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|Borough of Knowsley|
|Region:||North West England|
- Total (2005 est.)
1,728 / km²
|Arms of Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council|
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|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.
Knowsley is twinned with
|Metropolitan County of Merseyside|