|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Shire county||North Yorkshire|
|• Type||Selby District Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader and Executive|
|• MPs:||Nigel Adams|
|• Total||231.4 sq mi (599.3 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 268th|
|• Density||390/sq mi (150/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||36UH (ONS)|
Selby District is a local government district of North Yorkshire, England. The local authority, Selby District Council, is based in the town of Selby. The Local Authority had a population of 83,449 at the 2011 Census. It is the southernmost district of North Yorkshire, and it borders the City of York, the boroughs of the City of Leeds and the City of Wakefield, in West Yorkshire, the Borough of Doncaster, in South Yorkshire. Selby District also borders the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of Selby Urban District, Selby Rural District and parts of Derwent Rural District, Hemsworth Rural District, Osgoldcross Rural District and Tadcaster Rural District. Of them, Derwent Rural District was in the historic East Riding of Yorkshire, but the rest were in the West Riding of Yorkshire.
On 1 April 1996, the parishes of Acaster Malbis, Askham Bryan, Askham Richard, Bishopthorpe, Copmanthorpe, Deighton, Dunnington, Elvington, Fulford, Heslington, Kexby, Naburn and Wheldrake were all transferred from the district to form part of the new City of York Council unitary authority. According to the 2001 census, those parishes had a population of 22,873.
Towns and villages
Settlements (towns in bold) in the district of Selby include:
- Balne, Barlby, Barlow, Biggin, Bilbrough, Bolton Percy, Burn, Burton Salmon, Brayton, Brotherton
- Camblesforth, Carlton, Cawood, Church Fenton, Cliffe, Chapel Haddlesey, Cridling Stubbs
- Eggborough, Escrick
- Hambleton, Hemingbrough, Hensall, Hillam, Hirst Courtney
- Kelfield, Kellington, Kirk Smeaton
- Long Drax, Lumby
- Monk Fryston
- Newthorpe, North Duffield
- Selby, Sherburn in Elmet, Skipwith, Stutton, South Milford, Stillingfleet
- Tadcaster, Temple Hirst, Thorganby, Thorpe Willoughby, Towton
- Walden Stubbs, West Haddlesey, Whitley, Wistow, Womersley
- UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Selby Local Authority (E07000169)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 5 March 2020.
- Laversuch, Chloe (23 July 2018). "Conservative councillor quits to join Yorkshire Party". The York Press. Retrieved 12 October 2018.
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