Wigan is a town and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England. In 1974 the town of Wigan and its surrounding districts were merged into Wigan Borough, and detached from Lancashire to become part of the Greater Manchester region.

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About Wigan

Wigan grew rapidly during the Industrial Revolution, a period that transformed all of North West England, which became famous for its mills and mines.

Wigan Pier is a wharf on the Leeds & Liverpool Canal, made famous by George Orwell's novel, The Road to Wigan Pier. It is located in the town and is now a major tourist attraction.


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