Kingston upon Hull

August 5, 2022

Kingston upon Hull was originally a settlement called Wyke and, often referred to as Hull for short, is the fourth largest city in the Yorkshire and Humber region. It was founded in the late twelfth century.

The settlement was built to export cotton before King Edward I purchased it. It was renamed Kinds Stop upon Hull and shortened to Kingston upon Hull.

Fun Facts

  • Kingston upon Hull is home to 261,149 people as of 2019.
  • The port city was founded in the late 12th century and granted city status in 1897.
  • River Hull in Yorkshire runs for 46.84 Km or 29.11 miles in length.
  • The tallest building in Kingston upon Hull is the Hull Royal infirmary standing at 187 feet tall.
  • The University of Hull, which was founded in 1927, is the largest university in the region and enrolls over 16,000 students each year.
  • The Hull Daily Mail is the only daily newspaper in Hull.
  • Kingston upon Hull was granted the UK City of Culture award and hosted the Turner Prize in 2017 at the Ferens Art Gallery.


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