List of English districts by area


This is a list of districts of England ordered by area, according to Standard Area Measurements published by the Office for National Statistics.[1]

More than 1,000 km2


Rank District Area km2 Area mi2 Type Ceremonial county
1Northumberland[2]5,014 1,936UnitaryNorthumberland
2Cornwall3,546 1,369UnitaryCornwall
3Wiltshire3,255 1,257UnitaryWiltshire
4Shropshire3,197 1,234UnitaryShropshire
5Dorset2,491 962UnitaryDorset
6East Riding of Yorkshire2,405 929UnitaryEast Riding of Yorkshire
7County Durham2,226 859UnitaryCounty Durham
8Herefordshire2,180 840UnitaryHerefordshire
9Eden2,142 827DistrictCumbria
10East Lindsey1,765 681DistrictLincolnshire
11BuckinghamshireUnitaryBuckinghamshire
12South Lakeland1,534 592DistrictCumbria
13Ryedale1,507 582DistrictNorth Yorkshire
14King's Lynn and West Norfolk1,439 556BoroughNorfolk
15Richmondshire1,319 509DistrictNorth Yorkshire
16Hambleton1,311 506DistrictNorth Yorkshire
17Harrogate1,308 505DistrictNorth Yorkshire
18Breckland1,305 504DistrictNorfolk
18East Suffolk1,262 487DistrictSuffolk
20Allerdale1,242 480BoroughCumbria
20Somerset West and Taunton1,188 459DistrictSomerset
22Craven1,177 454 DistrictNorth Yorkshire
23Cheshire East1,166 450 UnitaryCheshire
24Cotswold1,165 450 DistrictGloucestershire
24West Devon1,160 450 BoroughDevon
25West Lindsey1,156 446 DistrictLincolnshire
26North Devon1,086 419 DistrictDevon
27Carlisle1,039 401CityCumbria
28West Suffolk1,035 400DistrictSuffolk

100–1,000 km2


Rank District Area km2 Area mi2 Type Ceremonial county
30Torridge983.9 379.9DistrictDevon
31Stratford-on-Avon977.9 377.6DistrictWarwickshire
32North Norfolk962.5 371.6DistrictNorfolk
33South Somerset959.0 370.3DistrictSomerset
34South Kesteven942.6 363.9DistrictLincolnshire
35North Kesteven922.5 356.2DistrictLincolnshire
36Cheshire West and Chester916.7 353.9UnitaryCheshire
37Mid Devon912.9 352.5 DistrictDevon
38South Norfolk907.7 350.5DistrictNorfolk
39Huntingdonshire906.2 349.9DistrictCambridgeshire
40South Cambridgeshire901.6 348.1DistrictCambridgeshire
41South Hams886.5 342.3 DistrictDevon
42Mid Suffolk871.1 336.3 DistrictSuffolk
43North Lincolnshire846.3 326.8 Unitary, boroughLincolnshire
44Wealden833.2 321.7 DistrictEast Sussex
45Scarborough816.5 315.3 BoroughNorth Yorkshire
46East Devon814.4 314.4 DistrictDevon
47Derbyshire Dales792.4 305.9 DistrictDerbyshire
48Chichester786.2 303.6 DistrictWest Sussex
49New Forest753.0 290.7 DistrictHampshire
50South Holland750.9 289.9 DistrictLincolnshire
51Mendip739.4 285.5 DistrictSomerset
52Copeland731.7 282.5 BoroughCumbria
53Central Bedfordshire715.7 276.3 UnitaryBedfordshire
54West Oxfordshire714.4 275.8 DistrictOxfordshire
55West Berkshire704.2 271.9 UnitaryBerkshire
56South Oxfordshire678.5 262.0 DistrictOxfordshire
57Teignbridge673.9 260.2 DistrictDevon
58Wychavon663.5 256.2 DistrictWorcestershire
59Daventry662.6 255.8 DistrictNorthamptonshire
60Winchester661.0 255.2 CityHampshire
61Newark and Sherwood651.3 251.5DistrictNottinghamshire
62East Cambridgeshire651.3 251.5DistrictCambridgeshire
63Uttlesford641.2 247.6DistrictEssex
64Bassetlaw637.8 246.3DistrictNottinghamshire
65South Northamptonshire634.0 244.8DistrictNorthamptonshire
