Northampton

town in Northamptonshire, England, UK

Northampton (About this soundpronunciation ) is a big market town and a local government district of the East Midlands part of the United Kingdom. The district has a population of 200,100 people.

Borough of Northampton
Town & Borough
Northampton Guildhall, built in 1864
Northampton Guildhall, built in 1864
Northampton
Northampton
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Ceremonial countyNorthamptonshire
Admin. HQNorthampton
Government
 • TypeNorthampton Borough Council
Mayor of the Borough and Chair 2011–2012
Cllr Jamie Lane[1]
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Cllr David Palethorpe[1]
 • Executive:Conservative
 • MPs:Brian Binley,
Michael Ellis
Area
 • Total31.18 sq mi (80.76 km2)
Area rankRanked 262nd
Population
 (2005 est.)
 • Total195,000
 • RankRanked 70th
 • Density6,300/sq mi (2,400/km2)
Demonym(s)Northamptonian
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
ONS code34UF
Ethnicity86.1% White
6.4% S.Asian
3.9% Black British
2.1% Mixed Race
2.3% Chinese or other[2]
Websitenorthampton.gov.uk

Northampton has a major entertainment centre called the Derngate.

Twin townsEdit

Notable residentsEdit

Modern
  • Steve Flint, aged 19, represented Northamptonshire at the 1980 Inter-Counties Championships One Mile, winning in a time of 3 minutes 58 seconds, making him one of only four teenage sub-four minute milers in the UK.
Historical
Musical
Other

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 NBC Councillors 2007–2011 Accessed 16 August 2011
  2. "Office for National Statistics (Northampton Area)". Archived from the original on 2012-09-12. Retrieved 2008-04-30.