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Cambridgeshire is home to the world-famous Cambridge University, which has taught some of the finest academic minds in the world. Cambridgeshire has the traditional beauty of both the city of Cambridge (AKA cycle city due to the preference for using bicycles as the main way of travelling around) and the modern city of Peterborough. In 1974 the old county of Huntingdonshire was incorporated into Cambridgeshire along with its county town - Huntingdon.
Flowing through Cambridgeshire is the river Cam, famous for the Cambridge students' punting along it. Cam is a Celtic word describing rivers and meaning crooked or winding but the city was originally called Grantebridge (ie the bridge over the river Granta one of the sources of the Cam).

 

Cambridgeshire is part of the rich and fertile Fen country and was once regularly flooded. The Isle of Ely rising above the surrounding marshes was often marooned in water. The Isle of Ely has an 11th Century Cathedral and was the hiding place of the famed freedom fighter Hereward The Wake the 'last of the English' who made the Capital of the Fens famous. Covering an area of 1,300 square miles, agriculture is Cambridgeshire's main productive activity.

 

Locations within Cambridgeshire:

Abbots Ripton
Abbotsley
Alconbury
Alwalton
Arrington
Ashley
Babraham
Balsham
Barnack
Barrington
Bartlow
Barway
Bassingbourn
Bluntisham
Bottisham
Bourn
Boxworth
Brampton
Brinkley
Buckden
Burwell
Bury
Bythorn
Cambridge
Castle Camps
Castor
Catworth
Caxton
Chatteris
Cherry Hinton
Chesterton
Chettisham
Cheveley
Chippenham
Coldham
Colne
Comberton
Conington
Coppingford
Coton
Cottenham
Coveney
Croxton
Deeping Saint James
Diddington
Doddington
Downham
Dry Drayton
Dullingham
Duxford
Earith
East Hatley
Easton
Eaton Socon
Ellington
Elm
Elsworth
Eltisley
Elton
Ely
Emneth
Eversden
Eye
Farcet
Fen Stanton
Folksworth
Fordham
Fowlmere
Foxton
Freckenham
Fulbourn
Gamlingay
Girton
Glatton
Glinton
Godmanchester
Gorfield
Grafham
Graveley
Great Chishall
Great Gidding
Great Gransden
Great Paxton
Great Staughton
Great Stukeley
Great Wilbraham
Guilden Morden
Guyhirn
Haddenham
Haddon
Hail Weston
Hamerton
Hardwick
Harston
Hartford
Haslingfield
Hatley Saint George
Hauxton
Helpston
Hemingford Abbots
Hemingford Grey
Heydon
Hildersham
Hilton
Hinxton
Histon
Holme
Holywell
Huntingdon
Huntingdon and Peterborough
Ickleton
Isleham
Keyston
Kimbolton
Kingston
Kirtling
Leighton Bromswold
Linton
Litlington
Little Paxton
Little Raveley
Little Stukeley
Little Wilbraham
Littleport
Lolworth
Long Stanton
Long Stow
Long Stowe
Madingley
Manea
March
Marholm
Market Deeping
Melbourn
Meldreth
Mepal
Milton
Molesworth
Morborne
Murrow
Needham Market
Needingworth
Newborough
Newton
Northborough
Oakington
Offord Cluny
Offord D'Arcy
Old Hurst
Old Weston
Orton Waterville
Orwell
Outwell
Over
Pampisford
Papworth Everard
Paston
Peakirk
Peterborough
Prickwillow
Ramsey
Ramsey Saint Marys
Saint Ives
Saint Neots
Sawston
Sawtry
Shelford
Shepreth
Shingay
Shudy Camps
Six Mile Bottom
Snailwell
Soham
Somersham
Southoe
Southorpe
Spaldwick
Stanground
Steeple Morden
Stetchworth
Stilton
Stow cum Quy
Stretham
Stuntney
Sutton
Swaffham Bulbeck
Swaffham Prior
Swavesey
Tallington
Teversham
Thorney
Thornhaugh
Thriplow
Tilbrook
Toft
Trumpington
Tydd Saint Giles
Ufford
Upton
Upwood
Walsoken
Walton
Wansford
Warboys
Waresley
Water Newton
Waterbeach
Wendy
Werrington
West Wickham
West Wratting
Westley Waterless
Whaddon
Whittlesey
Whittlesford
Wicken
Wilburton
Willingham
Wimblington
Winwick
Wisbech
Wisbech Saint Mary
Wistow
Witcham
Witchford
Wittering
Wood Walton
Woodhurst
Wrestlingworth
Wyton
Yaxley
Yelling



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Status: Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region: East of England
Area: 3,389 sq. km
Admin HQ: Cambridge
ISO 3166-2: GB-CAM
ONS code: 12
NUTS 3: UKH13
Population: 748,600 (2005 est.)
Council: Cambridgeshire County Council

 
     
 
   

 
 
   
 
 
 
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