Metropolitan Borough of Wigan

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For the main dounset, see Wigan.
Borough of Wigan
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 stateUnitit Kinrick
Constituent kintraIngland
RegionNorth Wast Ingland
Ceremonial coontyGreater Manchester
Admeen HQWigan (Civic Centre)
Founded1 Apryle 1974
Govrenment
 • TeepMetropolitan burgh
 • Govrening boukWigan Metropolitan Borough Council
 • Mayor o WiganCllr Billy Rotherham (Labour)
 • MP's:Andy Burnham (L)
Julie Hilling (L)
Lisa Nandy (L)
Yvonne Fovargue (L)
Area
 • Total188.19 km2 (72.66 sq mi)
Population
 (2011 est.)
 • Tot323,100 (Rankit 24t)
 • Ethnicity
(United Kingdom estimate 2005)[1]
97.5% White
1.1% S. Asian or mixed
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
Postcode auries
Aurie code(s)01942 /01695/ 0161 / 01257
ISO 3166-2GB-WGN
ONS code00BW (ONS)
E08000010 (GSS)
OS grid referenceSD583055
NUTS 3UKD32
Wabsteidwww.wigan.gov.uk

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. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)

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