ceremonial county in England, United Kingdom

Cheshire is a rural county in England. It is the North West part of the country, just south of Manchester. Cheshire covers 905 square miles (2,344 km2) and had a population of around 1.1 million in 2021.

Flag of Cheshire
Coat of arms of Cheshire

Cheshire's county town is the cathedral city of Chester, while its most populated town is Warrington.

It is most famous for making salt and cheese. Cheshire is made up of lots of little towns including the Borough of Macclesfield, a market town. A main attraction is Kerridge, near one of the western foothills of the Pennines .