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Southend-on-Sea

Southend on Sea
Administration
Full nameBorough of Southend-on-Sea
CountryUnited Kingdom
Constituent CountryEngland
RegionEast
Ceremonial CountyEssex
Unitary AuthoritySouthend
Government
LeadershipLeader & Cabinet
Governing BodySouthend-on-Sea Borough Council
Executive 
MPsDavid Amess (C)
James Duddridge (C)
Geography
Total Area16.1 sq mi (41.76 km2)
Demography
Total PopulationRanked  
 
Density (pop.) /km2 (0/sq mi)
Ethnicity93.6% White
2.5% S.Asian
1.5% Black
1.4% Mixed Race
Other information
Time zoneGMT (UTC)
- Summer (DST)British Summer Time (UTC)
Grid reference 
ONS code00KF

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Southend-on-Sea ( ) is a unitary authority area, town, and seaside resort in Essex, England. The district has Borough status, and comprises the towns of Chalkwell, Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea, North Shoebury, Prittlewell, Shoeburyness, Southchurch, Thorpe Bay, and Westcliff-on-Sea. The district is situated within the Thames Gateway on the north side of the Thames estuary 40 mi (64.4 km) east of central London. It is bordered to the north by Rochford and to the west by Castle Point. It is home to the longest leisure pier in the world, The Southend Pier.


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