66Basingstoke and Deane633.8 244.7BoroughHampshire
67Test Valley627.6 242.3BoroughHampshire
68Braintree611.7 236.2DistrictEssex
69Selby599.3 231.4 DistrictNorth Yorkshire
70Stafford598.2 231.0 DistrictStaffordshire
71Babergh593.8 229.3 DistrictSuffolk
72Harborough591.8 228.5 DistrictLeicestershire
73Cherwell588.7 227.3 DistrictOxfordshire
74Ribble Valley583.2 225.2 BoroughLancashire
75Ashford580.6 224.2 BoroughKent
76Vale of White Horse577.6 223.0 DistrictOxfordshire
77Malvern Hills577.1 222.8 DistrictWorcestershire
78Staffordshire Moorlands575.8 222.3 DistrictStaffordshire
79Lancaster576.2 222.5 City (1937)Lancashire
80Doncaster568.0 219.3 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
81Sedgemoor564.4 217.9 DistrictSomerset
82Broadland552.4 213.3 DistrictNorfolk
83Leeds551.7 213.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893)West Yorkshire
84Fenland546.5 211.0 DistrictCambridgeshire
85High Peak539.1 208.1 BoroughDerbyshire
86Horsham530.3 204.7 DistrictWest Sussex
87Forest of Dean526.3 203.2 DistrictGloucestershire
88East Hampshire514.4 198.6 DistrictHampshire
89Rother509.4 196.7 DistrictEast Sussex
90East Northamptonshire509.8 196.8 DistrictNorthamptonshire
91South Gloucestershire496.9 191.9 UnitaryGloucestershire
92Melton481.4 185.9 BoroughLeicestershire
93Bedford476.4 183.9 Unitary, boroughBedfordshire
94East Hertfordshire[3]475.7 183.7 DistrictHertfordshire
95Stroud460.7 177.9 DistrictGloucestershire
96Tewkesbury414.4 160.0 BoroughGloucestershire
97Rushcliffe409.2 158.0 BoroughNottinghamshire
98Kirklees408.6 157.8 Metropolitan boroughWest Yorkshire
99South Staffordshire407.3 157.3 DistrictStaffordshire
100Maidstone393.3 151.9 BoroughKent
101East Staffordshire387.0 149.4 BoroughStaffordshire
102Isle of Wight380.2 146.8 UnitaryIsle of Wight
103Rutland381.8 147.4 UnitaryRutland
104North Hertfordshire375.4 144.9 DistrictHertfordshire
105North Somerset373.8 144.3 UnitarySomerset
106Swale374.5 144.6 BoroughKent
107Sevenoaks369.2 142.5 DistrictKent
108Sheffield367.9 142.0 Metropolitan borough, city (1893)South Yorkshire
109Bradford366.4 141.5 Metropolitan borough, city (1897)West Yorkshire
110Calderdale364.0 140.5 Metropolitan boroughWest Yorkshire
111Boston364.9 140.9 BoroughLincolnshire
112Maldon358.7 138.5 DistrictEssex
113Folkestone and Hythe356.8 137.8 DistrictKent
114Rugby351.1 135.6 BoroughWarwickshire
115West Lancashire346.8 133.9 DistrictLancashire
116Bath and North East Somerset345.9 133.6 UnitarySomerset
117Waverley345.2 133.3 BoroughSurrey
118Peterborough343.4 132.6 Unitary, city (1541)Cambridgeshire
119Epping Forest339.0 130.9 DistrictEssex
120Chelmsford338.8 130.8 City (2012)[4]Essex
121Wakefield338.6 130.7 Metropolitan borough, city (1888)West Yorkshire
122South Derbyshire338.1 130.5 DistrictDerbyshire
123Tendring337.7 130.4 DistrictEssex
124Mid Sussex334.0 129.0 DistrictWest Sussex
125Tunbridge Wells331.3 127.9 BoroughKent
126Lichfield331.3 127.9 DistrictStaffordshire
127Colchester329.1 127.1 BoroughEssex
128Barnsley329.1 127.1 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
129Dover315.1 121.7 DistrictKent
130Canterbury308.9 119.3 CityKent
131Milton Keynes308.6 119.2 Unitary, boroughBuckinghamshire
132Hinckley and Bosworth297.3 114.8 BoroughLeicestershire
