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Full nameIpswich
Official nameBorough of Ipswich
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent CountryEngland
RegionEast of England
TypeLeader and Cabinet
MPsBen Gummer
Total Area15.2 sq mi (39.42 km2)
Total PopulationRanked  
Density (pop.) /km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)Unknown
Ethnicity90.5% White
2.1% Black
3.9% S.Asian
1.1% Chinese or Other
2.4% Mixed Race|population_density_blank1_km2=
Other information
ONS code42UD

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Ipswich c-enaudio=en-uk-Ipswich.oggˈɪpswɪtʃ is a non-metropolitan district and the county town of Suffolk, England. It is located on the estuary of the River Orwell. Nearby towns are Felixstowe, Needham Market and Stowmarket in Suffolk and Harwich and Colchester in Essex.

The town of Ipswich overspills the borough boundaries significantly, with only 85% of the town's population living within the borough at the time of the 2001 Census, when it was the third-largest settlement in the United Kingdom's East of England region, and the 38th largest urban area in England.

The modern name is derived from the medieval name 'Gippeswick', probably taken from the River Gipping which is the non-tidal section of the River Orwell. As of 2007, the borough of Ipswich is estimated to have a population of approximately 128,000 inhabitants.

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