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A view of Lancaster showing the River Lune, the Millennium Bridge and the Ashton Memorial.
Lancaster shown within Lancashire
|Population||45,952 (2001 Census)|
|OS grid reference|
|District||City of Lancaster|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||North West England|
|UK Parliament||Lancaster and Wyre|
Lancaster is the county town of Lancashire, England. It is on the River Lune. As of the 2001 census, it had 45,952 people. The larger City of Lancaster local government district is named after Lancaster.
Lancaster Castle is well known as the site of the Pendle witch trials in 1612.
Lancaster is the most northerly city in Lancashire, three miles from Morecambe Bay. The city is on the River Lune, the Lancaster Canal, and the West Coast Main Line. It is is close to the M6 motorway.
Lancaster has two universities. These are Lancaster University and The University of Cumbria.