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Population of Northampton
At the last census the population was 212,100
Northampton's main private-sector employers are now in distribution and finance rather than manufacturing, and include Avon Products, Barclaycard, Blacks Leisure Group, Nationwide Building Society, Panasonic, Travis Perkins, Coca Cola, Schweppes, Simply Business, National Grid, Texas Instruments and Carlsberg.
The University of Northampton is the only university in Northampton.
Northampton lies on the River Nene
There are several airports that service Northampton; London Luton Airport is the closest which is located 41 miles from Northampton, Birmingham Airport (48 miles) and East Midlands Airport (53 miles) are both used for international and domestic flights.
Northampton Chronicle & Echo, The Mercury, Northants on Sunday, Northampton Herald & Post (Newspapers), BBC Radio Northampton, Heart Four Counties, Inspiration FM (Radio)
Famous People from Northampton
Alan Carr (Comedian), Spencer Perceval (Prime Minister), Des O’Connor (TV Presenter), Graeme Swann (Cricketer), Jo Whiley ( BBC Radio Presenter)
Northampton Saints, Northampton Outlaws (Rugby), Northampton Town, Northampton Spencer, Northampton Sileby rangers and Northampton Old Northamptonian Chenecks (Football), Northampton CCC (Cricket), Sliverstone Circuit (Formula 1), Collingtree Park Golf Club (Golf).
Northampton is twinned with Marburg, Hessen (Germany) and Poitiers, Vienne (France).
As with the rest of the British Isles, Northampton experiences a maritime climate with cool summers and mild winters
Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. During the Middle Ages, the town rose to national significance with the establishment of Northampton Castle, which was an occasional royal residence and regularly hosted the Parliament of England. The town suffered the Great Fire of Northampton (1675) which destroyed most of the town. It was soon rebuilt and grew rapidly with the industrial development of the 18th century. Northampton continued to grow following the creation of the Grand Union Canal and the arrival of the railways in the 19th century, becoming an industrial centre for footwear and leather manufacture. After the World Wars, Northampton's growth was limited until it was designated as a New Town in 1968, accelerating development in the town
The Holy Sepulchure, Northampton Castle and 78 Derngate
People from Northampton are known as Northamptonian