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Peterborough, City of Peterborough, East of England, England, PE1 1XH, United Kingdom (52.57258 -0.24273)

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Name: Peterborough topographic map, elevation, relief.
Coordinates: 52.41258 -0.40273 52.73258 -0.08273
Minimum elevation: -3 m
Maximum elevation: 136 m
Average elevation: 26 m


The local topography is flat, and in some places the land lies below sea level, for example in parts of the Fens to the east of Peterborough. Human settlement in the area began before the Bronze Age, as can be seen at the Flag Fen archaeological site to the east of the current city centre, also with evidence of Roman occupation. The Anglo-Saxon period saw the establishment of a monastery, Medeshamstede, which later became Peterborough Cathedral.

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