The Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale is an administrative body formed on 1st April 1974 by the amalgamation of the County Borough of Halifax, the Borough of Brighouse, the Borough of Todmorden, the Elland Urban District, the Hebden Royd Urban District, the Ripponden Urban District, the Sowerby Bridge Urban District and part of the Queensbury and Shelf Urban District.
The name Calderdale had been used to denote the Calder Valley earlier, and was formally adopted in 1973.
The boundaries of the Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale coincide almost exactly with those of the original parish of Halifax
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