Modern Peterborough is a thriving city, a regional centre
for commerce, industry, transport and leisure. It is rapidly
expanding to meet the demand for new houses, and is home to a
community of diverse cultures. The city is surrounded by
contrasting countryside, gently undulating limestone and clay hills
to the west and the flat expanse of the Fens to the east.
Limestone cottages and winding sunken lanes give way to bold brick
buildings and long straight roads and dykes.
Whether you call Peterborough home, live nearby, or are just
visiting, these pages will help you to discover more about the
area, its people and its fascinating history.
Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census to find out more about the people who live in England and Wales and about the make-up of local neighbourhoods.
Find out about the history of Peterborough.
The regeneration of Peterborough.
Peterborough is easily accessible from all parts of the UK and overseas. Peterborough is just 80 miles (128 km) from London and 40 miles (64 km) from Cambridge.
Maps showing the location of Peterborough and surrounding areas.
Where to find further information about the labour market, local economy and deprivation in Peterborough.
Profiles of the Peterborough council wards can be found within the neighbourhood councils section.