North West England

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North West England is one of the nine official regions of England. It has a population of 6,853,200[1] and comprises five ceremonial counties of EnglandCumbria, 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. The highest point in North West England (and the highest peak in England) is Scafell Pike, Cumbria, at a height of 3,209 feet (978 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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