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Cambridgeshire is an English county in the south-east of the country, forming part of the United Kingdom. Its has boundaries with Lincolnshire and Norfolk to the north, Suffolk to the east, Essex to the southeast, Hertfordshire to the southwest, Bedfordshire to the west and Northamptonshire to the northwest. Its population is between 553,600 (2000 estimate) and 730,000 (2002 EEDA estimate). The county town is Cambridge.

Famous people from Cambridgeshire include: Oliver Cromwell, John Major, Samuel Pepys, William Cowper, Dorothy L. Sayers, Lancelot "Capability" Brown, Henry Royce.

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Cities in Cambridgeshire

Parishes and Towns in East Cambridgeshire District

Parishes and Towns in Fenland District

  • Benwick
  • Chatteris[?], Christchurch, Coates, Coldham, Collett's Bridge
  • Doddington
  • Eastrea, Elm, Euximoor
  • Fitton End, Foul Anchor, Four Gotes, Friday Bridge
  • Gorefield, Guyhirn[?]
  • Leverington
  • Manea, March, Murrow
  • Newton
  • Parson Drove[?], Pondersbridge
  • Ramsey Mereside, Ring's End
  • Stonea
  • Tholomas Drove, Thorney[?], Thorney Toll, Tips End, Turves, Tydd Gote, Tydd St Giles
  • Welches Dam[?], Welney, Westry, Whittlesey, Wimblington, Wisbech, Wisbech St Mary

Parishes and Towns in Huntingdonshire District

  • Abbots Ripton, Abbotsley, Alconbury, Alconbury Weston, Alwalton
  • Barham, Bluntisham, Brampton[?], Brington, Broughton, Buckden[?], Buckworth, Bury, Bythorn
  • Caldecote, Catworth, Chesterton, Colne, Conington, Coppingford, Covington
  • Denton, Diddington
  • Earith, Easton, Ellington, Elton, Eynesbury Hardwicke
  • Farcet, Fenstanton, Fenton, Folksworth
  • Glatton, Godmanchester[?], Grafham, Great Gidding, Great Gransden, Great Paxton, Great Staughton
  • Haddon, Hail Weston, Hamerton, Hemingford Abbots, Hemingford Grey[?], Hilton, Holme, Holywell, Houghton, Huntingdon
  • Keyston, Kimbolton[?], Kings Ripton
  • Leighton Bromswold, Little Gidding, Little Paxton
  • Midloe, Molesworth, Morborne
  • Needingworth
  • Offord Cluny, Offord D'Arcy, Oldhurst, Old Weston
  • Perry, Pidley
  • Ramsey[?], Ramsey Forty Foot, Ramsey Heights, Ramsey St Mary's, The Raveleys
  • St. Ives, St. Neots, Sawtry, Sibson, Somersham, Southoe, Spaldwick, Steeple Gidding, Stibbington, Stilton, Stonely, Stow Longa, The Stukeleys
  • Tetworth, Tilbrook, Toseland
  • Upton, Upwood
  • Warboys, Waresley, Washingley, Water Newton, Winwick, Wistow, Woodwalton, Woolley, Woodhurst, Wyton
  • Yaxley, Yelling

Parishes and Towns in South Cambridgeshire District

  • Abington Pigotts, Arrington
  • Babraham, Balsham, Barrington, Bartlow, Barton, Bar Hill, Bassingbourn, Bourn, Boxworth
  • Caldecote, Cambourne[?], Camps End, Cardinals Green, Carlton, Castle Camps, Caxton, Childerley, Chittering, Comberton, Conington, Coton, Cottenham, Croxton, Croydon
  • Dry Drayton, Duxford
  • East Hatley, Elsworth, Eltisley
  • Fen Ditton, Fen Drayton, Fowlmere, Foxton, Fulbourn[?]
  • Gamlingay, Girton, Grantchester, Graveley, Great Chishill, Great Abington, Great Eversden, Great Shelford, Great Wilbraham, Guilden Morden
  • Hardwick, Harlton, Harston, Haslingfield, Hatley, Hatley St George, Hauxton, Heydon, Highfields, Hildersham, Hinxton, Histon, Horningsea, Horseheath
  • Ickleton[?], Impington
  • Kingston, Knapwell, Kneesworth
  • Landbeach, Linton, Litlington, Little Abington, Little Chishill, Little Eversden, Little Gransden, Little Shelford, Little Wilbraham, Lolworth, Longstanton, Longstowe
  • Madingley, Melbourn, Meldreth, Milton
  • Newton
  • Oakington, Orwell, Over
  • Pampisford, Papworth St Agnes, Papworth Everard
  • Quy
  • Rampton
  • Sawston, Shepreth, Shingay, Shudy Camps, Stapleford, Steeple Morden, Stow, Streetley End, Swavesey
  • Tadlow, Teversham, Thriplow, Toft
  • Waterbeach, Wendy, Weston Colville, Weston Green, Westwick, West Wickham, West Wratting, Whaddon, Whittlesford, Whittlesford Bridge, Willingham, Wimpole

Wards in Cambridge City

  • Abbey, Arbury
  • Castle, Cherry Hinton, Coleridge
  • East Chesterton
  • King's Hedges
  • Market
  • Newnham
  • Petersfield
  • Queen Edith's
  • Romsey
  • Trumpington
  • West Chesterton

Places of interest

Local Government Cambridgeshire is served by Cambridgeshire County Council (http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/). In 1974 the county was divided into administrative districts governed by their own District Councils:

Cambridge City, East Cambridgeshire, Fenland, Huntingdonshire, Peterborough City, and South Cambridgeshire

In 1998 Peterborough City Council was promoted to a unitary authority, allowing it to become independent of the County Council. However, some county-wide organisations such as the police and fire services remain.



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