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Where is Watford?

Watford is located in the county of Hertfordshire, Eastern England, two miles north-west of the town of Bushey, and 15 miles north-west of London. Watford lies three miles north-west of the Greater London border. Watford falls within the district council of Watford, under the county council of Hertfordshire. It is in the WD17 postcode district. The post town for Watford is Watford.

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Watford on a map

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

Which county is Watford in?

Watford 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 Watford in Hertfordshire?

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

Map showing location of Watford within Hertfordshire
Location of Watford within Hertfordshire

What is the postcode for Watford?

The nearest postcode to the centre of Watford is WD17 2DN.

Where is Watford in WD17?

Watford is situated towards the southernmost extremity of the WD17 postcode district, and towards the easternmost extremity of the WD17 postcode district.

Map showing location of Watford within WD17
Location of Watford within WD17

What is the post town for Watford?

The post town for Watford is Watford. Watford is in the WD17 postcode district, which corresponds to the post town of Watford.

What is the latitude and longitude of Watford?

The centre of Watford is located at position 51.65512° latitude and -0.39576° longitude.

Latitude51.65512°
Longitude-0.39576°

What is the easting and northing of Watford?

The centre of Watford is located at the grid reference easting 511073 and northing 196366 within the British National Grid (OSGB36) system.

Easting511073
Northing196366

What are the nearest towns to Watford?

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

north-west
2m
Watford is 2 miles north-west of Bushey
east
3m
Watford is 3 miles east of Rickmansworth
south-west
4m
Watford is 4 miles south-west of Radlett
east
5m
Watford is 5 miles east of Chorleywood
west
5m
Watford is 5 miles west of Borehamwood
south-east
7m
Watford is 7 miles south-east of Hemel Hempstead
north-east
8m
Watford is 8 miles north-east of Gerrards Cross
west
9m
Watford is 9 miles west of Potters Bar
east
9m
Watford is 9 miles east of Amersham
east
10m
Watford is 10 miles east of Chesham

What are the nearest cities to Watford?

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

south
7m
Watford is 7 miles south of St Albans
north-west
15m
Watford is 15 miles north-west of London
north-west
16m
Watford is 16 miles north-west of City of Westminster
north-west
16m
Watford is 16 miles north-west of City of London
east
38m
Watford is 38 miles east of Oxford
west
38m
Watford is 38 miles west of Chelmsford
south-west
44m
Watford is 44 miles south-west of Cambridge
north-east
57m
Watford is 57 miles north-east of Winchester
north
59m
Watford is 59 miles north of Brighton and Hove
south-west
59m
Watford is 59 miles south-west of Ely

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