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
Ancient parish
Walton ( 1974 - )
Borough
Bebington ( 1974 - )
Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
Bootle ( 1974 - )
Southport ( 1974 - )
St Helens ( 1974 - )
Wallasey ( 1974 - )
Borough (county)
Liverpool ( 1974 - )
Borough (metropolitan)
Liverpool ( 1974 - )
City district
Anfield ( 1974 - )
Childwall ( 1974 - )
Edge Hill ( 1974 - )
Everton ( 1974 - )
Exchange ( 1974 - )
Garston ( 1974 - )
Kirkdale ( 1974 - )
Scotland ( 1974 - )
Toxteth Park ( 1974 - )
Wavertree ( 1974 - )
West Derby ( 1974 - )
Civil parish
Aintree ( 1974 - )
Arrowe ( 1974 - )
Bidston-cum-Ford ( 1974 - )
Billinge Chapel End ( 1974 - )
Bold ( 1974 - )
Brimstage ( 1974 - )
Claughton-cum-Grange ( 1974 - )
Clock Face ( 1974 - )
Cronton ( 1974 - )
Eccleston (St Helens) ( 1974 - )
Frankby ( 1974 - )
Garswood ( 1974 - )
Grange ( 1974 - )
Greasby ( 1974 - )
Great Meols ( 1974 - )
Haydock ( 1974 - )
Higher Bebington ( 1974 - )
Hoose ( 1974 - )
Hoylake-cum-West Kirby ( 1974 - )
Ince Blundell ( 1974 - )
Irby ( 1974 - )
Knowsley (village) ( 1974 - )
Landican ( 1974 - )
Liscard ( 1974 - )
Little Meols ( 1974 - )
Lower Bebington ( 1974 - )
Lunt ( 1974 - )
Lydiate ( 1974 - )
Maghull ( 1974 - )
Melling (near Maghull) ( 1974 - )
Noctorum ( 1974 - )
Orrell and Ford ( 1974 - )
Oxton ( 1974 - )
Parr ( 1974 - )
Pensby ( 1974 - )
Poulton-cum-Seacombe ( 1974 - )
Poulton-cum-Spital ( 1974 - )
Sefton (village) ( 1974 - )
Simonswood ( 1974 - 1994 )
Storeton ( 1974 - )
Sutton ( 1974 - )
Tarbock ( 1974 - )
Thingwall ( 1974 - )
Thornton (Sefton) ( 1974 - )
Thornton Hough ( 1974 - )
Upton-by-Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
West Kirby ( 1974 - )
Whiston ( 1974 - )
Windle ( 1974 - )
Woodchurch ( 1974 - )
District
Sefton Park
Hamlet
Rock Ferry ( 1974 - )
Inhabited place
Ainsdale ( 1974 - )
Aintree ( 1974 - )
Barnston ( 1974 - )
Bidston ( 1974 - )
Birkdale ( 1974 - )
Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
Blowick ( 1974 - )
Bold Heath ( 1974 - )
Bromborough ( 1974 - )
Caldy ( 1974 - )
Childwall ( 1974 - )
Clubmoor
Crank ( 1974 - )
Cressington/Grassendale
Crosby ( 1974 - )
Crossens ( 1974 - )
Croxteth
Dingle
Eastham ( 1974 - )
Egremont ( 1974 - )
Fazakerley ( 1974 - )
Ford
Formby ( 1974 - )
Freshfield
Garswood ( 1974 - )
Grange Park
Great Crosby ( 1974 - )
Halewood ( 1974 - )
Hightown
Hunts Cross
Ince Blundell
Irby ( 1974 - )
Kirkby ( 1974 - )
Knowsley (village) ( 1974 - )
Leasowe ( 1974 - )
Litherland ( 1974 - )
Little Crosby
Liverpool ( 1974 - )
Lunt ( 1974 - )
Lydiate ( 1974 - )
Maghull ( 1974 - )
Marshside
Melling
Moreton ( 1974 - )
Moss Bank ( 1974 - )
Moss Side (near Maghull)
Netherley ( 1974 - )
Netherton ( 1974 - )
New Brighton ( 1974 - )
New Ferry ( 1974 - )
Newton-le-Willows ( 1974 - )
Norris Green
Old Swan
Pensby ( 1974 - )
Port Sunlight ( 1974 - )
Prenton ( 1974 - )
Prescot ( 1974 - )
Raby ( 1974 - )
Rainford ( 1974 - )
Rainhill ( 1974 - )
Saughall Massie ( 1974 - )
Seaforth ( 1974 - )
Sefton (village) ( 1974 - )
Speke ( 1974 - )
St Michael's Hamlet
Sutton Leach ( 1974 - )
Tarbock Green ( 1974 - )
Thatto Heath ( 1974 - )
Thornton (Sefton) ( 1974 - )
Thornton
Thurstaston ( 1974 - )
Tuebrook
Waterloo (Sefton) ( 1974 - )
West Kirby ( 1974 - )
Whiston ( 1974 - )
Woodvale ( 1974 - )
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 - )
Parish
Bidston ( 1974 - )
Overchurch (by Birkenhead) ( 1974 - )
Woodchurch ( 1974 - )
Parish (ancient)
Bebington ( 1974 - )
Heswall ( 1974 - )
Suburb
Belle Vale ( 1974 - )
Blowick ( 1974 - )
Broadgreen ( 1974 - )
Claughton-cum-Grange ( 1974 - )
Croxteth Park ( 1974 - )
Eccleston (St Helens) ( 1974 - )
Egremont ( 1974 - )
Fairfield (near Liverpool) ( 1974 - )
Fazakerley ( 1974 - )
Landican ( 1974 - )
Leasowe ( 1974 - )
Netherley ( 1974 - )
New Brighton ( 1974 - )
Noctorum ( 1974 - )
Orrell and Ford ( 1974 - )
Overchurch (by Birkenhead) ( 1974 - )
Oxton ( 1974 - )
Parr ( 1974 - )
Poulton-cum-Seacombe ( 1974 - )
Rock Ferry ( 1974 - )
Speke ( 1974 - )
Sutton ( 1974 - )
Thingwall ( 1974 - )
Tranmere ( 1974 - )
Upton-by-Birkenhead ( 1974 - )
Walton ( 1974 - )
Windle ( 1974 - )
Woodchurch ( 1974 - )
Woodvale ( 1974 - )
Woolton ( 1974 - )
Township
Bidston-cum-Ford ( 1974 - )
Claughton-cum-Grange ( 1974 - )
Grange ( 1974 - )
Greasby ( 1974 - )
Higher Bebington ( 1974 - )
Oxton ( 1974 - )
Unitary authority
Sefton (metropolitan borough) ( 1974 - )
Urban district
Bromborough ( 1974 - )
Earlestown ( 1974 - )
Formby ( 1974 - )
Great Crosby ( 1974 - )
Haydock ( 1974 - )
Higher Bebington ( 1974 - )
Hoylake ( 1974 - )
Huyton-with-Roby ( 1974 - )
Litherland ( 1974 - )
Lower Bebington ( 1974 - )
Newton-le-Willows ( 1974 - )
Prescot ( 1974 - )
Rainford ( 1974 - )
Rainhill ( 1974 - )
Waterloo with Seaforth ( 1974 - )
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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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