Worcester

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City of Worcester
City & Non-metropolitan district
City of Worcester shown within Worcestershire
Coordinates: 52°11′28″N 2°13′20″W / 52.19123°N 2.22231°W / 52.19123; -2.22231Coordinates: 52°11′28″N 2°13′20″W / 52.19123°N 2.22231°W / 52.19123; -2.22231
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region West Midlands
Non-metropolitan county Worcestershire
Status Non-metropolitan district, City
Admin HQ Worcester
Government
 • Type Non-metropolitan district council
 • Borough council Worcester City Council (Conservative)
 • Mayor Dr. David Tibbutt
 • MPs Robin Walker (Conservative)
Area
 • Total 12.85 sq mi (33.28 km2)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total 94,300
 • Density 7,339/sq mi (2,833.5/km2)
Time zone GMT (UTC0)
 • Summer (DST) BST (UTC+1)
Postcodes WR1-5
Area code(s) 01905
ONS code 47UE
OS grid reference SO849548

Worcester is a city in the West Midlands region of England. In 2005, about 94,300 people lived there. Worcester is the county town of Worcestershire. It is about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester. The River Severn runs through the middle of the city. The cathedral overlooks the river. Famous people from Worcester include Edward Elgar and Cher Lloyd.