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Eden District
Shown within Cumbria
Shown within Cumbria
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Cumbria
Historic county Cumberland (part)
Westmorland (part)
Founded 1 April 1974
Admin. HQ Penrith
 • Type Eden District Council
 • Total 827 sq mi (2,142 km2)
Area rank 8th
 • Total 52,564
 • 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)
E07000030 (GSS)
Ethnicity 99.6% White

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

In Eden there are King George's Fields, in memorial to King George V, at Appleby and Patterdale.

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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