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Country United Kingdom
Part of the country England
region East of England

status Ceremonial and Administrative County

Ceremonial county
surface 3,389 km²
Residents 852.523
was standing June 30, 2018

Administrative county
founded April 1, 1974
out Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely , Huntingdon and Peterborough
by Local Government Act 1972
Administrative headquarters Cambridge
ISO-3166-2 GB-CAM
surface 3,046 km²
Residents 651,482
was standing June 30, 2018

! Districts /! Unitary Authorities
Districts and Unitary Authority
  1. Cambridge
  2. South Cambridgeshire
  3. Huntingdonshire
  4. Fenland
  5. East Cambridgeshire
  6. Peterborough

Cambridgeshire is a county in England bordering the counties of Lincolnshire to the north, Norfolk to the north east, Suffolk to the east, Essex and Hertfordshire to the south, and Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire to the west. The county seat is Cambridge .


Due to administrative reforms, the area and the name of this administrative unit have changed several times since the 1960s. In 1965 the previous counties of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely became the new county of Cambridgeshire and Isle of Ely . In 1974 the county of Huntingdon and Peterborough was incorporated, which in 1965 was itself merged into a joint county from Huntingdonshire with the Soke of Peterborough , a (then) part of Northamptonshire , and the new county was named 'Cambridgeshire'. Since 1998, City of Peterborough again an autonomous town district ( unitary authority ), but uses the public services of general interest such as police and fire departments of Cambridgeshire.

Cambridgeshire has a partnership with the district of Viersen in Germany .

Famous pepole

Major cities in the county

Web links

Commons : Cambridgeshire  - collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. ^ A b Mid 2018 Estimates of the population for the UK, England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland

Coordinates: 52 ° 20 ′  N , 0 ° 2 ′  E