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[rich-muh nd] /ˈrɪtʃ mənd/
former name of Staten Island (def 2)
a port in and the capital of Virginia, in the E part on the James River: capital of the Confederacy 1861–65.
Also called Richmond-upon-Thames
[rich-muh nd-uh-pon-temz, -pawn-] /ˈrɪtʃ mənd əˌpɒnˈtɛmz, -ˌpɔn-/ (Show IPA)
. a borough of Greater London, England, on the Thames River: site of Kew Gardens.
a seaport in W California, on San Francisco Bay.
a city in E Indiana.
a city in E central Kentucky.
a male given name. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for richmond upon thames


a borough of Greater London, on the River Thames: formed in 1965 by the amalgamation of Barnes, Richmond, and Twickenham; site of Hampton Court Palace and the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew. Pop: 179 200 (2003 est). Area: 55 sq km (21 sq miles) Official name Richmond-upon-Thames
a town in N England, in North Yorkshire: Norman castle. Pop: 8178 (2001)
a port in E Virginia, the state capital, at the falls of the James River: developed after the establishment of a trading post (1637); scene of the Virginia Conventions of 1774 and 1775; Confederate capital in the American Civil War. Pop: 194 729 (2003 est)
a county of SW New York City: coextensive with Staten Island borough; consists of Staten Island and several smaller islands
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Richmond definition

The capital of Virginia.

Note: Capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War.
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Richmond upon Thames

outer borough of London. It is drained by a 12-mile (19-km) section of the River Thames, which bisects the borough and also forms its northern and southern boundaries. Richmond upon Thames was established in 1965 by amalgamation of the boroughs of Barnes and Richmond, east of the Thames, which belong to the historic county of Surrey with Twickenham, historically part of Middlesex. It includes such areas and historic villages as (north to south) Castelnau, Kew, Barnes, Mortlake, East Sheen, Richmond, Whitton, Twickenham, Petersham, Ham, Hanworth (in part), Teddington, Hampton Hill, Hampton, and Hampton Wick.

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