Darlington

Darlington is a large market town in County Durham, England.The Borough of Darlington is governed from the town. In 2011, the town had a population of 92,363 and the larger Borough of Darlington‘s population was recorded as 105,564.[2][3][4]

Darlington

Darlington town centre
Darlington
Location within County Durham
Area19.73 km2 (7.62 sq mi)
Population92,363 (2011 census)[1]
 Density4,680.81/km2 (12,123.25/sq mi) (Town)
OS grid referenceNZ289147
 London219 mi (352 km) south
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDARLINGTON
Postcode districtDL1, DL2, DL3
Dialling code01325
PoliceDurham
FireCounty Durham and Darlington
AmbulanceNorth East
UK Parliament
Websitewww.darlington.gov.uk
List of places
UK
England
County Durham
54.5270°N 1.5526°W / 54.5270; -1.5526

The unitary authority is a constituent member of the Tees Valley Combined Authority. The borough, therefore, is part of the Tees Valley mayoralty. The River Skerne flows through the town; it is a tributary of the River Tees. The Tees itself flows along south of the town.

In the 19th century, Darlington underwent substantial industrial development, spurred by the establishment there of the world's first permanent steam-locomotive-powered passenger railway: the Stockton and Darlington Railway. Much of the vision (and financing) behind the railway's creation was provided by local Quaker families in the Georgian and Victorian eras.