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Chester, is a city in Cheshire, England. Lying on the River Dee, close to the border with Wales, it is home to 118,925 inhabitants, and is the largest and most populous settlement of the wider unitary authority area of Cheshire West and Chester, which had a population of 328,100 according to the 2001 Census. Chester was granted city status in 1541.
Post townCHESTER
Administrative CountyCheshire West and Chester
Traditional CountyCheshire
OS GridSJ4066
OS Settlement ClassificationCity
RegionNorth West
Police AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCheshire
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code01244

Other names by which Chester has been known in the past

Abbey Precincts ~ Caer Legion ~ Caer Leon Ar Dufyr Dwy ~ Caer Leon Vaur ~ Deonna ~ Deva ~ Devana ~ Devnana ~ Doverdwy ~ Legea Cester ~ West Chester ~ Westchester ~ Cestre

Chester in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Abbey Precincts, extra-parochial dist. round Chester Cathedral, Cheshire, 18 ac., pop. 245.

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