Isle of Portland

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Portland (Isle of Portland)
Flag of Isle of Portland.gif
Population12,400 [1][A]
OS grid referenceSY690721
• London200 km (120 mi)ENE
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORTLAND
Postcode districtDT5
Dialling code01305
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
UK Parliament
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 | change source]

  1. "Portland—Dorset For You". Dorset County Council. 20011. Retrieved 2012-12-14. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  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

Other websites[change | change source]

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