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Brighton, CO -- U.S. city in Colorado

Population (2000): 20905
Housing Units (2000): 6990
Land area (2000): 17.077743 sq. miles (44.231150 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.054526 sq. miles (0.141221 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 17.132269 sq. miles (44.372371 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08675
Located within: Colorado (CO), FIPS 08
Location: 39.974184 N, 104.809926 W
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Brighton

Brighton, NY -- U.S. Census Designated Place in New York

Population (2000): 35584
Housing Units (2000): 16703
Land area (2000): 15.447072 sq. miles (40.007731 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.171870 sq. miles (0.445141 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 15.618942 sq. miles (40.452872 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08257
Located within: New York (NY), FIPS 36
Location: 43.123363 N, 77.568115 W
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Brighton

Brighton, AL -- U.S. city in Alabama

Population (2000): 3640
Housing Units (2000): 1636
Land area (2000): 1.400461 sq. miles (3.627178 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.400461 sq. miles (3.627178 sq. km)
FIPS code: 09400
Located within: Alabama (AL), FIPS 01
Location: 33.438958 N, 86.945442 W
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Brighton

Brighton, IL -- U.S. village in Illinois

Population (2000): 2196
Housing Units (2000): 855
Land area (2000): 1.609689 sq. miles (4.169076 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.030425 sq. miles (0.078801 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.640114 sq. miles (4.247877 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08264
Located within: Illinois (IL), FIPS 17
Location: 39.039357 N, 90.139645 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 62012
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Brighton, IL
Brighton

Brighton, IA -- U.S. city in Iowa

Population (2000): 687
Housing Units (2000): 302
Land area (2000): 0.719154 sq. miles (1.862601 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.719154 sq. miles (1.862601 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08470
Located within: Iowa (IA), FIPS 19
Location: 41.173361 N, 91.820784 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 52540
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Brighton, TN -- U.S. town in Tennessee

Population (2000): 1719
Housing Units (2000): 628
Land area (2000): 2.738264 sq. miles (7.092071 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 2.738264 sq. miles (7.092071 sq. km)
FIPS code: 08500
Located within: Tennessee (TN), FIPS 47
Location: 35.482847 N, 89.723563 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 38011
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Brighton, MI -- U.S. city in Michigan

Population (2000): 6701
Housing Units (2000): 3241
Land area (2000): 3.608451 sq. miles (9.345844 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.116828 sq. miles (0.302584 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.725279 sq. miles (9.648428 sq. km)
FIPS code: 10620
Located within: Michigan (MI), FIPS 26
Location: 42.526576 N, 83.783835 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 48116
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Wikipedia

Brighton

Brighton is a seaside resort and the largest part of the City of Brighton and Hove situated in East Sussex, England. Historically in the Rape of Lewes in Sussex, Brighton forms a part of the Brighton/Worthing/Littlehampton conurbation. Brighton is at the heart of the Greater Brighton City Region, a partnership of local authorities and other organisations that signifies Brighton's wider regional economic significance.

Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient settlement of "Brighthelmstone" was documented in the Domesday Book (1086). The town's importance grew during the Middle Ages as the Old Town developed, but it languished in the early modern period, affected by foreign attacks, storms, a suffering economy and a declining population. During the modern period, Brighton began to attract more visitors following improved road transport to London and becoming a boarding point for boats travelling to France. The town also developed in popularity as a health resort for sea bathing as a purported cure for illnesses.

In the Georgian era, Brighton developed as a fashionable seaside resort, encouraged by the patronage of the Prince Regent (later King George IV), who spent much time in the town and constructed the Royal Pavilion during the early part of his Regency. Brighton continued to grow as a major centre of tourism following the arrival of the railways in 1841, becoming a popular destination for day-trippers from London. Many of the major attractions were built during the Victorian era, including the Grand Hotel, the West Pier, and the Brighton Palace Pier. The town continued to grow into the 20th century, expanding to incorporate more areas into the town's boundaries before joining the town of Hove to form the unitary authority of Brighton and Hove in 1997, which was granted city status in 2000.

Brighton's location has made it a popular destination for tourists, renowned for its diverse communities, quirky shopping areas, large cultural, music and arts scene and its large LGBT population, leading to its reverence as the "gay capital of the UK." Brighton attracts over 8.5 million visitors annually and is the most popular seaside destination in the UK for overseas tourists. Brighton has also been called the UK's " hippest city", and "the happiest place to live in the UK".

Brighton (disambiguation)

Brighton is a town in East Sussex.

Brighton may also refer to:

Brighton (UK Parliament constituency)

Brighton was a parliamentary constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1832 until it was divided into single-member seats from the United Kingdom general election, 1950. Covering the seaside towns of Brighton and Hove in East Sussex, it elected two Member of Parliament (MP) by the bloc vote system of election.

Usage examples of "brighton".

Such men as Sharrock, Brighton and Abershaw all had relatives at Beaverwood and in every instance large finances were involved.

And Sonia always seemed contented enough until we met that damned Bibby at Brighton.

Spread out before him a gazette of English and Welsh seaside towns preserved in pink sugar: Blackpool, Llandudno, Tenby, Brighton.

Brighton bushland I drew back the hammer of my Colt and left it loose under my coat.

Ninth Army, from ports between Boulogne and Havre, attacking between Brighton and Worthing.

Brighton rocked back on his heels as Damien cast a glance at Bethany dancing around the room.

Similar houses were to be found in towns as far apart as Middlesbrough, Darlington, York, Leicester, Brighton, Swindon and Kidderminster, as well as the outer suburbs of London.

Brighton, Exeter, Kidderminster, Portsmouth, Ayr, Folkestone, Manchester, Sheffield, Aberystwyth, York, all these and many more will greet me on my first tour, as well as the capital itself, where I have several dates.

Among the towns which were proposed to be comprehended were Macclesfield, Stockport, Cheltenham, Birmingham, Brighton, Whitehaven, Wolverhampton, Sunderland, Manchester, Bury, Bolton, Dudley, Leeds, Halifax, Sheffield, North and South Shields, and it was stated that the same principle would extend to the representation of such large cities as Edinburgh, Glasgow, and Belfast.

There exists at Brighton a curious custom of bowling or throwing Oranges along the high road on Boxing day.

Unlike in the United States, where the Russians seemed to hang out in such working-class neighborhoods as Brighton Beach in New York, the Mafiya was apparently situated in pricier digs here.

Jackdaw, typical of the pocket-sized pubs still to be found by the score in Brighton.

They radioed for army help and explained that they were pinned down in the East Pursley Club House by suburban guerrillas firing from the houses in Sandicott Crescent who had just exploded a bomb under the London to Brighton express.

Her Ladyship and her sisters lived at Brighton with their mamma, the Countess Southdown, that strong-minded woman so favourably known in the serious world.

One was at Steyning, five miles inland to the west of Brighton, and Harold had revoked this gift and reclaimed the land for the crown.