Lichfield

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Coordinates: 52°41′01″N 1°49′36″W / 52.6835°N 1.82653°W / 52.6835; -1.82653

City of Lichfield
Lichfield Collage.jpg
From top left: Lichfield Cathedral; Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum; Quonians Lane; Garrick Theatre; Cityscape.
Lichfield City Arms.jpg
Coat of arms of Lichfield
Motto: Salve, magna parens (Hail great parent)
City of Lichfield is located in Staffordshire
City of Lichfield
 City of Lichfield shown within Staffordshire
Area  14.02 km2 (5.41 sq mi) [1]
Population 30,583 
    - Density  2,181 /km2 (5,650 /sq mi)
OS grid reference SK115097
    - London  110 miles (180 km) NNW 
Civil parish Lichfield
District Lichfield
Shire county Staffordshire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LICHFIELD
Postcode district WS13 WS14
Dialling code 01543
Police Staffordshire
Fire Staffordshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Lichfield
List of places
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England
Staffordshire

Lichfield is a small city in Staffordshire, England.

The first part of the name comes from a nearby Roman-British village called Letocetum. It was captured by the Mercians some time before 669, when it was called Licidfelth. Between 786 and 803, the Christian archbishop in England was here, instead of Canterbury.

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