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Lancashire county
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Country United Kingdom
Part of the country England
region North West England

status Ceremonial and Administrative County
First mention 1182

Ceremonial county
surface 3,079 km²
Residents 1,498,300
was standing June 30, 2018

Administrative county
Administrative authority Lancashire County Council
Administrative headquarters Preston
ISO-3166-2 GB LAN
surface 2,903 km²
Residents 1.210.053
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 30th
GSS code E10000017
NUTS code UKD44 to UKD47

! Districts /! Unitary Authorities
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  1. West Lancashire
  2. Chorley
  3. South Ribble
  4. Fylde
  5. Preston
  6. Wyre
  7. Lancaster
  8. Ribble Valley
  9. Pendulum
  10. Burnley
  11. Rossendale
  12. Hyndburn
  13. Blackpool
  14. Blackburn with Darwen

Lancashire [ ˈlæŋkəʃər ] is a county in north-west England . The name itself comes from Lancaster and shire . The county is bordered by the Irish Sea, Cumbria , North Yorkshire , West Yorkshire , Greater Manchester and Merseyside counties and the county-free areas of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen .

Lancashire as a traditional county

Before the 1974 territorial reform , the county was bordered by Cumberland , Westmorland , Yorkshire and Cheshire . The area has now been reduced in size to simplify administration. Since April 1, 1974, the area of Furness (the former area of ​​Lancashire north of Morecambe Bay) has been part of the reorganized county of Cumbria , south-east parts went to Greater Manchester , south-west parts became Merseyside . The city of Warrington and the surrounding areas with the villages of Winwick, Croft, Risley and Culcheth were attached to Cheshire. Part of the West Riding of Yorkshire near Clitheroe was annexed to Lancashire. In 1998, Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen county free bodies ( unitary authorities ), but remained nominally for of protocol events, such as for security measures within Lancashire.

Lancashire is divided into several districts . These are Burnley , Chorley , Fylde , Hyndburn , Lancaster , Pendle , Preston , Ribble Valley , Rossendale , South Ribble , West Lancashire and Wyre .

The county's population was estimated at 1,449,300 in 2010.

Web links

Commons : Lancashire  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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

Coordinates: 53 ° 51 ′  N , 2 ° 37 ′  W