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UK Place
Total Area4.1 sq mi (10.67 km2)
Population23731 ( 2001 Census)
Population density2224.1/km2 5788/sq mi
Districts of EnglandChichester
Shire countyWest Sussex
RegionSouth East England
Other Information
Postcode districtPO19 PO
Dialling code01243
UK ParliamentChichester

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Chichester (c-eniconˈtʃɪtʃɨstə; Sussex dialect: Chiddester c-eniconˈtʃɪdɨstə) is a cathedral city in West Sussex, within the historic County of Sussex, South-East England. It has a long history as a settlement; its Roman past and its subsequent importance in Anglo-Saxon times are only its beginnings. It is the seat of a bishopric, with a 12th century cathedral, and is home to some of the oldest churches and buildings in Great Britain.

Chichester today is a local government stronghold, with three levels of government being administered there. It is also a transport hub, and the centre for culture in the region, with a Festival theatre and two art galleries. Nearby Chichester Harbour, together with the South Downs and the city walls, provide opportunities for outdoor pursuits.

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