Gloucestershire

[ glos-ter-sheer, -sher, glaw-ster- ]
/ ˈglɒs tərˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˈglɔ stər- /

noun

a county in SW England. 1,255 sq. mi. (2,640 sq. km). County seat: Gloucester.

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Also called Gloucester.
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Gloucestershire
/ (ˈɡlɒstəˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun

a county of SW England, situated around the lower Severn valley: contains the Forest of Dean and the main part of the Cotswold Hills: the geographical and ceremonial county includes the unitary authority of South Gloucestershire (part of Avon county from 1974 to 1996). Administrative centre: Gloucester. Pop (excluding South Gloucestershire): 568 500 (2003 est). Area (excluding South Gloucestershire): 2643 sq km (1020 sq miles)Abbreviation: Glos
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