York is located at the meeting point of the Rivers Ouse and Foss. This walled city is known for the various cultural and sporting activities that take place in this city.
The economy of this city is hugely dependent on the service sectors. Health, tourism, education, finance, information technology are the prominent areas in which there is a huge employment scope for the people in this city. Majority of the people is found employed in the service sector in this city.
In the field of education, apart from a number of secondary schools and colleges, the University of York plays a great role in the imparting of higher education in this city. Management, theatre, law, film, television are some of the important departments in this university. The city also has a branch of the University of Law. Hence higher education and scope of research is bright for the students.
Football, rowing, rugby, snooker, sailing, motorbike speedway are some of the most important games in which people are engaged.
The city holds an annual Festival of food and drink since 1997. The main aim of this food festival is the promotion of the local food of York. One of the notable products in this food festival is the York ham. This is a mild colored ham and has a delicate taste. This is served to the customers with Madeira sauce. There is a huge turn up of people in this city during this food festival. This adds a bit to the enhancing of tourism in this city.