Cheshire (/[unsupported input]ˈɛʃər/ or /ˈɛʃɪər/; kent as the Coonty Palatine o Chester, an airchaically, as the Coonty o Chester an aw;[1] abbreviatit Ches.) is a ceremonial coonty in North Wast Ingland. Cheshire's coonty toun is the ceety o Chester,[2] although the mucklest toun syne coonty bundary chynges in 1974 is Warrington (moved from Lancashire for admeenistrative purposes in 1974). Ither major touns include Widnes (muivit frae Lancashire in 1974), Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Winsford, Northwich, an Wilmslow.[3] Historically the coonty contained the Wirral, Stockport, Altrincham an ither touns. The coonty is bordered bi Merseyside an Greater Manchester tae the north, Derbyshire tae the east, Staffordshire an Shropshire tae the sooth, an Flintshire an Wrexham in Wales tae the wast. The coonty is a pairt o the Welsh Mairches.

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Motto: Jure et dignitate gladii (Bi the richt an dignity o the Swuird)

Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Constituent kintraIngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial coonty
Area[convert: needs a number]
 • Rankit o 48
 • Rankit o 48
Density[convert: needs a number]
Ethnicity97.3% White, 2.7% Other.
Time zoneGreenwich Mean Time (UTC)
 • Simmer (DST)Breetish Simmer Time (UTC+1)

Cheshire's aurie is 2,343 square kilometre (905 sq mi) an its population is aroond 700,000.[4] Apairt frae the muckle touns alang the River Mersey an the historic ceety o Chester, it is maistly rural, wi a number o sma touns an veelages that support an agricultural industry. It is historically famous as a umwhile principality an for the production o Cheshire cheese,[5] salt, bulk chemicals, an woven silk.

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  1. "Relationships / unit history of Cheshire". A Vision of Britain through Time website. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2007.
  2. "Cheshire County Council". Cheshire County Council website. Archived frae the original on 27 Februar 2007. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2007.
  3. "Cheshire County Council Map" (PDF). Cheshire County Council. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 Juin 2007. Retrieved 5 Mairch 2007.Archived 2007-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
  4. "Census 2001 – Population" (PDF). Cheshire Census Consortium. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 5 Juin 2007. Retrieved 6 Mairch 2007.Archived 2007-06-05 at the Wayback Machine
  5. Ingham, A. (1920). Cheshire: Its Traditions and History.

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