UK: 100 Largest Local Authorities by Area

– This list is made up of the 100 largest local councils by area in square miles

  1.  Highland Council Area – 11,838
  2.  Argyll and Bute Council Area – 2,668
  3.  Dumfries and Galloway Council Area – 2,481
  4.  Aberdeenshire Council Area – 2,437
  5.  Perth and Kinross Council Area – 2,041
  6.  Powys County – 2,006
  7.  Northumberland County – 1,936
  8.  Scottish Borders Council Area – 1,831
  9.  Cornwall County – 1,369
  10.  Shropshire County – 1,346
  11.  Na h’Eileanan Siar Council Area – 1,190
  12.  Gwynedd County – 984
  13.  East Riding of Yorkshire County – 930
  14.  Carmarthenshire County – 925
  15.  Durham County – 859
  16.  Stirling Council Area – 844
  17.  Angus Council Area – 842
  18.  Herefordshire County – 840
  19.  Eden District – 827
  20.  Fermanagh District – 724
  21.  Ceredigion County – 688
  22.  East Lindsey District – 680
  23.  Pembrokeshire County – 654
  24.  Ryedale District – 582
  25.  Shetland Islands Council Area – 567
  26.  Fife Council Area – 512
  27.  Richmondshire District – 509
  28.  Harrogate Borough – 505
  29.  Cheshire East Borough – 447
  30.  West Lindsey District – 446
  31.  Conwy County Borough – 436
  32.  Carlisle City – 401
  33.  Orkney Islands Council Area – 380
  34.  South Kesteven District – 364
  35.  North Kesteven District – 356
  36.  Cheshire West and Chester Borough – 355
  37.  South Cambridgeshire District – 348
  38.  Monmouthshire County – 328
  39.  North Lincolnshire Borough – 327
  40.  Denbighshire County – 326
  41.  Scarborough Borough – 315
  42.  South Holland District – 287
  43.  Mendip District – 286
  44.  Copeland Borough – 283
  45.  Isle of Anglesey County Borough – 276
  46.  South Oxfordshire District – 262
  47.  Newark and Sherwood District – 252
  48.  Selby District – 231
  49.  Vale of White Horse District – 223
  50.  Doncaster Metropolitan Borough – 219
  51.  Leeds City – 213
  52.  Flintshire County – 169
  53.  West Lothian Council Area – 165
  54.  Kirklees Metropolitan Borough – 159
  55.  Rushcliffe Borough – 158
  56.  Swansea City – 150
  57.  Isle of Wight County – 148
  58.  Bradford City – 143
  59.  Sheffield City – 142
  60.  Calderdale Metropolitan Borough – 141
  61.  Boston Borough – 140
  62.  Wakefield City – 131
  63.  Barnsley Metropolitan Borough – 127
  64.  Dover District – 122
  65.  Canterbury City  119
  66.  Falkirk Council Area – 115
  67.  Telford and Wrekin Borough – 112
  68.  York City – 105
  69.  Birmingham City – 103
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4 thoughts on “UK: 100 Largest Local Authorities by Area

  1. I think the area given for Swansea is a bit misleading. My guess is the quoted figure is the area for the ‘City and County of Swansea’ which isn’t quite the same thing.

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