|Area||3.56 sq mi (9.2 km2)|
|• Density||114/sq mi (44/km2)|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|Website||Harpenden Rural Parish Council|
The local council is Harpenden Rural Parish Council.
It was created on 15 April 1898 when the former Harpenden parish was split into two parts: Harpenden Urban parish covering the Harpenden Urban District (which was created on the same day), and Harpenden Rural parish which remained in the St Albans Rural District.
- Annual Report of the Local Government Board. London: Her Majesty's Stationery Office. 1898. p. 289. Retrieved 10 September 2021.
Local Government Board Order 37,507: The County of Hertford (Harpenden) Confirmation Order, 1898, coming into operation 15 April 1898