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About Peterborough

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.

A great place to be

A great place to be

Highlighting what the council is doing to meet three key pledges – education, prosperity, and quality of life

Population estimates

Population estimates

Facts and figures about the population of Peterborough.

Regeneration

Regeneration

The regeneration of Peterborough.

2011 Census

2011 Census

Every ten years the Office for National Statistics (ONS) carries out a census.

Historical Peterborough

Historical Peterborough

Find out about the history of Peterborough.

Getting to Peterborough

Getting to 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 of Peterborough

Maps of Peterborough

Maps showing the location of Peterborough and surrounding areas.

Economic

Economic

Where to find further information about the labour market, local economy and deprivation in Peterborough.

Ward profiles

Ward profiles

Profiles of the Peterborough council wards can be found within the neighbourhood councils section.