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Coordinates: 54°34′23″N 1°14′17″W / 54.573°N 1.238°W / 54.573; -1.238

Borough of Middlesbrough
Status: Unitary, Borough
Region: North East England
Admin. County: North Yorkshire
Ranked 268th
53.88 km²
Admin. HQ: Middlesbrough
ONS code: 00EC
  Total (2008 est.):
Ranked 139th
2580 / km²
Ethnicity: 93.7% White
1.1% Mixed Race
5.1% S.Asian
1.0% Black
Middlesbrough Council
Leadership: Mayor & Cabinet
Executive: Independent Mayor
Mayor: Ray Mallon
MPs: Stuart Bell (L)
Ashok Kumar (L)

Middlesbrough is a unitary authority and borough in North Yorkshire, England. It is based on the town of Middlesbrough, which is sometimes considered to spread outside the borough boundaries into the neighbouring borough of Redcar and Cleveland; the borough extends southwards to a semi-rural area. Whilst part of North Yorkshire for ceremonial purposes it is in the region of North East England.

It had a resident population in 2001 of 134,855. A 2006 mid-year estimate suggests the Borough to have a population of 138,400[1] and the urban area to have 147,823 and rising. The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, from part of the former County Borough of Teesside, along with the parish of Nunthorpe from the Stokesley Rural District. It was a district, and the county town of the new county of Cleveland from 1 April 1974, until 1996, when Cleveland was abolished under the Banham Review, and Middlesbrough became a unitary authority

The borough borders Stockton-on-Tees to the west, Redcar and Cleveland to the east and the Hambleton district of North Yorkshire to the south.

Unlike most English districts, its council is led by a directly-elected mayor, currently Ray Mallon. Mr. Mallon was previously a senior officer in Cleveland Police, and was noted for a zero-tolerance approach to crime, adopted from the New York system, during his time as head of Middlesbrough's CID.

Below is the political composition of the council as of 2008.

Year Labour Conservatives Liberal Democrats Independents
2008 26 6 5 11

The borough has 23 council wards. Middlesbrough is mostly unparished, with Nunthorpe and Stainton and Thornton being the only parishes. Areas within the borough, other than central Middlesbrough, are




This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of South Teesside at current basic prices. published (pp. 240–253) by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling.

Year Regional Gross Value Added4 Agriculture1 Industry2 Services3
1995 2,428 9 926 1,493
2000 2,919 11 940 1,967
2003 3,167 10 970 2,187

Note 1: includes hunting and forestry

Note 2: includes energy and construction

Note 3: includes financial intermediation services indirectly measured

Note 4: Components may not sum to totals due to rounding

Armorial Bearings

The original coat of arms of the Borough was devised in the nineteenth century by William Hylton Dyer Longstaffe [2], and regranted in 1976 with slight modifications after the dissolution of Cleveland County. The images, from the collection of the Heraldry Society, will be found on Robert Young's Civic Heraldry website.


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