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Coordinates: 54°43′N 1°41′W / 54.71°N 1.69°W / 54.71; -1.69

Willington
Willington is located in County Durham
Willington

 Willington shown within County Durham
Population 5,000 (2001) [1]
OS grid reference NZ108507
Unitary authority County Durham
Ceremonial county County Durham
Region North East
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CROOK
Postcode district DL15
Dialling code 01388
Police Durham
Fire County Durham and Darlington
Ambulance North East
EU Parliament North East England
UK Parliament North West Durham
List of places: UK • England • County Durham

Willington is a former-pit town in County Durham, England. It is in the foothills of the Pennines and near the River Wear close to Crook and Bishop Auckland. Like many communities in the area, Willington's economy was largely based on coal mining. The closure of the colliery in 1967 therefore hit the town hard. Similarly to many former mining communities this is a blow that Willington has struggled to recover from.

Football team

Willington has its own football club Willington F.C. who currently play in the 11th tier of English football

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