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St Helens is a large town in Merseyside, England. It is the largest settlement and administrative centre of the Metropolitan Borough of St Helens with a population of 102,629, while the entire metropolitan borough had a population of 176,843 at the 2001 Census. St Helens is in the south west of the historic county of Lancashire, 6 miles north of the River Mersey. The town historically lay within the ancient Lancashire division of West Derby known as a "hundred". Incorporated as a municipal borough in 1868, and responsible for the administration of the townships of Eccleston, Parr, Sutton and Windle, it became a county borough in 1887 and a metropolitan borough in 1974.
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