YorkThis is about York in England. For articles about other uses of the name York, see York (disambiguation).
York is a city in the north of England, on the River Ouse, near its confluence with the River Foss. In 1991 the city had a population of 123,126, its geographic coordinates are 53°57' North, 1°05' West.
On March 16, 1190 a mob of townsfolk massacred the Jews of York. The Jews were driven to the fortified Clifford's Tower where they committed mass suicide rather than die at the hands of their attackers. It is said that the stone walls of the tower turned red with their blood.
York is very popular among tourists. One popular attraction is the Shambles, an old street with overhanging timber-built shops, now occupied by souvenir shops as opposed to butchers. York is also home to numerous Ghost Walks where tourists can learn about York's folklore.
York is also noted for its wealth of pubs. The York area is said to contain one pub for every day of the year, although this is now a little exaggerated. It is said, with perhaps a touch of poetic licence, that there is no point within the city walls where one can stand and not be able to see at least one pub and at least one church.
York has one football team in the English league: York City. Since the 1960s, it has also boasted one of the country's leading universities: the University of York. The York area is served by a local newspaper, the Yorkshire Evening Press.
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