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Where is Peterborough?

Peterborough is located in the county of Cambridgeshire, Eastern England, five miles west of the town of Whittlesey, and 73 miles north of London. Peterborough lies six miles south of the Lincolnshire border, and was historically in the county of Northamptonshire. Peterborough falls within the unitary authority of City of Peterborough. It is in the PE1 postcode district. The post town for Peterborough is Peterborough.

Peterborough on a map

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

Which county is Peterborough in?

Peterborough is in the ceremonial county of Cambridgeshire, the historic county of Northamptonshire, and the administrative county of City of Peterborough.

Ceremonial CountyCambridgeshire
Historic CountyNorthamptonshire
Administrative CountyCity of Peterborough

Where is Peterborough in Cambridgeshire?

Peterborough is situated towards the northernmost extremity of Cambridgeshire, and towards the westernmost extremity of Cambridgeshire.

Location of Peterborough within Cambridgeshire
Location of Peterborough within Cambridgeshire

What is the postcode for Peterborough?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Peterborough is PE1 1XL.

Where is Peterborough in PE1?

Peterborough is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the PE1 postcode district, and towards the westernmost extremity of the PE1 postcode district.

Location of Peterborough within PE1
Location of Peterborough within PE1

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What is the post town for Peterborough?

The post town for Peterborough is Peterborough. Peterborough is in the PE1 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Peterborough.

What is the latitude and longitude of Peterborough?

The centre of Peterborough is located at position 52.5725° latitude and -0.2425° longitude.

Latitude52.5725°
Longitude-0.2425°

What is the easting and northing of Peterborough?

The centre of Peterborough is located at the grid reference easting 519204 and northing 298638 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting519204
Northing298638

What are the nearest towns to Peterborough?

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

west
5m
Peterborough is 5 miles west of Whittlesey
south-east
8m
Peterborough is 8 miles south-east of Market Deeping
south
8m
Peterborough is 8 miles south of Crowland
north-west
10m
Peterborough is 10 miles north-west of Ramsey
south-east
11m
Peterborough is 11 miles south-east of Stamford
north-east
11m
Peterborough is 11 miles north-east of Oundle
west
14m
Peterborough is 14 miles west of March
north-west
15m
Peterborough is 15 miles north-west of Chatteris
south-east
15m
Peterborough is 15 miles south-east of Bourne
south
15m
Peterborough is 15 miles south of Spalding

What are the nearest cities to Peterborough?

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

north-west
24m
Peterborough is 24 miles north-west of Ely
north-west
30m
Peterborough is 30 miles north-west of Cambridge
east
38m
Peterborough is 38 miles east of Leicester
south-east
46m
Peterborough is 46 miles south-east of Nottingham
south
47m
Peterborough is 47 miles south of Lincoln
east
55m
Peterborough is 55 miles east of Coventry
north
57m
Peterborough is 57 miles north of St Albans
south-east
57m
Peterborough is 57 miles south-east of Derby
west
65m
Peterborough is 65 miles west of Norwich
north-west
65m
Peterborough is 65 miles north-west of Chelmsford

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