Braintree is located in the county of Essex, Eastern England, six miles south-west of the town of Halstead, ten miles north of the major city of Chelmsford, and 39 miles north-east of London. Braintree falls within the district council of Braintree, under the county council of Essex. It is in the CM7 postcode district.
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Braintree is in the ceremonial county of Essex, the historic county of Essex, and the administrative county of Essex.
Braintree is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Essex, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Essex.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Braintree is CM7 3YG.
Braintree is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the CM7 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the CM7 postcode district.
The centre of Braintree is located at position 51.87817° latitude and 0.55311° longitude.
The centre of Braintree is located at the grid reference easting 575836 and northing 223036 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Braintree relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Braintree to the centre of the town.
Position of Braintree relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Braintree to the centre of the city.