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11. East of England

Of all UK regions the East of England has the highest concentration of research and development facilities. With the University of Cambridge at its heart, that is no surprise. The University also attracts many multinationals and technically-oriented startups.

The region is highly dependent on the services sector but also has strong automotive and pharmaceutical industries. Life sciences & health, AgriTech, IT and high-tech systems & materials are also designated growth sectors for this region. Finally, there are many publishers in the region.

Population: 6,2 million
Surface area: 19.120 km2
Major cities: Norwich, Cambridge, Bedford, Peterborough & Luton

Map

Norwich
Cambridge
Bedford
Peterborough
Luton

Economy

Gross Value Added (2017): £152.799 million (£24.477 per capita)

Import (2017)
Value: 10,3% of total UK exports
Main partners: Germany, Netherlands, Belgium
Main products: chemical products, machinery & transport equipment

Export (2017)
Value: 8,8% of total UK exports
Main partners: United Stated, Belgium, Germany
Main products: chemical products, machinery & transport equipment

Important universities

Major Airports

Major Harbours

University of Cambridge Luton Airport

Port of Boston

University of East Anglia Harwich International Port
Essex University Port of King’s Lynn
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