York is a cathedral city and unitary authority area at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in England. At the 2011 census, the borough population was 198,051 and the population of the city was 153,717. The city has long-standing buildings and structures, such as a minster, castle and ancient city walls.
The city is the head settlement of historic Yorkshire and was its own county corprate. City of York Council is a unitary authority responsible for providing all local services and facilities throughout the city and rural areas around the outside of the old city boundaries. The city is also included in North Yorkshire and Leeds city region.