Hereford

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Hereford
HerefordSkyline.jpg
Hereford Cathedral and Wye Bridge
Population55,800 [1]
OS grid referenceSO515405
• London135.7m
Civil parish
  • Hereford
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHEREFORD
Postcode districtHR1, HR2, HR3, HR4
Dialling code01432
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Herefordshire

Hereford (pronounced ['hɛɹəfəd] or ['hɛɹɪfəd]) Welsh: Henffordd (pronounced ['hεnfɔrð] "Henforth") is a city and civil parish in the West Midlands of England, close to the border with Wales and on the River Wye. It is the county town of Herefordshire.

The name Hereford comes from the Anglo Saxon here, meaning an army and ford which is a place where soldiers could cross.

Hereford has had a cathedral since 1059.

In 1997, Hereford Council lost its status as a city council, and had to appoint Charter Trustees. Its ancient city traditions are recognised and carried on by the parish council, which is led by the City Mayor.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "The Population of Herefordshire 2009" (PDF). Hereford City Council. Retrieved 2010-07-02.