Isle of Portland

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Coordinates: 50°33′00″N 2°26′24″W / 50.550°N 2.440°W / 50.550; -2.440

Portland (Isle of Portland)
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Portland (Isle of Portland) is located in Dorset
Portland (Isle of Portland)

 Portland (Isle of Portland) shown within Dorset
Population 12,400 [1][A]
OS grid reference SY690721
    - London 200 km (120 mi) ENE 
District Weymouth and Portland
Shire county Dorset
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town PORTLAND
Postcode district DT5
Dialling code 01305
Police Dorset
Fire Dorset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South Dorset
List of places
UK
England
Dorset

The Isle of Portland is an island in Dorset in the south of England. Portland is south of the resort of Weymouth. 13,000 people live there. It is where the famous Portland limestone was originally found.[2]

In 2012, the sailing in the Olympics will take place on Portland and in Weymouth.

References[change | edit source]

  1. "Portland—Dorset For You". Dorset County Council. 20011. http://www.dorsetforyou.com/index.jsp?articleid=343603. Retrieved 2012-12-14.
  2. West, Ian 2012. Ian West's website on the Jurassic Coast and more. Includes the Isle of Portland and its surrounds. Soton.ac.uk

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