Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

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Borough of Wigan
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Wigan

Geography
Status:Metropolitan Borough
Region:North West England
Ceremonial County:Greater Manchester
Area:
- Total
Ranked 194th
188.19 km²
Admin. HQ:Wigan
ONS code:00BW
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 17th
303,846
1,615 / km²
Ethnicity:98.7% White
Politics
Arms of Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.wiganmbc.gov.uk
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:Andrew Burnham, Barbara Keeley, Ian McCartney, Neil Turner

The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a Metropolitan Borough in Greater Manchester, in North West England.

Towns and villages in the Borough include Wigan itself, Abram, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Aspull, Astley, Atherton, Billinge, Bryn, Golborne, Haigh, Hindley, Leigh, Lowton, Orrell, Platt Bridge, Standish, Shevington, Tyldesley and Winstanley.

The current boundaries of Wigan date were set by the Local Government Act 1972, which on April 1, 1974 formed the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan from the former County Borough of Wigan, along with a number of Boroughs and Urban Districts formerly in Lancashire and Cheshire.



Districts of England - North West England Flag of England

Allerdale | Barrow-in-Furness | Blackburn with Darwen | Blackpool | Bolton | Burnley | Bury | Carlisle | Chester | Chorley | Congleton | Copeland | Crewe and Nantwich | Eden | Ellesmere Port and Neston | Fylde | Halton | Hyndburn | Knowsley | Lancaster | Liverpool | Macclesfield | Manchester | Oldham | Pendle | Preston | Ribble Valley | Rochdale | Rossendale | St Helens | Salford | Sefton | South Lakeland | South Ribble | Stockport | Tameside | Trafford | Vale Royal | Warrington | West Lancashire | Wigan | Wirral | Wyre

Administrative counties with multiple districts: Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside


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