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Where is Hitchin?

Hitchin is located in the county of Hertfordshire, Eastern England, three miles south-west of the town of Letchworth, five miles north-west of the major town of Stevenage, and 31 miles north of London. Hitchin lies two miles south-east of the Bedfordshire border. Hitchin falls within the district council of North Hertfordshire, under the county council of Hertfordshire. It is in the SG5 postcode district. The post town for Hitchin is Hitchin.

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

Hitchin on a map

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

Which county is Hitchin in?

Hitchin 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 Hitchin in Hertfordshire?

Hitchin is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Hertfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Hertfordshire.

Map showing location of Hitchin within Hertfordshire
Location of Hitchin within Hertfordshire

What is the postcode for Hitchin?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Hitchin is SG5 1JN.

Where is Hitchin in SG5?

Hitchin is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the SG5 postcode district, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of the SG5 postcode district.

Map showing location of Hitchin within SG5
Location of Hitchin within SG5

What is the post town for Hitchin?

The post town for Hitchin is Hitchin. Hitchin is in the SG5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Hitchin.

What is the latitude and longitude of Hitchin?

The centre of Hitchin is located at position 51.94951° latitude and -0.28007° longitude.

Latitude51.94951°
Longitude-0.28007°

What is the easting and northing of Hitchin?

The centre of Hitchin is located at the grid reference easting 518303 and northing 229287 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting518303
Northing229287

What are the nearest towns to Hitchin?

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

south-west
3m
Hitchin is 3 miles south-west of Letchworth
north-west
5m
Hitchin is 5 miles north-west of Stevenage
south-west
5m
Hitchin is 5 miles south-west of Baldock
south-west
5m
Hitchin is 5 miles south-west of Stotfold
south
7m
Hitchin is 7 miles south of Shefford
north-east
8m
Hitchin is 8 miles north-east of Luton
south
10m
Hitchin is 10 miles south of Biggleswade
north
10m
Hitchin is 10 miles north of Harpenden
east
10m
Hitchin is 10 miles east of Flitwick
north
11m
Hitchin is 11 miles north of Welwyn Garden City

What are the nearest cities to Hitchin?

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

north
14m
Hitchin is 14 miles north of St Albans
south-west
25m
Hitchin is 25 miles south-west of Cambridge
north
31m
Hitchin is 31 miles north of City of London
north
31m
Hitchin is 31 miles north of London
north
32m
Hitchin is 32 miles north of City of Westminster
north-west
35m
Hitchin is 35 miles north-west of Chelmsford
south-west
39m
Hitchin is 39 miles south-west of Ely
south
43m
Hitchin is 43 miles south of Peterborough
east
44m
Hitchin is 44 miles east of Oxford
south-east
60m
Hitchin is 60 miles south-east of Leicester

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