Boston, Lincolnshire

Boston
"Boston Stump" - geograph.org.uk - 3978.jpg
St Botolph's Church viewed from the river
Boston is located in Lincolnshire
Boston
Boston
Location within Lincolnshire
Area18.42 km2 (7.11 sq mi)
Population35,124 (ONS)
• Density1,907/km2 (4,940/sq mi)
TF329437
• London100 mi (160 km) S
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBOSTON
Postcode districtPE21
Dialling code01205
PoliceLincolnshire
FireLincolnshire
AmbulanceEast Midlands
EU ParliamentEast Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Lincolnshire
52°58′26″N 0°01′17″W / 52°58′26″N 0°01′17″W / 52.974; -0.0214

Boston is a town and small port in Lincolnshire, on the east coast of England, about 100 miles (160 km) north of London. It is the largest town of the wider Borough of Boston local government district. The town itself had a population of 35,124 at the 2001 census,[1] while the borough had a total population of 66,900, at the ONS mid-2015 estimates.[2] It is north of Greenwich on the Prime Meridian.

Boston's most notable landmark is St Botolph's Church ("The Stump"), said[by whom?] to be the largest parish church in England,[3] visible for miles around from the flat lands of Lincolnshire. Residents of Boston are known as Bostonians. Emigrants from Boston named several other settlements[specify] around the world after the town, most notably Boston, Massachusetts, in the United States.