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Blackpool,

borough and unitary authority (1991 pop. 146,297), Lancashire, NW England, on the Irish Sea. Famed as a traditionally working-class resort (with often inhospitable weather), Blackpool has 7 mi (11.3 km) of beaches and promenades, many sport and amusement facilities, and a tower 520 ft (158 m) high, modeled on the Eiffel TowerEiffel Tower,
structure designed by A. G. Eiffel and erected in the Champ-de-Mars for the Paris exposition of 1889. The tower is 984 ft (300 m) high and consists of an iron framework supported on four masonry piers, from which rise four columns uniting to form one shaft.
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. Since the 1970s, however, tourism has been hurt by inexpensive travel abroad. Its manufactures include electronics and transportation equipment. A major conference and convention center, Blackpool hosted the Labour party's annual meeting for 70 years before 1998.

Blackpool

1. a town and resort in NW England, in Blackpool unitary authority, Lancashire on the Irish Sea: famous for its tower, 158 m (518 ft.) high, and its illuminations. Pop.: 142 283 (2001)
2. a unitary authority in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop.: 142 400 (2003 est.). Area: 35 sq. km (13 sq. miles)
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