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Portsmouth is located on Portsea Island very south of England. The city belongs to the county of Hampshire which lies west of the country and is the second largest town in Hampshire. Portsmouth was founded in the 1100s, and today there are approximately 200 000 inhabitants in the city (2008). The port of Portsmouth has been one of the most important for several hundred years, both because it is the base of the Royal Navy and as the world’s oldest dry dock is here.
Portsmouth is a mixture of old and modern with the historic and venerable port from major shopping malls and lively nightlife. The port area is the old ship where you can board and many museums. D-Day Museum deals with the day in 1944 when the Allies took over the canal from Portsmouth to Normandy. The Pyramids are an indoor swimming paradise for the whole family, while Clarence Pier is a large amusement park with everything from rides to restaurants.
Southampton Airport is the nearest airport and is approx. 30 km from the city.