port: Main British and Irish ports
AberdeenArbroatha port and resort in E Scotland, in Angus: scene of the barons of Scotland's declaration of independence to Pope John XXII in 1320. Pop: 22 785 (2001) Ayra port in SW Scotland, in South Ayrshire. Pop: 46 431 (2001) Barrya port in SE Wales, in Vale of Glamorgan county borough on the Bristol Channel. Pop: 50 661 (2001) Belfastthe capital of Northern Ireland, a port on Belfast Lough in Belfast district, Co Antrim and Co Down: became the centre of Irish Protestantism and of the linen industry in the 17th century; seat of the Northern Ireland assembly and executive. Pop: 281 000 (2011 est) Birkenheada port in NW England, in Wirral unitary authority, Merseyside: former shipbuilding centre. Pop: 83 729 (2001) BristolCaernarfona port and resort in NW Wales, in Gwynedd on the Menai Strait: 13th-century castle. Pop: 9726 (2001) Cardiffthe capital of Wales, situated in the southeast, in Cardiff county borough: formerly an important port; seat of the Welsh assembly (1999); university (1883). Pop: 346 100 (2011) Cóbha port in S Republic of Ireland, in SE Co Cork: port of call for Atlantic liners. Pop: 9811 (2002) Corka city and port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Cork, at the mouth of the River Lee: seat of the University College of Cork (1849). Pop: 186 239 (2002) Dovera port in SE England, in E Kent on the Strait of Dover: the only one of the Cinque Ports that is still important; a stronghold since ancient times and Caesar's first point of attack in the invasion of Britain (55 bc). Pop: 34 087 (2001) Dundeea port in E Scotland, in City of Dundee council area, on the Firth of Tay: centre of the former British jute industry; university (1967). Pop: 154 674 (2001) Dún Laoghairea port in E Republic of Ireland, on Dublin Bay. Pop: 24 447 (2002) Ellesmere Porta port in NW England, in NW Cheshire on the Mersey estuary and Manchester Ship Canal. Pop: 66 265 (2001) Fishguarda port and resort in SW Wales, in Pembrokeshire: ferry connections to Cork and Rosslare. Pop: 3193 (2001) Fleetwooda fishing port in NW England, in Lancashire. Pop: 26 841 (2001) Folkestonea port and resort in SE England, in E Kent. Pop: 45 273 (2001) Galwaya port in W Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Galway, on Galway Bay: important fisheries (esp for salmon). Pop: 66 163 (2002) Glasgowa city in W central Scotland, in City of Glasgow council area on the River Clyde: the largest city in Scotland; centre of a major industrial region, formerly an important port; universities (1451, 1964, 1992). Pop: 598 830 (2011) Grangemoutha port in Scotland, in Falkirk council area: now Scotland's second port, with oil refineries, shipyards, and chemical industries. Pop: 17 771 (2001) Gravesenda river port in SE England, in NW Kent on the Thames. Pop: 53 045 (2001) Great Yarmoutha port and resort in E England, in E Norfolk. Pop: 58 032 (2001) Greenocka port in SW Scotland, in Inverclyde on the Firth of Clyde: shipbuilding and other marine industries. Pop: 45 467 (2001) Grimsbya port in E England, in North East Lincolnshire unitary authority, Lincolnshire, formerly important for fishing. Pop: 87 574 (2001) Harwicha port in SE England, in NE Essex on the North Sea. Pop: 20 130 (2001) Holyheada town in NW Wales, in Anglesey, the chief town of Holy Island: a port on the N coast. Pop: 11 237 (2001) Hulla city and port in NE England, in Kingston upon Hull unitary authority, East Riding of Yorkshire: fishing, food processing; two universities. Pop: 301 416 (2001). Official name: Kingston upon Hull Imminghama port in NE England, in North East Lincolnshire unitary authority, Lincolnshire: docks opened in 1912, principally for the exporting of coal; now handles chiefly bulk materials, esp imported iron ore. Pop: 11 090 (2001) Kirkcaldya port in E Scotland, in SE Fife on the Firth of Forth. Pop: 46 912 (2001) LarneLeitha port in SE Scotland, on the Firth of Forth: part of Edinburgh since 1920 Lerwicka town in Shetland, administrative centre of the island authority of Shetland, on the island of Mainland: the most northerly town in the British Isles; knitwear, oil refining. Pop: 6830 (2001) Limericka port in SW Republic of Ireland, county town of Limerick, at the head of the Shannon estuary. Pop: 86 998 (2002) LiverpoolLondonthe capital of the United Kingdom, a port in S England on the River Thames near its estuary on the North Sea: consists of the City (the financial quarter), the West End (the entertainment and major shopping centre), the East End (the industrial and former dock area), and extensive suburbs Londonderry or Derrya port in N Northern Ireland, second city of Northern Ireland: given to the City of London in 1613 to be colonized by Londoners; besieged by James II's forces (1688–89). Pop: 83 699 (2001) Lowestofta fishing port and resort in E England, in NE Suffolk on the North Sea. Pop: 68 340 (2001) Milford Havena port in SW Wales, in Pembrokeshire on Milford Haven (a large inlet of St George's Channel): major oil port. Pop: 12 830 (2001) Morecambea port and resort in NW England, in NW Lancashire on Morecambe Bay (an inlet of the Irish Sea). Pop (with Heysham): 49 569 (2001) Newcastle upon Tynea port in NE England in Newcastle upon Tyne unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, near the mouth of the River Tyne opposite Gateshead: Roman remains; engineering industries, including ship repairs; two universities (1937, 1992). Pop: 189 863 (2001) Newhavena ferry port and resort on the S coast of England, in East Sussex. Pop: 12 276 (2001) Newporta city and port in SE Wales, in Newport county borough on the River Usk: electronics. Pop: 116 143 (2001) Newrya city and port in Northern Ireland, in Newry and Mourne district, Co Down. Pop: 27 433 (2001) Obana small port and resort in W Scotland, in Argyll and Bute on the Firth of Lorne. Pop: 8120 (2001) Penzancea town in SW England, in SW Cornwall: the westernmost town in England; resort and fishing port. Pop: 20 255 (2001) Plymoutha port in SW England, in Plymouth unitary authority, SW Devon, on Plymouth Sound (an inlet of the English Channel): Britain's chief port in Elizabethan times; the last port visited by the Pilgrim Fathers in the Mayflower before sailing to America; naval base; university (1992). Pop: 243 795 (2001) Poolea port and resort in S England, in Poole unitary authority, Dorset, on Poole Harbour; seat of Bournemouth University (1992). Pop: 144 800 (2001) Portsmoutha port in S England, in Portsmouth unitary authority, Hampshire, on the English Channel: Britain's chief naval base; university (1992). Pop: 187 056 (2001) Port Talbota port in SE Wales, in Neath Port Talbot county borough on Swansea Bay: established as a coal port in the mid-19th century; large steelworks; ore terminal. Pop: 35 633 (2001) Ramsgatea port and resort in SE England, in E Kent on the North Sea coast. Pop: 37 967 (2001) RosslareScarborougha fishing port and resort in NE England, in North Yorkshire on the North Sea: developed as a spa after 1660; ruined 12th-century castle. Pop: 38 364 (2001) Sheernessa port and resort in SE England, in N Kent at the junction of the Medway estuary and the Thames: administratively part of Queenborough in Sheppey since 1968 Sligoa port in NW Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Sligo on Sligo Bay. Pop: 19 735 (2002) Southamptona port in S England, in Southampton unitary authority, Hampshire on Southampton Water (an inlet of the English Channel): chief English passenger port; university (1952); shipyards and oil refinery. Pop: 234 224 (2001) South Shieldsa port in NE England, in South Tyneside unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, on the Tyne estuary opposite North Shields. Pop: 82 854 (2001) Stornowaya port in NW Scotland, on the E coast of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, administrative centre of the Western Isles. Pop: 5602 (2001) Stranraera market town in SW Scotland, in W Dumfries and Galloway: fishing port with a ferry service to Northern Ireland. Pop: 10 851 (2001) Sunderlanda city and port in NE England, in Sunderland unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, at the mouth of the River Wear: formerly known for shipbuilding, now has car manufacturing, chemicals; university (1992). Pop: 177 739 (2001) Swanseaa port in S Wales, in Swansea county on an inlet of the Bristol Channel (Swansea Bay); a metallurgical and oil-refining centre; university (1920). Pop: 169 880 (2001) Tynemoutha port in NE England, in North Tyneside unitary authority, Tyne and Wear, at the mouth of the River Tyne: includes the port and industrial centre of North Shields; fishing, ship-repairing, and marine engineering. Pop: 17 056 (2001) Waterforda port in S Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Waterford: famous glass industry; fishing. Pop: 44 594 (2002) Wexforda port in SE Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Wexford: sacked by Oliver Cromwell in 1649. Pop: 17 235 (2002) Weymoutha port and resort in S England, in Dorset on the English Channel: formerly part of the borough of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis. Pop (with Melcombe Regis): 48 279 (2001) Whitbya fishing port and resort in NE England, in E North Yorkshire at the mouth of the River Esk: an important ecclesiastical centre in Anglo-Saxon times; site of an abbey founded in 656. Pop: 13 594 (2001) Wicklowa port in E Republic of Ireland, county town of Co Wicklow. Pop: 9355 (2002) ▷ See port
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