|Location within Shropshire|
|Population||3,835 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||West Midlands|
It is close to the border with Wales. The town centre is 17.6 miles (28.3 km) north of Shrewsbury, the county town. It is 8.6 miles (13.8 km) north-east of Oswestry and 12.2 miles (19.6 km) south-east of the Welsh town of Wrexham.
Famous engineer Thomas Telford lived in Ellesmere in the 1790s.
Ellesmere is twinned with:
- Diksmuide, Belgium