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York is a historic walled city situated at the meeting point of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The municipality is the old-style county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. It has a rich heritage and has been to the main political events in England during much of its two millennia of existence. The city offers a wealth of historical attractions, of which York Minster is the most prominent. The range of cultural and sporting events making it a popular tourist destination for millions.
The Romans founded the city as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman authority of Britannia Inferior. Later of the kingdoms of Jórvík and Northumbria. In the Middle Ages, York raised as a main wool trading centre. It became the capital of the northern religious province of the Church of England, a role it has retained.
Archaeological proof suggests that Mesolithic people settled in the region of York between the year 8000 and 7000 BC. Although it is not known whether their settlements were temporary or permanent. When Romans conquest Britain, the area was occupied by a tribe known to the Romans as the Brigantes. The Brigantian tribal area earlier became a client of the Roman state, but, then its leaders became more hostile, and the Roman Ninth Legion was sent into the Brigantian territory in the north of Humber.
From 1997 to 2010 the core part of the region was covered by the City of York constituency. The remaining was divided between the constituencies of Ryedale, Selby, and Vale of York. These constituencies were represented by John Grogan, John Greenway, Hugh Bayley, and Anne McIntosh.
Following the review of parliamentary representation (2003) in North Yorkshire, the Boundary Commission for England suggested the formation of two new seats for the City of York, during the time for the general election in the year 2010. These are York Central, which includes the inner urban area and is surrounded by the York Outer constituency.
The whole of the York city and local council area located within the Yorkshire and the Humber constituency of the European Parliament.