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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 Northumberland
2 Cornwall 3,546 1,369 Unitary Cornwall
3 Wiltshire 3,255 1,257 Unitary Wiltshire
4 Shropshire 3,197 1,234 Unitary Shropshire
5 Dorset 2,491 962 Unitary Dorset
6 East Riding of Yorkshire 2,405 929 Unitary East Riding of Yorkshire
7 County Durham 2,226 859 Unitary County Durham
8 Herefordshire 2,180 840 Unitary Herefordshire
9 Eden 2,142 827 District Cumbria
10 East Lindsey 1,765 681 District Lincolnshire
11 Buckinghamshire District Buckinghamshire
12 South Lakeland 1,534 592 District Cumbria
13 Ryedale 1,507 582 District North Yorkshire
14 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 1,439 556 Borough Norfolk
15 Richmondshire 1,319 509 District North Yorkshire
16 Hambleton 1,311 506 District North Yorkshire
17 Harrogate 1,308 505 District North Yorkshire
18 Breckland 1,305 504 District Norfolk
18 East Suffolk 1,262 487 District Suffolk
20 Allerdale 1,242 480 Borough Cumbria
20 Somerset West and Taunton 1,188 459 District Somerset
22 Craven 1,177 454 District North Yorkshire
23 Cheshire East 1,166 450 Unitary Cheshire
24 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
30 Torridge 983.9 379.9 District Devon
31 Stratford-on-Avon 977.9 377.6 District Warwickshire
32 North Norfolk 962.5 371.6 District Norfolk
33 South Somerset 959.0 370.3 District Somerset
34 South Kesteven 942.6 363.9 District Lincolnshire
35 North Kesteven 922.5 356.2 District Lincolnshire
36 Cheshire West and Chester 916.7 353.9 Unitary Cheshire
37 Mid Devon 912.9 352.5 District Devon
38 South Norfolk 907.7 350.5 District Norfolk
39 Huntingdonshire 906.2 349.9 District Cambridgeshire
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 Bedfordshire
54 West Oxfordshire 714.4 275.8 District Oxfordshire
55 West Berkshire 704.2 271.9 Unitary 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 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 Isle of Wight
103 Rutland 381.8 147.4 Unitary Rutland
104 North Hertfordshire 375.4 144.9 District Hertfordshire
105 North Somerset 373.8 144.3 Unitary 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 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 Dover 315.1 121.7 District Kent
130 Canterbury 308.9 119.3 City Kent
131 Milton Keynes 308.6 119.2 Unitary, borough Buckinghamshire
132 Hinckley and Bosworth 297.3 114.8 Borough Leicestershire
133 Lewes 292.1 112.8 District East Sussex
134 Telford and Wrekin 290.3 112.1 Unitary, borough Shropshire
135 Rotherham 286.5 110.6 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
136 North Warwickshire 284.3 109.8 Borough Warwickshire
137 Warwick 282.9 109.2 District Warwickshire
138 Wyre 282.1 108.9 Borough Lancashire
139 North West Leicestershire 279.3 107.8 District Leicestershire
140 Charnwood 279.0 107.7 Borough Leicestershire
141 North East Derbyshire 275.6 106.4 District Derbyshire
142 York 271.9 105.0 Unitary, city North Yorkshire
143 Guildford 270.9 104.6 Borough Surrey
144 Birmingham 267.8 103.4 Metropolitan borough, city (1889) West Midlands
145 Amber Valley 265.4 102.5 Borough Derbyshire
146 Mole Valley 258.3 99.7 District Surrey
147 Tandridge 248.2 95.8 District Surrey
148 Redcar and Cleveland 244.8 94.5 Unitary, borough North Yorkshire
149 Tonbridge and Malling 240.1 92.7 Borough Kent
150 Kettering 233.5 90.2 Borough Northamptonshire
151 Swindon 230.1 88.8 Unitary, borough Wiltshire
152 Arun 220.9 85.3 District West Sussex
