Goole (gōl) [key], municipal borough (1991 pop. 17,157), East Riding of Yorkshire, N England, at the confluence of the Ouse and Don rivers. A significant inland port, it has extensive dockyards. Coal and textiles are exported; ship repair, iron casting, sugar refining, flour milling, and the manufacture of fertilizers and clothing are leading industries. There is passenger service from Goole to Amsterdam, Copenhagen, and other continental ports. Goole is also a market town.