Fenland is a local government district in
Cambridgeshire, England. Its council is based in March, and covers the neighbouring market towns of Chatteris, Whittlesey, and Wisbech(often called the "capital of the fens" [http://www.wisbech-town.co.uk/] ). The district covers around 500 square kilometres of mostly agricultural land in the extremely flat Fens.
It was formed in
April 1, 1974, with the merger of the Borough of Wisbech, ChatterisUrban District, March Urban District, WhittleseyUrban District, North Witchford Rural Districtand Wisbech Rural District.Fact|date=July 2007
The Fenland economy has for years been built upon farming and food related industry. The food industry is now well established, and related processing, storage, packaging and distribution has become more sophisticated and diverse. The predominantly rural economy of the area has also included a strong industrial tradition, including brick making, printing and engineering, but many Fenland residents already travel outside the area to work.
As growth of the local economy from
Cambridgecontinues, the pressure for outsourcing of industry, housing and jobs is expected to move northwardsFact|date=July 2007. Chatteris will be given priority for economic regeneration in the Cambridge sub-regionFact|date=July 2007 and further housing allocations will be dependent on improving job prospects.
Fenland is twinned with:
Stadt Nettetalin Kreis Viersen in Germany
Cook County, New Zealand
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FENLAND — ou FENS Région basse de l’est de l’Angleterre (autour de la baie du Wash), creusée dans des roches argileuses entre la cuesta jurassique de Lincoln Edge à l’ouest et la cuesta crétacée de Norfolk Edge à l’est. À l’état naturel, les fens… … Encyclopédie Universelle
Fenland — District Lage in Cambridgeshire Status District Region East of England Verw.grafschaft Cambridgeshire … Deutsch Wikipedia
fenland — UK [ˈfenlænd] / US [ˈfenˌlænd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms fenland : singular fenland plural fenlands a large area of wet flat land, especially in eastern England … English dictionary
fenland — noun Date: before 12th century an area of low often marshy ground … New Collegiate Dictionary
fenland — /fen land , leuhnd/, n. a low area of marshy ground. [FEN1 + LAND] * * * ▪ district, England, United Kingdom district, administrative and historic county of Cambridgeshire, England. The district, in northern Cambridgeshire, covers only a… … Universalium
fenland — noun Low lying ground, often wet or marshy … Wiktionary
fenland — n ( es/ ) fen land, marsh … Old to modern English dictionary
fenland — fen|land [ˈfenlənd, lænd] n [U and C] a ↑fen … Dictionary of contemporary English
fenland — fen|land [ fen,lænd ] noun count or uncount a large area of wet flat land … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
fenland — n. wetland, low area of boggy ground … English contemporary dictionary