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Although technically Kingston upon Hull -on the river Hull- the city is usually called Hull and not Kingston and is far more influenced by the substantially larger river Humber whose estuary it dominates. The sea (the North Sea) is in the Hull air.

For several hundred years it has been a detached city, situated a long way east from the rest of Yorkshire and has its own seperate character. Hull is a welcoming city with its own unique brand of Yorkshire wholesome-ness and warmth. In the past it has been a sanctuary for refugees and accepted immigrants from eastern Europe without too much fuss.

Like much of the north east -the new economic heartlands of Britain- it is a thriving city and is at the forefront of new technologies with its own and only municipal telecommunications system. The town received its first charter in 1299, it has three parliamentary constituencies and the population is around quarter of a million.

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