Huntingdon

Huntingdon is a market town in Cambridgeshire, England, chartered by King John in 1205. Having been the county town of historic Huntingdonshire, it is now the seat of the Huntingdonshire District Council. It was the birthplace of Oliver Cromwell in 1599, who became its Member of Parliament (MP) in the 17th century. The former Conservative Prime Minister (1990–1997) John Major served as MP for Huntingdon from 1979 until his retirement in 2001.

Huntingdon
Market town

Huntingdon Town Hall and The Thinking Soldier War Memorial
Huntingdon
Location within Cambridgeshire
Population23,732 2011 Census
OS grid referenceTL245725
District
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townHUNTINGDON
Postcode districtPE26, PE28, PE29
Dialling code01480
PoliceCambridgeshire
FireCambridgeshire
AmbulanceEast of England
UK Parliament
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UK
England
Cambridgeshire
52°20′11″N 0°10′18″W