Place:Merseyside, England

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NameMerseyside
Alt namesMersydsource: BIAB Online (1999-2000) accessed 16 Dec 2002; UK Counties and Regions Abbreviations [web site] (1997-98) accessed 16 Dec 2002
MSYsource: Curious Fox: UK Counties and Shires [online] (2002). accessed 16 Dec 2002
TypeMetropolitan county
Coordinates53.4°N 3.083°W
Located inEngland     (1974 - 1986)
See alsoLancashire, Englandcounty from which most of the area was taken to create Merseyside
Cheshire, Englandcounty from which some area was taken to create Merseyside
Contained Places
Borough
Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
Bootle ( 1974 - )
Liverpool ( 1974 - )
Southport ( 1974 - )
St Helens ( 1974 - )
Wallasey ( 1974 - )
Civil parish
Aintree ( 1974 - )
Arrowe ( 1974 - )
Billinge Chapel End ( 1974 - )
Bold ( 1974 - )
Clock Face ( 1974 - )
Garswood ( 1974 - )
Haydock ( 1974 - )
Heswall-cum-Oldfield ( 1974 - )
Irby ( 1974 - )
Lydiate ( 1974 - )
Maghull ( 1974 - )
Pensby ( 1974 - )
Tarbock ( 1974 - )
West Kirby ( 1974 - )
Whiston ( 1974 - )
Windle ( 1974 - )
District
Sefton Park
Inhabited place
Aigburth ( 1974 - )
Ainsdale
Aintree ( 1974 - )
Barnston ( 1974 - )
Bebington ( 1974 - )
Bidston
Birkdale ( 1974 - )
Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
Blowick
Bold Heath ( 1974 - )
Broadgreen
Bromborough ( 1974 - )
Caldy
Childwall ( 1974 - )
Churchtown
Clubmoor
Crank ( 1974 - )
Cressington/Grassendale
Cronton ( 1974 - )
Crosby ( 1974 - )
Crossens
Croxteth
Dingle
Eastham ( 1974 - )
Eccleston (St Helens) ( 1974 - )
Edge Hill ( 1974 - )
Egremont
Everton ( 1974 - )
Fazakerley ( 1974 - )
Ford
Formby ( 1974 - )
Frankby
Freshfield
Garston ( 1974 - )
Garswood ( 1974 - )
Gateacre ( 1974 - )
Gayton ( 1974 - )
Grange Park
Grange
Greasby
Great Crosby ( 1974 - )
Halewood ( 1974 - )
Heswall ( 1974 - )
Hightown
Hough Green ( 1974 - )
Hunts Cross
Huyton ( 1974 - )
Ince Blundell
Irby ( 1974 - )
Kirkby ( 1974 - )
Knotty Ash ( 1974 - )
Knowsley ( 1974 - )
Leasowe
Litherland ( 1974 - )
Little Altcar ( 1974 - )
Little Crosby
Liverpool ( 1974 - )
Lunt
Lydiate ( 1974 - )
Maghull ( 1974 - )
Marshside
Melling
Meols
Moreton ( 1974 - )
Moss Bank ( 1974 - )
Moss Side (near Maghull)
Mossley Hill ( 1974 - )
Netherley
Netherton
New Brighton
New Ferry
Newton-le-Willows ( 1974 - )
Norris Green
Old Swan
Oxton
Pensby ( 1974 - )
Port Sunlight ( 1974 - )
Prenton
Prescot ( 1974 - )
Rainford ( 1974 - )
Rainhill ( 1974 - )
Roby ( 1974 - )
Rock Ferry
Saughall-Massey ( 1974 - )
Seacombe
Seaforth ( 1974 - )
Sefton (village) ( 1974 - )
Speke ( 1974 - )
St Michael's Hamlet
Storeton
Sutton Leach ( 1974 - )
Tarbock Green ( 1974 - )
Thatto Heath ( 1974 - )
Thingwall
Thornton
Thurstaston ( 1974 - )
Toxteth ( 1974 - )
Tranmere
Tuebrook
Upton
Walton ( 1974 - )
Waterloo ( 1974 - )
Wavertree ( 1974 - )
West Derby ( 1974 - )
West Kirby ( 1974 - )
Whiston ( 1974 - )
Woodvale
Woolton ( 1974 - )
Metropolitan area
Knowsley (metropolitan area) ( 1974 - )
Liverpool (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Sefton (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
St Helens (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Wirral (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Suburb
Allerton ( 1974 - )
Anfield ( 1974 - )
Childwall ( 1974 - )
Croxteth Park ( 1974 - )
Edge Hill ( 1974 - )
Everton ( 1974 - )
Fairfield (near Liverpool) ( 1974 - )
Garston ( 1974 - )
Gateacre ( 1974 - )
Grassendale ( 1974 - )
Kirkdale ( 1974 - )
Knotty Ash ( 1974 - )
Mossley Hill ( 1974 - )
Orrell and Ford (Merseyside) ( 1974 - )
Scotland ( 1974 - )
Speke ( 1974 - )
Stoneycroft ( 1974 - )
Toxteth Park ( 1974 - )
Walton ( 1974 - )
Wavertree ( 1974 - )
West Derby ( 1974 - )
Woolton ( 1974 - )
Unitary authority
Sefton (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Bromborough ( 1974 - )
Earlestown ( 1974 - )
Formby ( 1974 - )
Haydock ( 1974 - )
Hoylake ( 1974 - )
Huyton-with-Roby ( 1974 - )
Litherland ( 1974 - )
Newton-le-Willows ( 1974 - )
Prescot ( 1974 - )
Rainford ( 1974 - )
Rainhill ( 1974 - )
Waterloo with Seaforth ( 1974 - )
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
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Merseyside (Br.: /ˈmɜ:zisaɪd/) is a metropolitan county in North West England, with a population of 1.38 million. It encompasses the metropolitan area centred on both banks of the lower reaches of the Mersey Estuary, and comprises five metropolitan boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Wirral, and the city of Liverpool. Merseyside, which was created on 1 April 1974 as a result of the Local Government Act 1972, takes its name from the River Mersey.

Merseyside spans of land which border Lancashire (to the north-east), Greater Manchester (to the east), and Cheshire (to the south and south-west); the Irish Sea is to the west. North Wales is across the Dee Estuary. There is a mix of high density urban areas, suburbs, semi-rural and rural locations in Merseyside, but overwhelmingly the land use is urban. It has a focused central business district, formed by Liverpool City Centre, but Merseyside is also a polycentric county with five metropolitan districts, each of which has at least one major town centre and outlying suburbs. The Liverpool Urban Area is the fifth most populous conurbation in England, and dominates the geographic centre of the county, while the smaller Birkenhead Urban Area dominates the Wirral Peninsula in the south.

For the 12 years following 1974 the county had a two-tier system of local government; district councils shared power with the Merseyside County Council. The county council was abolished in 1986, and so its districts (the metropolitan boroughs) are now effectively unitary authority areas. However, the metropolitan county continues to exist in law and as a geographic frame of reference,[1] and several county-wide services are co-ordinated by authorities and joint-boards, such as Merseytravel (for public transport) and the Merseyside Police (for law-enforcement); as a ceremonial county, Merseyside has a Lord Lieutenant and a High Sheriff. Merseyside is joined by the neighbouring borough of Halton to form the Liverpool City Region, which utilises The Mersey Partnership as a development agency.

Merseyside is an amalgamation of 22 former local government districts from the former administrative counties of Lancashire, Cheshire and six autonomous county boroughs centred on Birkenhead, Bootle, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens, and Wallasey.

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