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Official logo of Blackpool
Coat of Arms of the Borough Council
Shown within ceremonial Lancashire
Shown within ceremonial Lancashire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
Ceremonial countyLancashire
Admin. HQBlackpool
Government
 • TypeBlackpool Borough Council
 • Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
 • Executive: 
 • MPs:Paul Maynard (C)
Gordon Marsden (L)
Area
 • Total13.46 sq mi (34.85 km2)
Area rank302nd
 • RankRanked
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
Postcode
ONS code00EY (ONS)
E06000009 (GSS)
Ethnicity95.5% White
2.0% South Asian
0.9% Mixed
0.8% Black
0.6% Chinese
0.2% Other Asian
Estimate[1]
Websitevisitblackpool.com
blackpool.gov.uk

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.



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