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Where is Harpenden?

Harpenden is located in the county of Hertfordshire, Eastern England, five miles north of the major city of St Albans, and 23 miles north-west of London. Harpenden lies roughly one mile south of the Bedfordshire border. Harpenden falls within the district council of St. Albans, under the county council of Hertfordshire. It is in the AL5 postcode district. The post town for Harpenden is Harpenden.

COVID-19: Harpenden coronavirus cases are reported by Public Health England within the Hertfordshire case numbers. This Harpenden coronavirus map shows the position of Harpenden within Hertfordshire, along with the number of cases in Hertfordshire and each of the surrounding areas.

Harpenden on a map

Map showing extent of Harpenden as bounding box
Bounding box showing extent of Harpenden
Map showing location of Harpenden within the UK
Location of Harpenden within the UK

Which county is Harpenden in?

Harpenden is in the ceremonial county of Hertfordshire, the historic county of Hertfordshire, and the administrative county of Hertfordshire.

Ceremonial CountyHertfordshire
Historic CountyHertfordshire
Administrative CountyHertfordshire

Where is Harpenden in Hertfordshire?

Harpenden is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of Hertfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Hertfordshire.

Map showing location of Harpenden within Hertfordshire
Location of Harpenden within Hertfordshire

What is the postcode for Harpenden?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Harpenden is AL5 2SD.

Where is Harpenden in AL5?

Harpenden is situated roughly centrally between the southernmost and northernmost extremities of the AL5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the AL5 postcode district.

Map showing location of Harpenden within AL5
Location of Harpenden within AL5

What is the post town for Harpenden?

The post town for Harpenden is Harpenden. Harpenden is in the AL5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Harpenden.

What is the latitude and longitude of Harpenden?

The centre of Harpenden is located at position 51.81673° latitude and -0.35707° longitude.

Latitude51.81673°
Longitude-0.35707°

What is the easting and northing of Harpenden?

The centre of Harpenden is located at the grid reference easting 513344 and northing 214398 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting513344
Northing214398

What are the nearest towns to Harpenden?

Position of Harpenden relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Harpenden to the centre of the town.

south-east
5m
Harpenden is 5 miles south-east of Luton
west
7m
Harpenden is 7 miles west of Welwyn Garden City
north-east
7m
Harpenden is 7 miles north-east of Hemel Hempstead
north-west
7m
Harpenden is 7 miles north-west of Hatfield
south-east
9m
Harpenden is 9 miles south-east of Dunstable
south-west
9m
Harpenden is 9 miles south-west of Stevenage
south-east
9m
Harpenden is 9 miles south-east of Houghton Regis
north
9m
Harpenden is 9 miles north of Radlett
south
10m
Harpenden is 10 miles south of Hitchin
north-east
10m
Harpenden is 10 miles north-east of Berkhamsted

What are the nearest cities to Harpenden?

Position of Harpenden relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Harpenden to the centre of the city.

north
5m
Harpenden is 5 miles north of St Albans
north-west
24m
Harpenden is 24 miles north-west of London
north-west
24m
Harpenden is 24 miles north-west of City of London
north-west
24m
Harpenden is 24 miles north-west of City of Westminster
south-west
34m
Harpenden is 34 miles south-west of Cambridge
west
36m
Harpenden is 36 miles west of Chelmsford
east
39m
Harpenden is 39 miles east of Oxford
south-west
48m
Harpenden is 48 miles south-west of Ely
south
52m
Harpenden is 52 miles south of Peterborough
south-east
64m
Harpenden is 64 miles south-east of Coventry

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