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Borough of Northampton
Town & Borough
Northampton Guildhall, built in 1864
Coordinates: 52°11′55″N 0°52′26″W / 52.198697°N 0.873928°W / 52.198697; -0.873928Coordinates: 52°11′55″N 0°52′26″W / 52.198697°N 0.873928°W / 52.198697; -0.873928
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East Midlands
Ceremonial county Northamptonshire
Admin. HQ Northampton
 • Type Northampton Borough Council
Mayor of the Borough and Chair 2011–2012
Cllr Jamie Lane[1]
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
Cllr David Palethorpe[1]
 • Executive: Conservative
 • MPs: Brian Binley,
Michael Ellis
 • Total 31.18 sq mi (80.76 km2)
Area rank Ranked 262nd
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 195,000
 • Rank Ranked 70th
 • Density 6,254/sq mi (2,415/km2)
Demonym Northamptonian
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode NN1-NN6
ONS code 34UF
Ethnicity 86.1% White
6.4% S.Asian
3.9% Black British
2.1% Mixed Race
2.3% Chinese or other[2]

Northampton (Loudspeaker.png pronunciation (info • help)) is a big market town and a local government district of the East Midlands part of the United Kingdom. The district has a population of 200,100 people.

Twin towns

Notable residents

  • Steve Flint, aged 19, represented Northamptonshire at the 1980 Inter-Counties Championships One Mile, winning in a time of 3 minutes 58 seconds, making him one of only four teenage sub-four minute milers in the UK.

Other websites


  1. 1.0 1.1 NBC Councillors 2007–2011 Accessed 16 August 2011
  2. "Office for National Statistics (Northampton Area)".