Bournemouth is in the ceremonial county of Dorset in southwest England. The resort is located between Poole in the west and Christchurch in the east on the south coast of England. About 172 kilometers southwest of London, located on 50.43 degrees north latitude and 1.54 degrees west longitude, overlooking the city, the bay Poole Bay. The motto of Bournemouth is “Pulchritudo et salubritas” (” beauty and health “).
Bournemouth is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the south coast of England, mainly because of its long, clean beach, the many lodging options, the major entertainment content, to the mild climate and easy access to the hinterland of Dorset and Devon. The coastline is one of the warmest, driest and sunniest in England. The population is 163 600, making Bournemouth together with neighboring cities to one of the great commercial and economic centers in southern England.
Located near the town center Bournemouth International Centre (BIC), which from the cliffs overlooking the sea and the pier allows the location is an important venue for conferences. There are frequently held rallies of the British parties. In the area of Bournemouth can be found for many of the UK rare animal and plant species. The nearby Brownsea Iceland is one of the few places in the south, which still holds the red squirrel. The ant Formica pratensis was found close to Bournemouth in the 1980s but is now apparently extinct.
In direct oceanfront Royal Bath Hotel, east of the Central Gardens, has many important guests have stayed, including Oscar Wilde, HG Wells, Richard Harris, Sir Thomas Beecham and the prime minister Benjamin Disraeli, William Gladstone, Herbert Asquith and David Lloyd George. The royal visitors included Edward VII, Edward VIII, George VI., Queen Wilhelmina (Netherlands) and Empress Eugénie of France.
In 2003 was built for 9.5 million British pounds, the Bournemouth Library, so that the Prime Minister’s Better Public Building Award won. The city also has a professional football club, the AFC Bournemouth, in the Football League One play, the third division. Home Games are in “The Fitness First Stadium held” in Boscombe. Mary Shelley, author of Frankenstein, is buried in St. Peter’s Churchyard. Moreover, died in this city JRR Tolkien, author of Lord of the Rings. Here also was born Barbara Joyce Dainton West, which is one of the last survivors of the Titanic disaster.