Chichester (// (listen)) is a cathedral city and civil parish in West Sussex, England. 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.
Coat of arms granted in 1570
|Area||10.67 km2 (4.12 sq mi)|
|Population||26,795 (2011 Census)|
|• Density||2,225/km2 (5,760/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|• London||54 miles (87 km) NNE|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||South East Coast|
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.