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Widnes(wĭd`nĭs), city (1991 pop. 55,973), Halton, NW England, on the Mersey River. It is an important alkali-processing center. Other products are paints, soap, pharmaceuticals, and steel goods. It connected by bridge (2017) to RuncornRuncorn,
city (1991 pop. 63,995), Halton, W England, on the Mersey River. It is located on the Manchester Ship Canal and is the terminus of the Bridgewater Canal, which is connected to the Mersey by a series of locks. The main industry is the production of chemicals.
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a city in Great Britain, in the county of Cheshire (until 1974, in Lancashire); a port on the estuary of the Mersey River near Liverpool. Industry includes nonferrous metallurgy, machine building, and the production of chemicals (sulfuric acid, chlorine, and fertilizers), asbestos products, paper, and clothing. By a new territorial division, the cities of Widnes and Runcorn were joined into the administrative district of Halton, with a population of 106,200(1974).