The East of England
The East of England (aka East Anglia) is one of the nine official regions of England. It consists of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Major towns and cities in the East of England include Bedford, Bishop’s Stortford, Borehamwood, Cambridge, Colchester, Harlow, Ipswich, Leighton Buzzard, Huntingdon, Luton, Norwich, Peterborough, Stevenage, and Watford.
The East of England region has a strong history of industrial and scientific innovation and success, examples of which include the first heart transplant in the UK and the discovery of the structure of DNA. There are numerous science parks in and around Cambridge which are home to biotech, life science and clinical research companies. The proliferation of high technology companies has led to the area being dubbed “Silicon Fen”. Logistics is also a major employer in the region thanks to Luton and Stansted airports and the ports of Harwich and Felixstowe.
Famous people born in the East of England region: Ralph Fiennes, actor and Jamie Oliver, TV chef