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county (1991 pop. 640,700), 1,313 sq mi (3,402 sq km), E central England. The county seat is CambridgeCambridge,
city (1991 pop. 87,111) and district, Cambridgeshire, E central England, on the River Cam. The city, set in flat country, is most famous as the site of the Univ. of Cambridge, and tourism is an economic mainstay.
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. The county is divided into five administrative districts: Cambridge, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, and Fenland. Most of the area is alluvial fenland, rising to the low, chalky East Anglian Hills in the south, with the Gogmagog Hills near Cambridge the most conspicuous feature. The main rivers are the Ouse, with its tributaries, and the Nene. Efforts to reclaim the fens date back to the days of Roman occupation, but in the subsequent periods of invasion by Danes, Saxons, and Normans they were abandoned. The fens were drained after the Dutchman Cornelius Vermuyden completed a vast drainage project in 1653. Agriculture and light industry are the dominant economic activities. Wheat, barley, potatoes, sugar beets, and fruits are raised. Food processing is an important industry as well as radio engineering and the manufacture of cement, bricks, and scientific instruments. The town of ElyEly,
town (1991 pop. 9,006), Cambridgeshire, E central England. It is a market town for the surrounding rich farming area and has food-processing industries. Tourism is also important. Secluded in the Fens, it was the site of the last serious resistance to William I in 1071.
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 has been an ecclesiastical center for centuries. The Univ. of CambridgeCambridge, University of,
at Cambridge, England, one of the oldest English-language universities in the world. Originating in the early 12th cent. (legend places its origin even earlier than that of the Univ.
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 dates from the 12th cent.
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a county in Great Britain, in England, in the Ouse river basin. Area, 2,300 sq km. Population, 302,500 (1971). Administrative center, Cambridge. The county is divided into two administrative sections: Cambridgeshire proper (area, 1,300 sq km) and the Isle of Ely (area, 1,000 sq km). Cambridgeshire is primarily an agricultural area.

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a county of E England, in East Anglia: includes the former counties of the Isle of Ely and Huntingdon and lies largely in the Fens: Peterborough became an independent unitary authority in 1998. Administrative centre: Cambridge. Pop. (excluding Peterborough): 571 000 (2003 est.). Area (excluding Peterborough): 3068 sq. km (184 sq. miles)
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Two officers from Sussex Police arrived in Cambridgeshire yesterday to carry out an independent review of how exhibits in the Soham investigation have been handled because of Goodridge's involvement in the case.
Cambridgeshire, bowled out for just 139 first up, mustered only 22 more in their second innings after Northumberland had once against posted a 400-run total at their home base.
But Cambridgeshire skipper Ajaz Akhtar slugged away to finish with five for 57, and veteran slow left-armer Tim Smith bowled 33.2 overs for figures of two for 40.
Tenby Lady is a general 12-1 shot for the Cambridgeshire, on September 24, but after the publication of the weights yesterday, when it became clear the filly would need a small miracle to make the cut, being 95th in the list for the 35-runner race, Prescott said: "She wouldn't get in the race and, anyway, she's not going to run."
Cambridgeshire had reached 37-1 in the 20th over when the match was abandoned, to leave Nicholson dismayed by the double whammy.
A spokesman for Cambridgeshire County Council social services department said: "It is inappropriate for us to comment on this development."
My 1787 map of the town is quite clear about the boundary: north of the High Street was Suffolk, south of it was Cambridgeshire. The lines have been redrawn several times since then and, whereas I would have been a resident of Cambridgeshire at that time, I am decidedly a Suffolkite now.
Chester-le-Street stroke-maker Shurben blitzed a career-best 153 and then Humble took all four wickets to fall as Cambridgeshire slumped to 43-4.
Staffordshire's Steve Dean struck the 16th championship century of his Minor Counties career against Cambridgeshire at March yesterday.

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