133Lewes292.1 112.8 DistrictEast Sussex
134Telford and Wrekin290.3 112.1 Unitary, boroughShropshire
135Rotherham286.5 110.6 Metropolitan boroughSouth Yorkshire
136North Warwickshire284.3 109.8 BoroughWarwickshire
137Warwick282.9 109.2 DistrictWarwickshire
138Wyre282.1 108.9 BoroughLancashire
139North West Leicestershire279.3 107.8 DistrictLeicestershire
140Charnwood279.0 107.7 BoroughLeicestershire
141North East Derbyshire275.6 106.4 DistrictDerbyshire
142York271.9 105.0 Unitary, cityNorth Yorkshire
143Guildford270.9 104.6 BoroughSurrey
144Birmingham267.8 103.4 Metropolitan borough, city (1889)West Midlands
145Amber Valley265.4 102.5 BoroughDerbyshire
146Mole Valley258.3 99.7 DistrictSurrey
147Tandridge248.2 95.8 DistrictSurrey
148Redcar and Cleveland244.8 94.5 Unitary, boroughNorth Yorkshire
149Tonbridge and Malling240.1 92.7 BoroughKent
150Kettering233.5 90.2 BoroughNorthamptonshire
151Swindon230.1 88.8 Unitary, boroughWiltshire
152Arun220.9 85.3 DistrictWest Sussex
153Bromsgrove217.0 83.8 DistrictWorcestershire
154Hart215.3 83.1 DistrictHampshire
155Dacorum212.5 82.0 BoroughHertfordshire
156Newcastle-under-Lyme211.0 81.5 BoroughStaffordshire
157Stockton-on-Tees205.0 79.2 Unitary, boroughDurham and North Yorkshire
158Chorley202.8 78.3 BoroughLancashire
159Darlington197.5 76.3 Unitary, boroughDurham
160Windsor and Maidenhead196.5 75.9 Unitary, Royal BoroughBerkshire
161Wyre Forest195.4 75.4 DistrictWorcestershire
162Medway193.5 74.7 Unitary, boroughKent
163North East Lincolnshire191.9 74.1 Unitary, boroughLincolnshire
164Wigan188.2 72.7 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
165Warrington180.6 69.7 Unitary, boroughCheshire
166Wokingham179.0 69.1 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
167Solihull178.3 68.8 Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
168Great Yarmouth174.5 67.4 BoroughNorfolk
169Rochford169.5 65.4 DistrictEssex
170Pendle169.4 65.4 BoroughLancashire
171Fylde165.8 64.0 BoroughLancashire
172Thurrock163.5 63.1 Unitary, boroughEssex
173Wellingborough163.0 62.9 BoroughNorthamptonshire
176Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole161.3 62.3UnitaryDorset
175St Albans161.2 62.2 City (1877)Hertfordshire
176Bolsover160.3 61.9 DistrictDerbyshire
177Rochdale158.1 61.0 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
178Wirral157.0 60.6 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
179Sefton155.0 59.8 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
180Brentwood153.1 59.1 BoroughEssex
181Bromley150.1 58.0 London boroughGreater London
182Gateshead[2]142.4 55.0 Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
183Oldham142.3 54.9 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
184Preston142.3 54.9 City (2002)Lancashire
185Bolton139.8 54.0 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
186Rossendale138.0 53.3 BoroughLancashire
187Sunderland137.4 53.1 Metropolitan borough, city (1992)Tyne and Wear
188Blackburn with Darwen137.0 52.9 Unitary, boroughLancashire
189St Helens136.4 52.7 Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
190Blaby130.5 50.4 DistrictLeicestershire
191Welwyn Hatfield129.5 50.0 DistrictHertfordshire
192Reigate and Banstead129.1 49.8 BoroughSurrey
