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Cheshire
County Flag of Cheshire.png
Flag
Motto o Coonty Cooncil: Jure et dignitate gladii (Bi the richt an dignity o the Swuird)
Cheshire within England
Geography
Status Ceremonial county
Origin Historic
Region North West England
Aurie
- Total
Ranked 25th
2,343 km2 (905 sq mi)
Admin HQ Chester
ISO 3166-2 GB-CHS
ONS code 13
NUTS 3 UKD22
Demography
Population
- Total (2011 est.)
- Density
Ranked 20t
1,009,300
431 /km2 (1,120 /sq mi)
Ethnicity 97.3% White, 2.7% Other.
Politics
no county council
Executive  
Members o Parliament
Destricts
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  1. Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary)
  2. Cheshire East (Unitary)
  3. Warrington (Unitary)
  4. Halton (Unitary)

Cheshire (play /ˈɛʃər/ or /ˈɛʃɪər/; kent as the Coonty Palatine o Chester, an airchaically, as the Coonty o Chester an aw;[1] abbreviatit Ches.) is a ceremonial coonty in North Wast Ingland. Cheshire's coonty toun is the ceety o Chester,[2] although the lairgest toun syne coonty bundary chynges in 1974 is Warrington (moved from Lancashire for admeenistrative purposes in 1974). Ither major touns include Widnes (muivit frae Lancashire in 1974), Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, an Wilmslow.[3] Historically the coonty contained the Wirral, Stockport, Altrincham an ither touns. The coonty is bordered bi Merseyside an Greater Manchester tae the north, Derbyshire tae the east, Staffordshire an Shropshire tae the sooth, an Flintshire an Wrexham in Wales tae the wast. The coonty is a pairt o the Welsh Mairches.

Cheshire's aurie is 2,343 square kilometres (905 sq mi) an its population is aroond 700,000.[4] Apairt frae the lairge touns alang the River Mersey an the historic ceety o Chester, it is maistly rural, wi a number o sma touns an veelages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a umwhile principality an for the production o Cheshire cheese,[5] salt, bulk chemicals, an woven silk.

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  1. "Relationships / unit history of Cheshire". A Vision of Britain through Time website. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  2. "Cheshire County Council". Cheshire County Council website. Retrieved 2007-03-05. [deid airtin]
  3. "Cheshire County Council Map". Cheshire County Council. Archived from the original on 2007-06-05. Retrieved 2007-03-05. 
  4. "Census 2001 – Population". Cheshire Census Consortium. Archived from the original on 2007-06-05. Retrieved 2007-03-06. 
  5. Ingham, A. (1920). Cheshire: Its Traditions and History. 

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