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Hull is UK's City of Culture 2017

The winner of the UK City of Culture 2017 is Hull. The city's bid beat Dundee, Leicester and Swansea Bay for the prestigious award.

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Interesting facts about Hull - the UK's Culture City 2017

  • 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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