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UK >Lancashire

Lancashire is a non-metropolitan county of historic origin in the North West of England, bounded to the west by the Irish Sea. It takes its name from the city of Lancaster and is sometimes known as the County of Lancaster.

Its county council is based in Preston, the county's administrative capital. Lancaster however is still considered to be the county town. Commonly, Lancashire is referred to by the abbreviation Lancs, originally used by the Royal Mail. People from the county are known as Lancastrians. The county was subject to a significant boundary change in 1974, which removed Liverpool and Manchester with most of their surrounding conurbations to form part of the metropolitan counties of Merseyside and Greater Manchester.

The Duchy of Lancaster exercises the right of the Crown in the area known as the County Palatine of Lancaster.

Locations within Lancashire:

Accrington
Altham
Appley Bridge
Arkholme
Bacup
Balderstone
Bamber Bridge
Banks
Bare
Barnoldswick
Barrowford
Barton
Baxenden
Belmont
Bickerstaffe
Bispham
Blackburn
Blackpool
Bolton by Bowland
Bolton le Sands
Borwick
Bracewell
Bretherton
Brierfield
Brinscall
Broughton
Brown Moss Side
Burnley
Burscough
Burton
Carnforth
Casterton
Caton
Catterall
Chatburn
Cherry Tree
Chipping
Chorley
Church
Claughton
Clayton le Moors
Cleveleys
Clitheroe
Cockerham
Colne
Coppull
Cowan Bridge
Crawshaw Booth
Croston
Darwen
Eccleston
Edenfield
Elswick
Esprick
Euxton
Ewood Bridge
Facit
Farington
Feniscowles
Forton
Foulridge
Freckleton
Galgate
Garstang
Gisburn
Glasson
Goosnargh
Great Eccleston
Great Harwood
Great Mitton
Great Singleton
Gressingham
Grimsargh
Grindleton
Halsall
Halton
Hambleton
Hapton
Harrop Fold
Haslingden
Heapey
Heaton
Helmshore
Hesketh Bank
Hest Bank
Heysham
Higher Thrushgill
Hoghton
Holme Chapel
Hornby
Huncoat
Hurst Green
Hutton
Inglewhite
Inskip
Kelbrook
Kirkham
Lancaster
Laneshaw Bridge
Langho
Lea Town
Leck
Leyland
Little Singleton
Longridge
Longton
Lower Bentham
Lower Darwen
Marshaw
Marton
Mawdesley
Meadowbank
Melling
Mellor
Middleton
Morecambe
Much Hoole
Nelson
Nether Kellet
Newchurch
Newton
Norbreck
Ormskirk
Oswaldtwistle
Over Kellet
Padiham
Parbold
Paythorne
Pendleton
Penwortham
Pilling
Plumpton
Poulton le Fylde
Preesall
Preston
Rawtenstall
Ribchester
Rimington
Rishton
Rivington
Roddlesworth
Rufford
Sabden
Saint Annes on the Sea
Saint Michaels on Wyre
Salterforth
Samlesbury
Sawley
Scarisbrick
Scorton
Scotforth
Shawforth
Shireshead
Silverdale
Skelmersdale
Slaidburn
Sollom
Springfield
Tarleton
Tarnbrook
Thornton
Torrisholme
Town Green
Tunstall
Turton
Waddington
Walton le Dale
Warton
Weeton
Wennington
Westhead
Whalley
Whitewell
Whittington
Whitworth
Wilpshire
Winmarleigh
Withnell
Woodplumpton
Worsthorne
Wray
Wrea Green

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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: North West England
Area: 3,075 sq. km
Admin HQ: Preston
ISO 3166-2: GB-LAN
ONS code: 30
NUTS 3: UKD43
Population: 1,439,200 (2005 est.)
Council: Lancashire County Council

 

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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