- 27 Feb 2011
How are you defining the north? The combined population of the North West, North East and Yorkshire & Humber regions is almost 15 million. Not quite double London's 8.2 million, but close.The population of the North is twice that of London and the economy of Yorkshire is greater than that of many countries.
However that's spread across an area of 38,000 sq km; almost 1/3 of England and nearly 25 times the area of London (1,572 sq km).