Borough of Halton

The Halton Borough is an independent administrative unit ( Unitary Authority) in North West England. Halton borders Merseyside, Warrington and Cheshire.

It originated in 1974 as a district of Cheshire, but was removed in 1998 from this and made ​​the Unitary Authority. The most important places in Halton Runcorn and Widnes are. The name comes from the lying area of the Borough Town of Halton.

By Halton River Mersey flows. The northern part was formerly part of the county of Lancashire, the southern Cheshire. In the Borough, which belongs to the region North West England, 118 156 people live. The administrative headquarters is located in Widnes.

The Borough of Halton is twinned with Leiria (Portugal ), Marzahn -Hellersdorf (Berlin), Ústí nad Labem (Czech Republic) and Tongling (China ).