Hertfordshire

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Hert·ford·shire

geographical name \ˈhär-fərd-ˌshir, ˈhärt-, -shər, US also ˈhərt-\

Definition of HERTFORDSHIRE

county SE England area 654 square miles (1699 square kilometers), pop 951,500

Variants of HERTFORDSHIRE

Hert·ford·shire or Hert·ford \ˈhär-fərd, ˈhärt-, US also ˈhərt-\

Hertfordshire

   (Concise Encyclopedia)

Administrative (pop. 2001: 1,033,977) and historic county, southern England. It adjoins London on that city's northern side; its county seat is Hertford. It includes the two early “garden cities”—Letchworth (1903) and Welwyn Garden City (1920)—and four of the eight new towns planned around London since World War II (1939–45). With an array of direct road and rail links to London, it houses light industries, offices, film studios, and thousands of exurbanites.

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