town in Lancashire, England
Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, in the north west of England. The town is on the coast of the Irish Sea. Blackpool had a population of 142,283 as of the 2001 census.
Town, Borough & Unitary authority
|Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°48′51″N 03°03′01″W / 53.81417°N 3.05028°W|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|• Type||Blackpool Borough Council|
|• Leadership:||Leader & Cabinet|
|• MPs:||Paul Maynard (C)|
Gordon Marsden (L)
|• Total||13.46 sq mi (34.85 km2)|
|• Rank||Ranked 152nd|
|• Density||10,000/sq mi (4,000/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|ONS code||00EY (ONS)|
2.0% South Asian
0.2% Other Asian
Blackpool became important for tourism during the 19th century. It is known for its beaches and amusement parks. It is also the home to a famous international ballroom dancing competition.
- ↑ ONS, Blackpool Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages) Archived 2014-08-14 at the Wayback Machine , 2009. Retrieved 2012-02-06
- ↑ "About the population in Blackpool". blackpool.gov.uk. Archived from the original on 2 September 2010. Retrieved 30 June 2010.