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Liverpool

LiverpoolLiverpool is a city and metropolitan borough in Merseyside in north west England, on the north side of the Mersey estuary.

The city is governed by Liverpool City Council, one of five councils within Merseyside. The population of the borough in 2002 was 441,477, and that of the Merseyside conurbation was 1,362,026. Liverpool is the second largest export port of the United Kingdom.

Whilst it has lost most of its manufacturing base, Liverpool is still internationally famous as a port, and the city from where The Beatles originated. In sport terms, it boasts two internationally known football clubs, Liverpool F.C. and Everton F.C.. In the year 2008, Liverpool will become the European Capital of Culture.

Liverpool runs directly into Bootle in Sefton, and Huyton in Knowsley. It faces Wallasey and Birkenhead across the River Mersey.

Inhabitants of Liverpool are officially known as "Liverpudlians", but more commonly known as "Scousers". They are noted for their distinctive accent, called Scouse.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the  Wikipedia article "Liverpool". You can explore more on the Wikipedia website. The text and the images are used here only for educational purposes.

 

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1. Liverpool has a population of less than half million people.
True.
False.
We don't know.

2. Liverpool is the second largest export port of the United Kingdom.
True.
False.
We don't know.

3. Liverpool is the city from where The Beatles originated.
True.
False.
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4. Liverpool has one football team.
True.
False.
We don't know.

5. People from Liverpool are called Liverpudlians.
True.
False.
We don't know.

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