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Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester

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Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester

Ellesmere Port /ˈɛlzmɪərpɔrt/ is a large industrial town and port in Cheshire, England. It is situated South of the Metropolitan Borough of Wirral on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal, and to the north of the city of Chester. The town had a population of 64,100 as of the 2001 Census. The town is primarily industrial, being dominated by an oil refinery at Stanlow and a former ICI chemical works.
Post townELLESMERE PORT
Administrative CountyCheshire West and Chester
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ4175
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code0151
Population64,100 (2001 Census)
 

Other names by which Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester has been known in the past

Ellesmere

Ellesmere Port, Cheshire West and Chester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Ellesmere Port, eccl. dist. and vil. with ry. sta., Eastham par., W. Cheshire, pop. 1440; the vil. is at the mouth of the Ellesmere Canal, 10 miles N. of Chester; P.O.

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