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Blackpool Town on the Irish Sea, Lancashire, nw England. One of Britain's most popular resorts, it has 11km (7mi) of sandy beaches, a 158m (520ft) tower (built 1895), many indoor and outdoor entertainments and a promenade which is illuminated every autumn. Industries: confectionery, tourism. Pop. (2000 est.) 150,700.