|Borough OF Blackpool|
|status|| Unitary Authority|
|region||North west England|
|surface||34.92 km ²|
|population||142,700 (2004, approx.)|
Blackpool has three jetties, the northern 1863 was built, the middle 1868 and the southern 1893. The Blackpool Tower was established in May 1894and a high copy of the Eiffelturms represents 155 meters . The outer skin was covered for goldfarben, after the building its 100-jähriges existence was allowed to celebrate.
In the roads of the city operate streetcars, which were long time the only one on the British islands. Since the outgoing 20. Century however the streetcar nets in numerous British cities are again removed. Until today uniquely in Europe the doppelstöckigen streetcar cars are in Blackpool.
In the bloom time Blackpools, from 1900 to 1960, was the city a special holidays goal of the worker layer. With reducing in price in the tourism trade into the 1960er years became the Mediterranean region a most popular vacation goal. The recreational park Blackpool Pleasure Beach is one the largest in Europe.
Outside of the vacation timein Blackpools winters Gardens larger political conferences and meetings are held. In particular the labour party of Great Britain has here usually its Party Congress.
A sporty large event is the annually taking place Blackpool thanks festival, the most important and largest dance sport festival of the world.
sonsand daughters of the city
- Tony Ashton, British rock musician
- David ether clay/tone, English conductor
- Dennis Crompton, British architect and author
- Chris lion, British musician, member of the Pet Shop Boys.
- William Lyons, founder of the automark Jaguar
- Graham Nash, British singer and Songwriter
- David Thewlis, British actor
- Darren Matthews (William shelf), British Wrestler
partnership between cities
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coordinates: 53° 48 ' 57 " N, 3° 3 ' 21 " W