List of English districts by area

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This is a list of districts of England ordered by area.

See also: List of English districts by population, List of English districts by population density, List of English districts and their ethnic composition

More than 1,000 km²[edit]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
1 Northumberland 5,013 Unitary, District and County Northumberland
2 Cornwall 3,546 Unitary, District and County Cornwall
3 Wiltshire 3,255 Unitary, District and County Wiltshire
4 Shropshire 3,197 Unitary, District and County Shropshire
5 East Riding of Yorkshire 2,479 Unitary, District East Riding of Yorkshire
6 County Durham 2,226.06 Unitary, District and County County Durham
7 Herefordshire 2,180 Unitary, District and County Herefordshire
8 Eden 2,142.36 District Cumbria
9 East Lindsey 1,760.25 District Lincolnshire
10 South Lakeland 1,534 District Cumbria
11 Ryedale 1,507 District North Yorkshire
12 King's Lynn and West Norfolk 1,429 Borough Norfolk
13 Richmondshire 1,319 District North Yorkshire
14 Hambleton 1,311 District North Yorkshire
15 Harrogate 1,307.94 District North Yorkshire
16 Breckland 1,305.12 District Norfolk
17 Allerdale 1,241.59 Borough Cumbria
18 Craven 1,177.39 District North Yorkshire
19 Cheshire East 1,166.36 Unitary, District Cheshire
20 Cotswold 1,164.52 District Gloucestershire
21 West Devon 1,159.65 Borough Devon
22 West Lindsey 1,155.71 District Lincolnshire
23 North Devon 1,086.03 District Devon
24 West Dorset 1,081.48 District Dorset
25 Carlisle 1,039.31 City Cumbria

