Location within England
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Region||North West England|
|Admin HQ||Liverpool City Centre|
|• Type||Metropolitan borough, City|
|• Governing body||Liverpool City Council|
|• Metropolitan borough & City||43.18 sq mi (111.84 km2)|
|Elevation||230 ft (70 m)|
(2007 est / Urban=2006)
|• Metropolitan borough & City||447,500 (Ranked 5th)|
|• Density||12,950/sq mi (5,001/km2)|
| • Ethnicity |
2.2% Chinese and other
2.1% Asian or Asian British
1.9% Mixed Race
1.9% Black or Black British
|Time zone||UTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+1 (British Summer Time)|
|OS grid reference|
Liverpool is a city in North West England, United Kingdom with a population of about 485,000 in 2015. It is part of the Liverpool-Birkenhead metropolitan area, the fifth-largest metropolitan area in the UK. The local government is Liverpool City Council.
Liverpool is on the eastern side of the River Mersey. It used to lie in the old area of West Derby in the south west of Lancashire. It became a borough in 1207 and a city in 1880. In 1889, it became separate from Lancashire. Liverpool's growth as a large port was matched by the growth of the city during the Industrial Revolution.
It was most famous as a port during the late 19th and early 20th century. It is the birthplace of the famous rock group The Beatles. It is also famous because of its football teams, Everton F.C. and Liverpool F.C.
People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians or Scousers.
Famous places[change | change source]
- Albert Docks
- St George's Hall
- Liverpool Cathedral
- Speke Hall
- Merseyside Maritime Museum
- International Slavery Museum
- Tate Liverpool
- The Beatles Story
- Pier Head
- Al-Rahma Mosque
Famous people from Liverpool[change | change source]
- David Morrissey, actor.
- Jamie Carragher
- The Beatles (John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr).
- Tom Baker, actor (Doctor Who)
- Ken Dodd, comedian
- Echo and the Bunnymen
- Julian Lennon, musician, son of John Lennon and his first wife, Cynthia.
- Brian Epstein, music mogul
- Frankie Goes to Hollywood, music group
- Gerry Marsden, musician
- Gerry and the Pacemakers, music group
- Cilla Black, entertainer
- Paul O'Grady, former drag act and television presenter
- Steven Gerrard, Liverpool Football Club captain and England Vice captain
- Jason Isaacs, actor
- Miles Kane, musician
- Melanie "Mel C" Chisholm, Sporty Spice, Member of the Spice Girls
Development[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Liverpool.|
- "Neighbourhood Statistics: Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
- "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-11.