City on the River Mersey and Great Britain's second most important seaport, after London, for traffic other than petroleum.
As an aesthetically beautiful City, Liverpool's architecture is used as an authentic backdrop for many new films.
Streets of Liverpool: Princes Parade, James Street, Derby Square
Liverpool city images May 2003
The Beatles began their musical career in Liverpool in the late 1950s.
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By the end of the 18th century the city had become a rich metropolis thriving on the slave trade and privateering. In 1830 a railroad was constructed between Liverpool and Manchester, and by the 1860s the city was the hub of an extensive rail network. During this period its population grew rapidly as numerous immigrants, chiefly from Ireland, settled here. Liverpool became the foremost British port for American trade and passenger service in the 19th century. Because its port was strategic, Liverpool was heavily bombed by the Germans during World War II. liverpoolpropertyrentals.co.uk - liverpool.gov.uk Population (1991 preliminary) 448,300.
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Manufactures include pharmaceuticals, electric equipment, refined sugar and flour, and rubber products.
To augment Liverpool's extensive dock areas, important new facilities were constructed in the 1970s outside the city limits. Motor-vehicle manufacturing and oil refining are also located on the periphery of the metropolitan area.
Although its exports (largely manufactured goods) have declined, it remains Great Britain's second most important seaport, after London, for traffic other than petroleum. Imports include grain and other foodstuffs, wood, nonferrous metals, and textile fibers. Liverpool is also a passenger port for travel to Ireland.
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