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Breckland District

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Geography
Status: District
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Norfolk
Area:
- Total
Ranked
1,305.12 km²
Admin. HQ: East Derehammarker
ONS code: 33UB
Demographics
Population:
- Total ( )
- Density

Ranked

/ km²

Ethnicity: 98.5% White
Politics
Breckland District Council
http://www.breckland.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive:
MPs: Christopher Fraser, Keith Simpson
Breckland District is a local government district in Norfolk, Englandmarker. Its council is based in East Derehammarker.

Breckland District derives its name from the Brecklandmarker landscape region, a gorse covered sandy heath of south Norfolk and north Suffolk. The term Breckland is ancient, and is found as early as the 13th century in the form Brakelond.

History

Breckland District was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the Borough of Thetford, East Dereham Urban District, Swaffham Urban District, Wayland Rural District, Mitford and Launditch Rural District, and Swaffham Rural District.

Composition

The district is entirely parished, and is made up of 113 civil parishes. At the time of the 2001 census, the district had an area of , with a population of 121,418 in 50,715 households.

The district contains the following civil parishes:



References

  1. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Retrieved 2 December 2005.


External links

  • Diss Express - website of local newspaper covering part of district



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