Worcester

city and the county town of Worcestershire, England

Worcester (pronounced Wuster) is a cathedral city and district in the West Midlands of England. It is the county town of Worcestershire, a county of England. In 2015, it had 101,328 residents.

Worcester
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester UK locator map.svg
Worcester shown within Worcestershire
Population101,328 (2015)
OS grid referenceSO849548
Unitary authority
  • Worcester
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWORCESTER
Postcode districtWR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5
Dialling code01905
PoliceWest Mercia
FireHereford and Worcester
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

It is about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester.

The River Severn runs through the middle of the city. Worcester Cathedral overlooks the river.

The University of Worcester is a high ranking university located in the city.

Famous composer Edward Elgar was from Worcester. It is also where Worcestershire sauce originated.

King John of England's tomb is in Worcester, in Worcester Cathedral.

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