Place:Halton District, Cheshire, England

NameHalton District
Alt namesHalton Borough
Halton (borough)
TypeDistrict municipality, Unitary authority
Coordinates53.33°N 2.75°W
Located inCheshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLancashire, Englandcounty previous covering part of the area of Halton
Widnes, Lancashire, Englandmunicipal borough which was merged into Halton in 1974
Runcorn, Cheshire, Englandmunicipal borough which was merged into Halton in 1974
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The Halton District is a local government district in northwest England, with borough status and administered by a unitary authority. It was created in 1974 as a district of Cheshire, and became a unitary authority area on 1 April 1998.

It consists of the towns of Widnes and Runcorn and the civil parishes of Hale, Daresbury, Moore, Preston Brook, Halebank and Sandymoor. The latter two civil parishes were formed in 2008 out of parts of Widnes and Runcorn respectively. The district borders Merseyside, Warrington Metropolitan Borough and the Cheshire West and Chester. The borough straddles the River Mersey - the area to the north (including Widnes) is historically part of Lancashire, that to the south (including Runcorn) part of Cheshire.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Borough of Halton.

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