100 - 1,000 km²[edit]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
26 Torridge 985.3 District Devon
27 Stratford-on-Avon 977.9 District Warwickshire
28 North Norfolk 963.9 District Norfolk
29 South Somerset 959.04 District Somerset
30 South Kesteven 942.6 District Lincolnshire
31 North Kesteven 922.5 District Lincolnshire
32 Cheshire West and Chester 918.28 Unitary, District Cheshire
33 Mid Devon 912.90 District Devon
34 South Norfolk 907.71 District Norfolk
35 Huntingdonshire 906.18 District Cambridgeshire
36 Aylesbury Vale 902.75 District Buckinghamshire
37 South Cambridgeshire 901.63 District Cambridgeshire
38 Suffolk Coastal 891.42 District Suffolk
39 South Hams 886.49 District Devon
40 Mid Suffolk 871.07 District Suffolk
41 North Lincolnshire 846.31 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
42 Wealden 833.17 District East Sussex
43 Scarborough 816.54 Borough North Yorkshire
44 East Devon 814.37 District Devon
45 Derbyshire Dales 792.42 District Derbyshire
46 Chichester 786.23 District West Sussex
47 New Forest 753.10 District Hampshire
48 South Holland 742.38 District Lincolnshire
49 Mendip 739.44 District Somerset
50 Copeland 731.74 Borough Cumbria
51 West Somerset 725.35 District Somerset
52 Central Bedfordshire 715.67 Unitary, District Bedfordshire
53 West Oxfordshire 714.40 District Oxfordshire
54 West Berkshire 704.17 Unitary, District Berkshire
55 South Oxfordshire 678.54 District Oxfordshire
56 Teignbridge 673.86 District Devon
57 Wychavon 663.54 District Worcestershire
58 Daventry 662.59 District Northamptonshire
59 Winchester 660.97 City Hampshire
60 St Edmundsbury 656.96 Borough Suffolk
61 Newark and Sherwood 651.34 District Nottinghamshire
62 East Cambridgeshire 651.28 District Cambridgeshire
63 Uttlesford 641.18 District Essex
64 Bassetlaw 637.85 District Nottinghamshire
65 South Northamptonshire 634.02 District Northamptonshire
66 Basingstoke and Deane 633.82 Borough Hampshire
67 Test Valley 627.59 Borough Hampshire
68 Braintree 611.71 District Essex
69 North Dorset 609.22 District Dorset
70 Selby 599.31 District North Yorkshire
71 Stafford 598.17 District Staffordshire
72 Babergh 593.78 District Suffolk
73 Harborough 591.76 District Leicestershire
74 Cherwell 588.76 District Oxfordshire
75 Ribble Valley 583.16 Borough Lancashire
76 Ashford 580.62 Borough Kent
77 Vale of White Horse 577.63 District Oxfordshire
78 Malvern Hills 577.07 District Worcestershire
79 Staffordshire Moorlands 575.9 District Staffordshire
80 Lancaster 575.86 City (1937) Lancashire
81 Doncaster 567.99 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
82 Sedgemoor 564.36 District Somerset
83 Broadland 552.40 District Norfolk
84 Leeds 551.72 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) West Yorkshire
85 Fenland 546.45 District Cambridgeshire
86 High Peak 539.17 Borough Derbyshire
87 Horsham 530.27 District West Sussex
88 Forest of Dean 526.51 District Gloucestershire
89 East Hampshire 514.43 District Hampshire
90 Rother 511.8 District East Sussex
91 East Northamptonshire 509.8 District Northamptonshire
92 South Gloucestershire 496.95 Unitary, District Gloucestershire
93 Melton 481.38 Borough Leicestershire
94 Bedford 476.41 Unitary, Borough Bedfordshire
95 East Hertfordshire 475.69 District Hertfordshire
96 Taunton Deane 462.37 Borough Somerset
97 Stroud 460.66 District Gloucestershire
98 Tewkesbury 414.39 Borough Gloucestershire
99 Rushcliffe 409.23 Borough Nottinghamshire
100 Kirklees 408.60 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
101 South Staffordshire 407.32 District Staffordshire
102 Purbeck 404.42 District Dorset
103 Maidstone 393.33 Borough Kent
104 East Staffordshire 386.95 Borough Staffordshire
105 Isle of Wight 384 Unitary, County Isle of Wight
106 Rutland 382 Unitary, District Rutland
107 Forest Heath 377.71 District Suffolk
108 North Hertfordshire 375.37 District Hertfordshire
109 North Somerset 373.79 Unitary, District Somerset
110 Swale 373.41 Borough Kent
111 Waveney 369.83 District Suffolk
112 Sevenoaks 369.21 District Kent
113 Sheffield 367.95 Metropolitan borough, City (1893) South Yorkshire
114 Bradford 366.42 Metropolitan borough, City (1897) West Yorkshire
115 Calderdale 363.92 Metropolitan borough West Yorkshire
116 Boston 361.54 Borough Lincolnshire
117 Maldon 358.80 District Essex
118 Shepway 356.70 District Kent
119 East Dorset 354.42 District Dorset
120 Rugby 351.11 Borough Warwickshire
121 West Lancashire 346.78 District Lancashire
122 Bath and North East Somerset 345.74 Unitary, District Somerset
123 Waverley 345.17 Borough Surrey
124 Peterborough 343.38 Unitary, City (1541) Cambridgeshire
125 Epping Forest (district) 338.98 District Essex
126 Chelmsford 338.78 Borough Essex
127 Wakefield 338.61 Metropolitan borough, City (1888) West Yorkshire
