Eden District facts for kids
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|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Historic county||Cumberland (part)
|Founded||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Eden District Council|
|• Total||827 sq mi (2,142 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 310th|
|• Density||63.557/sq mi (24.540/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||16UF (ONS)
Eden is a local government district in Cumbria, England, based at Penrith Town Hall in Penrith. It is named after the River Eden, which flows north through the district toward Carlisle. Its population of 49,777 at the 2001 census, increased to 52,564 at the 2011 Census. A 2019 estimate was 53,253. In July 2021 it was announced that in April 2023, Cumbria will divide into two unitary authorities. Eden District Council will cease and its functions pass to a new authority, Westmorland and Furness, covering the current districts of Barrow-in-Furness, Eden and South Lakeland.
Below is a list of the wards that form Eden:
* = denotes wards represented by 2 councillors; all others have 1 except for Penrith North which has 3
Sports and recreation
The council is the owner of the Penrith Leisure Centre which is run by a private company under contract. The council also owns a number of playing fields and recreation grounds throughout the district most notably the sports pitches at Frenchfield near Carleton on the outskirts of Penrith.
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