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Blackburn
Location North West England
Status Town
Area
Population 105,085
Language English
Currency Pound Sterling (GBP)
Timezone GMT/UTC and BST (Summer)
Tel area code 01254
Overview:

Blackburn is a town in Lancashire County, in the North West region of England. Located to the north of the West Pennine Moors, the town is governed by Blackburn with Darwen unitary authority. During the Industrial Revolution, Blackburn was a major centre for the textile business.It is clear that Blackburn had settlements in the Roman times. The area was originally a military way that led from Mancunium (Manchester) to Bremetennacum (Ribchester). During the 1200s, Blackburn was an important wool manufacturing hub in the country. By the middle of the 17th century, cotton became the leading manufacturing. Today, the town boasts a varied manufacturing base, which includes one of England’s biggest CD makers.The town has a multi-cultural community that bristles with activity. Blackburn is home to the Blackburn Rovers Football Club (a famous football team in England), and Lancashire's only Anglican cathedral. The main shopping mall, situated at the town centre, has over 125 shops. There are also 400 further outlets nearby.

Geography and Climate in Blackburn

Blackburn lies in the middle of the East Lancashire Hills. Some areas of the town are characterized by steep slopes. The notable feature is the River Blakewater, form which the town got its name.Blackburn is bounded by city of Preston (14.8km away) in the west, Accrington in the east, and Darwen in the south. Wilpshire is situated around 4 km (2.5 miles) to the north of the town centre. Blackburn lies about 35 miles from Manchester and some 30 miles from Blackpool.Blackburn has a moderate climate with regular, but generally light precipitation throughout the year. January is the coolest month, with an average temperature range of 2.4 °C to 7.9 °C. July is the warmest month, averaging 13.6 °C to 22.8 °C.

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People and Culture of Blackburn

The population of the town was estimated at 105,085. The ethnic makeup of the town includes 77.9% White British, 10.7% Indians, and 8.7% Pakistanis. In terms of religion, the town has 63.3% Christian residents, 19.4% Muslims, and 16.6% no religion (or not stated). The Muslim statistics gives Blackburn the third highest proportion of Muslims in the country and Wales.

People Culture in Blackburn

The population of the town was estimated at 105,085. The ethnic makeup of the town includes 77.9% White British, 10.7% Indians, and 8.7% Pakistanis. In terms of religion, the town has 63.3% Christian residents, 19.4% Muslims, and 16.6% no religion (or not stated). The Muslim statistics gives Blackburn the third highest proportion of Muslims in the country and Wales.

Tourism in Blackburn

A wide array of exciting attractions awaits you in the town. The major attractions are Corporation Park, Witton Country Park, Blackburn Cathedral, Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery, Lewis Textile Museum, Blackburn Arena, Ewood Park, and Thwaites Empire Theatre.

Transport in Blackburn
Blackburn is well-served by train and bus services. The town’s public transport contains largely of its bus network. Local buses are extensively available from different points within the town. The M65 motorway links Blackburn to the national motorway network. The railway station situated near the bus station is served by the Northern Rail. Preston station is the nearest railway station on the West Coast Main Line. Nearest international airports are located at Manchester, Blackpool, and Liverpool.





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