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Barrow-in-furness, or more commonly known as Barrow, is historically a part of Lancashire and is a large industrial town and seaport which forms about half the territory of the wider Borough of Barrow-in-Furness in the county of Cumbria, England. It is situated 79 km north of Liverpool and 95 km northwest of Manchester.
The town is situated at the tip of the Furness peninsula bordered by Morecambe Bay, the Duddon Estuary and the Irish Sea. It has a population of 59,182 whilst the wider borough is home to 71,981 people.
Barrow's location and the availability of steel allowed the town to develop into a significant producer of naval vessels, a shift that was accelerated during World War I and the local yard's specialisation in submarines.
Today Barrow is a hub for energy generation and handling. Several wind farms located off the coast of the town form one of the highest concentrations of wind turbines in the world, while Rampside Gas Terminal and Roosecote Power Station utilise gas from the Irish Sea gas fields.
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