DARWEN, a municipal borough in the Darwen parliamentary division of Lancashire, England, 20 m.
It lies on the river Darwen, which traverses a densely populated manufacturing district, and is surrounded by high-lying moors.
Darwen is a centre of the cotton trade and has also blast furnaces, and paper-making, paper-staining and fire-clay works.
Darwen was incorporated in 1788.
There is an efficient tramway service, connecting the town with Darwen, 5 m.
The parliamentary borough, which returns two members, is coextensive with the municipal, and lies between the Accrington and Darwen divisions of the county.