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List of English Districts by Area

This is a list of districts of England ordered by area, according to Standard Area Measurements published by the Office for National Statistics.[1]

More than 1,000 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
1 Northumberland[2] 5,014 1,936 Unitary, district and county Northumberland
2 Cornwall 3,546 1,369 Unitary, district and county Cornwall
3 Wiltshire 3,255 1,257 Unitary, district and county Wiltshire
4 Shropshire 3,197 1,234 Unitary, district and county Shropshire
5 Dorset 2,491 962 Unitary, district and county Dorset
6 East Riding of Yorkshire 2,405 929 Unitary, district East Riding of Yorkshire
7 County Durham 2,226 859 Unitary, district and county County Durham
8 Herefordshire 2,180 840 Unitary, district and county Herefordshire
9 Eden 2,142 827 District Cumbria
10 East Lindsey 1,765 681 District Lincolnshire
11 South Lakeland 1,534 592 District Cumbria
12 Ryedale 1,507 582 District North Yorkshire
13 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 1,439 556 Borough Norfolk
14 Richmondshire 1,319 509 District North Yorkshire
15 Hambleton 1,311 506 District North Yorkshire
16 Harrogate 1,308 505 District North Yorkshire
17 Breckland 1,305 504 District Norfolk
18 East Suffolk 1,262 487 District Suffolk
19 Allerdale 1,242 480 Borough Cumbria
20 Somerset West and Taunton 1,188 459 District Somerset
21 Craven 1,177 454 District North Yorkshire
22 Cheshire East 1,166 450 Unitary, district Cheshire
23 Cotswold 1,165 450 District Gloucestershire
24 West Devon 1,160 450 Borough Devon
25 West Lindsey 1,156 446 District Lincolnshire
26 North Devon 1,086 419 District Devon
27 Carlisle 1,039 401 City Cumbria
28 West Suffolk 1,035 400 District Suffolk

100-1,000 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
29 Torridge 983.9 379.9 District Devon
30 Stratford-on-Avon 977.9 377.6 District Warwickshire
31 North Norfolk 962.5 371.6 District Norfolk
32 South Somerset 959.0 370.3 District Somerset
33 South Kesteven 942.6 363.9 District Lincolnshire
34 North Kesteven 922.5 356.2 District Lincolnshire
35 Cheshire West and Chester 916.7 353.9 Unitary, district Cheshire
36 Mid Devon 912.9 352.5 District Devon
37 South Norfolk 907.7 350.5 District Norfolk
38 Huntingdonshire 906.2 349.9 District Cambridgeshire
39 Aylesbury Vale 902.8 348.6 District Buckinghamshire
40 South Cambridgeshire 901.6 348.1 District Cambridgeshire
41 South Hams 886.5 342.3 District Devon
42 Mid Suffolk 871.1 336.3 District Suffolk
43 North Lincolnshire 846.3 326.8 Unitary, borough Lincolnshire
44 Wealden 833.2 321.7 District East Sussex
45 Scarborough 816.5 315.3 Borough North Yorkshire
46 East Devon 814.4 314.4 District Devon
47 Derbyshire Dales 792.4 305.9 District Derbyshire
48 Chichester 786.2 303.6 District West Sussex
49 New Forest 753.0 290.7 District Hampshire
50 South Holland 750.9 289.9 District Lincolnshire
51 Mendip 739.4 285.5 District Somerset
52 Copeland 731.7 282.5 Borough Cumbria
53 Central Bedfordshire 715.7 276.3 Unitary, district Bedfordshire
54 West Oxfordshire 714.4 275.8 District Oxfordshire
55 West Berkshire 704.2 271.9 Unitary, district Berkshire
56 South Oxfordshire 678.5 262.0 District Oxfordshire
57 Teignbridge 673.9 260.2 District Devon
58 Wychavon 663.5 256.2 District Worcestershire
59 Daventry 662.6 255.8 District Northamptonshire
60 Winchester 661.0 255.2 City Hampshire
61 Newark and Sherwood 651.3 251.5 District Nottinghamshire
62 East Cambridgeshire 651.3 251.5 District Cambridgeshire
63 Uttlesford 641.2 247.6 District Essex
64 Bassetlaw 637.8 246.3 District Nottinghamshire
