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Warwickshire

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Warwickshire (/ˈwɒrɪkʃər, -ʃɪər/ (listen); abbreviated Warks) is a county in the West Midlands region of England. The county town is Warwick, and the largest town is Nuneaton. The county is famous for being the birthplace of William Shakespeare at Stratford-upon-Avon[3][4] and Victorian novelist George Eliot, (born Mary Ann Evans), at Nuneaton.[5] Other significant towns include Rugby, Leamington Spa, Bedworth, Kenilworth and Atherstone. The county offers a mix of historic towns and large rural areas. It is a popular destination for international and domestic tourists to explore both medieval and more recent history.[6]

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Warwickshire
Warwick, the county town of Warwickshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionWest Midlands
EstablishedHistoric
Time zoneUTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST)UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament
Largest town Nuneaton
Ceremonial county
Lord LieutenantTimothy Cox
High SheriffThe Lady Willoughby de Broke[1] (2021–22)
Area1,975 km2 (763 sq mi)
  Ranked31st of 48
Population (2021)571,010
  Ranked39th of 48
Density289/km2 (750/sq mi)
Ethnicity92.8% White
4.6% Asian
1.5% Mixed
0.8% Black
0.4% Other[2]
Non-metropolitan county
County councilWarwickshire County Council
www.warwickshire.gov.uk
ExecutiveConservative
Admin HQWarwick
Area1,975 km2 (763 sq mi)
  Ranked21st of 26
Population577,933
  Ranked22th of 26
Density293/km2 (760/sq mi)
ISO 3166-2GB-WAR
ONS code44
ITLUKG13
Districts

Districts of Warwickshire
Districts
  1. North Warwickshire
  2. Nuneaton and Bedworth
  3. Rugby
  4. Stratford-on-Avon
  5. Warwick
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The county is divided into five districts of North Warwickshire, Nuneaton and Bedworth, Rugby, Warwick and Stratford-on-Avon.

The current county boundaries were set in 1974 by the Local Government Act 1972. The historic county boundaries included Coventry, Sutton Coldfield and Solihull, as well as much of Birmingham and Tamworth.