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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)".