Map of Essex
This map of Essex is the perfect tool to organize your vacation to this central province of England because it provides detailed information about the surroundings of the province, its major cities and routes between them. This map of Essex provides a useful tool in planning ahead your travel route, choosing the cities where to make hotel reservations or considering which mean of transportation should be used (car hire service, personal car or train).When on vacation, you should keep all the important documents (passport, travel insurance papers, traveller’s cheques and this map of Essex, of course) on you at all times.
This is a map of Essex. Roads, Streets, Motorways, regional divides and landmarks should all be available on this map.
Essex is known as an administrative and ceremonial county in England, as well as a home county north-east of London. Essex shares its borders with Kent (across the River Thames) to the south, London to the southwest, Hertfordshire to the west and Suffolk and Cambridgeshire to the north. Chelmsford is Essex’s county town, and the Essex County Council rules as the local authority throughout the majority of Essex, sharing functions with 12 borough and district councils.
Essex has a total area of 3,670 km Squared (1,420 square miles) and has a population of almost 1,730,000 people.
Large portions of Essex, particularly those closest to London are part of what is known as the Metropolitan Green Belt. Areas within the belt are prohibited to develop heavily urbanised areas, to keep the land “green” Essex is the location of the Lakeside Shopping Centre, which is regionally significant, as well as London Stansted Airport, which is the fourth busiest airport in the United Kingdom, following Heathrow, Gatwick and Manchester.
Essex’s settlement patter is extremely varied. The Metropolitan Green Belt acts as a barrier and has effectively kept London from growing into Essex. Although Harlow and Basildon are within the belt as they were made to provide adequate housing for Londoners after houses were destroyed in World War 2. Along with The Metropolitan Green Belt, Epping Forest is also providing a blockade from London’s outreaching development pattern.