Place:Oakham, Rutland, England

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NameOakham
TypeTown
Coordinates52.667°N 0.733°W
Located inRutland, England
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Oakham is the county town of Rutland, East Midlands, England. A south-east drive down the A606 from Nottingham, drive east from Leicester, drive west from Peterborough, Oakham has a total resident population of 9,975. It has a variety of shops and a museum.[1]

Oakham, which has civil parish status, lies to the west of Rutland Water, one of the largest man-made lakes in Europe. It is in the Vale of Catmose and the town itself is built on an incline, and varies from 99m above sea level (Ladywell area) to 122m above sea level (Brooke School area). It is twinned with Barmstedt, Germany, and Dodgeville, Wisconsin, U.S.A..

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