Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth
Aerial View of Great Yarmouth.jpg
The view from the top of the Atlantis Tower showing the Golden Mile and, in the distance, the Outer Harbour
Coat of arms of Great Yarmouth Borough Council.svg
motto: Rex et Nostra Jura  (Latin)
"The King and Our Rights"
Great Yarmouth is located in Norfolk
Great Yarmouth
Great Yarmouth
Location within Norfolk
Area10.075 km2 (3.890 sq mi)
Population38,693 (2011 census)[1]
• Density3,840/km2 (9,900/sq mi)
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtNR30
Dialling code01493
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast of England
UK Parliament
List of places
52°36′22″N 1°43′44″E / 52°36′22″N 1°43′44″E / 52.606; 1.729

Great Yarmouth, often known as Yarmouth, is a seaside town in Norfolk, England, straddling the mouth of the River Yare, some 20 miles (30 km) east of Norwich.[2] A population of 38,693 in the 2011 Census made it the third most populous place in Norfolk. It has been a seaside resort since 1760 and provides a gateway from the Norfolk Broads to the North Sea.Its longstanding fishing industry, mainly for herring, declined steeply after the mid-20th century and has all but vanished.[3] North Sea oil from the 1960s led to a brisk oil-rig supply industry that now services offshore natural gas rigs. More recent offshore wind power and other renewable energy create further support services. As a tourist centre, Yarmouth became prominent when a railway built in 1844 gave visitors easier, cheaper access and triggered an influx of settlers. Wellington Pier opened in 1854 and Britannia Pier in 1858. Through the 20th century Yarmouth was a booming resort, with a promenade, fortune-tellers, pubs, trams, donkey rides, fish-and-chip shops and theatres. Other attractions include the Pleasure Beach, the Sea Life Centre, the Hippodrome Circus and the Time and Tide Museum, and the one surviving Victorian seaside Winter Garden in cast iron and glass.

Geography and demography

The town itself is on a 3.1-mile (5.0 km) spit of land sandwiched between the North Sea and River Yare.[4] Its features include historic rows in narrow streets and the main tourist sector on the seafront. It is linked to Gorleston, Cobholm and Southtown by Haven Bridge and to the A47 and A149 by Breydon Bridge.

The urban area covers 8.3 sq mi (21 km2) and according to the Office for National Statistics in 2002 had a population of 47,288. It is the main town in the larger Borough of Great Yarmouth.[5] The ONS identify a Great Yarmouth Urban Area, which has a population of 68,317, including the sub-areas of Caister-on-Sea (8,756) and Great Yarmouth (58,032). The wider borough of Great Yarmouth had a population of around 92,500 which increased to 97,277 at the 2011 census.[6] Ethnically, Great Yarmouth was 92.8 per cent White British, with the next biggest ethnic demographic being Other White at 3.5 per cent, which consists mainly of Eastern Europeans.[7]

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Great Yarmouth
تۆرکجه: قریت یارموث
беларуская: Грэйт-Ярмут
español: Great Yarmouth
français: Great Yarmouth
Bahasa Indonesia: Great Yarmouth
italiano: Great Yarmouth
lietuvių: Greit Jarmutas
norsk nynorsk: Great Yarmouth
Plattdüütsch: Great Yarmouth
português: Great Yarmouth
română: Great Yarmouth
русский: Грейт-Ярмут
Simple English: Great Yarmouth
српски / srpski: Грејт Јармут
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Great Yarmouth
Türkçe: Great Yarmouth
Volapük: Great Yarmouth
粵語: 大也茅夫
中文: 大雅茅斯