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Council elections 2009: Cumbria

View from Ashness Bridge in the Lake District, Cumbria

Cumbria County Council, currently under no overall control, covers an area of 2,661 sq miles (6,892 sq km) but is one of England's least populated counties.

Its most important sectors are tourism and agriculture and the Lake District National Park, which attracts millions of visitors each year, is within Cumbria.

As well as being the home of British Nuclear Fuels, at Sellafield, Cumbria is home to Europe's largest quiche producer - Carlisle based Cavrays.

There are currently 39 Labour councillors, 32 Conservatives, 10 Liberal Democrats and three independents.

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