Braintree District

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Braintree District
Non-metropolitan district
Braintree shown within Essex
Braintree shown within Essex
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region East of England
Non-metropolitan county Essex
Status Non-metropolitan district
Admin HQ Braintree
Incorporated 1 April 1974
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Body Braintree District Council
 • Leadership Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)
 • MPs Brooks Newmark
Priti Patel
Area
 • Total 236.18 sq mi (611.71 km2)
Area rank 68th (of 326)
Population (2011 est.)
 • Total 147,500
 • Rank 130th (of 326)
 • Density 620/sq mi (240/km2)
 • Ethnicity 95.% White
1.1% Mixed
1.3% S.Asian
1.0% Black
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
ONS code 22UC (ONS)
E07000067 (GSS)
OS grid reference TL7522
Website www.braintree.gov.uk

Braintree is a local government district in the English county of Essex, with a population (2011 census) of 147,084. Its main town is Braintree.

The main centres of population are Braintree, Witham and Halstead.

The district was formed on 1 April 1974 by the merger of the urban districts of Braintree and Bocking, Halstead, and Witham and (for list of Parishes) Braintree Rural District and Halstead Rural District.

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Coordinates: 51°52′55″N 0°33′09″E / 51.8819°N 0.5525°E / 51.8819; 0.5525