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City of Peterborough
|City of Peterborough|
|Status:||Unitary, City (1541)|
|Region:||East of England|
- Total (2002 est.)
460 / km²
Peterborough City Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Helen Clark, Brian Mawhinney, Malcolm Moss|
Peterborough is a city in the East of England. It includes the town of Peterborough and the surrounding countryside including the settlements of Wittering, and Werrington. The city lies largely in the traditional county of Northamptonshire.
It was formed on April 1, 1974 by a merger of the Borough of Peterborough , Old Fletton Urban District , Barnack Rural District , and part of Norman Cross Rural District and the Thorney Rural District , areas that had previously been part of the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough.
On April 1, 1998, the city was given independence from Cambridgeshire as a unitary authority. It is once again an administrative county in its own right (having been the independent Soke of Peterborough, whose boundaries were similar, although not identical, from 1889 to 1965). It borders Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire.
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