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Warwickshire

(wŏ`rĭkshĭr), county (1991 pop. 477,000), 975 sq mi (2,525 sq km), central England. The county seat is WarwickWarwick,
town (1991 pop. 21,701) and district, county seat of Warwickshire, central England, on the Avon River. The town has some commerce and manufacturing. Warwick is best known for Warwick Castle, located on the site of a fortress built by Æthelflæd, the daughter
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. Warwickshire is divided into five administrative districts: North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon. Historically, BirminghamBirmingham
, city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 934,900), central England. The city is equidistant from Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, and London, England's main ports, and near the Black Country iron and coal deposits; it was connected to the Staffordshire mines by the
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, CoventryCoventry
, city and metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 318,718), central England. Coventry is an industrial center noted for its automobile production. Tractors, airplanes, machine tools, synthetic textiles, electrical equipment, and engineering products are also made.
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, and SolihullSolihull
, metropolitan borough (1991 pop. 195,100), central England, mainly a residential suburb of Birmingham. Automobiles, chemicals, and tools are manufactured. The 13th-century Church of St.
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 were also part of the county. The terrain is gently rolling, with outcroppings of the Cotswold Hills in the south. The Avon, flowing southwesterly, is the chief river. There are vestiges of the ancient Forest of Arden.

The region is a varied one, largely given to agriculture (wheat and other grains, dairying, sheep and cattle grazing). Some light industry is practiced. There are deposits of limestone and fireclay; coal is in the northeast. One of England's most known public schools is at RugbyRugby,
town (1991 pop. 59,039), Warwickshire, central England. An important railroad junction and engineering center, Rugby is the seat of one of England's most esteemed public schools.
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. Numerous traces of the Roman occupation remain, such as the abbeys of Merevale and Stoneleigh and the ruins of the castle at KenilworthKenilworth
, town (1991 pop. 16,782), Warwickshire, central England. A market town and bedroom community, it is famous for the ruins of Kenilworth Castle, celebrated in Sir Walter Scott's novel Kenilworth and founded c.1120 by Geoffrey de Clinton. In the 13th cent.
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. Warwick Castle is largely intact. The county is rich in literary associations as well. Shakespeare's birthplace at Stratford-upon-Avon (see under Stratford-on-AvonStratford-on-Avon,
district (2001 pop. 111,484), Warwickshire, central England, on the Avon River. The town and former borough of Stratford-upon-Avon is the administrative seat of the district, which also includes towns of Alcester, Shipston-on-Stour, and Southam.
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) is one of England's most popular literary attractions. In 1974, Warwickshire was reorganized as a nonmetropolitan county.

Warwickshire

 

a county in the central part of England, Great Britain. Warwickshire covers an area of 2,500 sq km; under the new administrative division of 1974–75, its area was reduced when it no longer included the cities of Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, and Sutton Coldfield. Population, approximately 500,000 (1973). Agriculture is the predominant economic sector. Coal is mined near Nuneaton. Machine tools, electrical engineering equipment, and motor vehicle and airplane parts are manufactured in the cities of Warwick, Nuneaton, and Rugby.

Warwickshire

a county of central England: until 1974, when the West Midlands metropolitan county was created, it contained one of the most highly industrialized regions in the world, centred on Birmingham. Administrative centre: Warwick. Pop.: 519 300 (2003 est.). Area: 1981 sq. km (765 sq. miles)
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200 YEARS AGO:The game in Sutton Park and other parts of the manor of Sutton Coldfield in the county of Warwick has of late been very much destroyed by poachers.
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