193Stockport126.0 48.6 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
194Gedling120.0 46.3 BoroughNottinghamshire
195Hillingdon115.7 44.7 London boroughGreater London
196Manchester115.6 44.6 Metropolitan borough, city (1853)Greater Manchester
197Newcastle upon Tyne113.5 43.8 Metropolitan borough, city (1882)Tyne and Wear
198South Ribble113.0 43.6 BoroughLancashire
199Havering112.3 43.4 London boroughGreater London
200Liverpool111.8 43.2 Metropolitan borough, city (1880)Merseyside
201Burnley110.7 42.7 BoroughLancashire
202Basildon110.0 42.5 DistrictEssex
203Erewash109.6 42.3 BoroughDerbyshire
204Bristol109.7 42.4 Unitary, city (1542)Bristol
205Ashfield109.6 42.3 DistrictNottinghamshire
206Bracknell Forest109.4 42.2 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
207Trafford106.0 40.9 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
208Walsall104.0 40.2 Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
209Thanet103.3 39.9 DistrictKent
210Tameside103.2 39.8 Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
211Hertsmere101.1 39.0 BoroughHertfordshire

Less than 100 km2


Rank District Area km2 Area mi2 Type Ceremonial county
212Bury99.46 38.40Metropolitan boroughGreater Manchester
213Gravesham99.02 38.23BoroughKent
214Coventry98.64 38.09Metropolitan borough, city (1345)West Midlands
215Dudley97.96 37.82Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
216Salford97.20 37.53Metropolitan borough, city (1926)Greater Manchester
217Surrey Heath95.09 36.71BoroughSurrey
218Elmbridge95.05 36.70BoroughSurrey
219Hartlepool93.56 36.12Unitary, boroughDurham
220Stoke-on-Trent93.45 36.08Unitary, city (1925)Staffordshire
221Three Rivers88.82 34.29DistrictHertfordshire
222Barnet86.75 33.49London boroughGreater London
223Croydon86.49 33.39London boroughGreater London
224Knowsley86.50 33.40Metropolitan boroughMerseyside
225Sandwell85.56 33.03Metropolitan boroughWest Midlands
226Brighton & Hove82.79 31.97Unitary, city (2000)East Sussex
227North Tyneside82.32 31.78Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
228Enfield80.83 31.21London boroughGreater London
229Northampton80.77 31.19BoroughNorthamptonshire
230Corby80.28 31.00BoroughNorthamptonshire
231Broxtowe80.10 30.93BoroughNottinghamshire
232Plymouth79.83 30.82Unitary, city (1928)Devon
233Eastleigh79.76 30.80BoroughHampshire
234Halton79.08 30.53Unitary, boroughCheshire
235Nuneaton and Bedworth78.95 30.48BoroughWarwickshire
236Cannock Chase78.88 30.46DistrictStaffordshire
237Runnymede78.04 30.13BoroughSurrey
238Derby78.03 30.13Unitary, city (1977)Derbyshire
239Barrow-in-Furness77.98 30.11BoroughCumbria
240Mansfield76.70 29.61DistrictNottinghamshire
241Nottingham74.61 28.81Unitary, city (1897)Nottinghamshire
242Fareham74.24 28.66BoroughHampshire
243Leicester73.34 28.32Unitary, city (1919)Leicestershire
244Hyndburn73.00 28.19BoroughLancashire
245Dartford72.76 28.09BoroughKent
246Hull71.45 27.59Unitary, city (1299)East Riding of Yorkshire
247Wolverhampton69.44 26.81Metropolitan borough, city (2000)West Midlands
248Chesterfield66.04 25.50BoroughDerbyshire
249South Tyneside64.39 24.86 Metropolitan boroughTyne and Wear
250Woking63.60 24.56 BoroughSurrey
251Torbay62.89 24.28 Unitary, boroughDevon
