County Durham (district)

County Durham is a unitary authority in the ceremonial county of Durham, North East England. It covers the former non-metropolitan county and its seven districts: Durham (city), Easington, Sedgefield (borough), Teesdale, Wear Valley, Derwentside, and Chester-le-Street.[1] It is governed by Durham County Council and 136 civil parishes.[2][3][4]

County Durham
District and unitary authority
Shown within Durham ceremonial county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
RegionNorth East England
Unitary Authority1 April 2009
  TypeNon-metropolitan district
  Local AuthorityDurham County Council
  MPsMary Foy (L)
Dehenna Davison (C)
Paul Howell
Grahame Morris (L)
Kevan Jones (L)
Richard Holden (C)
 (mid-2019 est.)
  Total530,094 (Ranked 8th)
98.2% White 1.8% Other
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Dialling code0191
ISO 3166-2GB-DUR
ONS code00EJ (ONS)
E06000047 (GSS)
WebsiteCouncil website

The district is in a ceremonial county with three boroughs: Borough of Darlington, Borough of Hartlepool & Borough of Stockton-on-Tees (area north of the River Tees).