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City of Peterborough

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City of Peterborough
Image:EnglandPeterborough.png
Geography
Status:Unitary, City (1541)
Region:East of England
Ceremonial County:Cambridgeshire
Area:
- Total
Ranked 140th
343.38 km²
Admin. HQ:Peterborough
ONS code:00JA
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 98th
158,829
463 / km²
Ethnicity:89.7% White
7.0% S.Asian
1.2% Afro-Carib.
Politics
Arms of Peterborough City Council
Peterborough City Council
http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Stewart Jackson, Malcolm Moss, Shailesh Vara

Peterborough is a city in the East of England. It includes the town of Peterborough and the surrounding countryside including the settlements of Wittering, and Werrington. The city lies largely in the traditional county of Northamptonshire.

It was formed on April 1, 1974 by a merger of the Borough of Peterborough, Old Fletton Urban District, Barnack Rural District, and part of Norman Cross Rural District and the Thorney Rural District, areas that had previously been part of the administrative county of Huntingdon and Peterborough.

On April 1, 1998, the city was given independence from Cambridgeshire as a unitary authority. It is once again an administrative county in its own right (having been the independent Soke of Peterborough, whose boundaries were similar, although not identical, from 1889 to 1965). It borders Northamptonshire, Lincolnshire, and Cambridgeshire.

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