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|Borough of Bolton|
|Region:||North West England|
|Ceremonial County:||Greater Manchester|
- Total (2002 est.)
1,871 / km²
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||David Crausby, Brian Iddon, Ruth Kelly|
The Metropolitan borough of Bolton is a metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. It has a population of about 260,000 which makes it one of the largest non-cities in the United Kingdom. It is governed as a unitary authority.
The current borough was formed on April 1, 1974, by the merger of the old county borough of Bolton, the borough of Farnworth, the urban districts of Blackrod , Horwich, Kearsley , Little Lever , and Westhoughton, as well as part of Turton urban district.
List of famous people from Bolton
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