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Worcester
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester Cathedral
Worcester UK locator map.svg
Worcester shown within Worcestershire
Population 101,328 (2015)
OS grid reference SO849548
Unitary authority Worcester
Ceremonial county Worcestershire
Region West Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WORCESTER
Postcode district WR1, WR2, WR3, WR4, WR5
Dialling code 01905
Police West Mercia
Fire Hereford and Worcester
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament Worcester
List of places
UK
England
Worcestershire

Worcester (pronounced Wuster) is a cathedral city and district in the West Midlands of England. It is the county town of Worcestershire, a county of England. In 2015, it had 101,328 residents.

It is about 30 miles (48 km) southwest of Birmingham and 29 miles (47 km) north of Gloucester.

The River Severn runs through the middle of the city. Worcester Cathedral overlooks the river.

The University of Worcester is a high ranking university located in the city.

Famous composer Edward Elgar was from Worcester. It is also where Worcestershire sauce originated.

King John of England's tomb is in Worcester, in Worcester Cathedral.

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