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Metropolitan Borough of Bolton

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Borough of Bolton
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Bolton

Geography
Status:Metropolitan borough
Region:North West England
Ceremonial County:Greater Manchester
Area:
- Total
Ranked 217th
139.80 km²
Admin. HQ:Bolton
ONS code:00BL
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 31st
263,820
1,887 / km²
Ethnicity:89.0% White
9.1% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.bolton.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive: 
MPs:David Crausby, Brian Iddon, Ruth Kelly

The Metropolitan borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It has a population of about 260,000 which makes it one of the largest non-cities in the United Kingdom. It is governed as a unitary authority.

The borough of Bolton covers Bolton, as well as nearby places such as Kearsley, Farnworth, Horwich, Blackrod, Little Lever, Westhoughton and Bradshaw.

The current borough was formed on April 1, 1974, by the merger of the old county borough of Bolton, the borough of Farnworth, the urban districts of Blackrod, Horwich, Kearsley, Little Lever, and Westhoughton, as well as part of Turton urban district.

List of famous people from Bolton

  • Peter Kay - comedian
  • Vernon Kay - TV presenter
  • Sara Cox - radio DJ
  • Badly Drawn Boy - musician Template:UK-geo-stub
    Districts of England - North West England Flag of England

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

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