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Suffolk Coastal District
Suffolk Coastal shown within Suffolk and England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||East of England|
|Incorporated||1 April 1974|
|• Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|• Body||Suffolk Coastal District Council|
|• Leadership||Leader & Cabinet (Conservative)|
|• MPs||Therese Coffey|
|• Total||344.2 sq mi (891.5 km2)|
|Area rank||(of 317)|
|• Rank||(of 317)|
|• Density||370/sq mi (140/km2)|
|• Ethnicity||98.1% White|
|Time zone||UTC0 (GMT)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (BST)|
|ONS code||42UG (ONS)|
|OS grid reference|
Suffolk Coastal was a local government district in Suffolk, England. Its council is based in Melton, having moved from neighbouring Woodbridge in 2017. Other towns include Felixstowe, Framlingham, Leiston, Aldeburgh, and Saxmundham.
The district was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, as a merger of the municipal borough of Aldeburgh, along with Felixstowe, Leiston-cum-Sizewell, Saxmundham and Woodbridge urban districts, and Blyth Rural District and Deben Rural District. The population of the district was 124,298 at the 2011 Census.
There are 118 civil parishes and towns in Suffolk Coastal.