Cumberland

Cumberland (/ˈkʌmbərlənd/ KUM-bər-lənd) is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It is bordered by the historic counties of Northumberland to the northeast, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the southeast, Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 (excluding Carlisle from 1914) and now forms part of Cumbria.

Cumberland
Historic county
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Area
  1831969,490 acres (3,923.4 km2)1831 Census cited in Vision of Britain – Ancient county data
  1911973,086 acres (3,937.94 km2)
  1961973,146 acres (3,938.18 km2)
Population
  1911265,746 Vision of Britain – Cumberland population (density and area)
  1961294,303
Density
  19110.27/acre (0.67/ha)
  19610.3/acre (0.74/ha)
History
  OriginHistoric
  Created12th Century
  Abolished1974
  Succeeded byCumbria
Status
Chapman codeCUL
GovernmentCumberland County Council (1889–1974)
  HQCarlisle

Arms of Cumberland County Council
Subdivisions
  TypeWards
  Units•Cumberland •Eskdale •Allerdale Above Derwent •Allerdale Below Derwent •Leath