128 South Derbyshire 338.12 District Derbyshire
129 Tendring 337.69 District Essex
130 Mid Sussex 334.03 District West Sussex
131 Tunbridge Wells 331.33 Borough Kent
132 Lichfield 331.30 District Staffordshire
133 Colchester 329.08 Borough Essex
134 Barnsley 329.05 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
135 Wycombe 324.57 District Buckinghamshire
136 Dover 315.06 District Kent
137 Canterbury 308.85 City Kent
138 Milton Keynes 308.63 Unitary, Borough Buckinghamshire
139 Hinckley and Bosworth 297.35 Borough Leicestershire
140 Lewes 292.06 District East Sussex
141 Telford and Wrekin 290.31 Unitary, Borough Shropshire
142 Rotherham 286.53 Metropolitan borough South Yorkshire
143 North Warwickshire 284.27 Borough Warwickshire
144 Warwick 282.88 District Warwickshire
145 Wyre 282.56 Borough Lancashire
146 North West Leicestershire 279.33 District Leicestershire
147 Charnwood 279.04 Borough Leicestershire
148 North East Derbyshire 275.60 District Derbyshire
149 York 271.94 Unitary, City North Yorkshire
150 Guildford 270.93 Borough Surrey
151 Birmingham 267.79 Metropolitan borough, City (1889) West Midlands
152 Amber Valley 265.44 Borough Derbyshire
153 Mole Valley 258.32 District Surrey
154 Tandridge 248.19 District Surrey
155 Redcar and Cleveland 244.89 Unitary, Borough North Yorkshire
156 Tonbridge and Malling 240.13 Borough Kent
157 Kettering 233.49 Borough Northamptonshire
158 Swindon 230.09 Unitary, Borough Wiltshire
159 Arun 220.71 District West Sussex
160 Bromsgrove 216.97 District Worcestershire
161 Hart 215.27 District Hampshire
162 Dacorum 212.48 Borough Hertfordshire
163 Newcastle-under-Lyme 210.96 Borough Staffordshire
164 Stockton-on-Tees 203.90 Unitary, Borough Durham and North Yorkshire
165 Chorley 202.80 Borough Lancashire
166 Darlington 197.47 Unitary, Borough Durham
167 Windsor and Maidenhead 196.51 Unitary, Royal Borough Berkshire
168 Chiltern 196.35 District Buckinghamshire
169 Wyre Forest 195.40 District Worcestershire
170 Medway 192.03 Unitary, Borough Kent
171 North East Lincolnshire 191.84 Unitary, Borough Lincolnshire
172 Wigan 188.19 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
173 Warrington 180.65 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
174 Wokingham 178.97 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
175 Solihull 178.29 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
176 Great Yarmouth 173.76 Borough Norfolk
177 Rochford 169.50 District Essex
178 Pendle 169.38 Borough Lancashire
179 Fylde 165.71 Borough Lancashire
180 Thurrock 163.37 Unitary, Borough Essex
181 Wellingborough 163.04 Borough Northamptonshire
182 St Albans 161.18 City (1877) Hertfordshire
183 Bolsover 160.33 District Derbyshire
184 Rochdale 158.08 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
185 Wirral 157.05 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
186 Sefton 153.14 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
187 Brentwood 153.12 Borough Essex
188 Bromley 150.13 London borough Greater London
189 Gateshead 142.36 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
190 Oldham 142.35 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
191 Preston 142.29 City (2002) Lancashire
192 South Bucks 141.27 District Buckinghamshire
193 Bolton 139.79 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
194 Rossendale 138.04 Borough Lancashire
195 Sunderland 137.45 Metropolitan borough, City (1992) Tyne and Wear
196 Blackburn with Darwen 137.02 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
197 St Helens 136.39 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
198 Blaby 130.47 District Leicestershire
199 Welwyn Hatfield 129.55 District Hertfordshire
200 Reigate and Banstead 129.14 Borough Surrey
201 Stockport 126.06 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
202 Gedling 119.98 Borough Nottinghamshire
203 Hillingdon 115.70 London borough Greater London
204 Manchester 115.65 Metropolitan borough, City (1853) Greater Manchester
205 Newcastle upon Tyne 113.45 Metropolitan borough, City (1882) Tyne and Wear
206 South Ribble 112.96 Borough Lancashire
207 Havering 112.35 London borough Greater London
208 Liverpool 111.84 Metropolitan borough, City (1880) Merseyside
209 Burnley 110.68 Borough Lancashire
210 Basildon 110.03 District Essex
211 Erewash 109.63 Borough Derbyshire
212 Bristol 109.61 Unitary, City (1542) Bristol
213 Ashfield 109.56 District Nottinghamshire
214 Bracknell Forest 109.38 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
215 Trafford 106.04 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
216 Walsall 103.95 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
217 Thanet 103.34 District Kent
218 Tameside 103.16 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
219 Hertsmere 101.16 Borough Hertfordshire

