The official region consists of the following subdivisions:
|Map||Ceremonial county||County/Unitary||Metropolitan/non-metropolitan districts|
|Cheshire||1. Cheshire East U.A.|
|2. Cheshire West and Chester U.A.|
|3. Halton U.A.|
|4. Warrington U.A.|
|5. Cumbria †||a) Barrow-in-Furness, b) South Lakeland, c) Copeland, d) Allerdale, e) Eden, f) Carlisle|
|6. Greater Manchester *||a) Bolton, b) Bury, c) Manchester, d) Oldham, e) Rochdale, f) Salford, g) Stockport, h) Tameside, i) Trafford, j) Wigan|
|Lancashire||7. Lancashire †||a) West Lancashire, b) Chorley, c) South Ribble, d) Fylde, e) Preston, f) Wyre, g) Lancaster, h) Ribble Valley, i) Pendle, j) Burnley, k) Rossendale, l) Hyndburn|
|8. Blackpool U.A.|
|9. Blackburn with Darwen U.A.|
|10. Merseyside *||a) Knowsley, b) Liverpool, c) St. Helens, d) Sefton, e) Wirral|
Key: †shire county | *metropolitan county
After abolition of the Greater Manchester and Merseyside County Councils in 1986, power was transferred to the Metropolitan Boroughs, effectively making them Unitary Authorities. In April 2011, Greater Manchester gained a top-tier administrative body in the form of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, which means the 10 Greater Manchester Boroughs are once again second-tier authorities.
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