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Middlesbrough

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Middlesbrough (ˈmɪdəlzbrə ) is a town in the Middlesbrough unitary authority borough of North Yorkshire, England. The town is in Teesdale, near the North York Moors National Park. With a population of 148,215, it was classed as large town to smaller city at the 2021 UK census. It is the largest town of the wider Teesside area, which had a population of 376,633 in 2011. Until the early 1800s, the area was rural farming land in the historic county of Yorkshire. The town was a planned development which started in 1830, housing and port was created with coal and later ironworks added. Steel production and ship building began in the late 1800s, remaining associated with the town until the post-industrial decline of the late twentieth century. Trade (notably through ports) and digital enterprise sectors contemporarily contribute to the local economy, Teesside University and Middlesbrough College to local education. In 1853, it became a town. In 1889, the North Ridin
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