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Staffordshire

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Staffordshire
Image:EnglandStaffordshire.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial & (smaller) Administrative County
Region:West Midlands
Area:
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 18th
2,713 km²
Ranked 18th
2,620 km²
Admin HQ:Stafford
ISO 3166-2:GB-STS
ONS code:41
NUTS 3:UKG24
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 14th
1,048,973
386 / km²
Ranked 7th
810,982
Ethnicity:97.0% White
1.7% S.Asian
Politics
Arms of Staffordshire County Council
Staffordshire County Council
http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/
Executive:Labour
Members of Parliament

Charlotte Atkins, William Cash, Janet Dean, Michael Fabricant, Paul Farrelly, Mark Fisher, Robert Flello, Brian Jenkins, David Kidney, Joan Walley, Tony Wrig, Tony Wright, 1 postponed poll

Districts
Image:Staffordshire_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
  1. Tamworth
  2. Lichfield
  3. Cannock Chase
  4. South Staffordshire
  5. Stafford
  6. Newcastle-under-Lyme
  7. Staffordshire Moorlands
  8. East Staffordshire
  9. Stoke-on-Trent (Unitary)

Staffordshire (abbreviated Staffs) is a landlocked county in the Midlands of England. The county town is Stafford. Part of the National Forest lies within its borders. It adjoins the ceremonial counties of Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands and Shropshire.

Major towns in Staffordshire include Stoke-on-Trent, Burton-upon-Trent, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Tamworth and Stafford itself.

Staffordshire is divided into a number of districts. These are Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Lichfield, Newcastle-under-Lyme, South Staffordshire, Stafford, Staffordshire Moorlands and Tamworth. Stoke-on-Trent is administered as a separate unitary authority.

Contents

History

Main article History of Staffordshire.

The historic county of Staffordshire included Wolverhampton, Walsall, and West Bromwich, these were removed in 1974 to the new county of West Midlands. The resulting administrative area of Staffordshire has a narrow southwards protrusion that runs west of West Midlands to the border of Worcestershire. Further, Stoke-on-Trent was removed in the 1990s to form a unitary authority, but is still considered part of Staffordshire for ceremonial purposes.

Historically, Staffordshire was divided into the five hundreds of Cuttlestone, Offlow, Pirehill, Seisdon and Totmonslow.

Geography

In the north and in the south the county is hilly, with wild moorlands in the north and Cannock Chase an area of natural beauty in the south. In the midland regions the surface is low and undulating. Throughout the entire county there are vast and important coal fields. In the southern part there are also rich iron ore deposits. The largest river is the Trent. The soil is chiefly clay and agriculture was not highly developed.

Towns and villages

See the list of places in Staffordshire.

Places of interest

Local Groups

See also

External links


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