A metropolitan borough
is the style of a sub-division of a metropolitan county
. The first metropolitan boroughs in England
were created in 1887 with the formation of London County Council
, and others were created with the expansion of the LCC into the Metropolitan County of Greater London
, and the formation of the new metropolitan counties of Greater Manchester
, South Yorkshire
, Tyne and Wear
, West Midlands
, and West Yorkshire
Most of the boroughs are now unitary authorities, but many are still styled 'metropolitan borough of x'.
See also: London borough, Metropolitan Counties of England.