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East Sussex

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East Sussex
Image:EnglandEastSussex.png
Geography
Status:Ceremonial & (smaller) Administrative County
Region:South East England
Area:
- Total
- Admin. council
- Admin. area
Ranked 33rd
1,792 km²
Ranked 30th
1,709 km²
Admin HQ:Lewes
ISO 3166-2:GB-ESX
ONS code:21
NUTS 3:UKJ22
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
- Admin. council
- Admin. pop.
Ranked 28th
747,540
416 / km²
Ranked 26th
496,082
Ethnicity:96.5% White
1.0% S.Asian
Politics
East Sussex County Council
http://www.eastsussexcc.gov.uk/
Executive:Conservative
Members of Parliament

Norman Baker, Gregory Barker, Celia Barlow, Michael Foster, Charles Hendry, David Lepper, Desmond Turner, Nigel Waterson

Districts
Image:East_Sussex_Ceremonial_Numbered.png
  1. Hastings
  2. Rother
  3. Wealden
  4. Eastbourne
  5. Lewes
  6. Brighton & Hove (Unitary)

East Sussex is a county in South East England. It is bordered by the counties of Kent, Surrey and West Sussex and, to the south, by the English Channel.

The ancient kingdom of Sussex was divided into eastern and western administrative regions, with separate county councils, in 1888: the county town became Lewes. In the new Sussex East county there were three self-administered county boroughs: Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. In 1974 the new county of East Sussex was created: at which point the three county boroughs became districts within the county. At the same time the western boundary was altered, so that the Mid Sussex region (including Burgess Hill and Haywards Heath) was transferred to the administrative county of West Sussex.

In 1997, Brighton & Hove became a self administered unitary authority and was eventually granted city status in 2000.

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Geography

The South Downs, a range of moderate chalk hills, run across the southern part of the county from west to east. The northern part of the county is dominated by the High Weald, and in between runs the valley of the River Rother (also known as the River Limen).

The highest point in the county is Ditchling Beacon, at 248m/814ft. It is also a Marilyn.

Towns and villages

Note that the website Villagenet contains details (including historical) of 240 villages in East Sussex, including some that are noted below. http://www.villagenet.co.uk/

See the list of places in East Sussex.

Places of interest

See also


United Kingdom | England | Ceremonial counties of England Flag of England

Bedfordshire | Berkshire | City of Bristol | Buckinghamshire | Cambridgeshire | Cheshire | Cornwall | Cumbria | Derbyshire | Devon | Dorset | Durham | East Riding of Yorkshire | East Sussex | Essex | Gloucestershire | Greater London | Greater Manchester | Hampshire | Herefordshire | Hertfordshire | Isle of Wight | Kent | Lancashire | Leicestershire | Lincolnshire | City of London | Merseyside | Norfolk | Northamptonshire | Northumberland | North Yorkshire | Nottinghamshire | Oxfordshire | Rutland | Shropshire | Somerset | South Yorkshire | Staffordshire | Suffolk | Surrey | Tyne and Wear | Warwickshire | West Midlands | West Sussex | West Yorkshire | Wiltshire | Worcestershire


External links


de:East Sussex eo:East Sussex es:East Sussex no:East Sussex sv:East Sussex

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