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by on 04-20-2017 11:03AM in England County Guide

Norfolk is a county in East Anglia in England. It borders Lincolnshire to the west and north-west, Cambridgeshire to the west and southwest, and Suffolk to the south. Its northern and eastern boundaries are the North Sea and, to the north-west, The Wash. The county town is Norwich.With an area of 2, [...]

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by on 04-20-2017 11:01AM in England County Guide

Hertfordshire often abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south. For government statistical purposes, it is placed in the East of England [...]

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by on 04-20-2017 10:59AM in England County Guide

Cambridgeshire, abbreviated Cambs.), is an East Anglian county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north-east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The city of Cambridge is the county town.Modern [...]

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by on 04-20-2017 10:56AM in England County Guide

Essex is a county in England immediately north-east of London. It borders the counties of Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north, Hertfordshire to the west, Kent across the estuary of the River Thames to the south and London to the south-west. The county town is Chelmsford, which is the only city [...]

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by on 04-20-2017 10:54AM in England County Guide

Leicestershire is a landlocked county in the English Midlands. It takes its name from the City of Leicester, traditionally its administrative centre, although the City of Leicester unitary authority is today administered separately from the rest of Leicestershire.The county borders Nottinghamshire [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:25AM in UK Cities

Nottingham (Listeni/ˈnɒtɪŋəm/ NOT-ing-əm) is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, located 128 miles (206 km) north of London, in the East Midlands. Nottingham has links to the legend of Robin Hood and to the lace-making, bicycle (notably Raleigh bikes) and tobacco [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:22AM in UK Cities

Chester is a walled city in Cheshire, England, on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales. With a population of 81,340 in 2014,[1] it is the most populous settlement of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 332,200 in 2014.[1] Chester was granted city status in 1541. Chester was [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:20AM in UK Cities

Southampton, on the south coast of England, is the largest city in the ceremonial county of Hampshire.It is 75 miles (121 km) south-west of London and 19 miles (31 km) north-west of Portsmouth. Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:17AM in UK Cities

Norwich is a city on the River Wensum in East Anglia and lies about 100 miles (160 km) north-east of London. It is the regional administrative centre for East Anglia and county town of Norfolk. During the 11th century, Norwich was the largest city in England after London, and one of its most [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:14AM in UK Cities

Sheffield is a city and metropolitan borough in South Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, its name derives from the River Sheaf, which runs through the city. With some of its southern suburbs annexed from Derbyshire, the city has grown from its largely industrial [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:11AM in UK Cities

Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about 37 miles (60 km) south-west of Exeter and 190 miles (310 km) west-south-west of London, between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west where they join Plymouth Sound to form the boundary with Cornwall. Plymouth's [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 10:08AM in UK Cities

Leeds is a city in West Yorkshire, England. Historically in Yorkshire's West Riding, the history of Leeds can be traced to the 5th century when the name referred to a wooded area of the Kingdom of Elmet. The name has been applied to many administrative entities over the centuries. It changed from [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:58AM in UK Cities

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire. With an estimated 2015 population of 168,270, it is the 52nd largest city in the United Kingdom,and one of the fastest growing and most ethnically diverse. The city is situated 57 miles (92 km) from London, 69 [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:56AM in UK Cities

Newcastle upon Tyne commonly known as Newcastle, is a city in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 103 miles (166 km) south of Edinburgh and 277 miles (446 km) north of London on the northern bank of the River Tyne, 8.5 mi (13.7 km) from the North Sea.[5] Newcastle is the most populous city in the [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:53AM in UK Cities

Bristol is a city and county in South West England with a population of 449,300 in 2016. The district has the 10th largest population in England, while the Bristol metropolitan area is the 12th largest in the United Kingdom. The city borders North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, with the cities [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:50AM in UK Cities

Bath is a city in the ceremonial county of Somerset, England, known for its Roman-built baths. In 2011, the population was 88,859.[1] Bath is in the valley of the River Avon, 97 miles (156 km) west of London and 11 miles (18 km) south-east of Bristol. The city became a World Heritage Site in 1987. [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:48AM in UK Cities

Birmingham (Listeni/ˈbɜːrmɪŋəm/) is a major city and metropolitan borough of West Midlands, England lying on the River Rea, a small river that runs through Birmingham. It is the largest and most populous British city outside London, with a population in 2014 of 1,101,360. The city is in the [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:44AM in UK Cities

Cambridge is a university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population was 123,867, including 24,488 students. There is archaeological evidence of settlement in the area in the Bronze [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:42AM in UK Cities

York is a historic walled city at the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss in North Yorkshire, England. The municipality is the traditional county town of Yorkshire to which it gives its name. The city has a rich heritage and has provided the backdrop to major political events in England [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:39AM in UK Cities

Liverpool is a major city in North West England whose estimated population was 478,580 in 2015; its surrounding areas combine to form the fifth largest metropolitan area in the UK, with over 2.24 million people in 2011. The local authority is Liverpool City Council, the most populous local [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:36AM in UK Cities

Brighton Listeni/ˈbraɪtən/ is a seaside resort on the south coast of England. It is part of the ceremonial county of East Sussex, within the historic county of Sussex. Archaeological evidence of settlement in the area dates back to the Bronze Age, Roman and Anglo-Saxon periods. The ancient [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:32AM in UK Cities

Manchester is a major city and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester, England, with a population of 514,414 as of 2013. It lies within the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area, with a population of 2.55 million. Manchester is fringed by the Cheshire Plain to the south, the Pennines [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:30AM in City Guides

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom. Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain, London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans, who named it Londinium. London's ancient core, the City [...]