65 South Northamptonshire 634.0 244.8 District Northamptonshire
66 Basingstoke and Deane 633.8 244.7 Borough Hampshire
67 Test Valley 627.6 242.3 Borough Hampshire
68 Braintree 611.7 236.2 District Essex
69 Selby 599.3 231.4 District North Yorkshire
70 Stafford 598.2 231.0 District Staffordshire
71 Babergh 593.8 229.3 District Suffolk
72 Harborough 591.8 228.5 District Leicestershire
73 Cherwell 588.7 227.3 District Oxfordshire
74 Ribble Valley 583.2 225.2 Borough Lancashire
75 Ashford 580.6 224.2 Borough Kent
76 Vale of White Horse 577.6 223.0 District Oxfordshire
77 Malvern Hills 577.1 222.8 District Worcestershire
78 Staffordshire Moorlands 575.8 222.3 District Staffordshire
79 Lancaster 576.2 222.5 City (1937) Lancashire
80 Doncaster 568.0 219.3 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
81 Sedgemoor 564.4 217.9 District Somerset
82 Broadland 552.4 213.3 District Norfolk
83 Leeds 551.7 213.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893) West Yorkshire
84 Fenland 546.5 211.0 District Cambridgeshire
85 High Peak 539.1 208.1 Borough Derbyshire
86 Horsham 530.3 204.7 District West Sussex
87 Forest of Dean 526.3 203.2 District Gloucestershire
88 East Hampshire 514.4 198.6 District Hampshire
89 Rother 509.4 196.7 District East Sussex
90 East Northamptonshire 509.8 196.8 District Northamptonshire
91 South Gloucestershire 496.9 191.9 Unitary, district Gloucestershire
92 Melton 481.4 185.9 Borough Leicestershire
93 Bedford 476.4 183.9 Unitary, borough Bedfordshire
94 East Hertfordshire[3] 475.7 183.7 District Hertfordshire
95 Stroud 460.7 177.9 District Gloucestershire
96 Tewkesbury 414.4 160.0 Borough Gloucestershire
97 Rushcliffe 409.2 158.0 Borough Nottinghamshire
98 Kirklees 408.6 157.8 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
99 South Staffordshire 407.3 157.3 District Staffordshire
100 Maidstone 393.3 151.9 Borough Kent
101 East Staffordshire 387.0 149.4 Borough Staffordshire
102 Isle of Wight 380.2 146.8 Unitary, county Isle of Wight
103 Rutland 381.8 147.4 Unitary, district Rutland
104 North Hertfordshire 375.4 144.9 District Hertfordshire
105 North Somerset 373.8 144.3 Unitary, district Somerset
106 Swale 374.5 144.6 Borough Kent
107 Sevenoaks 369.2 142.5 District Kent
108 Sheffield 367.9 142.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893) South Yorkshire
109 Bradford 366.4 141.5 Metropolitan borough, city (1897) West Yorkshire
110 Calderdale 364.0 140.5 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
111 Boston 364.9 140.9 Borough Lincolnshire
112 Maldon 358.7 138.5 District Essex
113 Folkestone and Hythe 356.8 137.8 District Kent
114 Rugby 351.1 135.6 Borough Warwickshire
115 West Lancashire 346.8 133.9 District Lancashire
116 Bath and North East Somerset 345.9 133.6 Unitary, district Somerset
117 Waverley 345.2 133.3 Borough Surrey
118 Peterborough 343.4 132.6 Unitary, city (1541) Cambridgeshire
119 Epping Forest 339.0 130.9 District Essex
120 Chelmsford 338.8 130.8 City (2012)[4] Essex
121 Wakefield 338.6 130.7 Metropolitan borough, city (1888) West Yorkshire
122 South Derbyshire 338.1 130.5 District Derbyshire
123 Tendring 337.7 130.4 District Essex
124 Mid Sussex 334.0 129.0 District West Sussex
125 Tunbridge Wells 331.3 127.9 Borough Kent
126 Lichfield 331.3 127.9 District Staffordshire
127 Colchester 329.1 127.1 Borough Essex
128 Barnsley 329.1 127.1 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
129 Wycombe 324.6 125.3 District Buckinghamshire
130 Dover 315.1 121.7 District Kent
131 Canterbury 308.9 119.3 City Kent
132 Milton Keynes 308.6 119.2 Unitary, borough Buckinghamshire
