Coonty Durham /ˈdʌrəm/ is a ceremonial coonty an smaaer unitary district i North East Ingland. The coonty toon is Durham City. The mucklest toon i the ceremonial coonty (iv its aan unitary Borough) is the toon o Darlington. The coonty hes a mixtur o minin an farmin heritage, as weel as hivvy railway industry, particularly i the sooth o the coonty aroond Darlington, Shildon an Stockton. The economy ont wes historically based aroond coal an iron minin. Iron minin teuk plyece i Weardale an Teesdale i the west o the coonty an coal minin teuk plyece aroond the Wear an Derwent i the north an middle o the coonty.
Historically, the coonty includes Sunderlan, Sooth Shields, an Gyetsid an aa, at wes geen ti Tyne an Wear i 1974.
The Northumbrian tung is spoken i Coonty Durham, myestly i the north o the coonty i the aad coal minin pairts, foaks i the sooth ont taaks mair Inglish.
The day the coonty is unnergannin regenaration an is bein promoteet as a tourist destination.