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Lancaster, Lancashire

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Coordinates: 54°02′49″N 2°48′04″W / 54.047°N 2.801°W / 54.047; -2.801
Lancaster view.JPG
A view of Lancaster showing Carlisle Bridge and the Ashton Memorial.
 Lancaster shown within Lancashire
Population 45,952 (2001 Census)
OS grid reference SD475615
District City of Lancaster
Shire county Lancashire
Region North West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district LA1
Dialling code 01524
Police Lancashire
Fire Lancashire
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament Lancaster and Wyre
List of places

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 close to the M6 motorway.

Lancaster has two universities. These are Lancaster University and The University of Cumbria.