|Coordinates||52 ° 20 ′ N , 0 ° 11 ′ W|
|OS National Grid||TL245725|
|ZIP code section||PE29|
|Part of the country||England|
|region||East of England|
Huntingdon is a town in the English county of Cambridgeshire in East Anglia . The town was the administrative seat of the former county of Huntingdonshire . Today it is the administrative seat of the district of Huntingdonshire. 19,940 people live in Huntingdon (2002).
The place is on the River Great Ouse . In Huntingdon lies the largest floodplain in England, Portholme Meadow , which is approximately 1 km² and is home to many rare grasses, flowers and dragonflies . It is also a large natural floodplain.
Huntingdon is known as the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell .
In addition, Huntingdon is by the resident animal testing lab Huntingdon Life Sciences has become known that because of numerous violations of the Animal Welfare Act (cruel abuse, among others, dogs and apes ) in international criticism, especially by the group Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty , stands. Furthermore, the place is the seat of Quad Electroacoustics .
Huntingdon is twinned with the following cities:
- Oliver Cromwell (1599–1658) - politician and general
- Richard Cromwell (1626-1712) - politician and lord protector
- Michael Foster (1836-1907) - physiologist
- Oliver Gavin (* 1972) - racing car driver
- Giles Scott (* 1987), sailor
Bridge at Huntingdon over the River Great Ouse