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Population of Barnsley
At the last census the population was 85,905
The town was known for coal mining, although most of the pits were in the surrounding villages (especially to the east), rather than the town. All the mines in the borough are now closed. It is now moving towards a service economy. Significant industrial employers include the Ardagh Glass Group.
Barnsley was created a county borough in 1913, administered independently of the West Riding of Yorkshire. In 1974, following the Local Government Act 1972, the county borough was abolished and Barnsley became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley in the new county of South Yorkshire, along with nine urban districts and parts of two rural districts of the surrounding area, including many towns and villages including Penistone and Cudworth
Barnsley College is one of the largest further and higher education establishments in Europe and is situated on a number of sites throughout the town centre, chiefly the Old Mill Lane Site, Eastgate House, The Sci Tech Centre, the Honeywell Site and the Construction centre. The University of Huddersfield has recently opened a campus in the town on Church Street besides Barnsley Town Hall. This is known as the University Centre Barnsley.
The River Dove extends through the Low Valley in Barnsley
The nearest airport is Robin Hood Airport approximately 26 miles (42 km) away. There is a direct bus service from Barnsley to the airport; the X19, which runs hourly.
Famous People from Barnsley
Mark Beevers (Footballer), Ed Clancy (Cyclist), Darren Gough (Cricketer), Mick McCarthy (Footballer/Manager), Arthur Scargill (Union Leader & Socialist Labour Party), Tommy Taylor (Footballer – Busby Babes)
Barnsley FC (Football), Dearne Valley Bulldogs (Rugby)
Barnsley is twinned with Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany and Horlivka, Ukraine
In Barnsley, the climate is warm and temperate. Barnsley is a city with a significant rainfall. Even in the driest month there is a lot of rain. The average temperature in Barnsley is 9.2 °C. In a year, the average rainfall is 680 mm.