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North Dorset District

Shown within Dorsetmarker (above), and Dorset shown within England (right).
Geography
Status: District
Region: South West England
Admin. County: Dorsetmarker
Area:
- Total
Ranked
609.22 km²
Admin. HQ: Blandford Forummarker
ONS code: 19UE
Demographics
Population:
- Total ( )
- Density

Ranked

/ km²

Ethnicity: 98.6% White
Politics
North Dorset District Council
http://www.north-dorset.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive:
MP: Robert Walter
North Dorset is a local government district in Dorsetmarker, Englandmarker. It is largely rural, but includes the towns of Blandford Forummarker, Gillinghammarker, Shaftesburymarker, Stalbridgemarker and Sturminster Newtonmarker. Much of North Dorset is in the River Stour valley and is called the Blackmore Vale. The economy of North Dorset is largely dairy agriculture based.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal boroughs of Blandford Forum, Shaftesbury, Blandford Rural District, Shaftesbury Rural District and Sturminster Rural District.

At the 2001 UK census North Dorset had a population of 61,905, a rise of 8,300 from 1991, with 25,248 households.

North Dorset is home to North Dorset Rugby Football Club

Settlements

Towns with a population over 2,500 are in 'bold.


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