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Where is Birkenhead?

Birkenhead is located in the county of Merseyside, North West England, two miles south-west of the city of Liverpool, 132 miles north of Cardiff, 177 miles south of Edinburgh, and 178 miles north-west of London. Birkenhead lies six miles north-west of the Cheshire border, and was historically in the county of Cheshire. Birkenhead falls within the metropolitan district council of Wirral. It is in the CH41 postcode district. The post town for Birkenhead is Birkenhead.

Birkenhead on a map

Map showing extent of Birkenhead as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Birkenhead
Map showing location of Birkenhead within the UK
Location of Birkenhead within the UK

Which county is Birkenhead in?

Birkenhead is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Cheshire.

Ceremonial CountyMerseyside
Historic CountyCheshire

Where is Birkenhead in Merseyside?

Birkenhead is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Merseyside, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Merseyside.

Location of Birkenhead within Merseyside
Location of Birkenhead within Merseyside

What is the postcode for Birkenhead?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Birkenhead is CH41 5AT.

Where is Birkenhead in CH41?

Birkenhead is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the CH41 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CH41 postcode district.

Location of Birkenhead within CH41
Location of Birkenhead within CH41

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What is the post town for Birkenhead?

The post town for Birkenhead is Birkenhead. Birkenhead is in the CH41 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Birkenhead.

What is the latitude and longitude of Birkenhead?

The centre of Birkenhead is located at position 53.39385° latitude and -3.01448° longitude.

Latitude53.39385°
Longitude-3.01448°

What is the easting and northing of Birkenhead?

The centre of Birkenhead is located at the grid reference easting 332635 and northing 389037 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting332635
Northing389037

What are the nearest towns to Birkenhead?

Position of Birkenhead relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Birkenhead to the centre of the town.

south-east
3m
Birkenhead is 3 miles south-east of Wallasey
south
4m
Birkenhead is 4 miles south of Bootle
north
5m
Birkenhead is 5 miles north of Bebington
south
5m
Birkenhead is 5 miles south of Litherland
north-east
6m
Birkenhead is 6 miles north-east of Heswall
south
6m
Birkenhead is 6 miles south of Crosby
east
7m
Birkenhead is 7 miles east of Hoylake
east
7m
Birkenhead is 7 miles east of West Kirby
north
7m
Birkenhead is 7 miles north of Neston
south-west
8m
Birkenhead is 8 miles south-west of Kirkby

What are the nearest cities to Birkenhead?

Position of Birkenhead relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Birkenhead to the centre of the city.

south-west
2m
Birkenhead is 2 miles south-west of Liverpool
north
15m
Birkenhead is 15 miles north of Chester
north-east
20m
Birkenhead is 20 miles north-east of St Asaph
south-west
28m
Birkenhead is 28 miles south-west of Preston
west
30m
Birkenhead is 30 miles west of Salford
west
32m
Birkenhead is 32 miles west of Manchester
north-west
43m
Birkenhead is 43 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
south
46m
Birkenhead is 46 miles south of Lancaster
east
48m
Birkenhead is 48 miles east of Bangor
south-west
59m
Birkenhead is 59 miles south-west of Bradford

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