1974 were introduced consisting in England a two-stage management system, of Counties (counties) and Districts. Six densely populated areas became thereby metropolitan Counties, which were divided into Metropolian Districts. These districts received the possibility of requesting with the queen the status of a Borough. Most districts did and became this in such a way metropolitan Boroughs. Contrary to the Non metropolitan Districts the metropolitan Boroughs also the school supervision belongs to the authority.
1986 was abolished the advice of the Metropoltian Counties and their tasks became to a large extent on the metropolitan Districts and/or. Metropolitan Boroughs transfer. These stand thereby actually for the Unitary Authorities directly, are usually however not in such a way called.
Metropolitan Boroughs were called from 1899 to 1965 also the Londoner of urban districts. After the formation of Greater London these were replaced by London Boroughs.
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