Lancaster, Lancashire

Lancaster (/ˈlæŋkəstər/,[2][3][4][5]/ˈlænkæs-/)[6] a city and county town of Lancashire, England, stands on the River Lune. Its population of 52,234 compares with one of 138,375 in the wider City of Lancaster local government district.[7] The House of Lancaster was a branch of the English royal family. The Duchy of Lancaster still holds large estates on behalf of Elizabeth II, who is also Duke of Lancaster. Its long history is marked by Lancaster Castle, Lancaster Priory Church, Lancaster Cathedral and the Ashton Memorial. It is the seat of Lancaster University and has a campus of the University of Cumbria. The Port of Lancaster played a big role in the city's growth, but for many years the outport of Glasson Dock has become the main shipping facility.

Lancaster

View over Lancaster, with the Ashton Memorial in the distance and the spire of Lancaster Cathedral
Lancaster
Shown within the City of Lancaster district
Lancaster
Location within Lancashire
Population52,234 [1]
DemonymLancastrian
OS grid referenceSD475615
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLANCASTER
Postcode districtLA1, LA2
Dialling code01524
PoliceLancashire
FireLancashire
AmbulanceNorth West
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lancashire
54.047°N 2.801°W / 54.047; -2.801