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Wallasey(wŏl`əsē), city (1991 pop. 62,465), Wirral metropolitan district, W central England, on the tip of Wirral peninsula at the mouth of the Mersey River, in the Greater Manchester metropolitan area. Some industry exists, such as flour milling and ship repairing, but Wallasey is primarily residential. Nearby is New Brighton, a seaside resort.
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a former city in Great Britain, in the county of Cheshire; situated in the estuary of the Mersey River. In 1974, Wallasey became part of the city of Wirral, in the metropolitan county of Merseyside. Population, 349,200 (1974).
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a town in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside; near the mouth of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. Pop.: 58 710 (2001)
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