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York is a city in the United Kingdom, which has existed since Roman times. The Romans called it Eboracum. The Welsh called it Ebrauc. The Vikings called it Jorvik. About 130,000 people live in York. It was the traditional county town of Yorkshire but it is no longer. It is now a unitary authority.

The centre of York is medieval. It has famous old streets and a cathedral called York Minster.


To the west of York is Leeds, Wetherby and Harrogate. To the south of York is Selby to the north of York is Easingwold and to the east of York is Scarborough.


York is home to the Archbishop of York, a high-ranking cleric in the Church of England who is second only to the Archbishop of Canterbury. The current Archbishop of York is John Sentamu, who has held the post since October 5 2005.

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