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StatusCeremonial county
RegionNorth West England
ArearankRanked 25th
Area Km22343
Density Km2 
Ethnicity98.3% White, 1.7% Other.
Councilno county council
Mps*Graham Evans (C) *Helen Jones (L) *Andrew Miller (L) *Stephen O'Brien (C) *George Osborne (C) *Stephen Mosley (C) *David Mowat (C) *Edward Timpson (C) *Derek Twigg (L) *Fiona Bruce (C) *David Rutley (C)
Subdivs#Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary) #Cheshire East (Unitary) #Warrington (Unitary) #Halton (Unitary)

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Cheshire (c-eniconˈtʃɛʃər or c-enˈtʃɛʃɪər; also known, archaically, as the County of Chester) is a ceremonial county in North West England. Cheshire's county town is the city of Chester, although its largest town is Warrington. Other major towns include Widnes, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, and Wilmslow. The county is bordered by Merseyside and Greater Manchester to the north, Derbyshire to the east, Staffordshire and Shropshire to the south, and Flintshire and Wrexham in Wales to the west.

Cheshire's area is 2343 km2 (904.6 sqmi) and its population is around 700,000. Apart from the large towns along the River Mersey and the historic city of Chester, it is mostly rural, with a number of small towns and villages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a former principality and for the production of Cheshire cheese, salt, bulk chemicals, and woven silk.

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