Place:Middlesbrough (metropolitan borough), North Yorkshire, England

NameMiddlesbrough (metropolitan borough)
TypeBorough (metropolitan), Unitary authority
Coordinates54.573°N 1.238°W
Located inNorth Yorkshire, England     (1996 - )
Also located inCleveland, England     (1974 - 1996)
See alsoMiddlesbrough, North Riding of Yorkshire, Englandprincipal settlement on which the unitary authority was based
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Middlesbrough Borough Council is the local council of Middlesbrough. It is a unitary authority and borough council associated for ceremonial and historic purposes with North Yorkshire, England. It is based on the town of Middlesbrough, which is sometimes considered to spread outside the borough boundaries into the neighbouring borough of Redcar and Cleveland; the borough extends southwards to a semi-rural area. It is considered part of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes. It had a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. A 2006 mid-year estimate suggests the Borough to have a population of 138,400.


Middlesbrough Borough Council was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from part of the former County Borough of Teesside, along with the parish of Nunthorpe from the Stokesley Rural District. It was a district, and the county town of the new county of Cleveland from 1 April 1974, until 1996. As a district, it was one of the four constituent districts of Cleveland: Cleveland being the upper tier in the two-tier system. When Cleveland was abolished under the Banham Review, Middlesbrough became a unitary authority and as such took on the rights and duties of a county. Only ceremonially is it part of North Yorkshire, but it is not run by it.

The borough borders Stockton-on-Tees unitary authority to the west, Redcar and Cleveland unitary authority to the east and the Hambleton District of North Yorkshire to the south.

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