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Ipswich

Borough of Ipswich
Clockwise from top left: Christchurch Mansion, St Lawrence Church, Ipswich Waterfront, Orwell Bridge, Ipswich Town Centre
Clockwise from top left: Christchurch Mansion, St Lawrence Church, Ipswich Waterfront, Orwell Bridge, Ipswich Town Centre
Location within Suffolk
Location within Suffolk
Ipswich is located in England
Ipswich
Ipswich
Location within England
Ipswich is located in the United Kingdom
Ipswich
Ipswich
Location within the United Kingdom
Coordinates: 52°3′34″N 1°9′20″E / 52.05944°N 1.15556°E / 52.05944; 1.15556Coordinates: 52°3′34″N 1°9′20″E / 52.05944°N 1.15556°E / 52.05944; 1.15556
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent CountryEngland
RegionEast Anglia
CountySuffolk
BoroughIpswich
Government
 • TypeLeader and Cabinet
 • MPsSandy Martin
Dan Poulter
Area
 • Town and Borough15.22 sq mi (39.42 km2)
Population
 (2011)
 • Town and BoroughRanked 157th
133,384
 • Density8,900/sq mi (3,438/km2)
 • Urban
180,000 (approx.)
 • Ethnicity
90.5% White
3.9% S. Asian
2.1% Black
1.1% Chinese or Other
2.4% Mixed Race
Postcode
Area code(s)01473
Vehicle registration area codeAV, AW, AX, AY
ONS code42UD

Ipswich is a large town in the East Anglian county of Suffolk England. It is the county town of Suffolk. It is near the estuary of the River Orwell. 117,069 people live there.[1] In the Tudor period Ipswich was famous for the Wool Trade and there are still a lot of Tudor buildings which survive to this day. Thomas Wolsey, who was a famous adviser to Henry VIII was born in Ipswich. In modern times Ipswich became infamous as in 2006 a serial killer murdered five prostitutes over a short space of time.[2]

The town is home to Ipswich Town F.C., an association football team. They play in the town at a stadium called Portman Road.

Ipswich is one of the oldest towns in England.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Local statistics - Office for National Statistics". www.ons.gov.uk.
  2. "Third prostitute 'was strangled'". BBC. 2006-12-12. Retrieved 2009-08-29.






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