Chichester

Chichester (/ˈɪɪstər/ (listen))[4] is a cathedral city and civil parish in West Sussex, England.[5] It is the only city in West Sussex and its county town. It was a Roman and Anglo-Saxon settlement and a major market town from those times through Norman and medieval times to the present day. It is the seat of the Church of England Diocese of Chichester, with a 12th-century cathedral.

Chichester
City

Coat of arms
Chichester
Location within West Sussex
Area10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi) [1]
Population26,795 [2] (2011 Census)
 Density2,225/km2 (5,760/sq mi)
DemonymCicestrian[3]
OS grid referenceSU860048
 London54 miles (87 km) NNE
Civil parish
  • Chichester
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHICHESTER
Postcode districtPO19
Dialling code01243
PoliceSussex
FireWest Sussex
AmbulanceSouth East Coast
UK Parliament
WebsiteCity Council
List of places
UK
England
West Sussex
50.8365°N 0.7792°W / 50.8365; -0.7792

The city has two main watercourses, the Chichester Canal, and the River Lavant. The Lavant, a winterbourne, runs to the south of the city walls, mostly hidden in culverts when close to the city centre.


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