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Yorkshire and The Humber

by on 04-16-2017 09:20AM in UK Tourist Regions

Yorkshire and the Humber is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It comprises most of Yorkshire (South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, the East Riding of Yorkshire including Hull, the shire county of North Yorkshire and the City of York), North [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 09:18AM in UK Tourist Regions

Yorkshire (abbreviated Yorks), formally known as the County of York, is a historic county of Northern England and the largest in the United Kingdom. Due to its great size in comparison to other English counties, functions have been undertaken over time by its subdivisions, which have also been [...]

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South West England

by on 04-16-2017 09:13AM in UK Tourist Regions

South West England is one of nine official regions of England. It is the largest in area, covering 9,200 square miles (23,800 km2) and the counties of Gloucestershire, Bristol, Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, as well as the Isles of Scilly. Five million people live in South West [...]

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South East England

by on 04-16-2017 09:10AM in UK Tourist Regions

South East England is the most populous of the nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It consists of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, East Sussex, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Kent, Oxfordshire, Surrey and West Sussex. As with the other regions of England, [...]

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The River Severn

by on 04-16-2017 09:07AM in UK Tourist Regions

The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is a river in the United Kingdom. At about 220 miles (354 km), it is usually considered to be the longest in the UK. It rises at an altitude of 2,001 feet (610 m) on Plynlimon, close to the Ceredigion/Powys border near Llanidloes, in the Cambrian [...]

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Plymouth Sound

by on 04-16-2017 09:04AM in UK Tourist Regions

Plymouth Sound, or locally just The Sound, is a bay on the English Channel at Plymouth in England. Its southwest and southeast corners are Penlee Point in Cornwall and Wembury Point in Devon, a distance of about 3 nautical miles (6 km). Its northern limit is Plymouth Hoe giving a north-south [...]

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North West England

by on 04-16-2017 09:01AM in UK Tourist Regions

North West England, one of nine official regions of England, consists of the five counties of Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside. The North West had a population of 7,052,000 in 2011. It is the third most populated region in the United Kingdom after the South East and [...]

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North East England

by on 04-16-2017 08:58AM in UK Tourist Regions

North East England is one of the nine regions of England that are classified at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It covers Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and the Tees Valley. The region is home to three large conurbations: Teesside, Wearside, and Tyneside, the latter [...]

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East of England

by on 04-16-2017 08:56AM in UK Tourist Regions

The East of England is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. It was created in 1994 and was adopted for statistics from 1999. It includes the ceremonial counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.Essex [...]

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East Midlands

by on 04-16-2017 08:53AM in UK Tourist Regions

The East Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes. The eastern part of the Midlands, it consists of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (except North and North east Lincolnshire), Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. The [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:47AM in England County Guide

Somerset is a county in South West England which borders Gloucestershire and Bristol to the north, Wiltshire to the east, Dorset to the south-east and Devon to the south-west. It is bounded to the north and west by the Severn Estuary and the Bristol Channel, its coastline facing southeastern Wales. [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:44AM in England County Guide

Nottinghamshire (abbreviated Notts) is a county in the East Midlands of England, bordering South Yorkshire to the north-west, Lincolnshire to the east, Leicestershire to the south, and Derbyshire to the west. The traditional county town is Nottingham, though the county council is based in West [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:41AM in England County Guide

Northamptonshire, ( abbreviated Northants.), archaically known as the County of Northampton, is a county in the East Midlands of England. In 2011, it had a population of 629,000. The county is administered by Northamptonshire County Council and seven non-metropolitan district councils.Covering an [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:34AM in England County Guide

Lincolnshire (/ˈlɪŋkənʃər/ or /ˈlɪŋkənʃɪər/; abbreviated Lincs) is a county in the east of England. It borders Norfolk to the south east, Cambridgeshire to the south, Rutland to the south west, Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire to the west, South Yorkshire to the northwest, and the [...]

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Greater London

by on 04-16-2017 08:32AM in England County Guide

London, or Greater London, is a region of England which forms the administrative boundaries of London. It is organised into 33 local government districts: the 32 London boroughs (which makes up the ceremonial county of Greater London) and the City of London (which is a separate county but still part [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:29AM in England County Guide

Gloucestershire, formally abbreviated as Gloucs. in print but now often as Glos.) is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, and the entire Forest of Dean. The county town is the city of Gloucester, and [...]

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by on 04-16-2017 08:25AM in England County Guide

Dorset is a county in South West England on the English Channel coast. The ceremonial county comprises the non-metropolitan county, which is governed by Dorset County Council, and the unitary authority areas of Poole and Bournemouth. Covering an area of 2,653 square kilometres (1,024 sq mi),Dorset [...]

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