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Waveney District
Shown within Suffolk
Status: District
Region: East of England
Admin. County: Suffolk
- Total
Ranked 111th
370.39 km²
Admin. HQ: Lowestoft
ONS code: 42UH
- Total (2008 est.)
- Density
Ranked 177th
318 / km²
Ethnicity: 98.8% White
Waveney District Council
Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Executive: Conservative
MPs: Bob Blizzard, John Gummer, Michael Lord

Waveney is a local government district in Suffolk, England, named after the River Waveney that forms its north-west border. The district council is based in Lowestoft,the capital of Waveney, which is the only unparished area in the district. The other towns in the district are Beccles, Bungay, Halesworth and Southwold.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the municipal boroughs of Beccles, Lowestoft and Southwold, along with Bungay and Halesworth urban districts, Wainford Rural District and part of Lothingland Rural District. Waveney District Council is currently under Conservative Party control.

List of communities

There are 58 towns and civil parishes in Waveney.

External links

Coordinates: 52°28′59″N 1°45′22″E / 52.4831°N 1.7561°E / 52.4831; 1.7561

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