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Borough of Knowsley
Knowsley
Geography
Status:Metropolitan borough
Region:North West England
Ceremonial County:Merseyside
Historic County:Lancashire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 257th
86.47 km²
Admin. HQ:Huyton
ONS code:00BX
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
Ranked 112th
149,400
1,728 / km²
Ethnicity:98.4% White
Politics
Arms of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
http://www.knowsley.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Labour
MPs:George Howarth, Edward O'Hara

Knowsley is a metropolitan borough in the ceremonial county of Merseyside and the historical county of Lancashire, England. It is broken into six areas Kirkby, Prescot, Huyton, Whiston, Halewood, and Cronton. The main towns are Kirkby, Huyton, and Prescot. It is famed for Knowsley Hall and has its own radio station, The Rocket. It includes Knowsley Safari Park. Knowsley is the poorest district within the United Kingdom.

See Knowsley (village) for older history.

The district was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of Huyton-with-Roby Urban District, Kirkby Urban District and Prescot Urban District, along with most of Whiston Rural District and a small part of West Lancashire Rural District.

The "ow" in the name can be pronounced as in "how" or as in "hoe", but Knowsley Village and the surrounding area usually use the latter.

The district contained the Cronton and Sutton Manor collieries, which closed in 1984 and 1991 respectively.

Parliamentary ConstituenciesEdit

Twin townsEdit

Knowsley is twinned with

External linksEdit


Metropolitan County of Merseyside

City of Liverpool
Metropolitan Borough of Knowsley | Metropolitan Borough of Sefton | Metropolitan Borough of St Helens | Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

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