133 Hinckley and Bosworth 297.3 114.8 Borough Leicestershire
134 Lewes 292.1 112.8 District East Sussex
135 Telford and Wrekin 290.3 112.1 Unitary, borough Shropshire
136 Rotherham 286.5 110.6 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
137 North Warwickshire 284.3 109.8 Borough Warwickshire
138 Warwick 282.9 109.2 District Warwickshire
139 Wyre 282.1 108.9 Borough Lancashire
140 North West Leicestershire 279.3 107.8 District Leicestershire
141 Charnwood 279.0 107.7 Borough Leicestershire
142 North East Derbyshire 275.6 106.4 District Derbyshire
143 York 271.9 105.0 Unitary, city North Yorkshire
144 Guildford 270.9 104.6 Borough Surrey
145 Birmingham 267.8 103.4 Metropolitan borough, city (1889) West Midlands
146 Amber Valley 265.4 102.5 Borough Derbyshire
147 Mole Valley 258.3 99.7 District Surrey
148 Tandridge 248.2 95.8 District Surrey
149 Redcar and Cleveland 244.8 94.5 Unitary, borough North Yorkshire
150 Tonbridge and Malling 240.1 92.7 Borough Kent
151 Kettering 233.5 90.2 Borough Northamptonshire
152 Swindon 230.1 88.8 Unitary, borough Wiltshire
153 Arun 220.9 85.3 District West Sussex
154 Bromsgrove 217.0 83.8 District Worcestershire
155 Hart 215.3 83.1 District Hampshire
156 Dacorum 212.5 82.0 Borough Hertfordshire
157 Newcastle-under-Lyme 211.0 81.5 Borough Staffordshire
158 Stockton-on-Tees 205.0 79.2 Unitary, borough Durham and North Yorkshire
159 Chorley 202.8 78.3 Borough Lancashire
160 Darlington 197.5 76.3 Unitary, borough Durham
161 Windsor and Maidenhead 196.5 75.9 Unitary, Royal Borough Berkshire
162 Chiltern 196.3 75.8 District Buckinghamshire
163 Wyre Forest 195.4 75.4 District Worcestershire
164 Medway 193.5 74.7 Unitary, borough Kent
165 North East Lincolnshire 191.9 74.1 Unitary, borough Lincolnshire
166 Wigan 188.2 72.7 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
167 Warrington 180.6 69.7 Unitary, borough Cheshire
168 Wokingham 179.0 69.1 Unitary, borough Berkshire
169 Solihull 178.3 68.8 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
170 Great Yarmouth 174.5 67.4 Borough Norfolk
171 Rochford 169.5 65.4 District Essex
172 Pendle 169.4 65.4 Borough Lancashire
173 Fylde 165.8 64.0 Borough Lancashire
174 Thurrock 163.5 63.1 Unitary, borough Essex
175 Wellingborough 163.0 62.9 Borough Northamptonshire
176 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 161.3 62.3 Unitary Dorset
177 St Albans 161.2 62.2 City (1877) Hertfordshire
178 Bolsover 160.3 61.9 District Derbyshire
179 Rochdale 158.1 61.0 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
180 Wirral 157.0 60.6 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
181 Sefton 155.0 59.8 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
182 Brentwood 153.1 59.1 Borough Essex
183 Bromley 150.1 58.0 London borough Greater London
184 Gateshead[2] 142.4 55.0 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
185 Oldham 142.3 54.9 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
186 Preston 142.3 54.9 City (2002) Lancashire
187 South Bucks 141.3 54.6 District Buckinghamshire
188 Bolton 139.8 54.0 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
189 Rossendale 138.0 53.3 Borough Lancashire
190 Sunderland 137.4 53.1 Metropolitan borough, city (1992) Tyne and Wear
191 Blackburn with Darwen 137.0 52.9 Unitary, borough Lancashire
192 St Helens 136.4 52.7 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
193 Blaby 130.5 50.4 District Leicestershire
194 Welwyn Hatfield 129.5 50.0 District Hertfordshire
195 Reigate and Banstead 129.1 49.8 Borough Surrey
196 Stockport 126.0 48.6 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
