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A borough of southeast England at the mouth of the Thames River estuary. It is a manufacturing center and popular seaside resort.
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1. (Placename) a town in SE England, in SE Essex on the Thames estuary: one of England's largest resorts, extending for about 11 km (7 miles) along the coast. Pop: 160 257 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in SE England, in Essex. Pop: 160 300 (2003 est). Area: 42 sq km (16 sq miles)
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a seaport in SE Essex, in SE England, on Thames estuary. 167,500.
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