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Bedford, Wigan

Bedford is the county town of Bedfordshire, in the East of England. It is the administrative centre for the wider Borough of Bedford. According to the former Bedfordshire County Council's estimates, the town had a population of 80,000 in mid 2005, with 19,720 in the adjacent town of Kempston. The Bedford Urban Area which includes Kempston, Elstow and Biddenham forms the 71st largest Urban Area in the UK with a population of 101,928.
Post townBEDFORD
Administrative CountyWigan
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSJ6799
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityGreater Manchester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Fire and Rescue AuthorityBedfordshire and Luton
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Dialling code01234
Population80,000
 

Bedford, Wigan in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Bedford, township with ry. sta., in par. and 1 mile NE. of Leigh, SW. Lancashire, 2826 ac., pop. 7246; contains B. St Thomas, eccl. dist., pop. 6822.

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