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Telford, Telford and Wrekin

Telford Listen/ˈtɛlfərd/ is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles west of Birmingham. With an estimated population (for the borough) of 170,300 in 2010, Telford is by far the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest growing towns in the United Kingdom. It is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford.
Post townTELFORD
Administrative CountyTelford and Wrekin
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ6909
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01952
Population162,300 (2009)

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