Blackburn

Blackburn

Blackburn /ˈblækbərn/ ( listen) is a large town in Lancashire, England. It lies to the north of the West Pennine Moors on the southern edge of the Ribble Valley, 9 miles (14 km) east of Preston, 20.9 miles (34 km) NNW of Manchester[n 1][4] and 9 miles (14 km) north of the Greater Manchester border. Blackburn is bounded to the south by Darwen, with which it forms the unitary authority of Blackburn with Darwen; Blackburn is its administrative centre. At the time of the UK Government's 2001 census, Blackburn had a population of 105,085,[2] whilst the wider borough of Blackburn with Darwen had a population of 140,700.[5] Blackburn had a population of 117,963 in 2011, a massive increase since 2001.

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