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West Sussex is a county located in the south of England. The county, which was carved out of the erstwhile Sussex County in 1974, occupies a central place in the vibrant economy of Southern England. It shares borders with East Sussex, Hampshire and Surrey. West Sussex has a population of nearly 800,000 that is divided among seven districts. Chichester is the centre of the county and an important market town. Located on the banks of the River Lavant, the town is internationally renowned for its cathedral that was built in 1075. A large number of people live in urban centres and are employed in manufacturing, services and retail industries. West Sussex has an interesting mix of geography where urban areas rub shoulders with ponds, lakes, rivers, farmlands and forests. London Gatwick Airport is located within the boundaries of West Sussex with an annual passenger turnout of over 33 million. Find your new home in West Sussex today.