Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire

[hahr-ferd-sheer, -sher, hahrt-]
noun
a county in SE England. 631 sq. mi. (1635 sq. km).
Also called Hertford, Herts [hahrts, hurts] .
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Hertfordshire (ˈhɑːtfədˌʃɪə, -ʃə)
 
n
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)

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Hertfordshire
O.E. Heortfordscir, from Herutford (731), lit. "ford frequented by harts."
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