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Shropshire is a county in the West Midlands region of England. Also known as Shrops, the county is adjacent to the border of Wales and also shares boundaries with Cheshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire and Worcestershire. Shrewsbury, a historic market town, is the county seat that is renowned for its castle and abbey, both of which are listed buildings. Shropshire is a relatively small county with a population of 456,000. Telford is the largest town in Shropshire and is one of the fastest developing settlements in England owing to its booming services economy. The county is equally divided between fertile agricultural land and rising hills. The famous Long Mynd hills are located in the county and the area around the town of Church Stretton is called the Little Switzerland due to its hilly backdrop. The River Severn, which rises in Worcestershire, meanders through Shropshire, providing much of the irrigation and potable water supplies. Find your new home in Shropshire today.