Worcestershire is a county situated in the West Midlands region of England and shares borders with Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, West Midlands, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire. There are two main rivers that flow through the county: the Avon and the Severn. The county town of Worcestershire is Worcester and this is where Worcestershire County Council is located. The population of the county is 557,000 and house prices are below the national average. Semi-detached and terraced houses are more common than detached houses. The average price for a semi-detached house is £179,000 and the price for a terraced house is £145,000. Average monthly rental costs for a property are £562. more
Historically Worcestershire was famous for fruit farming although this industry has declined in recent years. Fruit farming is still common in the south of the county and here the county produces the Worcester Black Pear and the Pershore Plum. 90% of Worcestershire’s regional gross domestic product comes from the service and industrial sectors. Worcestershire is also famous as being the home of Worcestershire sauce, a traditional British savory condiment. Malvern is the home to the Morgan sports car as well as Malvern spring water.
Worcester is the only city in the county and the most populated area. Other major towns include Kidderminster, Bromsgrove and Tenbury Wells. The south of the county is mainly rural and comprises of small villages.
The Worcestershire Wildlife Trust is one of 47 wildlife trusts throughout the UK and was founded to protect and restore the county’s wildlife. The trust works in many of the county’s parks and natural spaces including Fosters Green Meadows, Grafton Wood and Wilden Marsh.
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|Largest County City:||Worcester|
|Population density:||320 / km²|