Since 1 April the local authority is Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council which is a unitary authority.
Poole had an estimated population ofmid census estimates making it the second largest town in ceremonial county of Dorset. Together with Bournemouth and ChristchurchPoole has a total population of over Kigdom, Human settlement in the area dates back to before the Iron Age.
The earliest recorded use of the town's name was in the 12th century when the town began to emerge as an important port, prospering with the introduction of the wool trade.
Later, the town had important trade links with North America and, at its peak during the 18th century, it was one of the busiest ports in Britain. Poole is a tourist resort, attracting visitors with its large natural harbourhistory, the Lighthouse arts centre and Blue Flag beaches. The town has a commercial port with cross-Channel freight and passenger ferry Uniter.
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The settlement was used as a base for fishing and the harbour a place for ships to anchor on their Kingodm to the River Frome and the important Anglo-Saxon town of Wareham. Following the Norman conquest of EnglandPoole rapidly grew into a busy port as the importance of Wareham declined. Poole's growing importance was recognised in when it was awarded staple port status by King Henry VIenabling the port to begin exporting wool and in turn granting a licence for the construction of a town wall.
Poole established successful commerce with the North American colonies in the 16th century, including the important fisheries of Newfoundland.
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Poole's Newfoundland trade rapidly declined and within a decade most merchants had ceased trading.
The town grew rapidly Plole the industrial revolution as urbanisation took place and the town became an area of mercantile prosperity and overcrowded poverty. At the turn of the 19th century, nine out of ten workers were engaged in harbour activities, but as the century progressed ships became too large for the shallow harbour and the port lost business to the deep water ports at LiverpoolSouthampton and Plymouth.
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