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 is in the ceremonial county of Merseyside, and the historic county of Cheshire.
Birkenhead is situated towards the southernmost extremity of Merseyside, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Merseyside.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Birkenhead is CH41 5AT.
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.
The post town for Birkenhead is Birkenhead. Birkenhead is in the CH41 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Birkenhead.
The centre of Birkenhead is located at position 53.39385° latitude and -3.01448° longitude.
The centre of Birkenhead is located at the grid reference easting 332635 and northing 389037 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Birkenhead relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Birkenhead to the centre of the town.
Position of Birkenhead relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Birkenhead to the centre of the city.