- Its official name is Kingston upon Hull and people from the city are "Hullensians"
- Hull is Yorkshire's only waterfront city
- The boiled sweet was invented in Hull
- The liquid crystal display (LCD) was developed by the University of Hull
- It is the birthplace of Lemsip, Bonjela and Gaviscon
- It has been called the "most poetic city in England", and has been home to poets such as Philip Larkin and Andrew Marvell
- William Wilberforce who led the bill that freed slaves in British colonies hailed from the city
- It is home to The Deep, the world's only submarium
- The Humber Ports is the UK’s largest ports complex, handling one million passengers and 90 million tonnes of cargo
- Hull's Fair is the largest travelling fair in Europe and one of the oldest
- There has been £1.5billion of regeneration investment in Hull over the last five years
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