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Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

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Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire

Scunthorpe is a town in North Lincolnshire, England. It is the administrative centre of the North Lincolnshire unitary authority, and had an estimated total resident population of 72,514 people in 2010. A predominantly industrial town, Scunthorpe, the United Kingdom's largest steel processing centre, is also known as the "Industrial Garden Town". It is the third largest settlement in Lincolnshire after Grimsby and Lincoln. The Member of Parliament for Scunthorpe is Nic Dakin.
Administrative CountyNorth Lincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridSE8910
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHumberside
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands
Dialling code01724
Population72,514 (2006 estimate)

Other names by which Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire has been known in the past


Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Scunthorpe, township and vil., Frodingham par., Lincolnshire, 8 miles NW. of Brigg, pop. 2048; P.O., T.O; large ironworks are here.

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