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Yorkshire
1. general facts
- part of eng
- at east coast of gb
- capitel York-(99800EW)
- in North boarder on counties Durham, South Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, West Lancashire, North West Westmorland
- different places
- fantastic countryside
- with north York moors in north east, the Yorkshire Dales in North west, Peak district in South
- big cities: Rotherham(247000Ew) Sheffield, Doncaster(285000Ew)
- in South coal mines
- Yorkshire popular for the coal mines
- in Y. is Industrial revolution
- started with wool industry
- new factories and more mines
2.sights
- tourists important for people to get money
- important sights: Yorkshire Dales Nationlpark, North York Moors
- in York: Cathedral, lots of interesting mueums(Jovik Viking Centre), Studley Royal Gardens, Menhir in North Yorkshire
- ruin of Bolton Abbey in Wharfedale, Fountains Abbey, Rievaulx Abbey, Ribon Cathedrale, Whitby Abbey, castle Howard (build in 18th century by Sir John Vanbrugh+ Nicholas Hawksmoor)
- important festivals: boat blessing every year at 2. Sunday of July
- sheep market in Masham at end of September
3. Sheffield
- town in South Yorkshire
- area: 368 s.km.
- 531.100 Ew
- Important building:- former pastor church which names St.Peter+ Paul since 1913
- bishop house which was build in 15th century, today museum
- big city mueum f.e.:collection of the art galleries Mappin+Graves
- university since 1905
- in 1857 opened in S. the 1.footballclub of the world
- they become English champion in 1898 Sheffield united+ 1903, 1904, 1929, 1930 S. Wednesday
- Sheffield is steel town with lot of steelworks
- this steel is quality
- in 18th/19th century steel becomes important in Industrial revolution
- S. grows in size
- 1.steelworks was build in 1751
- 1920 to 1950 50000workers in factories
- today is still a major British producer of steel, cutlery, machinery

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