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Stevenage

[stee-vuh-nij] /ˈsti və nɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a town in N Hertfordshire, in SE England.
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Stevenage

/ˈstiːvənɪdʒ/
noun
1.
a town in SE England, in N Hertfordshire on the Great North Road: developed chiefly as the first of the new towns (1946). Pop: 81 482 (2001)
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new town and borough (district) in the administrative and historic county of Hertfordshire, England. It lies along the Great North Road (a major English transport artery) in the northern periphery of the London metropolitan region. It was the first new town to be designated by British planners under the New Towns Act, 1946, with the aim of catering to the needs of London's overspill population. The old town, with its old coaching inns, 12th-century church, 16th-century grammar school, and market (granted 1281), forms one neighbourhood. The main shopping centre, from which vehicles are excluded, is in the new town, and modern industries, mainly the manufacture of electronic equipment, lie alongside the A1 motorway, which bypasses Stevenage. Area 10 square miles (26 square km). Pop. (2001) 81,482.

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