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<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sussex</span> Cultural and historic region of England

Sussex is an area of South East England which was historically a county. It includes the ceremonial counties of East Sussex and West Sussex.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Arun District</span> Non-metropolitan district in England

Arun is a local government district in West Sussex, England. Its council is based in Littlehampton. The district's other towns are Arundel and Bognor Regis. The district is named after the River Arun, which runs through the centre of the district. Parts of the district fall within the South Downs National Park.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">History of Sussex</span>

Sussex, from the Old English 'Sūþsēaxe', is a historic county in South East England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Horsham (UK Parliament constituency)</span>

Horsham is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the UK Parliament, centred on the eponymous town in West Sussex, its former rural district and part of another rural district. Its Member of Parliament (MP) was Francis Maude between 1997 and 2015; since then it has been Jeremy Quin, both of the Conservative Party.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Billingshurst</span> Human settlement in England

Billingshurst is a village and civil parish in the Horsham District of West Sussex, England. The village lies on the A29 road at its crossroads with the A272, 6 miles (10 km) south-west of Horsham and 5.5 miles (9 km) north-east of Pulborough.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Geography of Sussex</span> Overview of the geography of Sussex

Sussex is a historic county and cultural region in the south of England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. It is bounded on the north by Surrey, north-east by Kent, south by the English Channel, and west by Hampshire, and is divided for local government into West Sussex and East Sussex and the city of Brighton and Hove. The city of Brighton & Hove was created a unitary authority in 1997, and was granted City status in 2000. Until then Chichester had been Sussex's only city. By convention, Chichester is Sussex's capital city and Lewes is Sussex's county town.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">West Sussex County Council</span> British administrative authority

West Sussex County Council is the upper tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of West Sussex in England.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Rape of Bramber</span>

The Rape of Bramber is one of the rapes, the traditional sub-divisions unique to the historic county of Sussex in England. It is the smallest Sussex rape by area. Bramber is a former barony whose original seat was the castle of Bramber and its village, overlooking the river Adur.

The geology of West Sussex in southeast England comprises a succession of sedimentary rocks of Cretaceous age overlain in the south by sediments of Palaeogene age. The sequence of strata from both periods consists of a variety of sandstones, mudstones, siltstones and limestones. These sediments were deposited within the Hampshire and Weald basins. Erosion subsequent to large scale but gentle folding associated with the Alpine Orogeny has resulted in the present outcrop pattern across the county, dominated by the north facing chalk scarp of the South Downs. The bedrock is overlain by a suite of Quaternary deposits of varied origin. Parts of both the bedrock and these superficial deposits have been worked for a variety of minerals for use in construction, industry and agriculture.

Healthcare in Sussex was the responsibility of seven Clinical Commissioning Groups covering: Brighton and Hove; Coastal West Sussex; Horsham and Mid Sussex; Crawley; Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford; Hastings and Rother; High Weald; and Lewes-Havens from 2013 to 2020. From April 2020 they were merged into three covering East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove. In 2021 the three Sussex CCGs were merged into one, Sussex CCG. In 2022 Sussex CCG transitioned into an Integrated Care Board or ICB.

Religion in Sussex has been dominated over the last 1,400 years by Christianity. Like the rest of England, the established church in Sussex is the Church of England, although other Christian traditions exist. After Christianity, the religion with the most adherents is Islam, followed by Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism and Sikhism.

The history of Christianity in Sussex includes all aspects of the Christianity in the region that is now Sussex from its introduction to the present day. Christianity is the most commonly practised religion in Sussex.


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West Sussex
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Fishing boats on Bognor Regis beach - geograph.org.uk - 854014.jpg
The Punch Bowl, High Street, Crawley (IoE Code 363350).JPG
Arundel and its castle; Bognor Regis beach and pier; and the Old Punch Bowl pub in Crawley, a Wealden hall house
West Sussex UK locator map 2010.svg
Coordinates: 50°55′N0°30′W / 50.917°N 0.500°W / 50.917; -0.500
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Constituent country England
Region South East England
Time zone UTC±00:00 (Greenwich Mean Time)
  Summer (DST) UTC+01:00 (British Summer Time)
Members of Parliament 8 MPs
Police Sussex Police
Ceremonial county
Lord Lieutenant Lady Emma Barnard [1]
High Sheriff Andrew Bliss QPM [2] (2023–24)
Area1,991 km2 (769 sq mi)
  Ranked 30th of 48
Population (2021)858,852
  Ranked 27th of 48
Density431/km2 (1,120/sq mi)
2021 census [3]