Darwen is a market town and civil parish located in Lancashire, England. Along with the larger town of Blackburn, it forms the Borough of Blackburn with Darwen — a unitary authority area. Its residents are known as “Darreners”.
The main road through Darwen is the A666 towards Blackburn to the north and Bolton to the south, and ultimately at the Pendlebury boundary with Irlams o’ th’ Height where it joins the A6, about 18 miles (29 km) north-west of Manchester. Darwen’s population decreased to 28,046 in 2011 and is made up of five wards.
The town stands on the River Darwen, which flows from south to north and is visible only in the outskirts of the town, as within the town centre it runs underground.