Scunthorpe is a town in the English county of Lincolnshire. It is since 1996 the administrative center of the unitary authority North Lincolnshire. Previously, she was part of the now-defunct county of Humberside since 1974th The industrial city is the largest center of steel production in the UK and is therefore also called 'Industrial Garden Town'. After Grimsby and Lincoln is with 72,514 inhabitants (2006), the third largest city in Lincolnshire.