Warrington (/ˈwɒrɪŋtən/) is a large town and unitary authority area in Cheshire, England, on the banks of the River Mersey. It is 20 miles (32 km) east of Liverpool, and 20 miles (32 km) west of Manchester. The population in 2018 was estimated at just greater than 209,500, more than double that of 1968 when it became a New Town. Warrington is the largest town in the county of Cheshire.
Warrington was founded by the Romans at an important crossing place upon the River Mersey. A new harmony was conventional by the Saxons. By the Middle Ages, Warrington had emerged as a puff town at the lowest bridging lessening of the river. A local tradition of textile and tool production dates from this time.
Historically share of Lancashire, the early payment and urbanisation of Warrington coincided taking into consideration the Industrial Revolution, particularly after the Mersey was made navigable in the 18th century. The West Coast Main Line runs north to south through the town, and the Liverpool to Manchester railway (the Cheshire Lines route) west to east. The Manchester Ship Canal cuts through the south of the borough (west to east). The M6, M56 and M62 motorways form a partial bin around the town.
The open-minded Borough of Warrington was formed in 1974 next the assimilation of the former County Borough of Warrington, part of the Golborne Urban District, the Lymm Urban District, part of the Runcorn Rural District, the Warrington Rural District and ration of the Whiston Rural District.