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Gloucestershire

(glŏs`tərshĭr', glô`stər–), county (1991 pop. 520,600), 1,025 sq mi (2,655 sq km), W central England. The county seat is GloucesterGloucester
, city (1991 pop. 106,526) and district, Gloucestershire, W central England, on the Severn River. Manufactures in Gloucester include aircraft components, agricultural machinery, railroad equipment, and processed foods.
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. Administratively, the county is divided into six districts: Forest of Dean, Stroud, Gloucester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, and Cotswold. South Gloucestershire is an administratively independent unitary authority. In the eastern part of the county are the Cotswold Hills, devoted largely to dairy and crop farming; in the center is the fertile valley of the Severn River, devoted to dairy farming (Gloucester cheese) and sheep raising; and in the west, on the Welsh border, are the Wye valley and the Forest of Dean, also with sheep raising. Manufacturing (aircraft, engineering, paper, and tobacco products) is centered in Gloucester and CheltenhamCheltenham
, city (1991 pop. 87,188) and district, Gloucestershire, W central England. It has been a health and holiday resort since the discovery of mineral springs there in 1716. The city's products include bricks, beer, rubber goods, and anesthetics.
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. Cirencester and Gloucester were centers of Roman road networks. The region became part of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of MerciaMercia
, one of the kingdoms of Anglo-Saxon England, consisting generally of the region of the Midlands. It was settled by Angles c.500, probably first along the Trent valley.
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. In the Middle Ages the Cotswolds provided wool for an important wool trade in the county.
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Gloucestershire

a county of SW England, situated around the lower Severn valley: contains the Forest of Dean and the main part of the Cotswold Hills: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (part of Avon county from 1974 to 1996). Administrative centre: Gloucester. Pop. (excluding South Gloucestershire): 568 500 (2003 est.). Area (excluding South Gloucestershire): 2643 sq. km (1020 sq. miles)
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David Arthey (Campden & Chorleywood Food Research Association, Gloucestershire, England), public member of the WFLO's Scientific Advisory Council.
Three Choirs, Parsons Leap 2004 - Gloucestershire, England, Morrisons pounds 5.49
DuPont sponsors the competition in cooperation with Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association in Gloucestershire, England, and the National Food Processors Association in Washington, D.C.
Classically trained at the Bath Academy of Art, Smith lives and works today in Gloucestershire, England. In 2004, he was named Grand Prize winner in the International Art Prize Challenge, a juried competition among painters from dozens of other nations.
Few gardeners could ever imagine owning an estate as spectacular as the one created by Prince Charles on his 37-acre property called Highgrove in Gloucestershire, England. But even grand gardens are filled with ideas that can translate to small gardens.
in Gloucestershire, England. Entries are judged on the basis on innovation, breadth of application, impact on the industry and consumers, marketing innovation and impact on consumer or industry buying decisions.
United International of Chappaqua, NY, is now importing Trafalgar India Pale Ale, a single-hop varietal beer made by the Freeminer Brewery of Gloucestershire, England. The beer was declared "Champion Bottled Beer of Britain" in 1996.
Much to his subsequent embarrassment, Yeats had spent Easter week of 1916 not in Dublin but visiting the estate of Sir William Rothenstein in Gloucestershire, England. Yeats, like the vast majority of the Irish population, had been less than enthusiastic about the uprising, believing it to have been quixotic, careless of civilian lives, and perhaps even unnecessary.
The role of part-time employment among disaffected and mainstream 14- to 16-year-olds and 16- to 19-year-olds in full-time education in the Kingswood area of South Gloucestershire, England, was examined.
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In a two-paragraph letter published in the March 2 NATURE, John Wells of Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories in Gloucestershire, England, reported discovering that sections of his own hairs--which had begun graying about two years earlier -- could shunt light along their shafts.

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