Birkin

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Birkin
Birkin is located in North Yorkshire
Birkin
Birkin
 Birkin shown within North Yorkshire
Population 146 
OS grid reference SE530268
Civil parish Birkin
District Selby
Shire county North Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town KNOTTINGLEY
Postcode district WF11
Police North Yorkshire
Fire North Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
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Coordinates: 53°44′07″N 1°11′49″W / 53.735390°N 1.196970°W / 53.735390; -1.196970

Birkin is a village and civil parish in the south-west of the Selby district of North Yorkshire, England. It is north of the River Aire, near Beal, North Yorkshire. The closest town is Knottingley, in West Yorkshire, four miles to the south-west. According to the 2001 census the parish had a population of 146. Birkin was the birthplace of British philosopher Thomas Hill Green.

The name "Birkin" indicates that the village was first established in a heavily wooded area of birch trees.

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