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York is a historic city walled city at the confluence of the Ouse and Foss rivers in North Yorkshire, England. The community is the traditional county seat of the historic county of Yorkshire, after which it is named. The city has a rich heritage and served as a background for major political events in England during its two millennia. The city offers a wealth of historic attractions, of which York Minster is the best known, and a variety of cultural and sporting activities that make it a popular destination. The city was founded by the Romans as Eboracum in 71 AD. It became the capital of the Roman province of Britannia Inferior and later the kingdoms of Northumbria and Jórvík. In the Middle Ages, York became an important trading center for wool and became the capital of the Church of England's Northern Church Province, a role it has retained.