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Ely,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. Ely Cathedral, one of the largest in England, is on the site of an abbey founded by St. Ætheldreda in 673 and destroyed by Danes in 870.
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1. a cathedral city in E England, in E Cambridgeshire on the River Ouse. Pop.: 13 954 (2001)
2. a former county of E England, part of Cambridgeshire since 1965
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