North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. It is the third most populated region in the United Kingdom after the South East and Greater London.
North West England is bounded to the east by the Peak District and the Pennines and to the west by the Irish Sea. The region extends from the Scottish Borders in the north to the West Midlands region in the south. To its southwest is North Wales. Amongst the better known of the North West’s physiographical features are the Lake District and the Cheshire Plain. The highest point in North West England (and the highest peak in England) isScafell Pike, Cumbria, at a height of 3,209 feet (978 m).
The region includes parts of three National parks (all of the Lake District, and small parts of the Peak Districtand the Yorkshire Dales) and three areas of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (all of Arnside and Silverdaleand the Solway Coast, and almost all of the Forest of Bowland).
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