Kingston upon Hull
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Kingston upon Hull
Kingston upon Hull, frequently referred to as Hull, is a city and unitary authority area in the ceremonial county of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Hull at its junction with the Humber estuary, 25 miles (40 km) inland from the North Sea. Hull has a resident population of 256,100 (2011 est.). The Larger Urban Zone (LUZ) population stands at 573,300. The town of Hull was founded late in the 12th century.
|Administrative County||City of Kingston upon Hull|
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, East Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||City|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
Other names by which Kingston upon Hull has been known in the past
Hull ~ Hull The ~ King Ston ~ King Ston Upon Hull ~ Kingston ~ Kingston Upon Hull ~ The Hull ~ Wike
Kingston upon Hull in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hull.-- or Kingston-upon-Hull, parl. and mun. bor., seaport, and co. in itself, East-Riding Yorkshire, on a low plain at the influx of the river Hull to the estuary of the Humber, 55½ miles SE. of Leeds and 173½ miles (by New Holland) from London, 7916 ac., pop. 165,690; 8 Banks, 12 newspapers. Market-days, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday. Hull received its charter from Edward I., but was a place of some consequence long before the reign of that monarch. The marked progress and prosperity of the town in recent times may be attributed to the opening of docks, of which the chief are the Old Dock, and the Humber, Junction, Railway, and Victoria docks. Through the great maritime enterprise of the inhabitants, Hull has become one of the largest ports of the United Kingdom, having shipping commerce with all parts of the world. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) Regular lines of steamers ply between the town and the chief ports of the Continent. Sea-fishing is very extensively prosecuted by an immense fleet of trawlers and drifters belonging to the port. The other industries of Hull comprise shipbuilding, rope and sail works, chemical works, mfrs. of oil, paint, and colours, flax and cotton mills, engineering works, breweries, foundries, &c. There is a fine Town Hall and many other handsome and large public buildings. Near the docks is a monument to William Wilberforce (1759-1833), the philanthropist, who was a native. For parliamentary purposes the bor. is divided into 3 divisions-East, Central, and West - each returning 1 member; the representation was increased from 2 to 3 members in 1885, when the parliamentary limits were extended.
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