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Bedfordshire

[ bed-ferd-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər /
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noun

a county in central England. 477 sq. mi. (1,235 sq. km).

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Also called Bedford [bed-ferd], /ˈbɛd fərd/, Beds [bedz] /bɛdz/ .

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Bedfordshire
/ (ˈbɛdfədˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun

a county of S central England, administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq km (460 sq miles)Abbreviation: Beds
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