Chester, Cheshire

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Chester is a city in the ceremonial county of Cheshire, United Kingdom. It has a population of about 328,100 and is famous for Chester Zoo.


The placename Chester probably survives from Roman Britain, derived from castrum, the Vulgar Latin word for 'camp', via Old English ceaster.[1] Most other words of Latin origin in English were borrowed or invented much later.


The city is situated above the river Dee.


The city is located on the site of a Roman fort named Deva. Many Roman remains have been excavated.


Chester is connected to the motorway network by the M53. It also has a well-connected train station.


  1. Room (2006: 87).