Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

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Borough of Wigan
Metropolitan burgh
Wigan Civic Centre
Wigan Civic Centre
Offeecial logo o Borough of Wigan
Coat of Arms of the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan Council
Motto(s): "Progress With Unity"
Wigan shown athin Greater Manchester
Wigan shown athin Greater Manchester
Coordinates: 53°32′N 2°37′W / 53.533°N 2.617°W / 53.533; -2.617
Sovereign state Unitit Kinrick
Constituent kintra Ingland
Region North Wast Ingland
Ceremonial coonty Greater Manchester
Admeen HQ Wigan (Civic Centre)
Founded 1 Apryle 1974
 • Teep Metropolitan burgh
 • Govrening bouk Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council
 • Mayor o Wigan Cllr Billy Rotherham (Labour)
 • MP's: Andy Burnham (L)
Julie Hilling (L)
Lisa Nandy (L)
Yvonne Fovargue (L)
 • Total 188.19 km2 (72.66 sq mi)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Tot 323,100 (Rankit 24t)
 • Ethnicity
(United Kingdom estimate 2005)[1]
97.5% White
1.1% S. Asian or mixed
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
Postcode auries WN1-7, M28,M29,M46, WA3
Aurie code(s) 01942 /01695/ 0161 / 01257
ISO 3166-2 GB-WGN
ONS code 00BW (ONS)
E08000010 (GSS)
OS grid reference SD583055

The Metropolitan Borough of Wigan is a metropolitan burgh o Greater Manchester, in North Wast Ingland. It is namit efter its lairgest component toun, Wigan an includes the touns an veelages o Leigh, Ashton-in-Makerfield, Ince-in-Makerfield, Hindley, Orrell, Standish, Atherton, Tyldesley, Golborne, Lowton, Higher End, Astley, Haigh an Aspull. The burgh wis formit in 1974 an is a amalgamation o several umwhile local govrenment destricts an pairishes. The burgh haes three ceevil pairishes an lees directly tae the wast o the City of Salford an soothwast o the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton. The local authority is Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council.

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  • Clark, David M. (1973). "Greater Manchester Votes: A Guide to the New Metropolitan Authorities". Redrose. 

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