Luton is a large town based in Bedfordshire, England. It is located 30 km east of Aylesbury, 20 km west of Stevenage, 50 km north-northwest of London, and 40 km southeast of Milton Keynes. Luton population is around 258,000.
London Luton Airport, opened in 1938, is one of Britain’s major airports, the fourth largest serving London, is a base for easyJet and Ryanair.
The University of Bedfordshire is based in the town and has over 22,000 students, from more than 120 countries, at its six campuses.
The Luton Carnival is claimed to be the largest one-day carnival in Europe.
Famous Lutonians include composer David Arnold, singer Paul Young and cricketer Monty Panesar.
Luton has long been associated with the hat industry and Luton Town football club are known as the Hatters. League Two team Luton Town Football Club includes in its history several spells in the top flight of the English league as well as a Football League Cup triumph in 1988.
Luton had a large Vauxhall Motors factory. Car production at the plant began in 1905 and continued until 2002. Production of commercial vehicles continues, and the head office of Vauxhall Motors is still situated in the town.
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