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West Sussex,

county (1991 pop. 692,800), 768 sq mi (1,990 sq km), S England. ChichesterChichester
, city and district (1991 pop. 26,050), West Sussex, S England. Chichester is an agricultural, retailing, and yachting center and the administrative seat of West Sussex. It has some light industry.
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 is the county seat. Administratively, the county is divided into the districts of Chichester, Arun, Worthing, Adur, Horsham, Crawley, and Mid Sussex. A chalk ridge runs from the county's east to west edge. In the south the land flattens into a gentle plain. After early Roman invasions, the Saxons moved across Sussex. The Normans deposed them, leaving behind monasteries and castles. West Sussex is essentially a resort area; Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, and WorthingWorthing
, town (1991 pop. 90,687), West Sussex, S England. It is a seaside resort with a significant retired population. Protected by the South Downs, the area has an unusually warm climate. Fruits, vegetables, and flowers are cultivated.
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 are the most popular tourist spots. See also SussexSussex,
former county, SE England, since 1888 divided for administrative purposes into East Sussex and West Sussex. Lewes is the county seat of East Sussex; Chichester of West Sussex.
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West Sussex

a county of SE England, comprising part of the former county of Sussex: mainly low-lying, with the South Downs in the S. Administrative centre: Chichester. Pop.: 758 600 (2003 est.). Area: 1989 sq. km (768 sq. miles)
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'East Sussex County Council is delighted to have worked in partnership with Gatwick to market our beautiful and fascinating county to visitors passing through Gatwick.
A spokesman for West Sussex County Council said: "They are bright green so they are not mistaken for the real thing.
An East Sussex County Council spokesman said: "Because the investigations are ongoing we are not going to comment in detail.
"Opening government meetings with that prayer--as the Sussex County Council did--violates the constitutional principle that government must not favor one religion over any other."
A spokeswoman for West Sussex County Council said: 'The county council is building a new special school on the campus.
The British Airports Authority (BAA) has signed an agreement with West Sussex County Council and Crawley Borough Council that aims to limit the impact of a major expansion plan for Gatwick Airport.
West Sussex County Council said that the single closed westbound lane of the A27 near Shoreham is expected to be reopened to traffic by Highways England next week.
West Sussex County Council's planning committee refused the application by Celtique Energy for oil and gas exploration near Wisborough Green, a conservation area just outside the South Downs National Park.
Details obtained under the Freedom of Information Act show East Sussex County Council increased its investment in tobacco firms from just over PS1million last year to more than PS5million.
West Sussex county council said the school behaved properly, but added: "A Serious Case Review is being undertaken.
A spokesman for East Sussex County Council refused to comment because the case is ongoing.
In the past three years, East and West Sussex County Council and Brighton and Hove Council schools have coughed up 200,000 pounds for accidents on their school grounds.

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