Liverpool is a city in the northwest of England. It is the fourth-largest city in Great Britain. The area of Liverpool was founded in 1207 and it became a city in 1880. The city of Liverpool grew very quickly. At one time it was the second-most powerful city in Britain after London. It was also a very important harbor. At one point it was the biggest harbor in the world. It was a very important and forward thinking city. Did you know that Liverpool was the first city in the world to build a library to lend books to the public?

Nowadays, it has a population of just under 500,000 people. It is most well-known for two things. First, it is famous for the music group, the Beatles. Tourists visit Liverpool to see the places that the Beatles made famous. They want to visit the Cavern Club, the museum at the Albert Docks, and Penny Lane. Liverpool’s airport is even named after one of the Beatles. It is called the Liverpool John Lennon Airport. Liverpool is also famous for its soccer or football team. This team is a Premier league team. Recently they haven’t been very successful, but in the 1970s and 1980s they were thought of as the best team in the world.

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