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Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

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Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire

Droitwich Spa (often abbreviated to Droitwich) is a town in northern Worcestershire, England, on the River Salwarpe. The town is situated on massive deposits of salt, and salt has been extracted there since ancient times. The natural Droitwich brine contains 2½ lbs. of salt per gallon - ten times stronger than sea water and only rivalled by the Dead Sea.
DistrictWychavon
Post townDROITWICH
Administrative CountyWorcestershire
Traditional CountyWorcestershire
OS GridSO8963
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHereford and Worcester
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands
Dialling code01905
Population22,585 (2001)
 

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