York is sometimes referred to by modern writers by its Scandinavianised form, Jrvk.
The name in its modern form "York" was first used in the 13th century.
York's location on the River Ouse, in the centre of the Vale of York and half way between the capitals of London and Edinburgh means that it has long had a significant position in the nation's transport system.
The 19th century saw York, under the influence of George Hudson, become an important hub of the railway network and a manufacturing centre.
The Province of York has remained one of the two Church of England ecclesiastical provinces, along with that of Canterbury.
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One of the most beautiful British cities, York combines extraordinary cultural and historical wealth in the modern, vibrant city that it is today.