This page has information on Copeland in the County of Cumbria, North West England, UK.
Copeland Borough is a local government district in the west of Cumbria, England. The local council is in Whitehaven. Following the Local Government Act of 1972, it was formed on April 1st 1974 by the merger of Whitehaven Borough, Millom Rural District and Ennerdale Rural District. The borough covers an area of 731.7 square kilometres.
The name comes from an alternative name for the Cumberland ward of Allerdale above Derwent, which covered approximately the same area.
There are various differing explanations for the name. The name Copeland stems from kaupland or bought land according to a document issued at the time of the borough's grant of arms - the area of the Forest bought from the St Bees Priory estate.