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City of Lancaster

City of Lancaster
Full nameCity of Lancaster
Official nameCity of Lancaster
Settlement typeCity & non-metropolitan district
Motto"Luck to Loyne"
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin HQLancaster
City status (Lancaster)1937
Non-metropolitan district status1 April 1974
Governing bodyLancaster City Council
MPs:Ben Wallace, David Morris, Eric Ollerenshaw
Total Area222.3 sq mi (575.86 km2)
Total Population  (Ranked  ) ( )
Ethnicity95.5% All White
2.5% All Asian
0.9% All Mixed
0.5% All Black
0.5% All Other
Other information
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
ONS code30UH
OS grid reference 

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The City of Lancaster (c-eniconˈlæŋkəstər), is a local government district of Lancashire, England, with the status of a city and non-metropolitan district. It is named after its largest settlement, Lancaster, but covers a far larger area which includes the towns of Morecambe, Heysham, and Carnforth, as well as outlying villages and rural hinterland. The city has a population of 133,914, and an area of 222 sqmi (575 km2).

The current city boundaries were set as part of the provisions of the Local Government Act 1972, and cover an amalgamation of five former local government districts-the municipal boroughs of Lancaster and Morecambe and Heysham, together with the Carnforth Urban District and rural districts of Lancaster and Lunesdale, all from the administrative county of Lancashire.

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