10 - 100 km²[edit]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
220 Bury 99.49 Metropolitan borough Greater Manchester
221 Gravesham 99.02 Borough Kent
222 Coventry 98.65 Metropolitan borough, City (1345) West Midlands
223 Dudley 97.97 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
224 Salford 97.19 Metropolitan borough, City (1926) Greater Manchester
225 Surrey Heath 95.09 Borough Surrey
226 Elmbridge 95.06 Borough Surrey
227 Hartlepool 93.87 Unitary, Borough Durham
228 Stoke-on-Trent 93.45 Unitary, City (1925) Staffordshire
229 Three Rivers 88.82 District Hertfordshire
230 Barnet 86.75 London borough Greater London
231 Croydon 86.50 London borough Greater London
232 Knowsley 86.48 Metropolitan borough Merseyside
233 Sandwell 85.56 Metropolitan borough West Midlands
234 Brighton & Hove 82.67 Unitary, City (2000) East Sussex
235 North Tyneside 82.38 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
236 Enfield 80.83 London borough Greater London
237 Northampton 80.76 Borough Northamptonshire
238 Corby 80.28 Borough Northamptonshire
239 Broxtowe 80.10 Borough Nottinghamshire
240 Plymouth 79.78 Unitary, City (1928) Devon
241 Eastleigh 79.77 Borough Hampshire
242 Halton 79.09 Unitary, Borough Cheshire
243 Nuneaton and Bedworth 78.95 Borough Warwickshire
244 Cannock Chase 78.88 District Staffordshire
245 Runnymede 78.04 Borough Surrey
246 Derby 78.03 Unitary, City (1977) Derbyshire
247 Barrow-in-Furness 77.96 Borough Cumbria
248 Mansfield 76.70 District Nottinghamshire
249 Nottingham 74.61 Unitary, City (1897) Nottinghamshire
250 Fareham 74.24 Borough Hampshire
251 Leicester 73.34 Unitary, City (1919) Leicestershire
252 Hyndburn 73.00 Borough Lancashire
253 Dartford 72.76 Borough Kent
254 Hull 71.45 Unitary, City (1299) East Riding of Yorkshire
255 Wolverhampton 69.43 Metropolitan borough, City (2000) West Midlands
256 Chesterfield 66.04 Borough Derbyshire
257 Poole 64.75 Unitary, Borough Dorset
258 South Tyneside 64.41 Metropolitan borough Tyne and Wear
259 Woking 63.60 Borough Surrey
260 Torbay 62.89 Unitary, Borough Devon
261 Bexley 60.58 London borough Greater London
262 Richmond upon Thames 57.41 London borough Greater London
263 Redbridge 56.42 London borough Greater London
264 Hounslow 55.98 London borough Greater London
265 Ealing 55.54 London borough Greater London
266 Havant 55.37 Borough Hampshire
267 Redditch 54.25 Borough Worcestershire
268 Middlesbrough 53.88 Unitary, Borough North Yorkshire
269 Broxbourne 51.43 Borough Hertfordshire
270 Harrow 50.46 London borough Greater London
271 Christchurch 50.39 Borough Dorset
272 Southampton 49.84 Unitary, City (1964) Hampshire
273 Greenwich 47.33 London borough Greater London
274 Exeter 47.04 City Devon
275 Cheltenham 46.63 Borough Gloucestershire
276 Bournemouth 46.18 Unitary, Borough Dorset
277 Oxford 45.61 City (1542) Oxfordshire
278 Castle Point 45.07 Borough Essex
279 Crawley 44.97 Borough West Sussex
280 Spelthorne 44.89 Borough Surrey
281 Eastbourne 44.16 Borough East Sussex
282 Sutton 43.85 London borough Greater London
283 Luton 43.35 Unitary, Borough Bedfordshire
284 Brent 43.23 London borough Greater London
285 Adur 41.81 District West Sussex
286 Weymouth and Portland 41.78 Borough Dorset
287 Southend-on-Sea 41.76 Unitary, Borough Essex
288 Cambridge 40.70 City (1951) Cambridgeshire
289 Gloucester 40.54 City (1541) Gloucestershire
290 Reading 40.40 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
291 Portsmouth 40.36 Unitary, City (1926) Hampshire
292 Ipswich 39.41 Borough Suffolk
293 Rushmoor 39.05 Borough Hampshire
294 Norwich 39.02 City (1195) Norfolk
295 Waltham Forest 38.81 London borough Greater London
296 Merton 37.62 London borough Greater London
297 Kingston upon Thames 37.26 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London
298 Newham 36.20 London borough Greater London
299 Barking and Dagenham 36.11 London borough Greater London
300 Lincoln 35.69 City Lincolnshire
301 Lewisham 35.15 London borough Greater London
302 Blackpool 34.85 Unitary, Borough Lancashire
303 Wandsworth 34.26 London borough Greater London
304 Epsom and Ewell 34.08 Borough Surrey
305 Worcester 33.28 City (1189) Worcestershire
306 Slough 32.54 Unitary, Borough Berkshire
307 Worthing 32.48 Borough West Sussex
308 Tamworth 30.85 Borough Staffordshire
309 Harlow 30.54 District Essex
310 Hastings 29.72 Borough East Sussex
311 Haringey 29.60 London borough Greater London
312 Southwark 28.86 London borough Greater London
313 Lambeth 26.81 London borough Greater London
314 Stevenage 25.96 Borough Hertfordshire
315 Gosport 25.29 Borough Hampshire
316 Oadby and Wigston 23.53 Borough Leicestershire
317 Camden 21.79 London borough Greater London
318 Westminster 21.49 London borough, City (1540) Greater London
319 Watford 21.42 Borough Hertfordshire
320 Tower Hamlets 19.78 London borough Greater London
321 Hackney 19.05 London borough Greater London
322 Hammersmith and Fulham 16.40 London borough Greater London
323 Isles of Scilly 16.37 Unitary Cornwall
324 Islington 14.86 London borough Greater London
325 Kensington and Chelsea 12.13 London borough, Royal Borough Greater London

Less than 10 km²[edit]

Rank District Area km² Type Ceremonial county
326 City of London 2.90 Unitary, City City of London

Source[edit]

Area measurement of land area only (to Mean High Water Mark and excluding inland water features larger than 1 km²). "Standard Area Measurements - Local Authorities - Dec 2010 (SAM_LAD_DEC_2010_UK)". UK Standard Area Measurements (SAM). Office for National Statistics. 31 December 2010. Retrieved 1 October 2011. 

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