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Official logo of Blackpool
Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Shown within ceremonial Lancashire
Shown within ceremonial Lancashire
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region North West England
Ceremonial county Lancashire
Admin. HQ Blackpool
 • Type Blackpool Borough Council
 • Leadership: Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive:  
 • MPs: Paul Maynard (C)
Gordon Marsden (L)
 • Total 13.46 sq mi (34.85 km2)
Area rank 302nd
 • Rank Ranked

Blackpool is a seaside town in Lancashire, in the north west of England. The town is on the coast of the Irish Sea. Blackpool had a population of 142,283 as of the 2001 census.[2]

Blackpool became important for tourism during the 19th century. It is known for its beaches and amusement parks. It is also the home to a famous international ballroom dancing competition.

== References == Blackpool is 30 miles form the sea.