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City of Durham
The historic city of Durham is the county town of County Durham, in the North East of England, located on a bend in the river Wear. Until 1974, the city of Durham was a municipal borough in County Durham. In 1974, it was merged with adjoining areas to form the local government district (with borough status) of the City of Durham, with a population of about 85,000. In April 2009, the City of Durham District was merged with six other districts of County Durham to form the unitary authority of County Durham.
Durham Jewish Community
It appears that
first Jews first settled in Durham in about 1888. A small Jewish community
developed and existed until the mid-twentieth century, the last Jewish families
leaving in the 1970s. Only one Jewish congregation, the Durham Synagogue,
is known to have existed in the city.
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