Map of Bedfordshire
This detailed map of Bedfordshire shows the major cities of this English province, their surroundings and the main points of interest within this district. It is very useful for any traveller who wants to gather the essential data about his trip (travel insurance expenses, car hire services in the area, the location of affordable hotels and the location of train stations or airports) before he reaches his destination. A printed version of this map of Bedfordshire is easy to use and you can fold it and keep it in your wallet, together with your traveller’s cheques and your identification papers. This map of Bedfordshire will prove to be a very useful companion on your trips.
This map of Bedfordshire can show you roads, motorways and streets as well as regional and provincial divides.
Bedfordshire is known as a ceremonial county of historic origin, it is located in the East of England region, within the United Kingdom.
Bedfordshire shares borders with Buckinghamshire to the west, Hertfordshire to the south-east, Northamptonshire to the north and Cambridgeshire to the north-east. The county has a population of 617 thousand people, within an area of 1,235km squared. (477 square miles) These numbers rank the county as the 14th most densely populated in England. The two largest built up areas of Bedfordshire: Bedford and Luton, hold more than half of the county’s population. Bedford holding 102,000 and Luton holding 236,000.
Bedfordshire’s county town is the town of Bedford, which is also the administrative centre for the wider Borough of Bedford, although the town of Luton has more than twice the amount of people. Luton is also home to the University of Bedfordshire, as well as London Luton Airport, which opened in 1938.
Bedfordshire’s highest point is 797ft (243 metres) Located on Dunstable downs, in a region named the Chilterns. The county’s flower is the Bee Orchid, which was chosen by Plantlife, a plant conservation charity, as part of 2002 marketing campaign. A common nickname for those who derive from Bedfordshire is “Clangers” or “Bedfordshire Bulldogs”. The former originates from a local dish, which is made up of a filled crust pastry, with jam in one end and meat in the other.