North Yorkshire is England's largest county, covering an area of more than 800,000 hectares. It stretches from the North Sea in the East to beyond the Pennine watershed in the West and from the Tees in the North to the Yorkshire Ouse and beyond in the South.
North Yorkshire has an estimated 597,700 residents. The principal urban areas are Harrogate (population 75,500) and Scarborough (population 49,670). Elsewhere it is a sparsely populated county with only three other towns of over 15,000 people.
Reports and information on population statistics gathered by North Yorkshire County Council and other sources are available here.