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Population of Portsmouth
At the last census the population was 205,400
A tenth of the city's workforce works at Portsmouth Naval Dockyard, which is directly linked to the city's biggest industry, defence, with the headquarters of BAE Systems Surface Ships located in the city. There is also a major ferry port which deals with both passengers and cargo. The city is also host to the European headquarters of IBM, and the UK headquarters of Zurich Financial Services, and of Northrop Grumman
The University of Portsmouth is located in the city
The nearest major airport is Southampton Airport (SOU). This airport has international and domestic flights from Southampton, United Kingdom and is 22 miles from the centre of Portsmouth.
The News, The Journal (Newspaper), The Breeze, Express, Heart Solent, BBC Radio Solent, Jack FM (Radio)
Famous People from Portsmouth
Charles Dickens (Author), Arthur Conan Doyle (Author), Rudyard Kipling (Author), HG Wells (Author), James Callaghan (Prime Minister), Admiral Horatio Nelson (Navy), Alex Oxlade Chamberlain (Footballer), Matt Edmondson (Radio & TV Presenter)
Portsmouth FC, Moneyfields FC, United Services Portsmouth FC (Football), City of Portsmouth Hockey Club, Portsmouth & Southsea Hockey Club, Portsmouth Sharks Hockey Club, United Services Portsmouth Hockey Club (Hockey), United Services Portsmouth RFC (Rugby)
Portsmouth is twinned with Duisburg (Germany), Caen (France), Haifa (Israel), Muscat (Oman), Maizuru (Japan), Sydney (Australia), Portsmouth – Virginia (US)
Portsmouth has a temperate oceanic climate, similar to much of southern Britain. During winter frosts are light and short-lived and snow quite rare, with temperatures rarely dropping below freezing, as the city is surrounded by water and densely populated, and Portsdown Hill protects the city from cold northerly winds.
As a significant naval port for centuries, Portsmouth has the world's oldest continuously used dry dock and is home to some famous ships, including HMS Warrior, the Tudor carrack Mary Rose and Lord Nelson's flagship, HMS Victory. By the 19th century, Portsmouth was one of the most fortified cities in the world. During the Second World War, the city served as a pivotal embarkation point for the D-Day landings and was also chosen as the headquarters for the Supreme Allied Commander, Dwight D. Eisenhower. The city was bombed extensively during what was known as the Portsmouth Blitz, which resulted in the deaths of 930 people
HMS Victory, Mary Rose, HMS Warrior, Southsea Castle, Royal Marines Museum, Gunwharf Quays, Spinnaker Tower.