Worcester

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City of Worcester
City & Non-metropolitan district
City of Worcester shown within Worcestershire
City of Worcester shown within Worcestershire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
Non-metropolitan countyWorcestershire
StatusNon-metropolitan district, City
Admin HQWorcester
Government
 • TypeNon-metropolitan district council
 • Borough councilWorcester City Council (Conservative)
 • MayorDr. David Tibbutt
 • MPsRobin Walker (Conservative)
Area
 • Total12.85 sq mi (33.28 km2)
Population (2005 est.)
 • Total94,300
 • Density7,300/sq mi (2,800/km2)
Time zoneUTC0 (GMT)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (BST)
PostcodesWR1-5
Area code(s)01905
ONS code47UE
OS grid referenceSO849548
Websitewww.worcester.gov.uk

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. The University of Worcester is a high ranking university.