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Basildon

[bey-zuh l-duh n, baz-uh l-] /ˈbeɪ zəl dən, ˈbæz əl-/
noun
1.
a town in S Essex, in SE England: designated as a model residential community after World War II.
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Basildon

/ˈbæzɪldən/
noun
1.
a town in SE England, in S Essex: designated a new town in 1955. Pop: 99 876 (2001)
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Encyclopedia Article for Basildon

district, administrative and historic county of Essex, England, about 25 miles (40 km) east of central London. After World War I many Londoners settled in the Billericay area of Essex. The district includes Billericay and Wickford as well as the new town of Basildon, so designated in 1949. Main industries are light engineering, chemicals, clothing, and printing. Area 43 square miles (111 square km). Pop. (2001) 165,661.

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