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Location address: United Kingdom, Shropshire, Shrewsbury
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Shrewsbury (/ˈʃruːzbri/ or /ˈʃroʊzbri/) is the county town of Shropshire, in the West Midlands region of England. Lying on the River Severn, the town of Shrewsbury has a population of approximately 72,000 and is the primary settlement and headquarters of Shropshire Council. It is the second largest town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire, after Telford.
Shrewsbury Castle is a red sandstone castle in Shrewsbury, Shropshire, England. It stands on a hill in the neck of the meander of the River Severn on which the town originally developed. The castle is situated directly above Shrewsbury railway station.
The Shrewsbury Hoard (also known as the Shropshire Hoard) is a hoard of 9,315 bronze Roman coins discovered by a metal detectorist in a field near Shrewsbury, Shropshire in August 2009. The coins were found in a large pottery storage jar that was buried in about AD 335.
Shrewsbury was the birthplace of biologist Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809 at The Mount House and was educated in the town at Shrewsbury School.