Where is Wigan?

Wigan is located in the county of Greater Manchester, North West England, one mile north-west of the town of Ince-in-Makerfield, 145 miles north of Cardiff, 168 miles south of Edinburgh, and 175 miles north-west of London. Wigan lies three miles south of the Lancashire border, and was historically in the county of Lancashire. Wigan falls within the metropolitan district council of Wigan. It is in the WN1 postcode district. The post town for Wigan is Wigan.

Wigan on a map

Bounding box showing extent of Wigan
Location of Wigan within the UK

Which county is Wigan in?

Wigan is in the ceremonial county of Greater Manchester, and the historic county of Lancashire.

Ceremonial CountyGreater Manchester
Historic CountyLancashire

Where is Wigan in Greater Manchester?

Wigan is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Greater Manchester, and towards the westernmost extremity of Greater Manchester.

Location of Wigan within Greater Manchester

What is the postcode for Wigan?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Wigan is WN1 1AZ.

Where is Wigan in WN1?

Wigan is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the WN1 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the WN1 postcode district.

Location of Wigan within WN1

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What is the post town for Wigan?

The post town for Wigan is Wigan. Wigan is in the WN1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Wigan.

What is the latitude and longitude of Wigan?

The centre of Wigan is located at position 53.54554° latitude and -2.6297° longitude.

Latitude53.54554°
Longitude-2.6297°

What is the easting and northing of Wigan?

The centre of Wigan is located at the grid reference easting 358372 and northing 405618 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting358372
Northing405618

What are the nearest towns to Wigan?

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

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Wigan is 1 mile north-west of Ince-in-Makerfield
2m
Wigan is 2 miles north-west of Hindley
3m
Wigan is 3 miles south-east of Standish
4m
Wigan is 4 miles north of Ashton-in-Makerfield
4m
Wigan is 4 miles west of Westhoughton
5m
Wigan is 5 miles north-east of Billinge
5m
Wigan is 5 miles north of Golborne
5m
Wigan is 5 miles south-west of Horwich
5m
Wigan is 5 miles south of Adlington
6m
Wigan is 6 miles north-west of Leigh

What are the nearest cities to Wigan?

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

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Wigan is 15 miles west of Salford
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Wigan is 15 miles south of Preston
16m
Wigan is 16 miles west of Manchester
17m
Wigan is 17 miles north-east of Liverpool
27m
Wigan is 27 miles north-east of Chester
36m
Wigan is 36 miles south of Lancaster
39m
Wigan is 39 miles north-east of St Asaph
40m
Wigan is 40 miles south-west of Bradford
41m
Wigan is 41 miles north-west of Stoke-on-Trent
47m
Wigan is 47 miles west of Wakefield

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