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Sandringham
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Sandringham House
Sandringham shown within Norfolk
Area 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi)
Population 437 (2011)
• Density 10/km2 (26/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF695285
Civil parish
  • Sandringham, Norfolk
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town SANDRINGHAM
Postcode district PE35
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
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England
NorfolkCoordinates: 52°49′39″N 0°30′52″E / 52.82737°N 0.51437°E / 52.82737; 0.51437
St Mary Magdelan Church, Sandringham - geograph.org.uk - 208934
Church of St Mary Magdalene

Sandringham is a village and civil parish in the north of the English county of Norfolk. The village is situated 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Dersingham, 12 km (7.5 mi) north of King's Lynn and 60 km (37 mi) north-west of Norwich.

The civil parish extends westwards from Sandringham village to the shore of the Wash some 6 km (3.7 mi) distant, and includes the villages of West Newton and Wolferton. It has an area of 41.91 km2 (16.18 sq mi) and in 2001 had a population of 402 in 176 households. The population had increased to 437 at the 2011 Census. For the purposes of local government, the parish is in the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Sandringham is best known as the location of Sandringham House and its estate, a favoured holiday home of Queen Elizabeth II and several of her predecessors. Near to Sandringham house is the Royal Stud, a stud farm that houses many of the royal horses. The village was the birthplace of Diana, Princess of Wales.

Queen Alexandra's Nest, Sandringham - geograph.org.uk - 577707
Queen Alexandra's Nest

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