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Letchworth,town (1991 pop. 31,146), Hertfordshire, E central England. It was the first garden citygarden city,
an ideal, self-contained community of predetermined area and population surrounded by a greenbelt. As formulated by Sir Ebenezer Howard, the garden city was intended to bring together the economic and cultural advantages of both city and country living, with land
..... Click the link for more information. , founded in 1903 by Sir Ebenezer HowardHoward, Sir Ebenezer,
1850–1928, English town planner, principal founder of the English garden-city movement. His To-morrow: a Peaceful Path to Real Reform (1898), reissued as Garden Cities of To-morrow
..... Click the link for more information. . Industries focus on printing and the manufacture of printing machinery.
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a town in SE England, in N Hertfordshire: the first garden city in Great Britain (founded in 1903). Pop.: 32 932 (2001)
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