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Liverpool
Metropolitan borough & City
The three graces of Liverpool's waterfront: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Visible in the background is Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
The three graces of Liverpool's waterfront: the Royal Liver Building, the Cunard Building and the Port of Liverpool Building. Visible in the background is Liverpool's Anglican Cathedral.
Official logo of Liverpool
Coat of arms of Liverpool City Council
Nickname(s): The Pool
Location within England
Location within England
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Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyMerseyside
Admin HQLiverpool City Centre
Founded1207
City Status1880
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan borough, City
 • Governing bodyLiverpool City Council
Area
 • Metropolitan borough & City43.18 sq mi (111.84 km2)
Elevation230 ft (70 m)
Population (2007 est / Urban=2006)
 • Metropolitan borough & City447,500 (Ranked 5th)
 • Density12,950/sq mi (5,001/km2)
 • Urban816,900
 • Metro1,103,089
 • Ethnicity
(2005 Estimate)[1]
91.9% White
2.2% Chinese and other
2.1% Asian or Asian British
1.9% Mixed Race
1.9% Black or Black British
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postal CodeL postcode area
Area code(s)0151
ISO 3166-2GB-LIV
ONS code00BY
OS grid referenceSJ437905
NUTS 3UKD52
DemonymScouser/Liverpudlian
Websitewww.liverpool.gov.uk

Liverpool is a city in North West England, United Kingdom with a population of about 485,000 in 2015.[2] 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]

Development[change | change source]

There has been a lot of development work which is part of a regeneration plan for Liverpool. It is because Liverpool was the Capital of Culture for 2008.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Neighbourhood Statistics: Resident Population Estimates by Ethnic Group (Percentages)". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  2. "Population Estimates for UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-11.