Huntingdon, town (2011 pop. 23,732), Cambridgeshire, E central England, on the Ouse River. Seat of the Huntingdonshire dist., the town has light industries and an agricultural market. Oliver Cromwell was born in Huntingdon; both he and Samuel Pepys went to school there. Godmanchester, across from the Ouse, contains several farmhouses from the 16th and 17th cent. The two towns formerly were combined in the municipal borough (1961–74) and town (1974–82) of Huntingdon and Godmanchester.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: British and Irish Political Geography