Selby is a town and civil parishes in England in North Yorkshire, England. Situated south of the city of York, along the course of the River Ouse, Yorkshire, Selby is the largest and, with a population of 13,012, most populous settlement of the wider Selby (district).
 
Historic counties of England a part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, much of the wealth of the town was facilitated via Selby's position upon the banks of the River Ouse. In the past, Selby had a large shipbuilding industry and was an important port, for the most part due to the Selby Canal which brought trade from the city of Leeds.
 

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