East Sussex

East Sussex is a ceremonial and non-metropolitan county in South East England on the English Channel coast. It is bordered by Kent to the north and east, West Sussex to the west, and Surrey to the north-west. The largest settlement in East Sussex is the city of Brighton and Hove.

East Sussex
Coordinates: 50.94°N 0.37°E / 50.94; 0.37
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionSouth East England
Established1974
(Local Government Act 1972)
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantPeter Field (2008–)[1]
High SheriffAndrew Blackman[2] (2020–21)
Area1,792 km2 (692 sq mi)
  Ranked33rd of 48
Population (2021)844,985
  Ranked29th of 48
Density472/km2 (1,220/sq mi)
Ethnicity97.7% White
1.0% S. Asian
Non-metropolitan county
County councilEast Sussex County Council
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQLewes
Area1,709 km2 (660 sq mi)
  Ranked23rd of 26
Population557,229
  Ranked24th of 26
Density326/km2 (840/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-ESX
ONS code21
ITLUKJ22
Websitewww.eastsussex.gov.uk
Districts

Unitary County council area
Districts of East Sussex
Districts
  1. City of Brighton and Hove
  2. Lewes
  3. Wealden
  4. Eastbourne
  5. Rother
  6. Hastings

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