Metropolitan Borough of Wirral

The Metropolitan Borough of Wirral is a metropolitan borough of Merseyside, in North West England. It has a population of 321,238,[1] and encompasses 60 square miles (160 km2) of the northern part of the Wirral Peninsula. Major settlements include Birkenhead, Wallasey, Bebington, Heswall, Hoylake and West Kirby. The city of Liverpool over the Mersey, faces the northeastern side of Wirral.

Wirral shown within Merseyside
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
RegionNorth West England
City regionLiverpool
Ceremonial countyMerseyside
Established1 April 1974
Administrative HQWallasey (Town Hall)
  TypeMetropolitan Borough
  BodyWirral Council
  LeadershipLeader and cabinet
  LeaderJanette Williamson
  Civic MayorGeorge Davies
  Deputy Civic MayorJeff Green
  Total60.6 sq mi (157.0 km2)
Area rank180th
 (mid-2019 est.)
  RankRanked 34th
  Density5,330/sq mi (2,058/km2)
98.3% white
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode area
Dialling code0151
ISO 3166 codeGB-WRL
GSS codeE08000015
NUTS 3 codeUKD74
ONS code00CB