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Facts about Sheffield

by soohwei

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Being one of the largest cities in UK, Sheffield is a place out of imagination.

The name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. — Sheffield Town Talk

It is well-known throughout the world as the home of stainless steel which made it a “Steel City”.

It is situated in the heart of UK and is near to the major cities such as Leeds, Manchester and Birmingham.

It is home to more than 50,000 students from all over the world with two world-class universities, University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam University. International students are worth £120m to the local economy.

It is the greenest city in UK with one third of the city lies within the Peak District national park.

It is the UK’s first National City of Sport and is the home for Olympic heptathlon Champion, Jessica Ennis.

It is rich with music heritage and is where Arctic Monkey, an English indie rock band was formed.

It is the safest city in UK with residents running just a one per cent risk of suffering violent crime

It is the happiest city in the UK despite the number of nationalities in the city and people are very friendly.

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