153 Bromsgrove 217.0 83.8 District Worcestershire
154 Hart 215.3 83.1 District Hampshire
155 Dacorum 212.5 82.0 Borough Hertfordshire
156 Newcastle-under-Lyme 211.0 81.5 Borough Staffordshire
157 Stockton-on-Tees 205.0 79.2 Unitary, borough Durham and North Yorkshire
158 Chorley 202.8 78.3 Borough Lancashire
159 Darlington 197.5 76.3 Unitary, borough Durham
160 Windsor and Maidenhead 196.5 75.9 Unitary, Royal Borough Berkshire
161 Wyre Forest 195.4 75.4 District Worcestershire
162 Medway 193.5 74.7 Unitary, borough Kent
163 North East Lincolnshire 191.9 74.1 Unitary, borough Lincolnshire
164 Wigan 188.2 72.7 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
165 Warrington 180.6 69.7 Unitary, borough Cheshire
166 Wokingham 179.0 69.1 Unitary, borough Berkshire
167 Solihull 178.3 68.8 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
168 Great Yarmouth 174.5 67.4 Borough Norfolk
169 Rochford 169.5 65.4 District Essex
170 Pendle 169.4 65.4 Borough Lancashire
171 Fylde 165.8 64.0 Borough Lancashire
172 Thurrock 163.5 63.1 Unitary, borough Essex
173 Wellingborough 163.0 62.9 Borough Northamptonshire
176 Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole 161.3 62.3 Unitary Dorset
175 St Albans 161.2 62.2 City (1877) Hertfordshire
176 Bolsover 160.3 61.9 District Derbyshire
177 Rochdale 158.1 61.0 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
178 Wirral 157.0 60.6 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
179 Sefton 155.0 59.8 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
180 Brentwood 153.1 59.1 Borough Essex
181 Bromley 150.1 58.0 London borough Greater London
182 Gateshead[2] 142.4 55.0 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
183 Oldham 142.3 54.9 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
184 Preston 142.3 54.9 City (2002) Lancashire
185 Bolton 139.8 54.0 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
186 Rossendale 138.0 53.3 Borough Lancashire
187 Sunderland 137.4 53.1 Metropolitan borough, city (1992) Tyne and Wear
188 Blackburn with Darwen 137.0 52.9 Unitary, borough Lancashire
189 St Helens 136.4 52.7 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
190 Blaby 130.5 50.4 District Leicestershire
191 Welwyn Hatfield 129.5 50.0 District Hertfordshire
192 Reigate and Banstead 129.1 49.8 Borough Surrey
193 Stockport 126.0 48.6 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
194 Gedling 120.0 46.3 Borough Nottinghamshire
195 Hillingdon 115.7 44.7 London borough Greater London
196 Manchester 115.6 44.6 Metropolitan borough, city (1853) Greater Manchester
197 Newcastle upon Tyne 113.5 43.8 Metropolitan borough, city (1882) Tyne and Wear
198 South Ribble 113.0 43.6 Borough Lancashire
199 Havering 112.3 43.4 London borough Greater London
200 Liverpool 111.8 43.2 Metropolitan borough, city (1880) Merseyside
201 Burnley 110.7 42.7 Borough Lancashire
202 Basildon 110.0 42.5 District Essex
203 Erewash 109.6 42.3 Borough Derbyshire
204 Bristol 109.7 42.4 Unitary, city (1542) Bristol
205 Ashfield 109.6 42.3 District Nottinghamshire
206 Bracknell Forest 109.4 42.2 Unitary, borough Berkshire
207 Trafford 106.0 40.9 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
208 Walsall 104.0 40.2 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
209 Thanet 103.3 39.9 District Kent
210 Tameside 103.2 39.8 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
211 Hertsmere 101.1 39.0 Borough Hertfordshire

Less than 100 km2

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