City and District of St Albans
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|City and District of St Albans|
Shown within Hertfordshire
|Status:||Non-metropolitan district and City (1877)|
|Region:||East of England|
|Admin. HQ:||St Albans|
- Total (2005 est.)
828 / km²
St Albans City & District Council
|Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|MPs:||Anne Main (St Albans), Peter Lilley (Hitchin & Harpenden)|
The district includes:
- St Albans (population c. 58,000)
- Harpenden (population c. 27,600)
- the parishes of Colney Heath, Harpenden Rural, London Colney, Redbourn, St Michael's, St Stephen's (including the villages of Chiswell Green and Bricket Wood), Sandridge and Wheathampstead.
The district's irregular sounding name reflects its diverse nature, with two main urban areas and several villages: typically districts with the status of cities are known simply as Cities (for example the City of Peterborough or the City of York).
The district was created on April 1, 1974, as a merger of the borough and city of St Albans, the Harpenden urban district and most of St Albans Rural District. City status was inherited by the entire district , as may be determined from legislation and from the lack of charter trustees.
|Liberal Democrat||29||Gained 2||31|
Following the 2006 local elections, one councillor defected from the Conservative group to become an independent.
Nearby places outside the district include Hatfield to the east, Welwyn Garden City to the northeast, Luton and Dunstable to the northwest, Hemel Hempstead to the west, Watford to the southwest and Borehamwood to the south.
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