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USELESS FACTS ABOUT SHEFFIELD

Sheffield is officially Europe's greenest city, having won the 2005 Entente Florale competition.

Roughly a third of Sheffield lies in the Peak District National Park - no other English city includes parts of a national park within its boundary

The number of people without a religion is above the national average at 17.9%.

The largest quinary group is 20- to 24-year-olds

The area that is now the City of Sheffield has been occupied since at least the last ice age,

Sheffield was granted a city charter in 1893

The Sheffield district of Hallam was the highest ranking area outside London for overall wealth

The Sheffield economy is worth £7.4 billion

Sheffield is formally twinned with - Anshan, China - Bochum, Germany - Donetsk, Ukraine - Esteli, Nicaragua

Sheffield F.C. is the worlds oldest football club formed by a group of cricketers in 1857

Hallam F.C. still play at the world's oldest football ground near Crosspool

The International Open Bowls tournament is held in Sheffield at Ponds Forge

Don Valley International Athletics Stadium is the largest athletics stadium in the UK

The Sheffield Ski Village is the largest artificial ski resort in Europe

7.2% of Sheffield's working population are employed in the creative industries, well above the national average of 4%

The Lyceum, Crucible and Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside London.

Sheffield was voted Most Popular UK Student Destination

Sheffield College is the largest further education college in Europe

Sheffield's Crucible Theatre has hosted the World Professional Snooker Championships every year since 1977

Liquorice Allsorts have been made in sheffield for over 100 years

Hendersons Relish has been produced 120 years in Sheffield using a secret recipe for over 120 years

Over half of the world's surgical blades are made in Sheffield

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USELESS FACTS ABOUT SHEFFIELD

Sheffield is formally twinned with - Anshan, China - Bochum, Germany - Donetsk, Ukraine - Esteli, Nicaragua

That explains the Bochum Parkway and Donetsk Way then.

Always thought they were strange names.

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USELESS FACTS ABOUT SHEFFIELD

Sheffield is the only city in England to have a proffesional football team named after a day of the week

RichardB was born there lol

"The Clash" played their first ever gig at the Black Swan

It has the sixth highest population in the country 439,866

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That explains the Bochum Parkway and Donetsk Way then.

Always thought they were strange names.

This explains why this is in Bochum

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Sheffield holds the record for the longest continuously visible rainbow at 6hrs, 14th march 1994

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USELESS FACTS ABOUT SHEFFIELD

Sheffield is officially Europe's greenest city, having won the 2005 Entente Florale competition.

Roughly a third of Sheffield lies in the Peak District National Park - no other English city includes parts of a national park within its boundary

The number of people without a religion is above the national average at 17.9%.

The largest quinary group is 20- to 24-year-olds

The area that is now the City of Sheffield has been occupied since at least the last ice age,

Sheffield was granted a city charter in 1893

The Sheffield district of Hallam was the highest ranking area outside London for overall wealth

The Sheffield economy is worth �7.4 billion

Sheffield is formally twinned with - Anshan, China - Bochum, Germany - Donetsk, Ukraine - Esteli, Nicaragua

Sheffield F.C. is the worlds oldest football club formed by a group of cricketers in 1857

Hallam F.C. still play at the world's oldest football ground near Crosspool

The International Open Bowls tournament is held in Sheffield at Ponds Forge

Don Valley International Athletics Stadium is the largest athletics stadium in the UK

The Sheffield Ski Village is the largest artificial ski resort in Europe

7.2% of Sheffield's working population are employed in the creative industries, well above the national average of 4%

The Lyceum, Crucible and Studio Theatre make up the largest theatre complex outside London.

Sheffield was voted Most Popular UK Student Destination

Sheffield College is the largest further education college in Europe

Sheffield's Crucible Theatre has hosted the World Professional Snooker Championships every year since 1977

Liquorice Allsorts have been made in sheffield for over 100 years

Hendersons Relish has been produced 120 years in Sheffield using a secret recipe for over 120 years

Over half of the world's surgical blades are made in Sheffield

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l wonder why l left , perhaps yoboism, council, weather,stupid roads system, and the fact that l now live near to my grandkids, also the quality of food in France is superb, These are my reasons anyway Cheers Arthur

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