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Herefordshire

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County of Herefordshire
Image:EnglandHerefordshire.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial County; Unitary District
Region:West Midlands
Area:
- Total
- District
Ranked 26th
2,180 km²
Ranked 3rd
Admin HQ:Hereford
ISO 3166-2:GB-HEF
ONS code:00GA
NUTS 3:UKG11
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- District
Ranked 45th
176,912
81 / km²
Ranked 83rd
Ethnicity:99.1% White
Politics
Herefordshire Council
http://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/
Executive:Labour & Liberal Democrat & Independents
MPs:Paul Keetch, Bill Wiggin

Herefordshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. It borders the counties of Shropshire in the north, Worcestershire in the east, Gloucestershire in the south east and the Welsh preserved county counties of Gwent in the south west and Powys in the west.

The county had eleven traditional hundreds, of Broxash, Ewyas-Lacy, Greytree, Grimsworth, Huntingdon, Radlow, Stretford, Webtree, Wigmore, Wolphy, and Wormelow.

In 1974 it was administratively merged with the neighbouring Worcestershire to form the short-lived Hereford and Worcester. Within this, Herefordshire territory was covered by the districts of South Herefordshire, Hereford, and part of Malvern Hills and Leominster districts.

On April 1, 1998 it was split out again, in the form of a unitary authority, with broadly the same borders as before.

Herefordshire is a very rural county best known for its fruit growing and cider production in particular. When Celia Fiennes visited Herefordshire in 1696 she saw a countryside in which apple and pear trees were growing everywhere 'even in their corn fields and hedgerows'. Modern agriculture has put pressure on the ancient orchards in the county but many of them still survive today.

Cities, Towns and villages

See the list of places in Herefordshire. Main county towns include Hereford, which is the main administrative centre, as well as Leominster, Ledbury, Ross On Wye, Kington and Bromyard.

Places of interest


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