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Cumberland
Cumberland flag.svg
Flag
EnglandCumberlandTrad.png
Area
 • 1831969,490 acres (3,923.4 km2)1831 Census cited in Vision of Britain – Ancient county data
 • 1911973,086 acres (3,937.94 km2)
 • 1961973,146 acres (3,938.18 km2)
Population
 • 1911265,746 Vision of Britain – Cumberland population (density and area)
 • 1961294,303
Density
 • 19110.27/acre (0.67/ha)
 • 19610.3/acre (0.74/ha)
History
 • OriginHistoric
 • Created12th Century
 • Abolished1974
 • Succeeded byCumbria
StatusAdministrative county (1889–1974)
Ceremonial county (until 1974)
Chapman codeCUL
GovernmentCumberland County Council (1889–1974)
 • HQCarlisle
Subdivisions
 • TypeWards (ancient)

Cumberland (/ˈkʌmbərlənd/ KUM-bər-lənd) is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It was bordered by Northumberland to the northeast, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the southeast, Lancashire to the south, and the <

Cumberland (/ˈkʌmbərlənd/ KUM-bər-lənd) is a historic county of North West England that had an administrative function from the 12th century until 1974. It was bordered by Northumberland to the northeast, County Durham to the east, Westmorland to the southeast, Lancashire to the south, and the Scottish counties of Dumfriesshire and Roxburghshire to the north. It formed an administrative county from 1889 to 1974 (excluding Carlisle from 1914) and now forms part of Cumbria.