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North West England

NameNorth West England
Short NameNorth West
HqSt Helens
Area Km214,165
Area Mi25,469
Area Rank6th
EuroNorth West England
Population6,853,200 (2006)
Population Rank3rd
Gva Rank6th
BoardNorth West Regional Leaders Board
Development AgencyNorthwest

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North West England is one of the nine official regions of England. The informal name for the region is The North West.

North West England had a 2006 estimated population of 6,853,201 the third most populated region after London and the South East. The North West comprises five ceremonial counties of England � Cumbria, Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, and Cheshire.

North West England is bounded on the west by the Irish Sea and on the east by The Pennines mountain range. The region extends from the Scottish Borders in the north to the northern margins of the English Midlands in the south. Geographically, the North West is also known for the Lake District and fringes of the Peak District and the Pennines. The highest point in North West England (and the highest peak in England) is Scafell Pike, Cumbria, at a height of 3209 ft (978.1 m).

Two large conurbations, centred on the cities of Liverpool and Manchester, occupy the south of the region and are its largest centres of population. The north of the region, comprising Cumbria and northern Lancashire, is largely rural.

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