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Hastings (/ˈhstɪŋz/ HAY-stingz) is a large seaside town and borough in East Sussex on the south coast of England, 24 mi (39 km) east to the county town of Lewes and 53 mi (85 km) south east of London. The town gives its name to the Battle of Hastings, which took place 8 mi (13 km) to the north-west at Senlac Hill in 1066. It later became one of the medieval Cinque Ports. In the 19th century, it was a popular seaside resort, as the railway allowed tourists and visitors to reach the town. Today, Hastings is a fishing port with the UK's largest beach-based fishing fleet. It has an estimated population of 92,855 as of 2018.[3][4]

Quick facts: Hastings Borough of Hastings, Sovereign s...
Borough of Hastings
View of Hastings Old Town from the East Hill
View of Hastings Old Town from the East Hill
Coat of arms of Hastings
Borough of Hastings shown within East Sussex
Borough of Hastings shown within East Sussex
Coordinates: 50.85°N 0.57°E / 50.85; 0.57
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Historic countySussex
Ceremonial countyEast Sussex
StatusNon-metropolitan district
  MPSally-Ann Hart MP (Conservative)
  MayorJames Bacon [1]
  Borough CouncilPaul Barnett, Leader (Labour)
  County CouncilKeith Glazier, Leader (Conservative)[2]
  Total11.47 sq mi (29.72 km2)
  Rank301st (of 309)
  Rank261st (of 309)
  Density9,000/sq mi (3,300/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
  Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
Area code01424
WebsiteHastings Borough Council at www.hastings.gov.uk