Metropolitan Borough of Bolton

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status Metropolitan Borough
region North West England
Ceremony county Greater Manchester
Trad. county Lancashire
Administrative headquarters Bolton
surface 139.80 km²
Residents 285,372
was standing June 30, 2018
ONS code 00BL

Bolton is a metropolitan borough in metropolitan county Greater Manchester in England . The administrative seat is the city of the same name, Bolton , in which around half of the population lives. Other significant places in the borough are Blackrod , Farnworth , Horwich , Kearsley , Little Lever , South Turton and Westhoughton .

The reorganization of the borders and the competencies of the local authorities resulted in the formation of the Metropolitan Borough in 1974. The County Borough Bolton, the Municipal Borough Farnworth, the Urban Districts Blackrod, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Lever and Westhoughton and the southern part of the Urban District Turton were merged. These local authorities previously belonged to the county of Lancashire .

In 1986 Bolton became a de facto Unitary Authority when the central government dissolved the higher-level administration of Greater Manchester. Bolton remained part of Greater Manchester for ceremonial purposes , as well as for individual higher-level functions such as police, fire brigade and public transport.

Town twinning

Bolton maintains city partnerships with Paderborn ( North Rhine-Westphalia ) and Le Mans ( France ).

Individual evidence

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

Coordinates: 53 ° 35 ′  N , 2 ° 26 ′  W