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(ˈbɛdfədˌʃɪə; -ʃə)
(Placename) a county of S central England, administered since 2009 by the unitary authorities of Bedford and Central Bedfordshire: mainly low-lying, with the Chiltern Hills in the south: the geographical county includes Luton, which became a separate unitary authority in 1997. Area (excluding Luton): 1192 sq km (460 sq miles). Abbreviation: Beds


(ˈbɛd fərdˌʃɪər, -ʃər)

a county in central England. 534,300; 477 sq. mi. (1235 sq. km). Also called Bedford.
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