metropolitan borough, metropolitan county of Merseyside, historic county of Lancashire, England, just east of Liverpool. Knowsley takes its name from the parish of Knowsley, the seat of the earls of Derby and home of the Stanley family since the 14th century.

      Apart from Prescot, which was an important watchmaking centre in the 18th century, most industrial development in Knowsley took place during the 20th century. Huyton-with-Roby grew rapidly between 1930 and 1950 as a suburb of Liverpool. Kirkby developed after 1952 when Liverpool began to build a new town around an industrial estate. Other suburban housing development has taken place at Knowsley and Halewood. Halewood was also chosen in 1960 for the site of a new automobile plant, one of the world's largest self-contained industrial complexes. Other major industry in the borough includes the manufacture of electrical cables at Prescot and a range of engineering, food, and light industries. Part of Knowsley estate is now a wild animal safari park. Area 34 square miles (87 square km). Pop. (2004 est.) 149,800.

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