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Staffordshire

[staf-erd-sheer, -sher] /ˈstæf ərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər/
noun
1.
a county in central England. 1154 sq. mi. (2715 sq. km). County seat: Stafford.
Also called Stafford, Staffs
[stafs] /stæfs/ (Show IPA)
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Staffordshire

/ˈstæfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
a county of central England: lowlands in the east and south rise to the Pennine uplands in the north; important in the history of industry, coal and iron having been worked at least as early as the 13th century. In 1974 the industrial area in the S passed to the new county of West Midlands; Stoke-on-Trent became an independent unitary authority in 1997. Administrative centre: Stafford. Pop (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 811 000 (2003 est). Area (excluding Stoke-on-Trent): 2624 sq km (1013 sq miles)
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