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Encyclopedia > Cambridgeshire, England
Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Administrative County
Region: East of England
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 15th
3,389 kmē
Ranked 15th
3,046 kmē
Admin HQ: Cambridge
ISO 3166-2: GB-CAM
ONS code: 12
- Total (2002 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 29th
211 / kmē
Ranked 21st
Ethnicity: 94.6% White
2.6% S.Asian

Cambridgeshire County Council
Executive: Conservative
Members of Parliament
Anne Campbell, Helen Clark, Jonathan Djanogly, Andrew Lansley, Brian Mawhinney, Malcolm Moss, James Paice
  1. Cambridge
  2. South Cambridgeshire
  3. Huntingdonshire
  4. Fenland
  5. East Cambridgeshire
  6. Peterborough (Unitary)

Cambridgeshire (abbreviated Cambs) is a county in England, bordering Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the northeast, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The county town is Cambridge.

Cambridgeshire today is the product of several local government unifications. In 1888 when county councils where introduced, two were set up, following the traditional division of Cambridgeshire into the area in the south around Cambridge, and the liberty of the Isle of Ely. In 1965, these two administrative counties were merged to form Cambridgeshire and the Isle of Ely. In 1974, this then merged with the county to the west, Huntingdon and Peterborough (which had been created in 1965 by the merger of Huntingdonshire with the Soke of Peterborough _ a part of Northamptonshire which had its own county council). The resulting county was called simply 'Cambridgeshire'.

Since 1998 the City of Peterborough is now administratively separate again, as a unitary authority, but is associated with Cambridgeshire for various purposes, such as police, fire, and the Lieutenancy.

Famous people from Cambridgeshire include Oliver Cromwell, John Major (Former MP of Huntingdonshire and Prime Minister) and Henry Royce, all from Huntingdonshire.

Cambridgeshire is twinned with Kreis Viersen in Germany.


These are the settlements in Cambridgeshire with a town charter, city status or a population over 5,000; for a complete list of settlements see list of places in Cambridgeshire.

Places of interest

External link

  • Cambridgeshire County Council (http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/)

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South Cambridgeshire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (169 words)
South Cambridgeshire is a mostly rural local government district of Cambridgeshire, England.
It was formed on April 1, 1974 by the merger of Chesterton Rural District and South Cambridgeshire Rural District.
Administrative counties with multiple districts: Bedfordshire - Cambridgeshire - Essex - Hertfordshire - Norfolk - Suffolk
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