Place:Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, England


NameStratford upon Avon
Alt namesAetstretfordaesource: Canby, Historic Places (1984) II, 893
Stradfordesource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 449
Straet-fordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 449
Strafford on Avonsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 449
Stratfordsource: Encyclopædia Britannica (1988) XI, 306
Stratford-on-Avonsource: Times Atlas of the World (1994) p 190
Stratford-upon-Avonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Ufera Stretfordsource: Oxford: English Place Names (1960) p 449
TypeTown, Borough (municipal)
Coordinates52.193°N 1.711°W
Located inWarwickshire, England     (1835 - 1974)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

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Stratford-upon-Avon (known locally as Stratford) is a market town and civil parish in south Warwickshire, England. It lies on the River Avon, south east of Birmingham and south west of Warwick. It is the largest and most populous town of the non-metropolitan district Stratford-on-Avon, which uses the term "on" rather than "upon" to distinguish it from the town itself. Four electoral wards make up the urban town of Stratford; Alveston, Avenue and New Town, Mount Pleasant and Guild and Hathaway. The estimated total population for those wards in 2007 was 25,505.

The town is a popular tourist destination owing to its status as birthplace of the playwright and poet William Shakespeare, often regarded as the world's greatest playwright of all time, receiving about 4.9 million visitors a year from all over the world. The Royal Shakespeare Company resides in Stratford's Royal Shakespeare Theatre, one of Britain's most important cultural venues.

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