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Staffordshire

[ staf-erd-sheer, -sher ]
/ ˈstæf ərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər /
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noun
a county in central England. 1,154 sq. mi. (2,715 sq. km). County seat: Stafford.
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Also called Stafford, Staffs [stafs]. /stæfs/.
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Staffordshire
/ (ˈstæfədˌʃɪə, -ʃə) /

noun
a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having been worked at least as early as the 13th century. In 1974 the industrial area in the S passed to the new county of West Midlands; Stoke-on-Trent became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Stafford. Pop (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 811 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 2624 sq km (1013 sq miles)
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