Liverpool
From top left: Pier Head and the Mersey Ferry; St George's Hall and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool Catholic Cathedral; Liverpool Anglican Cathedral; Georgian architecture in Canning; Prince's Dock
Coat of arms of Liverpool
Coat of arms
Nickname(s): 
The Pool, The Pool of Life, The Pool of Talent, The World in One City[1]
Motto(s): 
Deus Nobis Haec Otia Fecit "God has granted us this ease"[2]
Shown within Merseyside
Shown within Merseyside
Liverpool is located in England
Liverpool
Liverpool
Location within England
Liverpool is located in the United Kingdom
Liverpool
Liverpool
Location within the United Kingdom
Liverpool is located in Europe
Liverpool
Liverpool
Location within Europe
Coordinates: 53°24′N 2°59′W / 53.400°N 2.983°W / 53.400; -2.983
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionNorth West England
City regionLiverpool
Ceremonial countyMerseyside
Historic countyLancashire
Founded1207
City Status1880
Administrative HQLiverpool Town Hall
Government
 • TypeMetropolitan borough
 • BodyLiverpool City Council
 • LeadershipMayor and Cabinet
 • ExecutiveLabour
 • MayorJoe Anderson
 • Lord MayorChristine Banks
 • Chief ExecutiveTony Reeves
Area
 • City43.2 sq mi (111.8 km2)
 • Urban
77.1 sq mi (199.6 km2)
Area rank203rd
Elevation
230 ft (70 m)
Population
 (mid-2018 est.)
 • City494,814
 • Rank9th
 • Density11,380/sq mi (4,395/km2)
 • Urban
864,122 (6th)
 • Urban density11,210/sq mi (4,329/km2)
 • Metro
2,241,000 (5th)
 • Ethnicity
(2011 census)[3]