197 Gedling 120.0 46.3 Borough Nottinghamshire
198 Hillingdon 115.7 44.7 London borough Greater London
199 Manchester 115.6 44.6 Metropolitan borough, city (1853) Greater Manchester
200 Newcastle upon Tyne 113.5 43.8 Metropolitan borough, city (1882) Tyne and Wear
201 South Ribble 113.0 43.6 Borough Lancashire
202 Havering 112.3 43.4 London borough Greater London
203 Liverpool 111.8 43.2 Metropolitan borough, city (1880) Merseyside
204 Burnley 110.7 42.7 Borough Lancashire
205 Basildon 110.0 42.5 District Essex
206 Erewash 109.6 42.3 Borough Derbyshire
207 Bristol 109.7 42.4 Unitary, city (1542) Bristol
208 Ashfield 109.6 42.3 District Nottinghamshire
209 Bracknell Forest 109.4 42.2 Unitary, borough Berkshire
210 Trafford 106.0 40.9 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
211 Walsall 104.0 40.2 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
212 Thanet 103.3 39.9 District Kent
213 Tameside 103.2 39.8 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
214 Hertsmere 101.1 39.0 Borough Hertfordshire

Less than 100 km²

Rank District Area km² Area mi² Type Ceremonial county
215 Bury 99.46 38.40 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
216 Gravesham 99.02 38.23 Borough Kent
217 Coventry 98.64 38.09 Metropolitan borough, city (1345) West Midlands
218 Dudley 97.96 37.82 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
219 Salford 97.20 37.53 Metropolitan borough, city (1926) Greater Manchester
220 Surrey Heath 95.09 36.71 Borough Surrey
221 Elmbridge 95.05 36.70 Borough Surrey
222 Hartlepool 93.56 36.12 Unitary, borough Durham
223 Stoke-on-Trent 93.45 36.08 Unitary, city (1925) Staffordshire
224 Three Rivers 88.82 34.29 District Hertfordshire
225 Barnet 86.75 33.49 London borough Greater London
226 Croydon 86.49 33.39 London borough Greater London
227 Knowsley 86.50 33.40 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
228 Sandwell 85.56 33.03 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
229 Brighton & Hove 82.79 31.97 Unitary, city (2000) East Sussex
230 North Tyneside 82.32 31.78 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
231 Enfield 80.83 31.21 London borough Greater London
232 Northampton 80.77 31.19 Borough Northamptonshire
233 Corby 80.28 31.00 Borough Northamptonshire
234 Broxtowe 80.10 30.93 Borough Nottinghamshire
235 Plymouth 79.83 30.82 Unitary, city (1928) Devon
236 Eastleigh 79.76 30.80 Borough Hampshire
237 Halton 79.08 30.53 Unitary, borough Cheshire
238 Nuneaton and Bedworth 78.95 30.48 Borough Warwickshire
239 Cannock Chase 78.88 30.46 District Staffordshire
240 Runnymede 78.04 30.13 Borough Surrey
241 Derby 78.03 30.13 Unitary, city (1977) Derbyshire
242 Barrow-in-Furness 77.98 30.11 Borough Cumbria
243 Mansfield 76.70 29.61 District Nottinghamshire
244 Nottingham 74.61 28.81 Unitary, city (1897) Nottinghamshire
245 Fareham 74.24 28.66 Borough Hampshire
246 Leicester 73.34 28.32 Unitary, city (1919) Leicestershire
247 Hyndburn 73.00 28.19 Borough Lancashire
248 Dartford 72.76 28.09 Borough Kent
249 Hull 71.45 27.59 Unitary, city (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
250 Wolverhampton 69.44 26.81 Metropolitan borough, city (2000) West Midlands
251 Chesterfield 66.04 25.50 Borough Derbyshire
252 South Tyneside 64.39 24.86 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
253 Woking 63.60 24.56 Borough Surrey
254 Torbay 62.89 24.28 Unitary, borough Devon
255 Bexley 60.58 23.39 London borough Greater London
256 Richmond upon Thames 57.41 22.17 London borough Greater London
257 Redbridge 56.42 21.78 London borough Greater London
258 Hounslow 55.98 21.61 London borough Greater London
