Metropolitan Borough of Bolton
|region||North West England|
|Ceremony county||Greater Manchester|
|was standing||June 30, 2018|
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.