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The City of Portsmouth
Portsmouth is the United Kingdom’s only island city. It is a port city on Portsea Island in the county of Hampshire, South East England. It is also known colloquially as Pompey, a nickname shared with HMNB Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club.
HMNB Portsmouth is considered the home of the Royal Navy. It is the base for two-thirds of the UK’s surface fleet. The naval base has a number of historically famous ships, including the Tudor Mary Rose, Nelson’s flagship HMS Victory (the world’s oldest naval ship still in commission) and HMS Warrior, a Victorian ironclad warship.
Portsmouth International Port is a commercial cruise-ship and international ferry port. It is the UK’s second-busiest port after Dover, handling about three million passengers a year.
The white Spinnaker Tower at Gunwharf Quays, is the focus of the Renaissance of Portsmouth Harbour. The 170 meter tower offers views for 23 miles. Gunwharf Quays is a designer outlet retail centre such as Bicester Village. Designer shopping, bars, and restaurants, along with waterfront al fresco dining on sunny days.
Portsmouth Football Club play their home games at Fratton Park in Milton.
The University of Portsmouth has a student population of 23,000. Portsmouth is the birthplace of author Charles Dickens and engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
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