Place:Rossendale (borough), Lancashire, England

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NameRossendale (borough)
TypeDistrict municipality
Coordinates53.683°N 2.25°W
Located inLancashire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoBacup, Lancashire, Englandmajor settlement in Rossendale district municipality
Haslingden, Lancashire, Englandmajor settlement in Rossendale district municipality
Rawtenstall, Lancashire, Englandmajor settlement in Rossendale district municipality
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Rossendale is a district municipality with borough status in Lancashire, England, holding a number of small former mill towns centred on the valley of the River Irwell in the industrial North West. Rossendale combines modestly sized urban development with rural villages and is immediately north of the more populated areas of Bolton, Bury, Manchester and Rochdale, centred 15 miles (24 km) north of Manchester.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, from the municipal boroughs of Bacup, Haslingden, Rawtenstall, part of Ramsbottom Urban District and Whitworth Urban District.

In the 2001 UK census the population of Rossendale was 65,652, and included the following municipalities:


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