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Hemel Hempstead(hĕm`əl), town (1991 pop. 80,110), Hertfordshire, SE England. Hemel Hempstead was designated one of the new townsnew towns,
planned urban communities in Great Britain, developed by long-term loans from the central government and first authorized by the New Towns Act of 1946. The chief purpose of the act was to reduce congestion in the great cities (or at least prevent its increase) through
..... Click the link for more information. in 1946 to alleviate overpopulation in London. It is a market town and London suburb. Manufactures include paper, electrical and light engineering products, office machinery, and photographic apparatus.
a town in SE England, in W Hertfordshire: designated a new town in 1947. Pop.: 83 118 (2001)