Borough of Bedford

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Borough of Bedford
Location in Bedfordshire
status Borough
region East of England
Administration County Bedfordshire
Administrative headquarters Bedford
surface 476.41 km²
Residents 171,623
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 09UD
founding 1974

Bedford is a Unitary Authority with borough status in Bedfordshire in England . A little more than half of the population lives in Bedford , the administrative center. Other significant locations are Eastcotts , Great Barford , Oakley , Stewartby , Turvey and Wootton .

Unlike most English counties, Bedford has a directly elected mayor.

The borough was formed on April 1, 1974 and was the result of the merger of the original Borough of Bedford , the Kempston Urban District and the Bedford Rural District . At first it was called Bedford District and had the Status District . By royal decree, the name was changed to North Bedfordshire in 1975 , and finally to the Borough of Bedford in 1992 .

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  1. Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 52 ° 8 ′  N , 0 ° 28 ′  W