Bolton

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This page is about the town of Bolton in Greater Manchester, England. For other places and people named Bolton, see Bolton (disambiguation)


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Bolton is a town in the Greater Manchester urban area in England, and traditionally part of Lancashire. It is the largest settlement in the Metropolitan Borough of Bolton.

Bolton has a leading independent day school, Bolton School, which was established in around 1516.

Some famous people from Bolton:


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Sport

Bolton has a Premier League football club called Bolton Wanderers F.C. managed by Sam Allardyce.

Demographics

Arts

Bolton has an acclaimed theatre called The Octagon.

Education

Bolton has its own modern university, the University of Bolton.

Media

Local radio is provided by Tower FM, a station which broadcasts across Bolton and Bury.

The town's local newspaper is the Bolton Evening News, although the Manchester Evening News is also widely available.

Other Facts

At the last count, in around 2000, the town is home to over 280,000 people. It is the second largest town in the U.K, coming just after Croydon, Greater London.

According to a survey of the British Association for the Advancement of Science Boltonians are the friendliest people in Britain.

On February 13, 2003, Bolton was granted Fairtrade Town status.

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