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Birkenhead is a town in The Wirral, Merseyside, on the left bank of the River Mersey, opposite Liverpool. The first Mersey ferry began operating from Birkenhead in 1150 when Benedictine monks built a priory there. The area was later used for as a sea port and for ship building as it was close to the naval activity of Liverpool.
Other places in the world also called Birkenhead include:
- Birkenhead, a suburb in North shore, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Birkenhead Point, a shopping centre in Sydney, Australia, ?,
- Birkenhead Rock near Stanford, Western Cape, South Africa.
- Birkenhead Lake and Birkenhead Provincial Park in British Columbia.