Hove, Brighton and Hove, England, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Hove is a seaside resort and one of the two main parts of the city of Brighton and Hove, along with Brighton. Originally a "small but ancient fishing village" surrounded by open farmland, it grew rapidly in the 19th century in response to the development of its eastern neighbour Brighton, and by the Victorian era it was a fully developed town with borough status. Neighbouring parishes such as Aldrington and Hangleton were annexed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The neighbouring urban district of Portslade was merged with Hove in 1974. In 1997, as part of local government reform, the borough merged with Brighton to form the Borough of Brighton and Hove, and this unitary authority was granted city status in 2000. In the 1990s the Hove borough council used the slogan "Hove, actually" to promote the town for tourism.

Commercial The town centre received substantial renovation in the late 1990s when the popular George Street was pedestrianised. In 2003 these small shops were joined by the centre's first large supermarket (a Tesco), built on the site of a former gasometer.

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Hove has a population of over 91,900 people. Hove also forms one of the centres of the wider Brighton-Worthing-Littlehampton metropolitan area which has a population of over 769,000 people.

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