Cirencester facts and figures

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Cirencester, known as 'The Capital of the Cotswolds' is situated in the county of Gloucestershire in England. Even though it is situated in the heart of the Cotswolds, it still enjoys a relatively central position, with London, to the East, only 90 minutes away via the M4 motorway, Birmingham to the North is 75 minutes away, and Cornwall only 2 hours down the M5. This page is the place to find various Cirencester facts and figures.

Cirencester makes an idea base when visiting the Cotswolds with places such as Cheltenham, Oxford, South Cerney, Bibury, Bourton on the Water and Burford within easy reach.


How to pronounce 'Cirencester'

Useful tip - How to pronounce Cirencester
Useful tip - How to pronounce Cirencester

Many people ask how you pronounce Cirencester. It is pronounced 'Si ren ses ter'

You are also likely to hear it shortened to 'Ciren'.

How many people live in Cirencester?

Cirencester population

What is the population of Cirencester
What is the population of Cirencester

Cirencester's population at the 2011 census was c19,000. But new lots of new housing has been built since then so the current population is likely to be much higher.

Does Cirencester have a twin town?

Cirencester's twin town

Itzehoe, Germany
Itzehoe, Germany

On October 8th 1982 a partnership between Cirencester and the German town of Itzehoe was celebrated in an official Twinning Ceremony in Itzehoe.

Itzehoe is located at the west coast of Schleswig-Holstein, the northernmost land of the Federal Republic of Germany. Itzehoe is the 'district town' of the Steinburg district and its population is approx. 34500. A modern business world shapes the face of the center of the city, surrounded by old and newly created populated areas which are partially framed by wooded areas. However, particularly in the past few years the landscape has changed because many businesses have chosen Itzehoe as their location, due to the easy access to transportation facilities and well designed traffic routes for commuters, as well as having the metropolitan city of Hamburg near by. Besides offices and producing trade businesses, areas like microelectronics and technical microsystems are increasingly gaining importance in this city.

How far is Cirencester from...

Distance to major towns and cities

All distances are approximate

From To Distance (miles)
Cirencester Swindon 15
Cirencester Cheltenham 16
Cirencester Gloucester 19
Cirencester Oxford 35
Cirencester Bath 38
Cirencester Bristol 40
Cirencester Birmingham 67
Cirencester Cardiff 70
Cirencester London 95
Cirencester Manchester 155
Cirencester Liverpool 155