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Southampton is the largest city, which is located in England. The city lies around 111 kilometres south-west of London and about 24 kilometres west north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton nearby the New Forest and it is the main port.

The city has around population of 253,651. The city has several vital employers including the University of Southampton, Southampton Solent University, Ordnance Survey, Southampton Airport, BBC South and Carnival UK. Hampshire Constabulary provided polices services in the city.


Several museums are situated in the city. In 2012, the SeaCity Museum was established, which is located in the city. In 1491, Tudor House and Garden were opened, and it is a historic building and the main tourist’s attraction. It is situated in the bugle street, Southampton Old town. The Southampton on Boat Show held annually at the Mayflower Park. The National Boat shows run this show on water. The city has several galleries. The Southampton City Art Gallery, which is located in the city and it is the art gallery.

Mayflower Theatre is the largest theatre in Southampton and has around 2,200 capacity. It was opened in 1928. Southampton boar show attracts national and overseas visitors, and it attracts more than 110,000 tourists. The two large venues also situated in the city including the Mayflower Theatre and the Guildhall. The Talking, Heads the Brook, The Joiners, Turner Sims and The Soul Cellar are smaller venues located in the city.


The city had around 120,305 jobs in 2007. The city has one major employer, i.e. the University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust. There are some other main employers including the UK's national mapping agency and the Ordnance Survey. The Westquay Shopping Centre is the largest retail centre of the city as well as in the United Kingdom; it is the 35th largest centre. It was opened in 2000. The city is served by main two shopping centres including 1980s Bargate centre and the 1970s Eaststreet mall.


The University of Southampton was established in 1952, and it is a research university, which is situated in Southampton England. In 2016 to 2017, the university had around 25,180 students. The university has seven campuses for teaching, and the major campus is situated in Highfield area of the city. Solent University is situated in the city, and it is a public university. The university has around 11000 students. The major campus of the university is located in the East Park. In 2016 to 2017, the university had around 11,060 students.

The Southampton City College offers further education to the students. The college provides a wide range of courses including hairdressing, art & design, performing arts, catering, engineering, construction, business studies, travel & tourism, marine technology and childcare. The city also has independent schools including St Mary's Independent School, King Edward VI School and the Gregg School.


Southampton Airport is the international airport, which is situated in the Borough of Eastleigh in Hampshire. In 2016, the airport managed around two million travellers. AGS Airports managed and owned this airport. It provides services to the United Kingdom and some European destinations. The city has a strong network of railway, and the Southampton Central railway station is a major station in the city and managed by the South Western Railway.

Notable person

A number of people have been associated with this city such as

  • Sir Edward Penley Abraham- was an English biochemist instrumental
  • James Amyatt- of Freemantle, Hampshire was an English politician
  • Jeremy Brooks - was a novelist, poet, and dramatist
  • Jolyon Brettingham Smith - was a British composer, performer, author, and radio presenter
  • Helena Blackman - is a British musical theatre actress

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