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City of Ripon
Fountains Abbey, Ripon.jpg
Fountains Abbey at Ripon
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Arms of Ripon City Council
 City of Ripon shown within North Yorkshire
Population 15,922 (2001 census)[1]
OS grid reference SE312714
    - London  223 miles (359 km) 
Civil parish Ripon
District Harrogate
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town RIPON
Postcode district HG4
Dialling code 01765
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Skipton & Ripon
List of places

Ripon is a small cathedral city in North Yorkshire, England. In the 2001 census Ripon had a population of 15,922.[2] In England only Wells, Ely and the City of London are smaller.

Ripon was one of the boroughs reformed by the Municipal Corporations Act 1835. It stayed a borough in the West Riding of Yorkshire until 1974. Under the Local Government Act 1972 it became a parish in the borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire. Because it is an urban (town) parish Ripon can call its parish council Ripon City Council, the chairman of its parish council is called the City Mayor.

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