Ipswich is a large town in the East Anglian county of Suffolk England. It is the county town of Suffolk. It is near the estuary of the River Orwell. 117,069 people live there. In the Tudor period Ipswich was famous for the Wool Trade and there are still a lot of Tudor buildings which survive to this day. Thomas Wolsey, who was a famous adviser to Henry VIII was born in Ipswich. In modern times Ipswich became infamous as in 2006 a serial killer murdered five prostitutes over a short space of time.
Borough of Ipswich
Location within Suffolk
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|• Type||Leader and Cabinet|
|• MPs||Sandy Martin|
|• Town and Borough||15.22 sq mi (39.42 km2)|
|• Town and Borough||Ranked 157th|
|• Density||8,900/sq mi (3,438/km2)|
|• Urban||180,000 (approx.)|
|• Ethnicity||90.5% White|
3.9% S. Asian
1.1% Chinese or Other
2.4% Mixed Race
|Vehicle registration area code||AV, AW, AX, AY|
Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England.
- "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
- "Third prostitute 'was strangled'". BBC. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2009-08-29.