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Not to be confused with Hertfordshire

Herefordshire is a county of western England, bordering Wales; it has boundaries with the English counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire, and Gloucestershire and the Welsh counties of Powys and Monmouthshire. The county town is Hereford; other centres include Leominster (pronounced Lemster) and Ross-on-Wye. The landscape is gently hilly, and the local agriculture specialises in dairying and fruit farming (Herefordshire is known for its cider production from the many orchards). Hereford is the base of the SAS special forces unit.