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York belongs to the county of North Yorkshire and is located in its northeastern part. The city is located where the two rivers Ouse and Foss met, and that is about 35 km to Leeds in the north.York was founded by the Romans early in the year 71 AD Kr and then called Eboracum. In the year 866 the Vikings took the city and called it Jorvik, and from the 1200s, the name York adopted.
The population within city limits is currently measured at nearly 200 000 (2008).
There are many remains and buildings that testify to the city’s long history. Parts of the city wall built during the Middle Ages still stands. Many churches have been preserved, including Northern Europe’s largest gothic cathedral York Minster. York Dungeons is a scary experience that takes place deep in the cellars of York Prison. It organized various tours of the city and that there are many museums here, as Jorvik Viking Centre.
Leeds Bradford International Airport is the largest airport in Yorkshire and is approx. 50 km outside of York.