Essex

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Essex
EnglandEssex.png
Geography
Status Ceremonial & (smaller) Non-metropolitan county
Region East of England
Area
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 11th
3,670 km²
Ranked 11th
3,465 km²
Where Essex is run The City of Chelmsford
ISO 3166-2 GB-ESS
ONS code 22
NUTS 3 UKH33
Demographics
Population
- Total (2005 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 6th
1,645,900
448 / km²
Ranked 2nd
1,340,000
Where the people come from 96.8% White
1.2% S. Asian
Politics
Arms of Essex County Council
Essex County Council
http://www.essexcc.gov.uk/
The organisation that is in charge Conservative
Members of Parliament
Districts
Essex Ceremonial Numbered.png
  1. Harlow
  2. Epping Forest
  3. Brentwood
  4. Basildon
  5. Castle Point
  6. Rochford
  7. Maldon
  8. Chelmsford
  9. Uttlesford
  10. Braintree
  11. Colchester
  12. Tendring
  13. Thurrock (Unitary)
  14. Southend-on-Sea (Unitary)

Essex is a county in the east of England. It has a population of around 1,750,000 people. It is part of the East of England region. Chelmsford is the county town of Essex, as well as being its only city. Essex has London and Hertfordshire on its western border and the whole of the east of the county is coast-line. The north of the county borders Suffolk and Cambridgeshire. The south of the county is on the Thames Estuary. The Dartford Tunnel can be used to drive under the River Thames between Essex and Kent.

Other large towns in Essex are Colchester, the oldest town in England, Basildon, a new town, and in the south-eastern corner of the county Southend, one of Britain's biggest seaside resorts.

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