|City of Portsmouth|
|Status||Unitary, City (1926)|
|Region||South East England|
Portsmouth is a city in the south of England, in the county of Hampshire. About 209,085 people live there. It is a port and is the home of the British Royal Navy (the navy is the army of the sea). It's the second-largest city in the county of Hampshire, behind Southampton. It is one of the most densely populated cities in Europe.
Situated on Portsea Island and narrowly separated from the mainland by a creek, the city is most famous for the HMS Victory and the HMS Warrior, which are ships. People also visit Portsmouth to see the old ship Mary Rose. This was Henry VIII of England's ship, and it was under the water for a long time, from 1545 to 1982. Tourists also go to see Cumberland House, the birth place of Charles Dickens, a British author (writer).
North of the city is Cosham.
Other websites[change | change source]
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- Portsmouth City Council
- Official Portsmouth City Guide
- University of Portsmouth
- University of Portsmouth Students' Union
References[change | change source]
- http://www.sita.co.uk/downloads/SITAUK-LookingUp-web.pdf Retrieved 28/11/10.