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Hertfordshire

[hahr-ferd-sheer, -sher, hahrt-]
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  1. a county in SE England. 631 sq. mi. (1635 sq. km).
Also called Hertford, Herts [hahrts, hurts] /hɑrts, hɜrts/.
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Hertfordshire

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  1. a county of S England, bordering on Greater London in the south: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the northwest; largely agricultural; light industries, esp in the new towns. Administrative centre: Hertford. Pop: 1 040 900 (2003 est). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

Old English Heortfordscir, from Herutford (731), literally "ford frequented by harts."

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