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Liverpool, United Kingdom

by WCC on April 2, 2012

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Liverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in the county of Merseyside, in the region west of England, on the east side of the estuary of the River Mersey. Bordered on the north by the metropolitan municipality of Sefton, East with that of Knowsley, south and west by the said river. It was founded as a borough in 1207 and had that status until 1880, when he received the title of city. According to the latest census official, dating from 2001, Liverpool had a population of 439,473 inhabitants. This figure rises slightly to 454,654 inhabitants according to estimates by the year 2009. The city lies at the heart of Liverpool Metropolitan Area, which population is 816,216 inhabitants.

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Historically of the County of Lancashire, the urbanization and expansion of Liverpool was due in large part to its status as major port city. In the eighteenth century, trade with the West Indies, with continental Europe and the slave trade in the Atlantic promoted the economic expansion of the city. In the early nineteenth century, 40% of world seaborne trade passed through the docks of Liverpool. Today is the second port of the United Kingdom in export volume after London.

The popularity of The Beatles and the team of football Liverpool Football Club Liverpool turn contribute to a tourist destination, tourism plays a significant role in the economy of the city. In 2007 celebrated its 800th anniversary, and the following year was the European Capital of Culture alongside the city Norwegian from Stavanger. In 2004, several areas along the city center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. Known as the “maritime mercantile City of Liverpool”, the site comprises six separate locations in the city, including “Pier Head”, “Albert Dock” and “William Brown Street”, includes most famous attractions of the city.

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