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Population of Blackburn
At the last census the population was 105,085
Major employers in Blackburn include: Blackburn College, Thwaites Brewery, BAE Systems, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Blackburn council and its successor have been predominantly controlled by the Labour Party since 1945 and continuously for 19 years until May 2007 when it fell into no overall control.
Colleges in the town are Blackburn College and the sixth-form St. Mary's College. The town does not have a university, but some higher education courses are provided by the East Lancashire Institute of Higher Education
The River Blakewater, which gives its names to the town, flows through the moors to the town centre
The closest International Airport to Blackburn is Blackpool international Airport about 23 miles west. Manchester airport is approximately 28 miles southeast of Blackburn
Famous people from Blackburn
Barry Gray (Composer) – Steve Pemberton (Actor) - Kathleen Harrison (Actress) – Michael Winterbottom (Filmmaker) – Tony O’Neill (Author) – Iain Balshaw (Rugby Union) – Billy Townley (Footballer) – Oliver Newby (Cricketer) – Keith Duckworth (Engine Designer) – carl Fogharty (World Superbike Champion)
Blackburn Rovers FC (Football) – Blackburn Hawks (Ice Hockey) - Blackburn Northern Cricket Club
Blackburn is twinned with three sister cities; Péronne, Somme (France), Altena (Germany), Tarnow (Poland)
Blackburn experiences a temperate maritime climate, with relatively cool summers and mild winters. There is regular but generally light precipitation throughout the year.
Blackburn Hamlet Funfair, Blackburn Blues, Rhythm & Rock Festival
Blackburn Cathedral, Ewood Park, Queen Victoria’s Statue, Town Hall, Technical School, The Wainwright Bridge