Blackpool

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Blackpool
Town, Borough & Unitary authority
View of Blackpool Tower & the beach

Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Shown within ceremonial Lancashire
Coordinates: 53°48′51″N 03°03′01″W / 53.81417°N 3.05028°W / 53.81417; -3.05028Coordinates: 53°48′51″N 03°03′01″W / 53.81417°N 3.05028°W / 53.81417; -3.05028
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Admin. HQ Blackpool
Government
 • Type Blackpool Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:  
 • MPs: Paul Maynard (C)
Gordon Marsden (L)
Area
 • Total 13.46 sq mi (34.85 km2)
Area rank 302nd
 • Rank Ranked
Time zone Greenwich Mean Time (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) British Summer Time (UTC+1)
Postcode FY1-FY4
ONS code 00EY (ONS)
E06000009 (GSS)
Ethnicity 95.5% White
2.0% South Asian
0.9% Mixed
0.8% Black
0.6% Chinese
0.2% Other Asian
Estimate[1]

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.[2]

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.

== References == Blackpool is 30 miles form the sea.