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Essex in Numbers

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

1. Tourism is a key contributor to the Essex economy – there are around 43,530,700 total and staying day trips made to Essex each year with £2,912, 750, 150 the total value of tourism. 8% of all people in Essex are employed in the tourism industry (55,152 people).

2. Population of Essex is 1,737, 900 (second most populous in the UK)

3. Essex covers 3670 sq km

4. Essex has 75 sites of special scientific interest

5. Essex has 14 districts (Basildon, Braintree, Brentwood, Castle Point, Chelmsford, Colchester, Epping Forest, Harlow, Maldon, Rochford, Southend-on-Sea, Tendring, Thurrock and Uttlesford)

6. Over 14,000 buildings have listed status in Essex, and around 1000 of those are recognised as of Grade I or II* importance.

7. UK’s longest coastline at 580kms

8. Essex is 70% rural.

9. The highest point of Essex is Chrishall Common near the village of Langley, close to the Hertfordshire border, which reaches 482 feet (147 m).

10. Essex has 5 Sister Countries / Regions – Jiangsu (China), Picardy (France), Thuringia (Germany). Henrico County (Virginia, USA) and Accra (Ghana)

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