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Worthing

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Borough of Worthing
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Worthing


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Geography
Status:Borough
Region:South East England
Admin. County:West Sussex
Area:
- Total
Ranked 335th
32.48 km²
Admin. HQ:Worthing
ONS code:45UH
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 225th
97,866
3,013 / km²
Ethnicity:
Aged 75 and over:
97.2% White
13.5%
Politics
Worthing Borough Council
http://www.worthing.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:Peter Bottomley, Tim Loughton

Template:GBmap Worthing is the largest town and a local government district in West Sussex, England. It has a population of almost 100,000 and is situated between the coast and the South Downs. It is often considered a retirement town, and has the third busiest crematorium in Europe; it has also had an active underground culture for many years, though. The Worthing Workshop (a late-60s meeting place for musicians, actors and poets whose famous sons include The Damned’s Brian James, Leo Sayer, Billy Idol, Martin Quittenton (who wrote Rod Stewart’s Maggie May) and Track Record’s supremo Ian Grant); Deadline (Featuring Jamie Hewlett's Tank Girl); and more recently the Revolutionary Arts Groop [sic].

It has two MPs—Tim Loughton (Conservative) for East Worthing and Shoreham, and Peter Bottomley (Conservative) for Worthing West .

Worthing is twinned with Le Pays des Olonnes (France) and Elztal region (Germany).

History of Worthing

  • There is evidence of habitation in the area since the Stone Age, when it appears to have been one of the most important flint mining centers in the country. Artifacts including Bronze Age tools and metal and coins and pottery from the Iron Age have been found.
  • Worthing is first mentioned in the Domesday Book when it had a population of just 22.
  • Roman coins, tiles and pottery have been discovered in several parts of the town.
  • The Saxons settled nearby Goring by Sea and Sompting and by the 13th Century the settlement, then known as Wortinge, was populated primarily by farmers and mackerel fishermen.
  • In the late 18th Century that Worthing began to attract visitors. With a warm climate and calm seas, it benefited from the Edwardian fashion for sea cures.
  • In 1803 Worthing's population was approximately 2,500 and the hamlet was given town status.
  • In 1890 the town received its Royal Charter and became the Borough of Worthing.

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