York became a hub of the railway network and a confectionery manufacturing centre.
Population: 204 439
Ceremonial county: North Yorkshire