Derbyshire Dales

Derbyshire Dales
Derbyshire Dales District
—  District  —
Shown within Derbyshire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Administrative county Derbyshire
Admin. HQ Matlock
 - Type Derbyshire Dales District Council
 - Leadership: Alternative - Sec.31
 - Executive: Conservative
 - MP: Patrick McLoughlin
 - Total 305.9 sq mi (792.4 km2)
Area rank 45th
Population (2010 est.)
 - Total 70,400
 - Rank Ranked 300th
 - Density 230.1/sq mi (88.8/km2)
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 - Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
ISO 3166-2
ONS code 17UF
OS grid reference
Ethnicity 97.8% White
0.8% .Asian[1]

Derbyshire Dales is a local government district in Derbyshire, England. Much of the district is situated in the Peak District, although most of its population lies along the River Derwent.

The borough borders the districts of High Peak, Amber Valley, North East Derbyshire and South Derbyshire in Derbyshire and also Sheffield in South Yorkshire.

The district offices are in Matlock. It was formed on 1 April 1974, originally under the name of West Derbyshire. The district adopted its current name in 1988. The district was a merger of Ashbourne, Bakewell, Matlock and Wirksworth urban districts along with Ashbourne Rural District and Bakewell Rural District.

Following their review of parliamentary representation in Derbyshire, the Boundary Commission for England has formed a new constituency called Derbyshire Dales.


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Coordinates: 53°03′N 1°42′W / 53.05°N 1.70°W / 53.05; -1.70

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