North Lincolnshire Council came into being on 1 April 1996, taking over an 85,000-hectare area of the former South Humberside.
The area has a population of 157,050 in a mix of urban and rural areas. Scunthorpe is the largest town in North Lincolnshire with a population of around 60,000.
The council provides a range of local government services from schools and libraries to roads and refuse collection. Around £165m is spent on providing these services each year.
North Lincolnshire Council employs over 6,000 people and has 43 councillors.