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[hahr-ferd-sheer, -sher, hahrt-] /ˈhɑr fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˈhɑrt-/

a county in SE England. 631 sq. mi. (1635 sq. km).
/ˈhɑːtfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
a county of S England, bordering on Greater London in the south: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the northwest; largely agricultural; light industries, esp in the new towns. Administrative centre: Hertford. Pop: 1 040 900 (2003 est). Area: 1634 sq km (631 sq miles)

Old English Heortfordscir, from Herutford (731), literally “ford frequented by harts.”


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