The Northern Area of Cumbria
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Carlisle is a busy industrial and market town with a population of about 70000. It is Cumbria’s capital city, home of Radio Cumbria, Border TV, and a variety of industries including United Biscuits and Pirrelli. It has a long history, well portrayed in the Tullie House Museum, and contains Cumbria’s only cathedral. It is a major railway junction, with routes to Scotland, London, Newcastle, West Cumbria and the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway.