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Lancaster is a city and the county town of Lancashire, England. It is situated on the River Lune and has a population of 45,952.
Lancaster is a constituent settlement of the wider City of Lancaster, a local government district. It encompasses several outlying settlements, including neighbouring Morecambe. Lancaster is primarily a service-oriented city. Products of Lancaster include animal feed, textiles, chemicals, livestock, paper, synthetic fibre, farm machinery, HGV trailers and mineral fibres. In recent years, a high technology sector has emerged, as a result of Information Technology and Communications companies investing in the city.A permanent military presence was established in the town with the completion of Bowerham Barracks in 1880.
Lancaster was allocated number 430 in the Post Office lists.