Sedgemoor

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Sedgemoor District
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Sedgemoor


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Geography
Status:District
Region:South West England
Admin. County:Somerset
Area:
- Total
Ranked 88th
564.36 km²
Admin. HQ:Bridgwater
ONS code:40UC
Demographics
Population:
- Total (2003 est.)
- Density
Ranked 200th
108,052
191 / km²
Ethnicity:98.9% White
Politics
Sedgemoor District Council
http://www.sedgemoor.gov.uk/
Leadership:Leader & Cabinet
Executive:Conservative
MPs:David Heathcoat-Amory, Ian Liddell-Grainger

Sedgemoor is a local government district of Somerset in England.

A low lying area of land close to sea level between the Quantock and Mendip hills, historically largely marsh (or moor) and contains the bulk of the area also known as the Somerset Levels, including the World's oldest known engineered roadway, the Sweet Track.

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Notable towns

Villages

Rivers

Battles

Industries

Light industry now predominates, but traditional trades include peat extraction, willow crafts and cider making can still be found, in addition to livestock farming. The River Parrett provides a source of eels (anguilla anguilla) and elvers during January through to May.

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Districts of England - South West England Flag of England

Bath and North East Somerset | Bournemouth | Bristol | Caradon | Carrick | Cheltenham | Christchurch | Cotswold | East Devon | East Dorset | Exeter | Forest of Dean | Gloucester | Isles of Scilly | Kennet | Kerrier | Mendip | Mid Devon | North Cornwall | North Devon | North Dorset | North Somerset | North Wiltshire | Penwith | Plymouth | Poole | Purbeck | Restormel | Salisbury | Sedgemoor | South Gloucestershire | South Hams | South Somerset | Stroud | Swindon | Taunton Deane | Teignbridge | Tewkesbury | Torbay | Torridge | West Devon | West Dorset | West Somerset | West Wiltshire | Weymouth and Portland

Administrative counties with multiple districts: Cornwall - Devon - Dorset - Gloucestershire - Somerset - Wiltshire

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