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.
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Hitchin is in the ceremonial county of Hertfordshire, the historic county of Hertfordshire, and the administrative county of Hertfordshire.
Hitchin is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Hertfordshire, and roughly centrally between the easternmost and westernmost extremities of Hertfordshire.
The nearest postcode to the centre of Hitchin is SG5 1JN.
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.
The post town for Hitchin is Hitchin. Hitchin is in the SG5 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Hitchin.
The centre of Hitchin is located at position 51.94951° latitude and -0.28007° longitude.
The centre of Hitchin is located at the grid reference easting 518303 and northing 229287 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.
Position of Hitchin relative to nearby towns. Distance is measured from the centre of Hitchin to the centre of the town.
Position of Hitchin relative to nearby cities. Distance is measured from the centre of Hitchin to the centre of the city.