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(Placename) a metropolitan county of NW England, administered since 1986 by the unitary authorities of Sefton, Liverpool, St Helens, Knowsley, and Wirral. Area: 652 sq km (252 sq miles)
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(ˈmɜr ziˌsaɪd)

a metropolitan county in W England. 1,456,800; 250 sq. mi. (648 sq. km).
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