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York is a city and unitary authority district in North Yorkshire, England, with a council area population of 208,200 as of 2017 and a population of 153,717 as of the 2011 census. Situated at the junction of the Ouse and Foss rivers, it is the county town of Yorkshire's historic county. The town is known for its famous historical landmarks such as York Minster and the city walls, as well as several cultural and sporting activities, making it a popular English tourist destination.
York is a service-based economy, which accounted for 88.7 per cent of the city's jobs in 2000. In 2008, unemployment in York was small at 4.2% compared to the national average of 5.3% in the United Kingdom. The City of York Council, with more than 7,500 employees, is the largest employer in York.
- York County Hospital, the first hospital opened in 1740 in Monk gate
- Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust formed on 1 July 2006
- City's first subscription library opened in 1794
- Main campus is on the southern edge of the city at Heslington
- Two major further education institutions
- 70 local council schools
- Several private schools