Yorkshire (/ˈjɔːrkʃər, -ʃɪər/; abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to extra English counties, functions have been undertaken higher than time by its subdivisions, which have furthermore been subject to periodic reform. Throughout these changes, Yorkshire has continued to be recognised as a geographical territory and cultural region. The declare is aware and without difficulty understood across the United Kingdom and is in common use in the media and the military, and then features in the titles of current areas of civil administration such as North Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire.
Within the borders of the historic county of Yorkshire are enormous stretches of unspoiled countryside. This can be found in the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors and in the same way as the admission aspect of some of the major cities. Yorkshire has as a consequence been nicknamed “God’s Own County”.
The emblem of Yorkshire is the White Rose of the English royal House of York, and the most commonly used flag representative of Yorkshire is the White Rose upon a blue background, which after approximately fifty years of use, was recognised by the Flag Institute upon 29 July 2008.Yorkshire Day, held annually on 1 August, is a celebration of the general culture of Yorkshire, ranging from its history to its own dialect.
Yorkshire is covered by alternative Government Office Regions. Most of the county falls within Yorkshire and the Humber though the extreme northern portion of the county, such as Middlesbrough, Redcar, Holwick and Startforth, falls within North East England. Small areas in the west of the county are covered by the North West England region.