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This is an article about The Borough of Dacorum. For other uses, see Dacorum (disambiguation). Dacorum may mean any of the following: Dacorum is a Latin word meaning of the Dacians, the inhabitants of Dacia, as in Cohors Primae Dacorum, the cohorts recruited from Roman province of Dacia. ...

Borough of Dacorum
Dacorum
Shown within Hertfordshire
Geography
Status: Borough
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Hertfordshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 183rd
212.48 km²
Admin. HQ: Hemel Hempstead
ONS code: 26UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 125th
137,994
649 / km²
Ethnicity: 95.4% White
2.1% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Dacorum Borough Council
Dacorum Borough Council
http://www.dacorum.gov.uk/
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: David Gauke, Mike Penning

Dacorum is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England. It includes the towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted, and Tring. The district is entirely parished, apart from Hemel Hempstead. Image File history File links HertfordshireDacorum. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... The region (also known as government office region) is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... East of England is one of the official regions of England. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... This article explains the meaning of area as a Physical quantity. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by area. ... To help compare different orders of magnitude and geographical regions, we list here areas between 100 km² and 1000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... The Office for National Statistics coding system is a hierarchical code used in the United Kingdom for tabulating census and other statistical data. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Density (symbol: ρ - Greek: rho) is a measure of mass per unit of volume. ... This is a list of districts of England ordered by population. ... Arms of Dacorum Borough Council, Herts. ... The United Kingdom is divided into four parts, England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. ... The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of MPs elected in the UK general election, 2005 to the House of Commons for the Fifty-Fourth Parliament of the United Kingdom at the United Kingdom general election, 2005, arranged by constituency. ... David Michael Gauke (born October 8, 1971) is the Conservative MP for Hertfordshire South West. ... Michael Alan Penning (b. ... Non-metropolitan districts (usually just called Districts) are local government sub-divisions of English Counties. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... Hertfordshire (pronounced Hartfordshire and abbreviated as Herts) is an inland county in the United Kingdom, officially part of the East of England Government region. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: England Inter. ... Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Berkhamsted Town Council The walls of Berkhamsted castle Berkhamsted (since 1937, former spellings include Berkhampstead, or Berkhamstead, and also known colloquially as Berko) is a historic town of some 19,000 people, situated in the west of Hertfordshire, to the north-west of... Map sources for Tring at grid reference SP924117 Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population 13,000. ... In England a civil parish (usually just parish) is the smallest unit of local government. ...


The District of Dacorum was formed in 1974 under the leadership of District Council Chairman John Johnson with the amalgamation of 7 smaller local authorities, each symbolised in the 7 oak leaves in the centre of the coat of arms. They were :- 1974 (MCMLXXIV) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...

Dacorum became a borough on 1st April, 1984. Hemel Hempstead is a town in Hertfordshire, England with a population of 81,143 at the 2001 Census. ... Location within the British Isles Arms of Berkhamsted Town Council The walls of Berkhamsted castle Berkhamsted (since 1937, former spellings include Berkhampstead, or Berkhamstead, and also known colloquially as Berko) is a historic town of some 19,000 people, situated in the west of Hertfordshire, to the north-west of... In the British Isles an urban district was a type of local government district which covered an urbanised area. ... Map sources for Tring at grid reference SP924117 Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population 13,000. ... Watford was a rural district in Hertfordshire, England, from 1894 to 1974. ... A borough is a local government administrative subdivision used in the Canadian province of Quebec, in some states of the United States, and formerly in New Zealand. ... This page is about the year 1984. ...


It takes its name from the old hundred of Dacorum which covered approximately the same area. The name of the hundred, first recorded in 1196, is simply the Latin for "of the Danes", since the hundred lies at the margin of the Danelaw, the southern boundary of which was formed by the River Lea. This hundred was a combination of the two Domesday Book hundreds of Tring and Danais. A hundred is an administrative division, frequently used in Europe and New England, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller geographical units. ... Events Spring, London, popular uprising of the poor against the rich led by William Fitz Osbern. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in the region around Rome called Latium. ... The Danelaw (from the Old English Dena lagu) was an area of England under the administrative control of the Vikings (or Danes, or Norsemen) from the late 9th century. ... This article is not about the River Lee that flows through Cork, in the Republic of Ireland; see River Lee (Ireland). ... The domesday book was conducted in 1085 and was completed in 1086 which meant that it took William the Conquer 1 year to complete. ... Map sources for Tring at grid reference SP924117 Tring is a small market town in the Chiltern Hills in Hertfordshire, England with a population 13,000. ...


It had a population of 137,799 at the 2001 census.


The Borough is twinned with the town of Neu Isenburg in Germany. Neu-Isenburg is a town to the south of Frankfurt, Germany , founded by French Huguenot refugees in 1699 . ...


Political representation

The council is made up of 52 seats.


Representation at March 2004 is as follows:-

  • Conservative 32 - drawing support largely from the better off parts of Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding rural areas.
  • Labour 14 - drawing support largely from the post war estates of Hemel Hempstead new town
  • Liberal Democrat 6 - drawing support largely from the smaller towns of Tring and Berkhamsted

The Conservative Party is the largest political party on the right-of-centre in the United Kingdom. ... The Labour Party is the principal centre-left political party in the United Kingdom (see British politics). ... The Liberal Democrats, often shortened to Lib Dems, are a liberal political party based in the United Kingdom. ...

External link

  • Borough of Dacorum Home page
  • History of the name
  • More history


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Dacorum is a local government district and borough in Hertfordshire, England.
The Borough of Dacorum was formed in 1974 by the amalgamation of 7 smaller local authorities, each symbolised in the 7 oak leaves in the centre of the coat of arms.
Dacorum became a borough on 1st April, 1984.
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