Wigan Pier, a former wharf on the Leeds and Liverpool Canal
|Location within Greater Manchester|
|Population||103,608 (2011 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||176 miles (283 km) SE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Postcode district||WN1-WN3, WN5, WN6|
Wigan is a town located within the Metropolitan Borough of Wigan in Greater Manchester, North West England. It is home to Wigan Athletic football club and Wigan Warriors rugby league team. It is about twenty miles from Liverpool, Manchester and Preston.