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Liverpool

city in Merseyside, England, United Kingdom

Liverpool is a city in North West England, United Kingdom with a population of about 484,578 in 2015.[2] It is part of the Liverpool-Birkenhead metropolitan area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK.[3] The local government is Liverpool City Council.

Liverpool
Metropolitan borough & City
The three graces of Liverpool's waterfront: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Visible in the background is Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
The three graces of Liverpool's waterfront: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Visible in the background is Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
Official logo of Liverpool
Coat of arms of Liverpool City Council
Nickname(s): The Pool
Location within England
Location within England
Coordinates: Coordinates: 53°24′N 2°59′W / 53.400°N 2.983°W / 53.400; -2.983
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Merseyside
Admin HQ Liverpool City Centre
Founded 1207
City Status 1880
Government
 • Type Metropolitan borough, City
 • Governing body Liverpool City Council
Area
 • Metropolitan borough & City 43.18 sq mi (111.84 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2007 est / Urban=2006)
 • Metropolitan borough & City 447,500 (Ranked 5th)
 • Density 12,950/sq mi (5,001/km2)
 • Urban 816,900
 • Metro 1,103,089
 • Ethnicity
(2005 Estimate)[1]
91.9% White
2.2% Chinese and other
2.1% Asian or Asian British
1.9% Mixed Race
1.9% Black or Black British
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postal Code L postcode area
Area code(s) 0151
ISO 3166-2 GB-LIV
ONS code 00BY
OS grid reference SJ437905
NUTS 3 UKD52
Demonym Scouser/Liverpudlian
Website www.liverpool.gov.uk

Liverpool is located on the eastern side of the River Mersey. It used to lie in the old area of West Derby in the south west of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880. In 1889, it became separate from Lancashire. Liverpool's growth as a large port was matched by the growth of the city during the Industrial Revolution.

It was most famous as a port during the late 19th and early 20th century. It is the birthplace of the famous rock group The Beatles. It is also famous because of its football teams, Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C.

People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians or Scousers.

Contents

Famous placesEdit

  • Albert Docks
  • St George's Hall
  • Liverpool Cathedral
  • Speke Hall
  • Merseyside Maritime Museum
  • International Slavery Museum
  • Tate Liverpool
  • The Beatles Story
  • Pier Head
  • Al-Rahma Mosque

Famous people from LiverpoolEdit

DevelopmentEdit

There has been a lot of development work which is part of a regeneration plan for Liverpool. It is because Liverpool was the Capital of Culture for 2008.

ReferencesEdit