York, (England)HistoryYork is a walled city , situated at the confluence of the Rivers Ouseand Foss in North Yorkshire , England.The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minsteris the most prominent, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities.The city was founded by the Romans in 71 AD, under the name ofEboracum .It became in turn the capital of the Roman province of BritanniaInferior , and of the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jorvik .
Localitation The Vale of York, a flat area of fertile arable land bordered bythe Pennines, the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Wolds Theoriginal city was built at the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss ona terminal moraine left by the last Ice Age.ClimateYork has a temperate climate with four different seasons.ReligionUK: (York) Christian 82 % No religion 16% Muslim 0.58 % Religion not stated 12 %Monuments.YorkCastle, a complex of buildings ranging from the medieval CliffordsTower to the 20th century entrance to the York Castle Museum has had achequered history.
Sport.The citys football team is York City , currently playing in the FootballConference .Transport.The Ouse was originally a tidal river , accessible to sea-going ships ofthe time.
EconomyYorks economy is based on the service industry , which in 2000 wasresponsible for 88.7% of employment in the city. [ 73 ] The serviceindustries in York include public sector employment, health, education,finance, information technology (IT) and tourism that accounts for10.7% of employment.GastronomyThe aim of the festival is to spotlight food culture in York and NorthYorkshire by promoting local food production.The Festival generates upto 150,000 visitors over 10 days, from all over the country. [ 141 ]One of the notable local products is York ham, a type of cured ham, [142 ] which is a mild-flavoured ham that has delicate pink meat anddoes not need further cooking before eating.