Isle of Portland

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Isle of Portland
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Isle of Portland is located in Dorset
Isle of Portland
Isle of Portland
Location within Dorset
Population12,797 (2018 est.)[1]
OS grid referenceSY690721
• London121 miles (195 km) NE
Civil parish
  • Portland
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townPORTLAND
Postcode districtDT5
Dialling code01305
PoliceDorset
FireDorset and Wiltshire
AmbulanceSouth Western
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Dorset
50°33′00″N 2°26′24″W / 50.550°N 2.440°W / 50.550; -2.440Coordinates: 50°33′00″N 2°26′24″W / 50.550°N 2.440°W / 50.550; -2.440

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 took place on Portland and in Weymouth.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Portland Area Profile". Dorset Insight. 2020. Archived from the original on 28 October 2020. Retrieved 3 August 2020.
  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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