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Peterborough

Mar 5th, 2011 | By
Peterborough

Peterborough is a cathedral city and unitary authority area in the East of England, with an estimated population of 164,000 in June 2007. For ceremonial purposes it is in the county of Cambridgeshire. Situated 75 miles (121 km) north of London, the city stands athwart the River Nene, which flows into the North Sea approximately 30 miles (48 km) to the north-east. The railway station is an important stop on the East Coast Main Line railway.

The local topography is flat and low-lying, and in some places lies below sea level. The area known as the Fens falls to the east of Peterborough.