- a seaport in SE Essex, in SE England, on Thames estuary.
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A few days ago an angler at Southend-on-Sea fished up a silver chain purse containing four one-pound notes.
- a town in SE England, in SE Essex on the Thames estuary: one of England's largest resorts, extending for about 11 km (7 miles) along the coast. Pop: 160 257 (2001)
- a unitary authority in SE England, in Essex. Pop: 160 300 (2003 est). Area: 42 sq km (16 sq miles)
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