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Warwickshire

[wawr-ik-sheer, -sher, wor-] /ˈwɔr ɪkˌʃɪər, -ʃər, ˌwɒr-/
noun
1.
a county in central England. 765 sq. mi. (1980 sq. km).
Also called Warwick.
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Warwickshire

/ˈwɒrɪkˌʃɪə; -ʃə/
noun
1.
a county of central England: until 1974, when the West Midlands metropolitan county was created, it contained one of the most highly industrialized regions in the world, centred on Birmingham. Administrative centre: Warwick. Pop: 519 300 (2003 est). Area: 1981 sq km (765 sq miles)
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Word Origin and History for Warwickshire

11c., from Old English Wærincwicum + scir "district." The first element means "dwellings by the weir or river-dam," from *wæring + wic (see wick (2)).

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