259 Ealing 55.54 21.44 London borough Greater London
260 Havant 55.37 21.38 Borough Hampshire
261 Redditch 54.25 20.95 Borough Worcestershire
262 Middlesbrough 53.89 20.81 Unitary, borough North Yorkshire
263 Broxbourne 51.44 19.86 Borough Hertfordshire
264 Harrow 50.46 19.48 London borough Greater London
265 Southampton 49.91 19.27 Unitary, city (1964) Hampshire
266 Greenwich 47.33 18.27 London borough Greater London
267 Exeter 47.04 18.16 City Devon
268 Cheltenham 46.60 17.99 Borough Gloucestershire
269 Oxford 45.60 17.61 City (1542) Oxfordshire
270 Castle Point 45.07 17.40 Borough Essex
271 Crawley 44.97 17.36 Borough West Sussex
272 Spelthorne 44.89 17.33 Borough Surrey
273 Eastbourne 44.16 17.05 Borough East Sussex
274 Sutton 43.85 16.93 London borough Greater London
275 Luton 43.35 16.74 Unitary, borough Bedfordshire
276 Brent 43.23 16.69 London borough Greater London
277 Adur 41.93 16.19 District West Sussex
278 Southend-on-Sea 41.76 16.12 Unitary, borough Essex
279 Cambridge 40.70 15.71 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
280 Gloucester 40.55 15.66 City (1541) Gloucestershire
281 Reading 40.40 15.60 Unitary, borough Berkshire
282 Portsmouth 40.39 15.59 Unitary, city (1926) Hampshire
283 Ipswich 39.52 15.26 Borough Suffolk
284 Rushmoor 39.05 15.08 Borough Hampshire
285 Norwich 39.02 15.07 City (1195) Norfolk
286 Waltham Forest 38.81 14.98 London borough Greater London
287 Merton 37.62 14.53 London borough Greater London
288 Kingston upon Thames 37.26 14.39 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
289 Newham 36.20 13.98 London borough Greater London
290 Barking and Dagenham 36.11 13.94 London borough Greater London
291 Lincoln 35.69 13.78 City Lincolnshire
292 Lewisham 35.15 13.57 London borough Greater London
293 Blackpool 34.85 13.46 Unitary, borough Lancashire
294 Wandsworth 34.26 13.23 London borough Greater London
295 Epsom and Ewell 34.08 13.16 Borough Surrey
296 Worcester 33.28 12.85 City (1189) Worcestershire
297 Slough 32.54 12.56 Unitary, borough Berkshire
298 Worthing 32.52 12.56 Borough West Sussex
299 Tamworth 30.85 11.91 Borough Staffordshire
300 Harlow 30.54 11.79 District Essex
301 Hastings 29.72 11.47 Borough East Sussex
302 Haringey 29.60 11.43 London borough Greater London
303 Southwark 28.86 11.14 London borough Greater London
304 Lambeth 26.81 10.35 London borough Greater London
305 Stevenage[3] 25.97 10.03 Borough Hertfordshire
306 Gosport 25.36 9.79 Borough Hampshire
307 Oadby and Wigston 23.53 9.08 Borough Leicestershire
308 Camden 21.79 8.41 London borough Greater London
309 Westminster 21.49 8.30 London borough, city (1540) Greater London
310 Watford 21.43 8.27 Borough Hertfordshire
311 Tower Hamlets 19.79 7.64 London borough Greater London
312 Hackney 19.05 7.36 London borough Greater London
313 Hammersmith and Fulham 16.40 6.33 London borough Greater London
314 Isles of Scilly 16.34 6.31 Unitary Cornwall
315 Islington 14.86 5.74 London borough Greater London
316 Kensington and Chelsea 12.12 4.68 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
317 City of London 2.90 1.12 Unitary, city City of London

References

  1. ^ "Standard Area Measurements (2016) for Administrative Areas in the United Kingdom". Office for National Statistics. 1 February 2017. Retrieved 2017.
  2. ^ a b "The Gateshead and Northumberland (Boundary Change) Order 2013. UKSI 2013/595". 12 March 2013.
  3. ^ a b "The East Hertfordshire and Stevenage (Boundary Change) Order 2013. UKSI 2013/596". 12 March 2013.
  4. ^ "No. 60167". The London Gazette. 11 June 2012. p. 11125.

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