The county of Lancashire is situated in North West England and is home to 1.4 million residents. The county town of Lancashire is Preston as this is where Lancashire County Council is based. Lancashire gained in prominence during the industrial revolution as a major cotton manufacturer. By the 1830’s 85% of all cotton manufactured in the world was processed in Lancashire. Today the defence industry is the largest industry in Lancashire. BAE Systems are based in Warton and also have a manufacturing site in Samlesbury. Other large businesses in Lancashire include Ultra Electronics in Fulwood, Rolls-Royce plc in Barnoldswick and Airline Network in Preston. more
The housing market in Lancashire is much cheaper than most of the UK and well below the national average. The average house price in Lancashire is £149,000. Terraced houses are common and the average price for a terraced house is £99,000. Average monthly rental costs for properties are £588.
The Pennine Lancashire Festival of Food and Culture is an annual festival held to celebrate food and culture, and attracts over 150,000 people. Lancashire is also home to part of the Pennines; a low-rising mountain range dividing North West England with North East. The mountains attract thousands of tourists each year on activity weekends or holiday breaks and mountain biking is particularly popular.
Lancashire relies heavily on the M6 motorway, which runs from north to south. From the M6 it is possible to connect to other major roads leading around the country. Train services provide the county with direct and frequent links to London and the rest of the UK.
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|Largest County City:||Lancaster|
|Population density:||472 / km²|