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Metropolitan Borough of Oldham

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Borough of Oldham
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Oldham

Geography
Status:Metropolitan borough
Region:North West England
Ceremonial County:Greater Manchester
Area:
- Total
Ranked 213th
142.36 km²
Admin. HQ:Oldham
ONS code:00BP
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 55th
218,070
1,532 / km²
Ethnicity:86.1% White
11.9% S.Asian
Politics
Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.oldham.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:Michael Meacher, Phil Woolas

The Metropolitan borough of Oldham is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It is named for its largest settlement, Oldham, but covers a larger area. Other places include Shaw, Royton, Chadderton and Failsworth.

To the east it covers part of Saddleworth Moor.

Wards

Oldham consists of 20 wards:

Alexandra
Chadderton Central
Chadderton North
Chadderton South
Coldhurst
Crompton
Failsworth East
Failsworth West
Hollinwood
Lees
Royton North
Royton South
Saddleworth East
Saddleworth West
St James
St Marys
St Pauls
Shaw
Waterhead
Werneth

See maps illustrating warding of Oldham (http://www.boundarycommittee.org.uk/your-area/oldham.cfm)


The current borough was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of the county borough of Oldham along with Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Lees and Royton urban districts in Lancashire and Saddleworth urban district in the West Riding of Yorkshire.


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