252Bexley60.58 23.39 London boroughGreater London
253Richmond upon Thames57.41 22.17 London boroughGreater London
254Redbridge56.42 21.78 London boroughGreater London
255Hounslow55.98 21.61 London boroughGreater London
256Ealing55.54 21.44 London boroughGreater London
257Havant55.37 21.38 BoroughHampshire
258Redditch54.25 20.95 BoroughWorcestershire
259Middlesbrough53.89 20.81 Unitary, boroughNorth Yorkshire
260Broxbourne51.44 19.86 BoroughHertfordshire
261Harrow50.46 19.48 London boroughGreater London
262Southampton49.91 19.27 Unitary, city (1964)Hampshire
263Greenwich47.33 18.27 London boroughGreater London
264Exeter47.04 18.16 CityDevon
265Cheltenham46.60 17.99 BoroughGloucestershire
266Oxford45.60 17.61 City (1542)Oxfordshire
267Castle Point45.07 17.40 BoroughEssex
268Crawley44.97 17.36 BoroughWest Sussex
269Spelthorne44.89 17.33 BoroughSurrey
270Eastbourne44.16 17.05 BoroughEast Sussex
271Sutton43.85 16.93 London boroughGreater London
272Luton43.35 16.74 Unitary, boroughBedfordshire
273Brent43.23 16.69 London boroughGreater London
274Adur41.93 16.19 DistrictWest Sussex
275Southend-on-Sea41.76 16.12 Unitary, boroughEssex
276Cambridge40.70 15.71 City (1951)Cambridgeshire
277Gloucester40.55 15.66 City (1541)Gloucestershire
278Reading40.40 15.60 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
279Portsmouth40.39 15.59 Unitary, city (1926)Hampshire
280Ipswich39.52 15.26 BoroughSuffolk
281Rushmoor39.05 15.08 BoroughHampshire
282Norwich39.02 15.07 City (1195)Norfolk
283Waltham Forest38.81 14.98 London boroughGreater London
284Merton37.62 14.53 London boroughGreater London
285Kingston upon Thames37.26 14.39 London borough, Royal BoroughGreater London
286Newham36.20 13.98 London boroughGreater London
287Barking and Dagenham36.11 13.94 London boroughGreater London
288Lincoln35.69 13.78 CityLincolnshire
289Lewisham35.15 13.57 London boroughGreater London
290Blackpool34.85 13.46 Unitary, boroughLancashire
291Wandsworth34.26 13.23 London boroughGreater London
292Epsom and Ewell34.08 13.16 BoroughSurrey
293Worcester33.28 12.85 City (1189)Worcestershire
294Slough32.54 12.56 Unitary, boroughBerkshire
295Worthing32.52 12.56 BoroughWest Sussex
296Tamworth30.85 11.91 BoroughStaffordshire
297Harlow30.54 11.79 DistrictEssex
298Hastings29.72 11.47 BoroughEast Sussex
299Haringey29.60 11.43 London boroughGreater London
300Southwark28.86 11.14 London boroughGreater London
301Lambeth26.81 10.35 London boroughGreater London
302Stevenage[3]25.97 10.03 BoroughHertfordshire
303Gosport25.36 9.79 BoroughHampshire
304Oadby and Wigston23.53 9.08 BoroughLeicestershire
305Camden21.79 8.41 London boroughGreater London
306Westminster21.49 8.30 London borough, city (1540)Greater London
307Watford21.43 8.27 BoroughHertfordshire
308Tower Hamlets19.79 7.64 London boroughGreater London
309Hackney19.05 7.36 London boroughGreater London
310Hammersmith and Fulham16.40 6.33 London boroughGreater London
311Isles of Scilly16.34 6.31 UnitaryCornwall
312Islington14.86 5.74 London boroughGreater London
313Kensington and Chelsea12.12 4.68 London borough, Royal BoroughGreater London
314City of London2.90 1.12 Unitary, cityCity of London

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