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Warwick
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A view over Warwick
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 Warwick shown within Warwickshire
Population 30,114 
OS grid referenceSP2865
Civil parishWarwick
DistrictWarwick
Shire countyWarwickshire
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town WARWICK
Postcode district CV34 CV35
Dialling code 01926
Police Warwickshire
Fire Warwickshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament [[West Midlands (European Parliament constituency)West Midlands]]
UK ParliamentWarwick and Leamington
List of places
UK
England
Warwickshire
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|primary |name= }} Warwick ({{#invoke:IPAc-en|main}} WORR-ik) is the county town of Warwickshire, England. The town lies upon the River Avon, {{safesubst:#invoke:convert|convert}} south of Coventry and just west of Leamington Spa and Whitnash with which it is conjoined. At the 2011 United Kingdom census, it had a population of 30,114, an increase from 23,350 a decade earlier.

There was human activity at Warwick as early as the Neolithic period, and constant habitation since the 6th century. It was a Saxon burh in the 9th century; Warwick Castle was established in 1068 as part of the Norman conquest of England. Warwick School claims to be the oldest boys' school in the country. The earldom of Warwick was created in 1088 and the earls controlled the town in the medieval period and built town walls, of which Eastgate and Westgate survive. The castle developed into a stone fortress and then a country house and is today a popular tourist attraction.

The Great Fire of Warwick in 1694 destroyed much of the medieval town and as a result most buildings post-date this period. Though Warwick did not become industrialised in the 19th century, it has experienced growth since 1801 when the population was 5,592. Racing Club Warwick F.C., founded in 1919, is based in the town. The town is administered by Warwick District Council and Warwickshire County Council has its headquarters in Warwick.


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